Cardiology News

Wait Times Have Improved in VA Health Care System
Radiographic Knee Osteoarthritis Tied to Increased Risk for Death
Variation in Revascularization for Asymptomatic SIHD Unexplained
FDA Investigating Paclitaxel-Coated Balloons, Paclitaxel-Eluting Stents
Sex Differences Seen in Pursuit of Interventional Cardiology Career
FDA Down to 5 Weeks of Funding to Review New Drug Applications
Achieving Healthy Diet From Sustainable Food Feasible
Risk for Uninsurance in AMI Patients Reduced With Medicaid Expansion
Adoption of Advanced Health IT Capabilities Inconsistent
Coronary Artery Calcium May Help Predict CVD in South Asians
Intermittent Fasts Plus Energy Restriction Best for Weight Loss
Replacing Sitting Time With Activity Lowers Mortality Risk
Components of Ideal Cardio Health Cut Diabetes Risk
American College of Physicians Releases 7th Edition of Ethics Manual
Cardiometabolic Risk Up With Tourette, Chronic Tic Disorder
Study Explores Influence of Genetics, Environment in Disease
Short Sleep Duration Linked to Higher Atherosclerotic Burden
Moderate Drinking Linked to Electroanatomic Changes in A-Fib
Terrorist Attack Victims With PTSD Have Higher Cancer Risk
Prices Still Explain High U.S. Health Care Spending
Artificial Intelligence Can Use Routine ECGs to ID Heart Disease
High Fiber Intake Tied to Lower Risk for Noncommunicable Disease
Statin Therapy Reduces Risk for Diabetic Retinopathy in T2DM
Outcomes Poorer for Medicaid Beneficiaries With STEMI
Private Equity Acquisition of Physician Practices Discussed
Transdermal HRT Not Linked to Increased Risk for VTE
IC Nicardipine Promising for Tx of Spontaneous Coronary Slow-Flow
Increase in Brand-Name Drug Cost Mainly Due to Existing Drugs
Many Female Health Care Workers Live in Poverty
No Increased Fall Risk With HTN Treatment in Older Women
Medical Marketing Has Increased in Past 20 Years
Costs Higher for Those With Comorbid Noncommunicable Diseases
Women With CVD Have Worse Self-Reported Outcomes
ACA Coverage Gains Could Erode Without Individual Mandate
Feeling Life Is Worthwhile Linked to Healthier Aging
Exercise Can Consistently Lower Blood Pressure
Employment, Earning Losses Noted After Cardiovascular Events
Income Volatility Linked to CVD, All-Cause Mortality
Health Benefits of Nonsugar Sweeteners Uncertain
Applying Population Health Data IDs Patients at Risk for CVD
Hypertension With Psoriasis Tied to More Cardiac Interventions
In-Hospital Morbidity, Mortality Up With Flu in Heart Failure
Moderate Drinking Not Harmful for Seniors With Heart Failure
Volumes Low for Unprotected Left Main PCI
Price of Alirocumab Would Have to Be Cut to Be Cost-Effective
Catheter Ablation Tops Drug Therapy for A-Fib in Heart Failure
High Sodium Intake Associated With New Atrial Fibrillation
Second-Line Antidiabetic Meds May Impact Cardiovascular Risk
ACOG Updates Guidelines for Gestational HTN, Preeclampsia
Having Children Tied to Higher Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
Low-Priced Generic Drugs Most Likely to Have Shortages
30-Day Postdischarge Mortality Up With HRRP Implementation
ASH Develops Practice Guidelines for Venous Thromboembolism
New BP Treatment Cutoffs May Not Yield Survival Benefit
Complications, Costs Up With Cardiac Sx in Opioid Use Disorder
Initiative Can Cut Gender Gap in Medical School Faculty Salaries
Drug Use-Associated Infective Endocarditis Up 2007 to 2017
ACOG: Interpregnancy Period Should Maximize Women's Health
New AAP Guideline Available for Infantile Hemangioma Treatment
Risk of Arterial Thromboembolic Events Up Prior to Cancer Diagnosis
EMS Treatment for Possible Heart Attack Varies by Sex
FDA Warns Companies on Unsafe, Unapproved Stem Cell Treatments
FDA: Fluoroquinolones Tied to Heart Vessel Ruptures, Tears
A-Fib Risk Up for Antidepressant Users, but Higher Before Tx
Endurance Exercise Tied to Anti-Aging at Cellular Level
CDC: Weight, Waist Size, BMI Increased for Many U.S. Adults
Growth in Use of Telemedicine Seen From 2005 to 2017
Racial Disparities Seen in Use of Oral Anticoagulants for A-Fib
Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups Higher Than Expected
Hospitalization for Upper GI Bleed Highest With Rivaroxaban
Exposure to Metals, Pesticides Tied to CVD in Hispanics/Latinos
Global Lifetime Risk for Stroke About 25 Percent in 2016
ADA 2019 Standards of Care Emphasize Patient-Centered Care
Residential Greenness Linked to Cardiovascular Disease Risk
Edentulism Tied to Greater Risk for High BP After Menopause
High Sodium May Contribute to CVD Deaths in Shandong, China
Hospitalizations Up for Homeless From 2007 to 2013
EHR Data ID Differences in HTN Control Across Health Systems
Exclusion of Doctors From Public Health Insurance Up 2007 to 2017
Appropriate Use Criteria Released for Peripheral Artery Intervention
Cognitive Decline Similar After Cardiac Surgery, Catheterization
Follow-Up Within Seven Days of Heart Failure Discharge Beneficial
Adherence and Intensity of Lipid-Lowering Tx Influence CV Risk
Barbershop Intervention Leads to Reduced BP in Black Men
Apixaban Prevents VTE in Cancer Patients Initiating Chemotherapy
Emotional Stress of Holidays Can Trigger Heart Attacks
Persistent Discrimination ID'd Among Physician Mothers
Pregnancy Losses Linked to Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
Medication Errors Resulting in Death Most Common in Elderly
Risk for Hospitalization for Heart Failure Greater With Diabetes
FDA: Some E-Cigarette Liquids Contain Erectile Dysfunction Meds
Enrollment Under the Affordable Care Act Down From Last Year
Greater Patient Delays for Women With STEMI Than Men
2017 Saw Slowing in National Health Care Spending
U.S. Medical Schools See Increase in Diversity
Paid Childbearing Policies Lacking for Residents
Consensus Decision Pathway Developed for Tobacco Cessation
Flu Vaccine Linked to Reduced Risk for Death in Heart Failure
Veterans Health Administration Hospitals Outperform Non-VHAs
HIT-Related Stress Linked to Burnout Among Physicians
Less Than One Hour of Resistance Training Weekly Tied to Lower CVD Risk
EMS Times Longer for Patients From Poorest Neighborhoods
Survival Similar With Donor Hearts From Hepatitis C+ Donors
AHA Scientific Statement: Low Risk of Side Effects for Statins
Most Insured Patients Not Using Online Portals
Patient Education Can Improve Chronic Disease Management
Botox Injections Explored to Cut Postop A-Fib in Cardiac Surgery
Meds Taken Do Not Vary With ADL Impairment in Heart Failure
Pictorial Presentation of Silent Atherosclerosis Helps Cut CV Risk
J-Shaped Association for Sleep Duration, CV Events and Death
