Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes

Chest complaints more costly in obese patients

(HealthDay)—Higher body mass index (BMI) is associated with increased cost of care and longer hospital stays for patients who present to the emergency department with chest pain and dyspnea, according to ...

Mar 08, 2014
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One in three stroke emergencies don't use EMS

More than a third of stroke patients don't get to the hospital by ambulance, even though that's the fastest way to get there, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart ...

Apr 30, 2013
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Free online program helps reduce blood pressure

People with high blood pressure enrolled in a clinical pharmacist-led web-based monitoring program were more likely to lower their pressure to recommended level than people who did not use the program.

Mar 05, 2013
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Statin use linked to few side effects

the popular class of cholesterol-lowering drugs used widely to prevent recurrent heart disease or stroke as well as risk for having a first cardiac or stroke event—appear to cause few side effects, according to new research ...

Jul 09, 2013
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Odds of uncontrolled and unreported HTN up for blacks

(HealthDay)—Blacks are more likely to have hypertension and to have uncontrolled and unreported hypertension than whites, according to a study published online Dec. 23 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Qu ...

Dec 28, 2013
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Six steps could cut heart failure readmissions

There are six procedural things hospital teams can do to help heart failure patients avoid another hospital stay in the 30 days after they're discharged—and if all six are followed, patients are even more likely to avoid ...

Jul 16, 2013
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