Cardiology News


Early Alert Intervention Cuts Heart Failure Readmission

Early Alert Intervention Cuts Heart Failure Readmission

Significant reduction in 30-day readmission after implementation of early alert system.

Higher Cardiovascular Risk Seen With Eczema

Higher Cardiovascular Risk Seen With Eczema

Higher risk of heart disease, stroke in people with the skin condition.

Smaller Goals to Start Could Boost Activity in Sedentary

Smaller Goals to Start Could Boost Activity in Sedentary

For those who are inactive, any activity may be better than none.

Prolonged Sitting Is Health Hazard, Despite Exercise

Prolonged Sitting Is Health Hazard, Despite Exercise

Biggest health hazard resulting from prolonged sitting is type 2 diabetes.

Cardiovascular Risks of Pneumonia May Linger for Years

Cardiovascular Risks of Pneumonia May Linger for Years

Risk highest in first month after pneumonia but remains 1.5 times higher over subsequent years.

Routine Oral Anticoagulants May Not Benefit All With A-Fib

Routine Oral Anticoagulants May Not Benefit All With A-Fib

Ischemic stroke risk lower than thought in those with atrial fibrillation and CHA2DS2-VASc score of 1.

Collaboration Between Med Students Cuts Diagnostic Errors

Collaboration Between Med Students Cuts Diagnostic Errors

Diagnostic accuracy higher for pairs than individuals assessing cases of respiratory distress.

Ablation Effectiveness Quotient Predicts Clinical Success

Ablation Effectiveness Quotient Predicts Clinical Success

High AEQ linked to freedom from atrial tachyarrhythmia in patients with paroxysmal a-fib.

Docs Should Negotiate Health Care Payer Contracts

Docs Should Negotiate Health Care Payer Contracts

Items to negotiate include easing of prior authorization process, extension for submitting claim.

A Dash More Salt Than 1,500 mg Seems to Lower Mortality Risk

A Dash More Salt Than 1,500 mg Seems to Lower Mortality Risk

Trend toward higher death in study participants who had high salt intake.

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