FDA Warns of Rare Stroke Risk With Multiple Sclerosis Drug
Migraine With Aura Linked to Increase in Incident A-Fib
Skin Autofluorescence Predicts T2DM, Heart Disease, Mortality
Few Physicians Work in Practices That Use Telemedicine
ASH: Rivaroxaban Prevents Blood Clots in At-Risk Cancer Patients
Many Patients Withhold Information From Clinicians
Marathon Runners Show Markers of Cardiac Strain
HHS Issues Draft Strategy for Reducing Health IT Burden
Urate Elevation in Potential Tx for Parkinson's Not Tied to HTN
Younger Patients Account for Increasing Proportion of AMI
New BP Goals Could Prevent 3 Million CVD Events Over 10 Years
Presence of Antiphospholipid Antibodies Tied to First-Time MI
Family Functioning Does Not Impact Family Dinner, Diet Link
Teva Recalls Two Blood Pressure Medications
Several Risk Factors More Strongly Linked to MI in Women
Higher Cardiovascular Risk Seen With Psoriatic Arthritis
Care for Chronic Kidney Disease Varies Across VA Facilities
Climate Change Ups Heat Deaths, Especially Among Elderly
Persistent Back Pain Linked to Earlier Mortality in Older Women
Deep Learning Algorithm Detects Thoracic Pathologies on CXRs
Certain SGLT2 Inhibitors, GLP-1 RAs for T2DM Also Cut CV Risk
Lower Mortality Seen for Cardiac Care at Top-Ranked Hospitals
Healthy Lifestyle Tied to Less Atherosclerosis for Women
FDA to Update Medical Device Approvals Process
Men Should Avoid 'Rhino' Sexual Enhancement Products, FDA Says
Vitamin D Levels Linked to Cardiorespiratory Fitness
Recommended Therapies for Polycythemia Vera Underused
Four Principles Underlie Patient and Family Partnership in Care
ACA Coverage Substantial, but Did Not Impact Labor Markets
ADT May Up Risk for Heart Failure in Prostate Cancer Patients
Arterial Stiffness May Predict Dementia Risk
Smoke-Free Policies Linked to Lower Systolic Blood Pressure
Major Bleeding Up With Frailty in Acute MI Patients
Patient Outcomes Tied to Valve Replacement Volume
Onset of Musculoskeletal Adverse Events Varies Between Statins
CDC: 8.8 Percent Uninsured in U.S. in First Half of 2018
Insurance Coverage for Adult Obesity Care Increasing
Name-Brand Medications Driving Spike in U.S. Drug Spending
Patient Experiences Shed Light on Diagnostic Errors
AHA: Lasting Benefit for CABG in Diabetes, Multivessel Disease
No Age-Related Increase in BP for Yanomami Community
Low-Carbohydrate Diets Linked to Increase in Calories Burned
CDC: Many Americans May Have Prediabetes and Not Know It
AHA: Guidelines Stress Healthy Lifestyle for Lowering Cholesterol
AMA to Collect Data on Suicide Among Doctors-in-Training
Heart Disease Leading Cause of Death in Low-Income Counties
Sudden Cardiac Death Rates Up in Blacks Versus Whites
Changes in Risk Indicators of MetS Severity Tied to T2DM Risk
AHA: Cardiogenic Shock Ups Mortality in Takotsubo Syndrome
AHA: Icosapent Ethyl Cuts CV Risk From Elevated Triglycerides
AHA: Dapagliflozin Noninferior to Placebo for MACE in T2DM
AHA: Limited Benefit for n-3 Fatty Acids in CVD, Cancer Prevention
AHA: Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Updated
In Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Curcumin Lacks Benefit
Recommendations Issued for Management of Bradycardia
Progress Toward Goals in Global Health Is Slowing
In-Hospital Infection May Up Readmission After Stroke
hs-cTnI Can Rule Out Inducible Myocardial Ischemia in CAD
HTN in Young Adulthood Linked to CVD Later in Life
Medicaid Expansion Approved in Three Republican-Leaning States
Nonadherence, Discontinuation of Statins High in 1st Year of Rx
Inhaled Nitrite Does Not Improve Exercise Capacity in HFpEF
AHA: After 2007 Recs, Increase Seen in Infective Endocarditis
Majority of Internists Still Have Financial Ties to Industry
Characteristics of Black AMI Patients Impact Mortality Rate
AHA: Opioid Use Appears to Up Risk for Atrial Fibrillation
AHA: Public Automated External Defibrillators Are Cost-Effective
Sign-Up Season Begins on
Age, Racial Disparities Seen in Hospitalization for Heart Failure
National Youth Obesity Rate at 15.8 Percent for 2016 to 2017
Earlier Vascular Access Seen in Insured Dialysis Patients
Plant-Based Diets Beneficial for Adults With Type 2 Diabetes
Second Hypertension Drug Recalled Due to Contamination
Home BP of 130/80 mm Hg ID'd as Threshold for Stage 1 HTN
Financial Conflicts of Interest Prevalent Among CPG Authors
ASN: High-Dose, Proactive IV Iron Noninferior in Hemodialysis
ASN: Aggressive Control of BP, Lipids in T2DM May Up Kidney Risk
Some Weather Conditions Linked to Myocardial Infarction Risk
Link Between Statins, Non-CVD Outcomes Lacks Evidence
Discharge Day Does Not Impact Readmission After Cardiac Sx
Few Smokers With PAD Receive Adequate Cessation Support
AMA Announces Initiative to Reinvent Physician Training
Therapeutic Lifestyle Intervention in Church Helpful for BP Control
Pilot Studies May Shed Light on How to Treat Lymphedema
Community Health Worker Intervention Beneficial
Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors May Up Lung CA Risk
Accepting Increased-Risk Donor Heart Tied to Higher Survival
Many Hospitals Noncompliant With Record Request Regulations
Cardiac Stem Cell Trial Halted Due to Concerns About Fake Data
Cardiac Implant Prices Higher in U.S. Than EU Countries
Trump Administration Announces Plan to Cut Drug Prices
Novel Troponin Assay, hs-cTnI Comparable in Ruling Out AMI
Oxygen Saturation Should Not Top 96 Percent in Acutely Ill
Independent Links for Genetics, Lifestyle With Incident Stroke
Half of Women to Develop Stroke, Dementia, or Parkinsonism
HEART Pathway Can Safely Identify Low-Risk ER Patients
Pace of Change Has Accelerated in Alternative Payment Models
Tibia Lead Levels Linked to Risk of Resistant-Hypertension
Most Supplements Contain Prohibited Stimulants
A-Fib Patients With Cancer Less Likely to See Cardiologist
White House Unveils New Insurance Option for Small Firms
Intensive SBP Tx Cuts Kidney Damage Biomarkers in Incident CKD
Periodontitis Linked to Higher BP in Adults With Treated HTN
CT Abdominal Aortic Calcification Score Predicts CV Event Risk
Percent Weight Regain Predicts Health Risks Post-Bariatric Surgery
Short Respiratory Event Duration Ups Mortality Risk in OSA
Limited Success for Changing Diet and Exercise Among Nurses
Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair Benefits Some With Heart Failure
Aspirin, Anticoagulants Similarly Prevent VTE After TKA
Sharp Drop in U.S. Life Expectancy Rankings by 2040
Procurement Requirements Drive Interoperability in Health Care IT
Lung Cancer Deaths 28% Lower in California Than Rest of U.S.
