Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes

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 ...

Cardiology

Misunderstanding of term 'Hypertension' impacts med use

(HealthDay)—Misunderstanding of the term hypertension may impact antihypertensive medication use and adherence, according to a perspective piece published online July 7 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

Cardiology

Full Rx coverage ups outcomes for patients discharged after MI

(HealthDay)—For patients discharged from hospital after myocardial infarction, full prescription coverage is associated with improved health outcomes and less resource use, according to research published online May 5 in ...

Cardiology

Where you're treated for heart attack matters

(HealthDay)—Heart attack patients live longer if they're treated at high-performing hospitals—those with lower 30-day death rates, a new study indicates.

Cardiology

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest outcomes vary by time to CPR

(HealthDay)—For patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), outcomes differ by time to first cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first documented rhythm, according to a study published online April 30 in Circulation: ...

Cardiology

Heart attack risk high in divorced women, even after remarrying

Divorced women suffer heart attacks at higher rates than women who are continuously married, a new study from Duke Medicine has found. A woman who has been through two or more divorces is nearly twice as likely to have a ...

Cardiology

One in ten AMI patients have unrecognized incident diabetes

(HealthDay)—One in 10 acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients without a previous diagnosis of diabetes mellitus (DM) have underlying DM, according to research published online April 21 in Circulation: Cardiovascular ...

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