Top Story

In patients with mitral regurgitation, surgery improves well-being

March 5, 2015

Compared with patients who do not undergo surgery, patients with organic mitral regurgitation who undergo surgery experience significant improvements in emotional and physical well-being, regardless of the existence of preoperative symptoms, according to recent findings.

“Mitral regurgitation is frequent, with thoroughly analyzed objective outcomes such as [HF] and survival, but little focus on patient well-being,” the researchers wrote. “This gap in knowledge can now be addressed using well-standardized tools for health-related quality of life and psychoemotional status, defined by distress and traumatic stress–related symptoms.”

SCOTUS hears arguments over tax credits for subsidies under ACA

March 4, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court today began hearing oral arguments in King vs. Burwell, a case that will determine whether the Internal Revenue Service may extend tax-credit…
In the Journals

Nut consumption may reduce risk for mortality

March 4, 2015
High consumption of nuts was associated with significantly decreased risk for all-cause and CV mortality, regardless of sex or ethnicity, according to a new report in…
In the Journals

Peripheral vascular intervention use stabilized in recent years

March 4, 2015
The rate of growth in use of peripheral vascular interventions appears to have stabilized from 2006 to 2011, but a new report suggests the clinical setting where these…
Michael Blaha, MD, MPH In the Journals

New algorithm gauges mortality risk based on treadmill performance

March 4, 2015
Researchers have developed the FIT Treadmill Score, which can translate basic treadmill performance measures into a fitness-related mortality risk score.A retrospective…
More News Headlines »
CME
Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 1

Obesity Consults: Volume 2, Number 1

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

Obesity is suboptimally managed in clinical practice despite the availability of relevantguidelines and evidence-based…
More »
Meeting News Coverage Video
Healio ISC2015 Singhal th

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…
More »
CME
Severe Hypertriglyceridemia: Confronting the Complex Issues in Etiology and Treatment

Severe Hypertriglyceridemia: Confronting the Complex Issues in Etiology and Treatment

This activity is supported by an educational grant from AstraZeneca.

Hypertriglyceridemia is a highly prevalent, yet modifiable, risk factor for atherosclerotic disease, pancreatitis, and…
More »
morganatic-roan
morganatic-roan