Cardiology News

ACC: Adherence to Statins Low Among Patients With ASCVD
FDA Issues Update on Mortality Risk With Paclitaxel-Coated Products
Average of 8.8 Inactive Ingredients Found in Oral Medications
Outcomes for AMI Improved During 1995 to 2014
ACC: Dietary Cholesterol Ups Cardiovascular Disease Risk
ACC: Antibacterial Envelope Can Reduce CIED Infections
Physician Burnout Rate Increased From 2014 to 2017
MitraClip Device Approved for Patients With Secondary Mitral Regurgitation
E-Cigarettes May Threaten Goal of Achieving Tobacco Endgame
Troponin Assay Confusion May Cause Misdiagnosis of Acute MI
Adding Bempedoic Acid to Statin Therapy Reduces LDL Cholesterol
Head of National Cancer Institute Named Acting FDA Commissioner
FDA Approves New Generic Valsartan to Ease Shortage
CDC: Most Americans Report Excellent, Good Health
Stress Test-Based Physiological Age May Be Superior Mortality Predictor
Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Third Leading Cause of DALYs
Cardiorespiratory Fitness Tied to Coronary Heart Disease Risk
Becoming Active in Middle Age Still Offers Health Benefits
History of Cycling Weight May Up Risk for Heart Disease in Women
Water Pipe Tobacco Smoking Addictive, Harmful to the Heart
GDM Linked to Increased Cardiovascular Event Risk Postpartum
ACC: Photoplethysmography Signal Can Detect Diabetes
ACC: Long-Term Outcomes for MI Similar at ≤40, 40 to 50
High-Quality, Plant-Based Diet Tied to Lower Risk for CVD Mortality
Endogenous Testosterone Linked to Cardiovascular Disease
Preoperative Frailty Linked to Surgical Outcomes, Costs
Electronic Order Set May Reduce Inappropriate ECG Monitoring
Heat Alerts May Come Too Late in Northern States
FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb Resigns
2011 to 2015 Saw Drop in Delayed Discharge Rates After TAVR
Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy Tied to Stroke Risk
Intraoperative Methylprednisolone During Bypass Not Renal Protective
Readmission for Patients With Sepsis Common and Costly
Oscillometric Devices Offer More Accurate Way to Measure BP
Age, Race Impact Atherosclerotic Risk With Psoriasis
FDA Warns Americans Not to Buy Drugs From Canadian Company
Long-Term Cardiomyopathy Risk Varies by Chemo Agent
ATS Issues Practice Guideline for Pediatric Home Oxygen Therapy
Advanced Echocardiographic Training Requirements Issued
HEART Care Pathway Reduces Admission, Stress Testing in ACS
Lowering BP, Lipids in Healthy Elderly Has No Cognitive Effect
Kidney Disease Affects Revascularization Outcomes
Achievement of Targets in T2DM Varies by Season
MRI Cardiac Stress Test Predicts Death From Heart Disease
Prognostic Bleeding Risk Models Developed for Aspirin Use
Incidence of Acute Myocardial Infarctions Up Among Young Women
2014 to 2017 Saw Improvement in Burnout for U.S. Physicians
Higher Triglycerides May Be Protective in the Very Elderly
Most Patients Do Not Disclose Complementary Medicine Use
National Health Spending Set to Increase 5.5 Percent Annually
FDA: Gout Drug Uloric Increases Risk of Death
Higher Salt Intake in DASH Diet Tied to More Lightheadedness
Excessively Sleepy OSA Subtype Tied to Increased CVD Risk
Odds of Receiving Tx for CAD Up With Medicare Advantage
Leg Amputation in ESRD Patients Should Prompt Palliative Care Discussion
Vertical Integration Has Little Impact on Quality Measures
Rivaroxaban Does Not Reduce VTE Incidence in High-Risk Cancer Patients
Morning Exercise Linked to BP Reduction in Sedentary Seniors
Experimental Test May Quickly Diagnose Sepsis
New Kaiser Permanente Medical School Plans to Waive Tuition
Eating Nuts Tied to Reduced CVD Incidence, Death in T2DM Patients
Late-Onset Migraine With Aura Linked to Increased Stroke Risk
Clinical Apps Up Quality of Care for Stable Ischemic Heart Disease
Higher Push-Up Capacity Linked to Lower Incidence of CVD Events
Cardiovascular Risk Increased During Gender Transition
Hospital Prices Growing Faster Than Physician Prices
Nurse Navigators Aid Outcomes After Heart Attack Discharge
