Cardiology News


Despite Risk to Patients, Health Providers Often Work While Sick

Despite Risk to Patients, Health Providers Often Work While Sick

Main reason is not wanting to let colleagues, patients down.

Lifestyle Factors Can Halve Heart Failure Risk in Elderly

Lifestyle Factors Can Halve Heart Failure Risk in Elderly

Researchers suggest health choices still make a difference in old age.

Health Insurance Expansion Likely to Increase HTN Treatment

Health Insurance Expansion Likely to Increase HTN Treatment

Increase expected to lead to fewer coronary heart disease events, stroke events, CVD-related deaths.

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Offer Multiple Benefits

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Offer Multiple Benefits

Info in PDMP used to change clinical decisions, guide opioid prescribing, facilitate communication.

Asian-Language Smoking Quitline Successful Nationwide

Asian-Language Smoking Quitline Successful Nationwide

Callers are Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese; most received nicotine patches and counseling.

SCOTUS Upholds Subsidies for Affordable Care Act

SCOTUS Upholds Subsidies for Affordable Care Act

Ruling preserves tax credits for 6.4 million people in 34 states.

Methadone Linked to Initial QTc Prolongation in Chronic Pain

Methadone Linked to Initial QTc Prolongation in Chronic Pain

Nonsignificant increase in QTc in first month after initiating methadone, which does not persist.

Proof-of-Concept Study to Assess Impact of Glycemic Variability

Proof-of-Concept Study to Assess Impact of Glycemic Variability

Population randomized to basal-bolus insulin, GLIPULIN allows comparison of glycemic variability.

Low Rate of ICD Implantation in Elderly, Despite Good Results

Low Rate of ICD Implantation in Elderly, Despite Good Results

Age alone should not be a barrier, researchers say.

Smartphones Can Interfere With Cardiac Devices

Smartphones Can Interfere With Cardiac Devices

Risk is low; however, patients are advised to keep phones away from chest pockets.

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