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Survey suggests partisanship doomed health care reform, public split on many ACA components

August 16, 2017

A greater Republican division on the issue of health care reform than originally thought in addition to the Democrats’ determination to not repeal the Affordable Care Act, led to the failure of health care reform efforts thus far, according to a special report recently published in The New England Journal of Medicine.

“Fundamental divisions among Republicans point to an underlying reason why Republicans in Congress had such difficulty agreeing on a single repeal and replace plan. These divisions were not helped by the fact that President Donald Trump’s role in the debate was seen so poorly by the general public,” Robert J. Blendon, ScD, and John M. Benson, MA, of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, wrote.

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ROOBY-FS: Event-free survival rates lower with off-pump CABG

August 16, 2017
Patients who underwent off-pump CABG had reduced rates of event-free and 5-year survival compared with those who received on-pump CABG, according to a study published in…
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Thoracic endovascular graft recall deemed serious

August 16, 2017
The FDA has designated a recall of a thoracic endovascular graft as Class I, the most serious kind. Cook Medical Inc. issued a recall of the graft (Zenith Alpha Thoracic…
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Perceptions of advanced HF severity differ between patients, physicians

August 16, 2017
Patients with advanced HF were more likely to be identified by physicians as high risk for transplant, left ventricular assist device implantation or death than to…

CMS plans to cancel cardiac payment models

August 16, 2017
CMS has proposed canceling cardiac episode payment models and a cardiac rehabilitation incentive payment model that were originally set to begin in 2018, according to a…
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Back to the Future: Clinical Experience with and Access to Lipid-Lowering Agents of the Past, Present, and Future

This activity is supported by educational funding provided by Amgen and Sanofi US and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals.

With each passing year we gain new insight and understanding around the clinical utilization of lipid-lowering…
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VIDEO: Expert discusses role of genetics in early-age MI

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