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Emotions expressed on Twitter may predict CV risk in communities

January 24, 2015

A new study suggested that it may be feasible to capture community psychological characteristics through social media. Further, these characteristics appear to be strong markers of CV mortality at the community level, according to research published in Psychological Science.

“Hostility and chronic stress are known risk factors for heart disease, but they are costly to assess on a large scale. We used language expressed on Twitter to characterize community level psychological correlates of age-adjusted mortality from atherosclerotic heart disease,” researchers from the World Well-Being Project wrote.

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Impact of residential segregation on CV risk varied by race, ethnicity

January 23, 2015
The association between residential segregation and CV risk varied by race or ethnicity, according to new findings from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis…
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THUNDER: Benefit of paclitaxel-coated balloon maintained at 5 years

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New year, new code: How to get paid for chronic care management in 2015, part 3

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Beginning in 2015, physicians and other qualified health care professionals will be able to separately bill Medicare for providing non-face-to-face chronic care…
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Atherosclerotic plaque characteristics identified by coronary CTA predicted lesion ischemia

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Kirk N. Garratt, MD: Prolonged DAPT beneficial in patients with paclitaxel-eluting stents

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