Bariatric Sx Cuts Macrovascular Complications in Obesity, T2DM
Harvard: Heart Researcher's Papers Contain Fraudulent Data
High Risk for Readmission for Takotsubo Syndrome
CHF in Pregnancy Up for Cancer Survivors With Cardiac Toxicity
β-Blockers in 1st Trimester Do Not Up Congenital Malformations
Without Medicaid Expansion, Poor Patients Forgo Medical Care
High Variability in Metabolic Measures May Up Mortality
Active Pharmaceuticals ID'd in >700 Dietary Supplements
Multicomponent Intervention Can Reduce Sitting Time at Work
Skills-Based Intervention Did Not Cut Systolic BP After Stroke, TIA
CDC: Many Children With Heart Conditions Have Special Needs
On a Given Day, 36.6 Percent of U.S. Adults Eat Fast Food
Wall Thickness Measured by MRI More Consistently Linked to CVD
Poor Outcomes for Hispanic Infants With Congenital Heart Dz
Atrial Fibrillation Tied to Higher Dementia Risk in Older Adults
Aetna-CVS Merger Approved
Intensive BP Therapy in Diabetes May Lower Risk for CV Events
Childhood Obesity Persists Into Adolescence
ADA, EASD Issue New Recommendations for T2DM
Lorcaserin Beneficial for Diabetes in Overweight, Obese
Application of Blood Pressure Guidelines Ups Treatment
Minority Residents Experience Burdens Linked to Race/Ethnicity
Industry-Funded Trials Often Involve Employees in Studies
Models Predict Intracerebral Hemorrhage Growth
No Increase in In-Hospital, Post-Discharge Death With HRRP
Sexual Harassment, Assault Tied to Women's Health Issues
Daily Drinking Associated With Increased Mortality Risk
Morbidity, Mortality Up for Youth With CHD Presenting to ED
Lixisenatide Cuts Kidney Damage in T2DM and Coronary Syndrome
Tips Provided for Budgeting in Medical Residency
Three-Quarters of Health Care Workers Got Flu Shot Last Year
Price Hikes Noted in Small Subset of Generic Drugs
Residual Vein Obstruction Down With Compression After DVT
Albiglutide Beats Placebo for Cardiovascular Events in T2DM
Sleep Duration, Stroke Link Varies With Race, Sex
Elevated Blood Pressure Linked to Aortic Valve Disease
Uninsured Rate at 8.8 Percent in First Quarter of 2018
Medicare Patient Readmit Rates Higher in Proprietary Hospitals
Family History Linked to Early-Onset A-Fib in Minorities
Preventable Cardiovascular Events Are Big Economic Burden
Soft Drinks Account for One-Fifth of Youth Beverage Consumption
For Employer-Based Plans, Spending Across Services Steady
Southern Dietary Pattern Mediates Racial Difference in HTN
Interviews Can Help Ensure Physician Candidates Fit Culture
Number of Health-Related Data Breaches Increasing
Blacks Less Likely to Receive Guideline-Based NSTEMI Therapy
Readmission, Death Risk Higher in COPD With Comorbidities
Risk of Venous Thromboembolism Recurrence High
More Non-Elderly Americans Uninsured in 2017 Versus 2016
Increased Cardiovascular Risk for Diclofenac Initiators
Handheld Device Inspired by Star Trek May Allow Rapid Diagnosis
Physicians Often Don't Address Their Burnout
Strategies to Cut Cardiovascular Risk Factors Show Mixed Results
Implementing EMRs Affects Time Spent With Patients in Clinic
Cardioverter-Defibrillator Vests Do Not Cut Sudden Death Post MI
Business Degree Increasingly Useful for Doctors
Guidelines Updated for Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Practices Should Set Rules for Staff Social Media Use
Time to Defib Not Linked to Survival in Pediatric IHCA
PCI, CABG Both Acceptable for CKD Patients With LMCAD
Burnout, Career Choice Regret Prevalent in U.S. Residents
Policies Should Encourage Healthy Food Consumption
Enlarged Kidneys in Neonates With Congenital Heart Disease
Lorcaserin Facilitates Weight Loss in Overweight, Obese
Many Countries Failing on Non-Communicable Dz Death Targets
Lack of CHD4 Leads to Abnormal Myofibrils, Heart Defects
Physician-Group ACOs Generate Medicare Savings
In 2016, Proportion of Uninsured Americans Down to 10 Percent
Total Diabetes at 14 Percent in U.S. Adults for 2013-2016
New Risk Factors Identified for Varicose Vein Disease
Net Benefit of Anticoagulants for A-Fib Varies With Stroke Rate
Heart Failure Patients Enrolled in Hospice Use Less Health Care
Mortality Rate From Heart Failure Higher in Women Than Men
Some Clinicians, Patients Record Clinic Visits for Patient Use
Dozens of Medical Groups Join Forces to Improve Diagnoses
Research Links Doctor Burnout to Patient Safety Incidents
Study Provides Estimates of U.S. Prevalence of Type 1, 2 Diabetes
Statins Improve Long-Term Survival After AAA Repair
Residents Should Take Advantage of Paid Time Off
Cardiac Monitoring Needed for High-Risk Breast Cancer Patients
Hospitals Charge 479 Percent of Cost of Drugs on Average
Allopurinol Dose Escalation for Gout Doesn't Improve Mortality
No Clear Benefit for Rivaroxaban After Hospital Discharge
20% of Children, Adolescents Use Prescription Medications
Patient Health Information Often Shared Electronically
EPA Plan Will Maintain Carbon Emissions From Power Plants
Cardiac MR With Contrast Feasible in Developing World
HTN Tx Intensification Common Upon Discharge in U.S. Vets
Global Prevalence of Insufficient Activity 27.5 Percent
Tips for Advising Patients Living in Highly Polluted Settings
Ranolazine Doesn't Cut VT, VF, Death in High-Risk ICD Patients
Compliance With Requirement to Report Results on EUCTR Is Poor
Drug Prices Increase More Than Expected After Shortages
Scribes Improve Physician Workflow, Patient Interaction
Tafamidis Treats Transthyretin Amyloid Cardiomyopathy
Proportion of Female Authors Rising in Cardiology Literature
FDA Approves Device for Acute Coronary Artery Perforations
Drug Prices Seem Not to Be Influenced by Their Value
Model Estimates Mortality in Patients Waiting for Hearts
Association Health Plans Can Help Small Businesses Offer Coverage
Mercury in Traditional Tibetan Medicine Could Be Harmful
Use of Aspirin in Healthy Elderly Questioned in Three Studies
FDA Finds Another Carcinogen in Certain Valsartan Heart Meds
Situation Framing, Language Can Influence Decision-Making
Sales of Flavored E-Cigarette Products Up Since 2012
Genetic Testing Recommended for Familial Hypercholesterolemia
No Apparent Short-Term Cancer Risk From Recalled Valsartan
Including Calorie Count on Menus Can Cut Calories Ordered
New Risk Score Promising for Predicting MI, Death
Gains in Insurance Coverage Seen for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Adults
AHA: Resistant Hypertension Diagnosis, Tx Guidelines Updated
Single, Fixed-Dose Combo Pills Improve Hypertension Outcomes
Six-Step Analysis Can Help Improve Practice Logistics
Residents Working Long Hours Can Increase Alertness
AHA: Update on Diagnosis, Tx for Chagas Cardiomyopathy
Algorithm Can Discriminate Cardiovascular Disease Risk
Data Age in Clinical Trials Is About Three Years at Publication
Medicaid Work Requirements Don't Impact Many Enrollees
Many Opportunities for Doctors Using Twitter
Docs, Consumers Agree on Benefits of Virtual Care
Physician Burnout Rates Vary by Medical Specialty
Exposure to Toxic Metals May Up Cardiovascular Disease Risk
Personalized Weighting Could Enhance Hospital Rating Tools
Greater CAD Incidence, Heart Mass in Firefighter Cardiac Arrests
Better Training Needed to Boost LGBTQ Patient Health Care
Hospital Groups Launch Own Generic Drug Company
Increase Observed in Hearts From Drug-Intoxicated Donors
Psychological Distress Linked to Increased Risk of MI, Stroke
Widespread Statin Use Not Recommended in Old, Very Old
Google Search for Cardiovascular Disease Peaks in Winter
Heart CTA Results in Lower Death Rate From CHD, Non-Fatal MI
