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ACP Issues Challenge to Cut Task Burden and Put Patients First

March 28, 2017. 12:00 PM EST. American College of Physicians details policy recommendations to reduce administrative burden Read article


Genetic Hyperglycemia Raises Risk of Coronary Artery Disease

March 27, 2017 Increased risk of coronary artery disease is separate from diabetes risk

Physical Function Should Be Goal of Care for Elderly CVD Patients

March 24, 2017 Older adults respond to exercise interventions, which should aim to increase functional capacity

Heterogeneous Association for Alcohol, CVD Presentation

March 23, 2017 Non-drinking linked to increased risks of unstable angina, MI, heart failure, ischemic stroke, PAD, AAA

30-Day Mortality Down During Joint Commission Survey Weeks

March 23, 2017 Patients admitted during survey weeks (versus non-survey weeks) have significantly lower mortality

Global Tobacco Control Treaty Has Reduced Smoking Rates

March 23, 2017 Countries agreed to implement measures such as tobacco taxes and smoke-free public areas

Statin Intolerance Tied to Increased Risk of Recurrent MI

March 23, 2017 Higher rate of recurrent MI, coronary heart disease for Medicare beneficiaries post-MI hospitalization

AHA/ACC Update Guidelines for Valvular Heart Disease in Adults

March 22, 2017 Updated recommendations include modified recommendations for TAVR and surgical AVR

Multiple Dosing Mitigates ASA Hyporesponsiveness After CABG

March 22, 2017 Multiple dosing more effective than ASA 81 or 325 mg once-daily for suppressing serum TXB2 formation

Black, Asian Medical Students Less Likely to Be AΩA Members

March 21, 2017 After adjustment, black, Asian medical students are less likely than white students to be AΩA members

Inappropriate Use of PCI Drops Under Increased Scrutiny in N.Y.

March 21, 2017 Decrease in inappropriate PCIs from 18.2 to 10.6 percent for all patients in N.Y. from 2010 to 2014

Impaired Orthostatic BP Recovery Linked to Falls in Older Adults

March 20, 2017 Delayed recovery OH and sustained OH linked to incident falls, unexplained falls, injurious falls

Los Angeles eConsult Program Can Reduce Wait Times

March 17, 2017 eConsult program rapidly adopted; used by more than 3,000 primary care providers by 2015

Continuing Statins Up to Surgery May Improve CABG Outcomes

March 17, 2017 Continuing medications up to and on operation day linked to better survival rates in study

Shorter Length of Stay Tied to Earlier Readmission for Seniors

March 17, 2017 Risk of early readmission from post-acute care facility down with longer LOS at index hospitalization

Patients Have High Confidence in Self-Testing INR

March 17, 2017 Seventy-three percent of patients report being confident in adjusting their own warfarin level