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Quality improvement interventions using EMRs reduce postoperative AF

August 25, 2016

Patients undergoing cardiac surgery experience fewer incidences of postoperative atrial fibrillation and a reduction in length of hospital stay and cost when quality improvement interventions using electronic medical records are implemented, researchers reported in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

The quality improvement process detailed in the case study included four steps:

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Psoriasis, type 2 diabetes have similar association with coronary artery calcium

August 25, 2016
Patients with psoriasis had an association with coronary artery calcium that was similar to patients with type 2 diabetes, according to recent study results published in…
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Thousands of genes responsible for inherited risk for MI, stroke identified in specific tissues

August 25, 2016
The first systematic analysis of RNA sequence data from blood, vascular and metabolic tissues from patients with CAD has uncovered a new level of complexity and…

Hospital warns open-heart patients of nontuberculous mycobacteria risk

August 25, 2016
A hospital in Iowa warned thousands of open-heart surgery patients that they may have been exposed to nontuberculous mycobacteria, or NTM, via contaminated heater-cooler…
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DCB bests plain balloon angioplasty for TLR risk reduction in patients with femoropopliteal artery disease

August 25, 2016
In patients with femoropopliteal artery disease, treatment with a drug-coated balloon yielded a significantly reduced risk for target lesion revascularization at 12…
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