Revascularization Beats Amputation for Limb Ischemia
~3,000 Excess Deaths Estimated Due to Hurricane Maria
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Has Uncertain Future
Enrollment in High-Deductible Health Plans Up From '07 to '17
Adding Pharmacist to Team Can Improve Patient Outcomes
Uninsured CV Hospitalization Down With Medicaid Expansion
An Allergy to Red Meat May Be Tied to Heart Disease
Medical Bills in Collections Decrease With Patient Age
Excess Cardiac Risk Varies With Age of Onset of T1DM
Partial Oral Abx Non-Inferior in Endocarditis on Left Side of Heart
In Stroke Survivors, Cost-Related Non-Adherence Down After ACA
No Meaningful Increase in Physician Compensation Last Year
Label Mix-Up Spurs Recall of Accord Blood Pressure Meds
Marketplace Premiums Increase More With Monopolist Insurers
Positive Link for BMI and Blood Pressure in Chinese Population
High, Low Carbohydrate Diets Linked to Increased Mortality
Medical Practices Should Address Negative Online Reviews
Laryngeal Tube Insertion Beats Endotracheal Intubation in OHCA
Artificial Intelligence Holds Promise in Medicine
Cardiovascular Health Tied to Brain Function in Younger Adults
Experts Address Loss of the National Guideline Clearinghouse
Alcohol Is Leading Risk Factor for Global Disease Burden
High LDL in Young, Healthy Adults Leaves Them Vulnerable to CVD
Prevalence of E-Cigarette Use 4.5 Percent in U.S. Adults
Most Research Participants Not Concerned About Data Sharing
Care Coordination Strategies Aid in Multiple Chronic Diseases
AMA Adopts Policy Promoting Health Equity As a Goal
Office Workstation Type Linked to Physical Activity, Stress
Living in Deprived Area Is Risk Factor for Cognitive Dysfunction
Cardiovascular Health Tied to Dementia Risk in Older Adults
Breastfeeding Linked to Lower Risk of Stroke Post-Menopause
Frailty in Middle-Aged With Multimorbidity Tied to Mortality
Most Surgical Residents Want Financial Education
Sodium Intake, BP Linked in Communities With Highest Intake
Automated Flight Systems Associated With Health Costs
Small Practices Also at Risk for Data Breaches
Lower Long-Term Survival for In-Hospital Cardiac Arrests in Blacks
Paramedic-Led Intervention Cuts Ambulance Calls
National Provider Identifiers Are Vulnerable to Theft
Strategy Outlined for Shooter Incident in Health Care Facility
Advantages for HDHP Enrollees in Large Versus Small Firms
Doctors Often Not Discussing Risk Factors With Patients
Plan to Relax Coal-Fired Power Plant Rules Could Up Mortality
Large Number of Presumed Sudden Cardiac Deaths Are Not
Pennsylvania Case Could Affect Evidence for Malpractice Defense
Experts Offer Tips for Provider Appeal of Denied Medical Claims
NYU Becomes First Medical School to Cover All Tuition
Wildfire Smoke Causing Poor Air Quality in U.S. Pacific Northwest
Novel hs-cTnT Protocol Better Rules Out Myocardial Infarction
Heat-Driven Air Conditioning May Contribute to Additional Deaths
Tobacco Content Still Common on U.K. Prime-Time Television
Declines in Life Expectancy in Many High-Income Countries
Comments Open on End of NIH Review for Gene Therapy Studies
Residents' Sleep Deteriorates During Training
CDC: Increase in Tianeptine Exposures From 2014 to 2017
Risk of Death Not Up in T2DM When Risk Factors Within Target
Practice Names, Logos Should Be Carefully Designed
NIH Panel Will No Longer Review Gene Therapy Experiments
Steps Provided for Discharging Patient From Practice
Patient Portals Don't Appear to Have Much Traction
ACA Coverage Gains Include Workers Without Insurance
Weight Gain After Quitting Smoking May Up T2DM Risk
Vit D Independently, Inversely Tied to Cholesterol in Children
Labetalol Use Up for Patients With Preeclampsia and Asthma
Triple Combo Blood Pressure Pill Can Improve BP Control
Physicians With Medicine/Psych Training Can Help Complex Cases
6 Factors Related to Inclusion in Health Care Workplace ID'd
Both Abstinence and High Alcohol Use Linked to Dementia
Four Pros to Integrating EHR, Practice Management Software
In Teens, Young Adults, High BMI May Hurt Cardiovascular Health
Bariatric Surgery Lowers Microvascular Disease Risk
C. difficile Tied to Increased Graft Loss in Solid Organ Recipients
Bundling Doesn't Cut Medicare Payments for Medical Conditions
AMA Adopts Policy on Augmented Intelligence
Review Addresses Nutritional Hype for Popular Foods
Cardiac Profiles Up With Exercise, Less Sitting in Early Old Age
Teen Sudden Cardiac Death Causes Often Not ID'd on Screens
AMA Adopts Policy to Advance Gender Equity in Medicine
AHA: A Diverse Diet May Not Promote a Healthy Weight
High BP Seen at School Age for Extreme Preterm Infants
Healthy Lifestyle With Diabetes Cuts Cardiovascular Risk
American Heart Association Urges Screen Time Limits for Youth
Perspectives on USPSTF A-Fib Screening Recommendation
USPSTF: Insufficient Evidence to Screen for Atrial Fibrillation
Cyber Insurance Recommended for All Physician Practices
Steps Taken to Increase Use of Electronic Tools in Medicine
Walking Tied to Better QoL in Those With/at Risk for CVD
Unsheltered Homeless Have High Mortality Rates
AMA Proposes Policy Opposing Medicaid 'Lockout' Provisions
PCP Statin Prescribing Up With Automated Patient Dashboard
Postmortem Cardiac Implantable Device Interrogation Useful
'Good' Cholesterol May Not Be So in Postmenopausal Women
AMA Calls for Greater Electronic Cigarette Regulation
Death Records Estimate 1,139 Deaths Due to Hurricane Maria
Increase in Proportion of TAVR Used From 2012 to 2015
CDC: Half of U.S. Adults Tried to Lose Weight From 2013 to 2016
Variation in Specialty Drug Coverage Across Health Plans
Some Bacteria Now More Tolerant of Alcohol-Based Sanitizers
Groups Urge CMS to Reconsider Suspending Risk Adjustment
Ciprofloxacin May Up Likelihood of Aortic Dissection, Rupture
Health Affairs Announces Launch of New Three-Year Initiative
Three Financial Metrics Can Improve Practice Performance
How Doctors Receive Feedback Is Key for Antimicrobial Programs
AHA Introduces Heart Failure Certification Program
E-Cigarettes Don't Seem to Aid Smoking Cessation Efforts
New Short-Term Health Plans Have Large Coverage Gaps
National Guideline Clearinghouse Offline Due to Funding Cuts
Steps Can Be Taken by Doctors to Minimize Risk of Lawsuits
Several Invasive Procedures Linked to Infective Endocarditis
Protease Inhibitors May Worsen Outcomes for HIV + Heart Failure
Learning to Change Important for Improving Practice
Total, Open Repairs Decline for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
Front Desk Staff Can Set Up a Practice for Successful Billing
Rapid Improvement of Dilated Cardiomyopathy With Anakinra
Few Published Programs Address Medical Trainee Mistreatment
Demonstrating Clinical Use Will Speed Genomic Screening
Medical Boards May Contribute to Mental Health Stigma for Doctors
Four Strategies Help Doctors Make Personal, Professional Gains
Infective Endocarditis More Common with Valve Issues
Tool Improves Identification of Undiagnosed Hypertension
Cross-Continuum Communication Beneficial After Discharge
Readmission Rate 19.2 Percent After Acute Exacerbation of COPD
Risk of Heart Failure Up in ALVSD Patients With Diabetes
2002 to 2014 Saw Hike in AMI Rate in Pregnancy, Puerperium
PFO Closure Plus Antiplatelet Tx Advised for Cryptogenic Stroke
Use of 2017 ACC/AHA Guidelines Would Increase HTN Prevalence
Assessing, Improving Patient Satisfaction Cuts Malpractice Risk
Late-Life Blood Pressure Tied to Higher Number of Brain Infarcts
Prehospital Plasma Cuts Mortality Risk in Hemorrhagic Shock