Discharge Opioid Rx for Heart Dz Patients May Impact Follow-Up
Artificially Sweetened Drinks Linked to Stroke After Menopause
Most A-Fib Patients Have at Least One Identifiable Trigger
Physical Activity Down Across Chronic Disease Subgroups
CVD Does Not Modify Depression-Mortality Link in Elderly
Guidelines Updated for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Adults
Coexisting Medical Conditions, Smoking Explain PTSD-CVD Link
Larger Physician Bonus May Improve Care in Chronic Disease
CDC: Student Tobacco Use Increased From 2017 to 2018
Health Care Spending Per Person Increased to $5,641 in 2017
ASA: Opioid Epidemic Tied to Infection-Related Stroke
Financial Hardship From Medical Bills Common in ASCVD
CDC: Screening Policies for Critical Congenital Heart Dz Widespread
ASA: Intensive BP Control Lowers Bleeding Risk in Stroke Patients
Many Systematic Reviews Do Not Fully Report Adverse Events
Low Fitness, Obesity Linked to Later Disability Pension
Functional Decline Seen for Many Frail Patients After TAVR, SAVR
ASA: Reversal Agent Cuts Severe Bleeding With Factor Xa Inhibitors
Walgreens Worst Violator in Tobacco Sales to Minors, FDA Says
Johnson & Johnson to Provide Drug Prices in TV Ads
High-Risk HPV Infection Linked to Increased Risk for CVD in Women
CDC: Heart Attack Awareness Improved Since 2008
Dialysis Staff-Initiated CPR Ups Outcomes in Cardiac Arrest
Postconditioning During PCI for STEMI Shows Delayed Benefits
Most Americans Concerned About Weight, Link to Heart Health
Donor Heart Recovery From Drug-Intoxicated Deaths Has Increased
Psoriasis Tx Linked to Drop in Noncalcified Coronary Plaque
Hypertensive Crisis Prevalent in Urban African-Americans
Burden of Sudden Cardiac Death Higher in Black Men, Women
Expanded Recall of Warfarin Level Monitoring Test Strips
High Physical Activity Levels Tied to Coronary Artery Calcification
E-Cigarette Use Linked to Cigarette Initiation in Adolescents
Pharmacist-Led Phone Follow-Up May Cut Readmission Rates
Long-Term Incidence of A-Fib Increased in Women With Breast Cancer
Rising Temps May Up Burden of Congenital Heart Disease in U.S.
Fruit, Vegetable Intake Very Low in Hemodialysis Population
AHA: Nearly Half of U.S. Adults Have Cardiovascular Disease
Meta-Analysis: Small Weight Increase Seen for Breakfast Eaters
E-Cigarettes More Effective for Smoking Cessation
Infective Endocarditis Related to Injection Drug Use Rising
FDA Receives an 'F' in Tobacco Prevention Report Card
Death at 10 Years Similar With Bilateral-, Single-Artery CABG
Avoiding Full-Blown Diabetes Cuts Cardiovascular Risk
ASA: Increased Odds of Stroke, MI With E-Cigarette Use
ASA: Flu-Like Illness Linked to Increased Risk for Stroke
MEESSI-Acute Heart Failure Risk Score Validated
Intensive BP Treatment Does Not Reduce Dementia Risk
NOACs Recommended as First-Line Prevention of Stroke in A-Fib
Blood Conservation Safe, Effective During Heart Surgery
Financial Stress, Coronary Heart Disease Linked in African-Americans
Paclitaxel Exposure in Vascular Device Not Linked to Mortality
Tachycardia May Indicate Higher Mortality Risk in Cancer Patients
Virtual Video Visits Liked by Patients, Providers
Assessment Tools Aid Risk Planning at Nursing Homes
Home-Based Program Achieves Hypertension Control
Report IDs Areas Lacking Good Practice in Health Tech Assessment
Fried Chicken, Fish Linked to All-Cause, Cardiovascular Death
CDC: Proportion of Increased-Risk Deceased Organ Donors on Rise
Smoking Tied to Peripheral Artery Disease in African-Americans
BP >120/80 mm Hg Linked to Lower Gray Matter Volume
Meta-Analysis: Aspirin Linked to Lower Risk for CV Events in Primary Prevention
Canadian Syncope Risk Score IDs ED Monitoring Time Postsyncope
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 HealthCare.gov
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
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
Personal Health Info Found in Recycling at Five Hospitals
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