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30-day readmission linked to mortality risk in Medicare patients with HF

July 29, 2016

Medicare-eligible patients hospitalized for HF had greater risk for all-cause mortality if they were readmitted within 30 days, according to new findings.

During nearly 9 years, those who were readmitted within 30 days also had more all-cause readmissions, a longer cumulative length of stay and a higher cumulative cost burden vs. those who were not readmitted within 30 days, researchers reported.

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Rates of invasive treatment for cardiogenic shock lag in NY despite change in public reporting

July 29, 2016
Invasive treatment for patients with MI and cardiogenic shock has risen in New York state since such cases were removed from public reporting requirements, but still…
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Acute MI raises risk for long-term mortality in young patients

July 28, 2016
Younger patients with acute MI had a much higher risk for long-term mortality than a background population without MI matched for age, sex and follow-up year, according…
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Psoriasis treatment may improve cardiovascular symptoms, researcher reports

July 28, 2016
Psoriasis treatment may improve cardiovascular symptoms by reducing skin inflammation, which could lead to less inflammation in other parts of the body, according to a…
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Review: Mobile health holds promise for early diagnosis, prevention of CVD

July 28, 2016
Mobile health has the potential for a great role in the early diagnosis and prevention of CVD, according to authors of a contemporary review published in the Journal of
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CARDIOVASCULAR CONSULTS®: Volume 1, Number 2

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

Heart failure is a complex syndrome that affects approximately 5.1 million Americans. Despite significant advances in…
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VIDEO: Pulmonary artery pressure monitoring improves quality of life, exercise capacity in chronic HF

June 29, 2016
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VIDEO: More research needed to determine optimal strategies for reducing HF readmissions

July 5, 2016
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