Insurers May Be Underpaying Doctors
Steroid Abuse Put 60-Year-Old Bodybuilder in the Hospital
Tools, Methods of RCTs Can Be Adapted to Real-World Settings
Escitalopram Cuts MACE Risk in Depressed Patients With ACS
Physicians and Practices Should Prepare for Emergencies
Nitrogen Dioxide Doesn't Impact Benefit of Exercise on MI
Sulfonylureas As 2nd-Line T2DM Therapy Tied to Higher Event Risk
VA MISSION Act May Up Costs, Lower Vet Health Care Quality
Medical Organizations Must Address Sexual Harassment
Walmart Generic Drug Discounts Often Offer More Patient Savings
Portable Sleep Monitoring Accurate in Heart Failure Patients
CDC: More People With High Cholesterol Taking Medications
Embezzlement Not Uncommon in Medical Practices
Increased Coverage in States With Medicaid Expansion
Unfavorable Prepregnancy Lipid Levels Linked to Low Parity
FDA Proposes New Rule on Food Labeling in Vending Machines
Molecular Autopsy May Shed Light on Sudden Death in Young
Epinephrine Ups Survival in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
Same-Day Appointment System Implemented in Health Network
FDA Recalls Drugs Containing Active Ingredient Valsartan
Patients Care About the Clothes Doctors Wear
Both High and Low Uric Acid Levels Tied to Higher Mortality
WTC-Related PTSD May Up Risk for Stroke, MI in Clean-Up Crew
Seven Strategies Can Help Practices Manage Staff Time Off
Testosterone Prescribing Down Since 2013
Five-Year Stroke Rates Lower After PCI Versus CABG
Risk of CRC, Non-CRC Death Up With Positive Fecal Hb Test
CDC: 'Tips' Campaign Has Helped a Number of Smokers Quit
Alternative Payment Models Should Include Precision Medicine
Trials Supporting FDA Approval of Breakthrough Drugs Examined
FDA: Some Rx Drugs May Become Available Without Seeing a Doctor
Immediate Monitoring With ECG Patch Ups A-Fib Diagnosis Rate
FDA Establishes New Task Force on Drug Shortages
Adoption of EHR Linked to Reduction in Mortality Rates
eCare Plan Set to Improve Doctor/Pharmacist Relationship
Factors Identified That Affect Resuscitation Teams' Success
Physician Burnout Tied to Higher Risk of Medical Errors
Virtual Assistants Not HIPAA Compliant
Gender Bias in Medicine Has Far-Reaching Consequences
Blacks Have Elevated HTN Risk Through Age 55 Years
Patient Experience Officers Can Play Key Role in Medical Offices
AMA Aims to Boost Affordability of ACA Marketplace Plans
More Youth Classified With HTN Using New 2017 AAP Guidelines
2001 to 2015 Saw Decline in Self-Employment in Health Care
Peer-Led Education Helps Physicians Save Time With EHRs
Asthma, Uncontrolled Asthma Associated With Risk of A-Fib
Taking Multivitamins/Minerals Doesn't Improve CVD Outcomes
USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for ABI for PAD Screen in Asymptomatic
USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Nontraditional CVD Risk Factors
Apixaban Is Safest Direct Oral Anticoagulant Versus Warfarin
EHR Tools Improve Medication Reconciliation in Hypertension
AMA Calls for Inclusive Family, Medical Leave Policies
International Group Develops Best Practices for Drug Packaging
High Financial Burden Up With ASCVD in Low-Income Families
Error Rate 7.4 Percent in Speech Recognition-Assisted Notes
Transfeminine Persons Have Increased VTE Incidence
CDC: Wildfire Smoke Poses Health Risks
Obesity Paradox Seen in T2DM Modified by Smoking Status
High-Risk APOL1 Not Tied to CVD, Stroke in Older Black Women
IT Solutions for Easier EHRs Save Physicians Time, Burnout
Health Gains, Cost Savings Projected for Sodium Goals
WHO Calls for Renewed Effort to Combat Chronic Disease
Hospitals Face $218B in Federal Payment Cuts From 2010 to 2028
Patient Complaints Mainly About Rudeness, Rushing, Reproach
Marriage May Protect Against Cardiovascular Disease
22.9 Percent of U.S. Adults Meet Aerobic, Strength Activity Goals
Patients Comfortable With Doctors Having Tattoos, Piercings
Increase in Prevalence of Peds HTN With New Definitions
U.K. Campaign Hasn't Aided Patient Presentations for TIA, Minor CVA
FDA Permits Marketing of Devices to Create Arteriovenous Fistula
CVD Risk Up With Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy
Coffee Drinking Found to Lower Risk of All-Cause Mortality
Intensive Management Program Benefits High-Risk Patients
Nitric Oxide Cuts Kidney Injury After Long Cardiac Surgery
Practice Management Can Improve Efficiency
Prehabilitation May Improve Post Cardiac Surgery Outcomes
Prolonged Leisure-Time Sitting Tied to Increased Mortality Risk
Initial Outcomes No Worse for Surgical ICU Patients With CA
Weight Loss Linked to Reversal of Atrial Fibrillation Progression
AMA Calls for Electronic Health Record Training
Variation in Quality of Trials for Atrial Fibrillation, Flutter
Health Care Technology Impacts Younger Patient Satisfaction
Genetic Risk, Lifestyle Predict CVD, Diabetes Independently
Midlife Fitness Linked to Lower Risk of Depression, CVD Death
Most Bleeding Events in Non-CVD Patients Are GI-Related
Binge Drinking Linked to Increased Systolic BP in Men
Half of CV Events Occur from Two to Five Years Post-TIA, -Stroke
Clotting Time in Transfemoral PCI Linked to Bleeding Risk
Sleep Disruption Increases Risk of Atrial Fibrillation
AMA Adopts Ethical Guidance on Medical Tourism
For Pediatric Patients, Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator Safe
More Than 2,000 U.S. Campuses Smoke-Free as of Nov. 2017
AMA: Docs Declare Drug Shortages Public Health Emergency
Percentage of Teens Trying to Lose Weight Decreasing
Stress Echo Safe for ER Triage of Patients With Chest Pain
E-Cigarettes May Help Some Quit Tobacco Smoking
Handheld Device Can ID Cardiac Dysfunction in Cancer Survivors
More Cash-Pay Patients Means Docs Need Billing Strategies
Many Physicians Not Prepared for End-of-Life Talks With Patients
User Ratings Didn't Catch Blood Pressure App Inaccuracies
Educational Strategies Could Improve Cardiac Arrest Outcomes
Sociodemographic Factors Impact Heart-Healthy Behaviors
Cardiovascular Comorbidity Tied to Hearing Loss in Older Old
Attitudes Among Obese Are Not Aligned With Healthy Living
Adult Obesity Prevalence Varies With Level of Urbanization
Considerable Costs Associated With Switching EHR
Prevalence of Obesity 17.8 Percent for Youth in 2013 to 2016
Increased Risk of MI, Ischemic Stroke After COPD Exacerbation
Less Improvement in AHA Diet Score for SNAP Participants
Rates of Cardiac Stress Testing Down but Still Higher in CKD
High Success Rates for Mitral Valve Repair With Robotic Surgery
AMA Vows to Improve Access for Docs Seeking Mental Health Care
Risk of CV Events Down With Med Diet Plus Olive Oil, Nuts
CDC: Obesity Prevalence Higher in Non-Metropolitan Counties
Walk Test IDs Risk of Cognitive Dysfunction Post Cardiac Surgery
Good Sleep Tied to Better Cardiometabolic Health in Youths
Elevated NT-proBNP Found to Up Cardiovascular Risk in T2DM
VTE Linked to Acute Decline in Physical Function in Women
Screen Does Not Cut Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Mortality in Men
E-Cigarette Flavorings May Impair Vascular Function
Personalized Goals, Cash Motivate Heart Patients to Exercise
African-Americans Less Likely to Get Recommended Statin Therapy
Peri-Op RBC Transfusions Linked to Postoperative VTE
Work Stress May Increase Risk of Developing Atrial Fibrillation
Exposure to Maternal HTN May Up Risk of ASD, ADHD in Child
Higher Blood Pressure at Mid-Life Increases Dementia Risk
Older Age, ICU, Poor Renal Fcn Up Risk of Opioid OD in Hospital
How Do Business Partner Data Breaches Affect Your Practice?
