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Incidence of MI, stroke increased in high-impact areas after Hurricane Sandy

December 18, 2014

After Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the incidence of MI and stroke increased in New Jersey regions hit hardest by the storm, according to a new report.

Researchers at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School evaluated the incidence of CV events from 2007 to 2012 using the MI Data Acquisition System (MIDAS), a database of records of all patients diagnosed with CVD or who underwent an invasive procedure at a nonfederal hospital in New Jersey. Patients were categorized by their residential county using information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency: high-impact area (41.5% of the New Jersey population) or low-impact area.

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CDC's 10 most important public health challenges of 2014

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In a year that has been fraught with public health crises, the CDC has had more than its share of important work to do. While 2014’s Ebola epidemic dominated…
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Researchers observe effect of single tibial artery revascularization on microcirculation

December 18, 2014
Single tibial artery revascularization was associated with similar improvements in dorsal and plantar microcirculation, concluded new data. Furthermore, roughly half of…
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MicroRNA profiling could be biomarker of heart transplant rejection

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New year, new code: How to get paid for chronic care management in 2015, part 1

December 18, 2014
From international law firm Arnold & Porter LLP comes a timely column that provides views on current regulatory and legislative topics that weigh on the minds of today’s…
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Challenges and Opportunities in the Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke: Key Points for the Emergency Physician

Challenges and Opportunities in the Treatment of Acute Ischemic Stroke

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VIDEO: Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, discusses 'practice-changing' IMPROVE-IT results

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CHICAGO — The "practice-changing" results from the IMPROVE-IT trial presented at the American Heart Association…
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