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

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Anticoagulant benefits for atrial fibrillation decrease with age

The net clinical benefit of anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation (AF)—one of the most important causes of irregular heartbeats and a leading cause of stroke—decreases with age, as the risk of death from other factors ...


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, ...


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: ...


~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 ...

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