USPSTF: No to ECG Screening to Prevent CVD in Low-Risk Adults
APAGBI: Teens 13+ Should Be Assessed for VTE Prophylaxis
Adverse Change in Employment Post-MI Tied to Worse Outcomes
Many Working Americans Obtain Unhealthy Foods at Work
Female Teens, Young Adults Not Getting Enough Exercise
Poor Social Network Adds Health Risks Across Cardiac Diagnoses
Certification Status Tied to Physician Performance Measures
Childhood Obesity/Overweight Steadily Rose From 1999 to 2014
Better Dietary Patterns Among U.S. Adults Could Save Billions
Erectile Dysfunction Independently Tied to CV Events
2011 to 2017 Saw Drop in Youth Use of Any Tobacco Products
Web Program Tied to Better Salt Knowledge, Behaviors in Children
Malpractice Damage Caps Associated With Change in CAD Testing, Tx
Synthetic Cannabis May Increase Ischemic Cardiomyopathy Risk
Some Evidence Mobile Health Interventions Can Lower CVD Risk
Compression + Early Ablation Tied to Faster Leg Ulcer Healing
Online Consumer Ratings of Physicians Tend to Be Skewed
Disparities for Risk of Recurrent Hemorrhagic Stroke Unexplained
Under New Guidelines, More Stroke Survivors With HTN Dx
Radial-Artery Grafts Better Than Saphenous-Vein Grafts in CABG
AAFP Joins Call on FDA to Reduce Nicotine Content in Cigarettes
CDC: Prevalence of No Insurance Varies by Occupational Groups
AMA Guide Highlights Importance of Caring for Caregivers
Job Strain May Raise Death Risk in Men With Cardiometabolic Dz
CDC: Office-Based Physician Visit Rates Vary by Patient Age, Sex
Post-Hurricane Deaths in Puerto Rico Underestimated
AHA: Limited Health Literacy Is Barrier to Cardiovascular Care
Revising Pooled Cohort Equations Improves CVD Risk Prediction
Postmenopausal Sex Hormone Levels Associated With Later CVD
Male Thyroid Cancer Survivors Face Higher CVD Risk
No Consistent Cardiovascular Benefit Seen for Supplements
ASHP: SVP, Injectable Opioid Shortages Threaten Patient Care
CVD Risk Up Even in Metabolically Healthy Obese Women
Mediterranean Diet May Lessen Adverse Impact of Air Pollution
Annual Health Care Expenditure Higher for Hypertensive Patients
CDC: Outpatient Rehab Rates Suboptimal for Stroke Survivors
Does Higher Protein Intake Up Heart Failure Risk in Men?
Genomic Medicine Will Help Shift Cardio Care to Proactive Approach
New Hypertension Guideline Discussed for Older Adults
Reduced-Dose Anticoagulants Feasible for Extended VTE Tx
Increase in Tx Candidates With 2017 Hypertension Guidelines
Mortality Still High After Surgery for Congenital Heart Defects
60-Day Mortality Not Significantly Lower With ECMO in ARDS
Severe Atopic Eczema Tied to Higher CV Disease Risk
Congress Approves Bill Expanding Private Care for VA Patients
Social Isolation Tied to Worse Heart Failure Outcomes
Financial Incentives May Up Rates of Smoker Abstinence
Global Variation in Personal Health Care Access and Quality
Atherosclerotic CVD Mortality Higher in South Asians in the U.S.
Morbidity in Pregnancy Common for Women With Heart Disease
Extended INR Test Intervals Safe for Warfarin-Treated Patients
Less Driving Tied to Lower Cardiovascular Disease Risk
Pediatricians Should Advocate for Life Support Training
Post-Surgical Readmissions Higher Among Homeless Veterans
Daily Egg Consumption Linked to Reduced CVD Risk
CDC: No Change in Level of Uninsured in U.S. in 2017
Depression-Heart Rate Variability Link Is Bidirectional
Starting Exercise Even in Older Age Cuts Heart Failure Risk
Language Used in Medical Record Can Affect Patient Care
Proportion of Drug-Intoxicated Organ Donors on the Rise in U.S.
Ischemic Heart Disease, CHF Mortality Vary Across VA Systems
Higher Adiposity Increases Odds of Smoking
Acute Kidney Injury in Hospital Ups Risk of Later Heart Failure
Clopidogrel + Aspirin Cuts Ischemic Events in Stroke, TIA
More Variants in DCM-Tied Genes in Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy
Seafood Recommended 1 to 2 Times/Week for Cardiac Benefit
Nonprofit Manufacturer Could Keep Generic Drug Costs Down
Best Practices Developed for Use of EHR to Enhance Patient Care
Doctors May Avoid Performing PCI Due to Public Reporting
Hyoscyamine Helps in A-Fib With Slow Ventricular Response
High Occupational Exercise Level Tied to Early Mortality in Men
Early Post-Op APAP Exposure May Cut AKI Risk in Peds Cardiac Sx
Maternal Exposure to Polluted Air Tied to Elevated Child BP
Researchers Explore Nanofibers to Target, Treat Atherosclerosis
Malnutrition Is Associated With Poor Prognosis in Heart Failure
FDA Targets Clinics Offering Unapproved Stem Cell Therapies
Ob-Gyns Should Play Role in Reducing CVD Risk for Women
Marijuana Use Not Linked to Risk of Arrhythmias After Acute MI
At Low Temps, Air Pollution May Up Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death
Regulatory Requirements Drive Dissatisfaction With EHRs
Long-Term Cardiovascular Risk for Endometrial Cancer Survivors
Folic Acid May Cut Stroke Risk in High-Risk Hypertensive Patients
Many Organizations Not Meeting Trial Reporting Requirements
High Incidence of Sudden and/or Arrhythmic Death in CHD
Women's Representation in CVD Drug Trials Varies
Frequency of Sauna Bathing Linked to Reduced Stroke Risk
In Heart Failure, Initial ICU Care by Cardiologist Differs by Race
Palliative Care Consult Can Cut Hospital Costs in Seriously Ill
Practices Should Be Aware of Correct Way to Fire Employees
Perioperative MACCEs More Common With Diabetes
Metabolically Healthy Obesity Not Without Risk of CVD
Timely Receipt of PCI in STEMI Up With Hospital Bypass Policy
Improved Outcomes With Public Reporting of CABG Data
Review: Need to Strengthen Natural Experiments in Obesity
CCHD Newborn Screening May Detect Other Diseases
Reforms Suggested for Improving Medical Nutrition Education
Five Healthy Lifestyle Habits Could Add >10 Years to Life
New Clinic Satisfaction Tool Provides Real-Time Feedback
Sickle Cell Trait Not Linked to Stroke in African-Americans
ALS by Physician May Improve Traumatic Arrest Outcomes
Previous Stroke Tied to Higher Risks in Aortic Valve Replacement
Drug-Related Endocarditis Cases Up From 2007 to 2015
Improvement in Race-Based Disparities in Years of Life Lost
Tenecteplase Appears Superior to Alteplase After Ischemic Stroke
Pros and Cons for E-Cigarettes As Aid to Smoking Cessation
Saturday Is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
Medicare Requiring Hospitals to Post Prices Online
Aortic Stiffness, Concentric LV Remodeling Linked in T2DM
Lupus Is a Leading Cause of Death in Young Women
Increase in HTN in Children Based on 2017 AAP Guidelines
Lonafarnib May Lower Mortality in Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria
Ticagrelor + Aspirin Beneficial After Elective CABG
Exercise Intervention Doesn't Improve Walking Ability in PAD
Controlling High Blood Pressure Could Prevent Dementia
Electric Cars Safe With Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices
Patients Prefer Doctors Who Engage in Face-to-Face Visits
High FGF-23 Linked to Recurrent Cardiac Events After ACS
Systolic BP Increases at Rapid Rate Above 120 to 125 mm Hg
In LVSD, Diabetes Tied to Higher Risk of Heart Failure
Delayed Coronary Obstruction Rare After TAVR
Number of Cigarettes Smoked Daily Tied to Stroke Risk
Stronger Link With Mortality for Ambulatory Versus Clinic BP
Smartphone App May Up Medication Adherence in HTN
Caffeine Does Not Appear to Be Linked to Risk of Arrhythmia
Calcium Channel Blockers May Up Pancreatic Cancer Risk in Women
Social Worker-Led Intervention Beneficial in Heart Failure
Nut Consumption Associated With Reduced Risk of A-Fib
Women Less Likely to Fill Post-MI Statin Prescription
Similar Outcomes for Transplant With Overdose-Death Donors
Recommendations Developed on Gender Equity in Medicine
Nonoptimized Drug Therapy Costs More Than $500 Billion Annually
Cigarette Smoking a Risk Factor for Heart Failure in Blacks
Negative Affect That Lingers Tied to Health 10 Years Later
Rapid Deployment Valve for Aortic Stenosis Ups Stroke Risk
Review: Lowest Mortality Risk Seen With ≤100 g Alcohol/Week
Recent Years Saw Increase in Burden of Prior Authorization
Workplace Noise Exposure Affects Cardiovascular Risk Factors
No Higher Cancer Risk Seen for Heart Failure Patients
Cigarette Price Hike Would Provide More Gains for the Poor
Higher Mortality Risk Seen for 'Night Owls'
CVD Burden Decreased From 1990 to 2016 Across U.S.
