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Echocardiography may be underutilized during critical CV hospitalizations

February 12, 2016

Despite an increase of use in recent years, echocardiography may still be underutilized during critical CV hospitalizations, according to data published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Researchers examined national trends, practice patterns and patient outcomes associated with echocardiography use reported in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. The primary endpoint was all-cause in-hospital mortality and the association with echocardiography use.

Senate Health Committee passes Advancing Research for Neurological Diseases Act of 2015

February 12, 2016
The Senate Health Committee passed the “Advancing Research for Neurological Diseases Act of 2015” (S. 849)” on Tuesday, which will establish a national…
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Efforts to improve CHD risk-factor control may reduce racial, ethnic disparities

February 12, 2016
In a study of more than 1.3 million patients in the Kaiser Permanente Health System in Northern California, Asian, black and Hispanic adults had lower risk for CHD…
In the Journals

Influenza increases risk for AF

February 12, 2016
Influenza infection is associated with an 18% increased risk for atrial fibrillation, which may be reduced through influenza vaccination, according to new research…
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Expert questions conclusions of similar mortality risk with EVAR, open repair in AAA

February 12, 2016
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Endovascular aneurysm repair, if it can be performed, confers lower risk for mortality compared with open repair in patients with abdominal…
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