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HHS awards millions to improve heart health education in primary care

HHS awards millions to improve heart health education in primary care
May 27, 2015

The HHS has awarded $112 million to fund the EvidenceNOW: Advancing Heart Health in Primary Care initiative, a program designed to deliver the most up-to-date information on cardiovascular prevention to small primary care practices

Sylvia M. Burwell

In the Journals

Grip strength may predict risk for mortality, CVD

May 27, 2015
Reduced muscle strength, as assessed by grip strength using a Jamar dynamometer, was associated with greater risk for all-cause and CV mortality and incidence of CVD…
In the Journals

Carotid stenting outcomes vary widely across US hospitals

May 27, 2015
Hospitals performing carotid artery stenting vary considerably in rates of in-hospital stroke or death — from 0% to 18% overall and from 1.2% to 4.7% when…
Eun-Jung Rhee In the Journals

Metabolic syndrome increases risk for CVD in adults, all-cause mortality in women

May 27, 2015
Metabolic syndrome, particularly the presence of diabetes and hypertension, is associated with high risk for cardiovascular death in both men and women and a…
In the Journals

Increasing alcohol consumption may be harmful to elderly hearts

May 27, 2015
In elderly people, increasing alcohol intake was associated with alterations of cardiac structure and function, particularly in women, according to new data from the…
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Examining Diverse Patient Populations and Their Response to Therapy

Examining Diverse Patient Populations and Their Response to Therapy

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. and Lilly USA, LLC

Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) can result in substantial morbidity or death. To reduce the risk of cardiovascular death…
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VIDEO: Discussion continues on maintenance of certification in intervention cardiology

VIDEO: Discussion continues on maintenance of certification in intervention cardiology

May 24, 2015
SAN DIEGO — In this video, Charles E. Chambers, MD, FSCAI, interventional cardiologist from Penn State Hershey…
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Opening the Window of Time in Stroke Therapy: New Evidence for the Emergency Department

Opening the Window of Time in Stroke Therapy: New Evidence for the Emergency Department

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report an annual 130,000 stroke-related fatalities in the United States…
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