Vascular Dysfunction Linked to Greater Symptoms of Menopause
Declines Seen in Cardiovascular Risk Factors From 1990 to 2010
No Reduced CVD Risk for SBP <120 mm Hg in Type 2 Diabetes
Civilian Prehospital Tourniquets Linked to Reduction in Mortality
Smoke Exposure Tied to Higher CV, Cerebrovascular ER Visits
Metabolic Syndrome Common in Patients With Lupus
Considerable Differences in Burden of Disease at State Level
Suggestions Offered to Reduce Physician Frustration With EHRs
Exercise Best Defense for Those at Genetic Risk for CVD
Informal CVD Caregiving Costs Estimated at $61 Billion in 2015
High Financial Burden for Families of Patients With ASCVD
Adults More Inclined to Take Tea, Pill for Hypertension
Variation in Quality of ICD Advice on Patient Message Boards
Interns' Schedule Takes Toll on Sleep, Physical Activity, Mood
Small Employers Often Don't Provide Tobacco Cessation Help
Eating Pecans May Cut Risk of Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes
Myocarditis Rare Side Effect of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors
High-Intensity Exercise Harmful in Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy
ACA Marketplaces Expand Coverage for Chronically Ill
Online Doc Reviews Don't Reflect Patient Satisfaction Surveys
Coffee Consumption Cuts Coronary Artery Calcification
Smoking Status Associated With Poor Diet Quality
New Map Improves Emergency, Trauma Care Referrals
Medicare Program Narrows Racial Disparities in Readmissions
Eating Veggies Found to Protect Against Atherosclerosis in Women
Metabolic Abnormalities Seen in Testicular Cancer Survivors
Variations Identified in Free-Text Directions in E-Prescriptions
Preconception Blood Pressure Tied to Risk of Pregnancy Loss
Genotype-Guided Antiplatelet Therapy Feasible, Effective
Outcomes-Based Pricing Doesn't Cut Costs of PCSK9 Inhibitors
Grief Symptoms Similar in Donor vs Non-Donor Decision Families
Infant Heart Defects May Be Early Marker of Future CVD in Mothers
After Hockey Win, Fans' Heart Attack Risk Rises
Rate of MI, Stroke Higher After Respiratory Infection
Aortic Valve Replacement in Elderly Tied to High Mortality
Change in BMI During Puberty Tied to Later Heart Failure Risk
Lower Thromboembolic Risk With New A-Fib After CABG Versus NVAF
Novel Interstitium Has Been Identified in Human Tissues
mHealth Program Increases Peak VO2 After Cardiac Rehab
Liquids in E-Cigarettes Are Heterogeneous, Frequently Toxic
Physical, Executive Function Most Affected After Ischemic Stroke
Recent Years Have Seen Obesity Prevalence Increasing for Adults
Use of E-Cigarettes May Hurt Efforts to Quit Smoking
Heart Disease, Stroke Less Prevalent Among Foreign-Born
EHR Usability Contributes to Possible Patient Harm Events
Condition Readmission Measures Don't Reflect Overall Quality
Impaired LV Response During Exercise in Preterm-Born Adults
Complete Genome Sequence Can Be ID'd From Amniotic Fluid
Social Isolation, Loneliness May Increase AMI, Stroke Risk
Ethical Duties ID'd for Short-Term Global Health Experiences
Intensive Lifestyle Interventions Cut Long-Term Disability in T2DM
Only Half of Adults With Familial Hypercholesterolemia on Statins
Sports Sponsorships Often Market Unhealthy Food and Drinks
Lean Approach May Help Tackle Burnout in Health Care Providers
MVPA Mortality Risk Reduction Not Tied to Exercise in Bouts
Smartwatch May Be Able to Passively Detect Atrial Fibrillation
NSAID Use Linked to A-Fib Risk in Middle-Aged Asian Population
Time to Epinephrine Tied to Survival in Non-Shockable OHCA
Unique Risks Associated With Texting Medical Orders
Calorie Restriction Linked to Sustained Metabolic Adaptation
Depression, Antidepressant Use May Up Risk of A-Fib
Hydrochlorothiazide Tied to Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Risk
Higher Myocardial Infarction Care Payments Improve Mortality
Implantable Sensor Relays Real-Time Personal Health Info
Sweetened Drinks Linked to Increased Risk of Mortality
Open-Flame/High-Temperature Cooking Ups Hypertension Risk
Cryoablation of Posterior Vagal Trunk Feasible in Obesity
Blueprint Being Developed to Address Physician Burnout
Cardiovascular Health Declining in the United States
Physical Activity Linked to Lower Mortality Risk in CHD
Personal Health Info Found in Recycling at Five Hospitals
Prior Authorization Negatively Impacts Clinical Outcomes
Chronicity of PTSD, Injury Severity Are Risk Factors for HTN
Costs Up for Neonates With Vocal Fold Motion Impairment
ENDO: Low Sperm Count Tied to Worse Cardiometabolic Health
Generic Clopidogrel Noninferior to Plavix in Seniors With ACS
Hemodynamic Parameters Predict Outcome in PH-HFpEF
BMI As Predictor of CVD Risk May Be More Susceptible to Bias
Many Teens Using Tobacco Don't Self-Identify As Users
Fewer SIDS Cases Result From Genetic Heart Disease Causes
More Harms Than Benefits for E-Cigarettes at Population Level
Higher Exposure to Air Pollution Adds to CVD Risk for Blacks
VTE Risk Up in Most Emergency General Surgery Patients
Digoxin Tied to Higher Mortality in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation
Lower Hospital Mortality for Acute MI During Heart Meeting
ACC: Low-Dose Triple Combo Pill Effective for Rapid BP Control
Drug Copayments Often Exceed Prescription Drug Costs
Heat-Not-Burn Tobacco System Releases Toxic Chemical
U.S. Spends Twice As Much for Similar Health Care Utilization
Great Recession Linked to Increase in BP, Blood Glucose
Low-Level Lead Exposure Ups CVD Mortality Risk in U.S. Adults
ACC: Cocaine/Marijuana May Up Mortality in Younger MI Patients
ACC: Lasting Superiority for Centrifugal-Flow Pump in Heart Failure
Considerable Resource Use, Costs for Cardiovascular Care
Three-Pronged Approach Can Improve Physician Engagement
ACC: Carvedilol Doesn't Prevent Anthracycline Cardiotoxicity
ACC: Febuxostat Noninferior to Allopurinol for Gout, CVD
High Total Cholesterol Protects Against Cognitive Decline
Doctors Facing Challenge to Help Needy While Protecting Practices
Circulating FGF23 Linked to Incident Coronary Heart Disease
Pharmacists Play Key Roles in Cardiac Disease Management
Vascular Risk Factors Tied to Increased Incontinence Risk
Severe Sleep Apnea During REM Sleep Tied to Acute CV Events
Patient, Caregiver Characteristics Predict LVAD Response
Many PICCs Placed Have Dwell Time of No More Than Five Days
Aspirin Therapy Appears Safe Before Thyroid Surgery
FDA Approves Mechanical Heart Valve for Newborns
Coronary Risk Scores Accurate When Used With Low cTnI
Minorities Face Worse Prognosis and Complications in T1DM
Intensive BP Lowering Doesn't Cut Cerebral Perfusion
Increase in Other Flavored Tobacco Use After Menthol Ban
Determining 'Avoidability' of Nursing Home Transfers Complex
Higher Positive Cardiomyopathy Genetic Detection Rates for Whites
