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New algorithm gauges mortality risk based on treadmill performance

March 4, 2015

Researchers have developed the FIT Treadmill Score, which can translate basic treadmill performance measures into a fitness-related mortality risk score.

A retrospective cohort study included 58,020 adults aged 18 to 96 years free from known CVD who were referred for an exercise stress test between 1991 and May 2009 (median age, 53 years; 49% women). Researchers collected demographic, clinical, exercise and mortality data to identify exercise test variables most predictive of survival. The beta coefficients of the model with the highest survival discrimination were used to construct the FIT Treadmill Score.

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Self-monitoring of BP fails to improve BP control in urban population

March 4, 2015
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CMS releases 2015 Quality Measures Report

March 3, 2015
CMS released the 2015 National Impact Assessment of Quality Measures Report, demonstrating that the nation has made significant progress in improving the health care…
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BREATHE OUT intervention leads to improved clinician satisfaction

March 3, 2015
Increased clinician satisfaction with difficult patient encounters was associated with use of the BREATHE OUT technique, which allows physicians to reflect on their own…
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Meta-analysis: DEB, DES superior to plain old balloon angioplasty for in-stent restenosis

March 3, 2015
Use of drug-eluting balloons or stents for the treatment of in-stent restenosis was superior to plain old balloon angioplasty alone for the prevention of target lesion…
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