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

March 4, 2015

In a predominantly minority, urban population, self-monitoring of BP was not shown to yield improvements in BP control over the usual care, according to recent findings.

“Although control rates have improved over time, racial/ethnic disparities in hypertension control persist,” the researchers wrote. “Self-[BP] monitoring, by itself, has been shown to be an effective tool in predominantly white populations, but less studied in minority, urban communities.”

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…
In the Journals

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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FDA requires labeling changes for testosterone therapies to reflect CV risk

March 3, 2015
The FDA has announced that manufacturers of prescription testosterone products must change their labeling to more clearly indicate approved uses and also include a…
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Debating the Differences and Nuances of Antiplatelet Therapy in ACS and PCI: Not a One-Size-Fits-All?

Debating the Differences and Nuances of Antiplatelet Therapy in ACS and PCI: Not a One-Size-Fits-All?

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

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VIDEO: Intra-arterial thrombectomy trial results indicate 'formula for success'

February 25, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Aneesh B. Singhal, MD, vice chair of quality and safety at Massachusetts General Hospital…
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Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 4 Obesity and the Cardiovascular System

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 4
Obesity and the Cardiovascular System

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Eisai, Inc. and Vivus, Inc.

Obesity is associated with a wide range of comorbid conditions, including diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, and…
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