Dietary Constituents Minimally Attenuate Sodium-BP Link
High Prevalence of Hearing Loss Seen After Infant Heart Surgery
Shared Decision-Making Beneficial for Destination Therapy LVAD
ACC: Football Players Show Heart Changes Indicative of CVD Risk
ACC: Dramatic Changes in Temperature Tied to STEMI Risk
Bystander Defibrillation Improves Outcome for Public Cardiac Arrest
CPAP Non-Adherence Tied to CV, All-Cause Hospital Readmissions
Obesity Linked to Increased CVD Morbidity and Mortality
Lifetime Risk for Atrial Fibrillation Is One in Seven in Taiwan
New Risk Score Assesses Stroke Risk After MI Without A-Fib
Increased Adiposity Measures Affect MI Risk More in Women
Early Studies Often Show Exaggerated Treatment Effect
Varicose Veins May Increase Likelihood of Blood Clots
CABG May Be Best for Patients With DM, LV Dysfunction
Women With Non-Obstructive CAD May Suffer From Myocardial Scars
Treatment Effect of Fenofibrate Varies in Patients With T2DM
No Link Found for Metformin or Statins and Ovarian Cancer
Recommendations for Optimizing Hidden Curriculum in Medicine
Understanding Rx Nonadherence Can Improve Adherence
Coronary Artery Dz Extent Similar in Men, Women With T1DM
Vegetarian, Med Diets Similarly Effective for Body Weight
Artificial Intelligence May Help Prevent Physician Burnout
FDA Warns of Possible Heart Risks Linked to Clarithromycin
Second-Gen Drug-Eluting Stents Similarly Effective for LMCAD
Peds Cardiac Surgery Outcomes Vary by Neighborhood Income
Younger Onset of T2DM Linked to Increased Mortality Risk
Regardless of CV Risks, Cancer History Impacts Mortality
Cardiorespiratory Fitness, White Matter Integrity Tied to Cognition
CDC: No Change in Percentage of Uninsured in U.S. From '16 to '17
In A-Fib Patients, Stroke Risk Higher for Blacks Than Whites
Odds of ARDS Up After Cardiac Surgery During Flu Season
Aspirin, Rivaroxaban Similar After Total Hip, Knee Arthroplasty
Mental Stress-Induced Myocardial Ischemia Risk Up for Women
Perioperative Glucose but Not A1C Predicts Surgical Outcomes
12-Month Weight Loss Doesn't Differ With Low-Fat, Carb Diets
Ertugliflozin Tied to Improved Glycemic Control in T2DM
Anticoagulants in Seniors With A-Fib, CKD Ups Stroke, ICH Risk
AAD: Ustekinumab Cuts Vascular Inflammation in Psoriasis
Burnout Found Prevalent Among Doctors in Single Health System
Mortality Risks of Exclusive Cigar, Cigarette, Pipe Use ID'd
Many in Oregon View Alcohol As More Harmful Than Marijuana
Patients Want Physicians to Have Greater Connectivity
Short Stature in Childhood Tied to Higher Stroke Risk in Adulthood
Rise in Use of Antihypertensives in Delivery With Preeclampsia
Poor Outcomes With Systolic BP Below 120 mm Hg in HFpEF
Genetics Should Inform Care in Noncompaction Cardiomyopathy
Lipoproteins, Lipids Have Similar Ties to MI, Ischemic Stroke
Four Best Practices Outlined to Prevent Health Care Cyberattacks
Losartan May Improve Endothelial Function in Marfan Syndrome
Education About Imaging Most Often Given by Ordering Provider
EHRs Not Sufficient to Ensure Success in Value-Based Care
Quality Improvement Efforts May Improve Cath Lab Efficiencies
Premature Dementia Risk May Be Up in Survivors of Heart Defects
Top Consumer Concerns Reported About Physicians
Direct Oral Anticoagulants Plus Antiplatelets Effective in ACS
Breastfeeding Found to Be Protective Against Hypertension
Poll: Personal Beliefs Shouldn't Allow Doctors to Refuse to Treat
FDA Says U.S. Will Now Produce Critical MRI Component
ICD Placement Doesn't Improve Survival in Patients With CKD
Updated Review Confirms Worse Stroke Outcomes for Women
Expenditures Rising for Treating Obesity-Related Illness in U.S.
Stem Cell Transplant May Be Effective for Systemic Sclerosis
Very Low-Calorie Diet Prompts Brief Heart Function Drop
Marked Variation Seen in Care Quality for TIA, Minor Stroke
PFO Linked to Ischemic Stroke Risk After Non-Cardiac Surgery
Heart Failure Guideline Adherence May Be Best Quality Measure
Guideline-Directed Medical Tx Adherence Low Post CABG
Humanities Exposure Positively Impacts Medical Students
Distance From Advanced Cardiac Care Affects Odds of Survival
Hypertension Common One Year After Severe Preeclampsia
Depression Ups Mortality Risk Post Aortic Valve Replacement
Factors Identified That Impact Physicians IT Adoption
Chronic Disease Major Risk Factor for Cancer, Cancer Mortality
Mortality Risk Similar for Career Versus Limited NFL Participation
Using Hands Is Best Method for Splitting Aspirin Tablets
Medicaid Expansion Cuts Out-of-Pocket Spending
AHA: Breast Cancer Patients at Increased Risk for CV Disease
Migraine Linked to Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
Ablation Better Than Medical Tx for A-Fib With Heart Failure
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Not Found to Up Risk of Heart Disease
Characteristics of Asymptomatic Paroxysmal A-Fib Identified
Statin, BP Lowering Meds Don't Impact Erectile Function
CABG May Be Better Than PCI for 3-Vessel Dz in Younger Adults
Regulators Trying to Reduce Physician Burden Linked to EHR
Mortality, CVD, T2DM Risks Not Up for Living Kidney Donors
Prevalence of PE Low for Patients Presenting to ER With Syncope
E-Cigarette Smoke Carcinogenic to Murine Lung, Bladder
Pre-Op Physical Therapy May Cut Pulmonary Complications
Hearing Loss Common Among Heart Failure Patients
Health Care Spending Up, Mainly Due to Rising Prices
Left Bundle Branch Block Tied to Left Ventricular Dysfunction
Odds of Post-Op Mortality Increase As Weekend Approaches
Smokers Have Distorted View of Onset of Adverse Consequences
ASA: High Adherence to MIND Diet May Benefit Stroke Survivors
Diabetes Impacts Mortality in Breast Cancer Patients
Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome Ups Risk of Recurrent Prostate Cancer
Biomarkers Help Identify CHF Patients Needing Med Titration
ASA: Combo of BP, Cholesterol Meds Tied to Reduced Stroke Risk
ASA: Few Stroke Survivors Have Ideal Cardiovascular Health
Heart Disease, Stroke Risk Up Even Smoking 1 Cigarette/Day
ASA: Benefits for Endovascular Tx Six to 16 Hours After Stroke
Care for Key Surgical Issues Up With ACA Medicaid Expansion
Influenza, Some Viral URIs Increase Risk of Acute MI
In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Survival Differs With Time of Day
Probiotics Tied to Lower Preterm Delivery, Preeclampsia Risk
No Maintenance Period Seen After Weight Loss Plan Completed
Available Evidence on Marijuana's Cardiovascular Effects Is Scant
Prevalence of Cigarette Smoking 15.5 Percent in 2016
Out-of-Pocket Expenditures Down With ACA Implementation
New ACC/AHA Recs Developed for BP Evaluation, Management
Greater Prior Authorization Requirements Seen for PCSK9i Rx
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