Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes

Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes will include high-quality applied clinical, epidemiological, and health care policy papers related to cardiovascular diseases. The mission of the journal—like outcomes research itself—is to improve clinical care and health care delivery. The audience for this journal includes researchers, clinicians, policymakers, administrators, health plan executives and government agency professionals. The journal's purpose is to be a catalyst for outstanding science, to disseminate science and information that will enhance cardiovascular health and health care, to strengthen and expand the community of people committed to improving clinical care and population health, to inspire people to engage in scholarly activities of consequence

Publisher
American Heart Association

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Social media can inform patient-doctor dialogue about LVADs

(HealthDay)—Social media outlets represent a promising source of information relating to left ventricular assist device treatment for heart failure, but their reliability is hampered by current lack of oversight into content, ...

Cardiology

Modest predictive power for HbA1c in atherosclerotic CVD risk

(HealthDay)—In the context of conventional cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) has a modest effect on predicted atherosclerotic CVD risk, according to a study published online Sept. 8 in Circulation: ...

Cardiology

~40 percent undergo stress testing after PCI in VA system

(HealthDay)—In the Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system, nearly 40 percent of patients undergo stress testing in the two years following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), according to a study published online ...

Cardiology

Use of novel oral anticoagulants increasing in A-fib

(HealthDay)—For patients with atrial fibrillation hospitalized with stroke or transient ischemic attack, use of novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) has increased over time, according to a study published online June 9 in ...

Cardiology

Does your insurance card matter when you have a heart attack?

Medicaid reimbursement to health care facilities on ST-elevation myocardial management—or STEMI, a serious form of a heart attack—is often lower when compared with the reimbursement rate of private insurance, according ...

Cardiology

HRQoL outcomes not improving for transapical TAVR

(HealthDay)—Health-related quality of life (HRQoL) outcomes have not improved for patients undergoing transapical transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TA-TAVR), according to research published online June 9 in Circulation: ...

Cardiology

Length of lookback period important in incident AMI trends

(HealthDay)—The length of the lookback period (LP) affects trends in incident acute myocardial infarction (AMI), with a greater effect in women, according to a study published online June 9 in Circulation: Cardiovascular ...

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