American Heart Association's Quality and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions

The latest news from the AHA QCOR Scientific Sessions, with physician perspective, researcher interviews and clinician insight.

Meeting News

Depression affects outcomes, costs after stroke, MI

April 9, 2018
Depression increased annual health care expenditures and health resource utilization and worsened outcomes in patients with MI or stroke, according…
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Financial burden from out-of-pocket expenses common in low-income patients with CVD

April 6, 2018
Low-income families with a member with atherosclerotic CVD were more likely to have high financial burden regardless of insurance status compared…
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CVD risk factor control varies among outpatient practices

May 23, 2013
CVD risk factor control varies widely among US outpatient practices, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Quality…
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iPhone app provided fast, accurate transmission of ECGs

May 17, 2013
An experimental iPhone application may be able to transmit electrocardiogram images faster and more reliably than the standard process of emailing…
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Hospital use, costs did not increase with Massachusetts’ health care reform

May 16, 2013
Following the initiation of Massachusetts’ health care reform in 2006, the number of insured people increased by 300,000, but researchers found…
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Home monitoring, pharmacist care improved BP control at 6 months

May 18, 2012
Patients with uncontrolled hypertension can effectively reduce their BP at 6 months with home telemonitoring and pharmacist case management…
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Depression in HF hits men hardest

Cardiology Today, June 2012
Depression and reports of having poor quality of life are more likely in men with HF compared with women or men who do not have HF. Researchers…
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Thrombolysis safe for stroke patients taking warfarin

Cardiology Today, June 2012
Patients with acute ischemic stroke who are taking warfarin can be treated safely with tissue plasminogen activator, new data suggest…
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MI patients initially taken to PCI hospitals received faster treatment

Cardiology Today, June 2012
Patients with MI sent directly to a percutaneous coronary intervention-equipped hospital had better rapid reperfusion times and lower mortality vs…