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Pay for performance did not impair access to CABG

August 29, 2014

There is no evidence that pay for performance has had a negative effect on access to CABG for high-risk patients with acute MI, researchers reported.

There had been concern that pay for performance would lead providers to avoid offering surgical procedures to the highest-risk patients because of concern that poor outcomes would lead to financial penalties, according to the study background.

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Transcatheter mitral valve repair yielded positive outcomes in functional, degenerative MR

August 25, 2014
Transcatheter mitral valve repair was associated with strong immediate outcomes and similar 1-year mortality rates in patients with functional and degenerative mitral…
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Similar survival observed for transcatheter, surgical mitral valve repair

August 20, 2014
Transcatheter and surgical mitral valve repair were both associated with 1-year survival rates of around 85% in a cohort of patients at high risk for surgery.In the…

Henry Ford Hospital performs first US transcatheter tricuspid valve replacement

August 16, 2014
During a 2-hour procedure conducted July 31, physicians at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit performed a transcatheter tricuspid valve replacement; the first such procedure…
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Experts’ Take: Dialogue on Hypertriglyceridemia

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Amarin Pharma Inc.

7/23/2014
Lead by genetic studies, recent data describe a causal role of triglycerides (TG) in the formation of atherosclerosis…
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Risk Management in the Cardiovascular Disease Arena: Focus on Glycemic Control

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech.

2/1/2014
Among the multiple comorbidities and complications that are associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)…
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Pay for performance did not impair access to CABG

August 29, 2014
There is no evidence that pay for performance has had a negative effect on access to CABG for high-risk patients with acute MI, researchers…
figure In the Journals

Transcatheter mitral valve repair yielded positive outcomes in functional, degenerative MR

August 25, 2014
Transcatheter mitral valve repair was associated with strong immediate outcomes and similar 1-year mortality rates in patients with functional and…
figure

Similar survival observed for transcatheter, surgical mitral valve repair

August 20, 2014
Transcatheter and surgical mitral valve repair were both associated with 1-year survival rates of around 85% in a cohort of patients at high risk for…

Henry Ford Hospital performs first US transcatheter tricuspid valve replacement

August 16, 2014
During a 2-hour procedure conducted July 31, physicians at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit performed a transcatheter tricuspid valve replacement; the…
In the Journals

GARY data provide comprehensive look at aortic valve replacement procedures

August 13, 2014
Conventional aortic valve replacement surgery was associated with encouraging mortality outcomes at 1 year in low-risk patients, while transcatheter…
In the Journals

Statins beneficial for wound healing after cardiac surgery

August 8, 2014
The use of statins may be helpful to improve wound healing and reduce overall recovery time for patients who undergo cardiac surgery, especially…
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Endarterectomy outperformed stenting for symptomatic carotid stenosis

August 6, 2014
Endarterectomy yielded lower 5-year ipsilateral stroke rates than stenting in a cohort of patients with severe symptomatic carotid stenosis…

New European guideline focuses on CV patients undergoing noncardiac surgery

August 5, 2014
The European Society of Cardiology and European Society of Anesthesiology have issued a joint guideline to provide recommendations for the CV…
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STICH: CABG conferred benefit for patients with advanced ischemic cardiomyopathy

August 4, 2014
Among patients with ischemic left ventricular dysfunction, CABG was more likely to benefit those with advanced ischemic cardiomyopathy, according to…

Guideline update addresses CV evaluation, management for patients undergoing noncardiac surgery

August 1, 2014
The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association released a guideline update for reducing the risk for CV complications in…
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