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March 2013 Briefing - Cardiology

Last Updated: April 01, 2013.

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Cardiology for March 2013. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.

Many Uninsured Vets Will Be Eligible for Medicaid Under ACA

FRIDAY, March 29 (HealthDay News) -- A large proportion of uninsured veterans and their spouses will be eligible for Medicaid or new subsidies for coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to a report published by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Genetic Profiles Linked to Progression to Heavy Smoking

FRIDAY, March 29 (HealthDay News) -- Individuals with genetic profiles putting them at risk of greater smoking are more likely to progress to heavy smoking and nicotine dependence, particularly if they quickly became daily smokers and heavy smokers as adolescents, according to a study published online March 27 in JAMA Psychiatry.

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Higher Fiber Intake Tied to Lower Risk of First Stroke

THURSDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- Higher fiber intake is associated with a lower risk of first stroke, according to a meta-analysis published online March 28 in Stroke.

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Experience-Related Data Limited in Children's Surgery

THURSDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- In pediatric surgery, hospital-level characteristics are often strongly associated with improved outcomes in rarer, more complex procedures, while surgeon-level factors may be more important predictors in common procedures, according to a review published online March 25 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Study: Primary Care Extension Program Should Be Funded

THURSDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- The Primary Care Extension Program (PCEP) has the potential to transform primary care and needs to be funded, according to a study published in the March/April issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

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Using Internet Search Logs Can Help Identify Drug Interactions

THURSDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- Search logs can be used to inexpensively mine for anonymized signals that may alert authorities to potential drug interactions and add new Web-scale pharmacovigilance capabilities, according to research published online March 6 in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

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Regional Variation Noted in Prevalence of Delayed Care

THURSDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- There is considerable county-wide variation in the prevalence of delayed care, with high prevalence linked to a weaker health care infrastructure, according to a letter published in the March 28 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Breath Test Ties Hydrogen, Methane to Higher BMI

THURSDAY, March 28 (HealthDay News) -- There is a significant association between having both high methane and hydrogen results on a breath test and having a higher body mass index (BMI), according to a study published online March 26 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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Inpatient Deaths Fell by 8 Percent in Last Decade

WEDNESDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) -- The number of inpatient hospital deaths declined by 8 percent over the last decade, although the total number of hospitalizations increased by 11 percent during the same period, according to a March data brief issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

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Submitting Peer-Review Reports Could Expedite Process

WEDNESDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) -- Attaching previous peer-review reports during the next submission of the same paper to a different journal could optimize the peer-review process, according to research published in the March/April issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

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Daylight Savings Time Modestly Affects AMI Type, Incidence

WEDNESDAY, March 27 (HealthDay News) -- Transition to and from daylight savings time (DST) might modestly affect the incidence and type of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), according to research published in the March issue of The American Journal of Cardiology.

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Certified Primary Stroke Centers Use More Rt-PA

TUESDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- Joint Commission certified primary stroke centers (PSCs) use more recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) for ischemic stroke than non-PSCs, according to a study published online March 26 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

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Chelation Therapy Effectiveness Is Limited After Heart Attack

TUESDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- Chelation therapy only results in a small reduction of the risk of a cardiovascular event following a myocardial infarction (MI) and should not be used in routine clinical care, according to a study published in the March 27 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Residency Reforms Reduced Duty Hours, Increased Sleep

TUESDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- Additional residency reforms implemented in 2011 have reduced duty hours and increased sleep duration, but with perceived reductions in quality of patient care, according to research published online March 25 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Age of Menarche, Menopause Linked to Cardiovascular Risk

TUESDAY, March 26 (HealthDay News) -- For Chinese women, the age of menarche and menopause is not related to the risk of diabetes, but does correlate with cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis, according to a study published online March 7 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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Exhaled Breath Can ID Acute Decompensated Heart Failure

MONDAY, March 25 (HealthDay News) -- An exhaled breath metabolome is feasible for identifying acute decompensated heart failure, according to a research letter published in the April 2 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Attentive Eating Influences Food Intake

MONDAY, March 25 (HealthDay News) -- Being more aware while eating may lower food consumption, according to a study published in the April issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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Maternal Grief Linked to Baby's Congenital Heart Disease Risk

MONDAY, March 25 (HealthDay News) -- Children born to mothers who lost a close relative around the time of conception have a slightly higher risk of congenital heart disease, according to a study published online March 25 in Pediatrics.

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Higher Mortality Rate Seen in Middle-Aged Diabetes Patients

FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- Middle-aged people with type 2 diabetes, particularly women and those under the age of 55, have a two to three times higher risk of all-cause and cardiovascular mortality than people without diabetes, according to research published online Feb. 22 in Diabetes Care.

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Field Stories Can Shape Public Policy for Obesity Prevention

FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- Stories from the field can help highlight policy, systems, and environmental approaches effective in obesity prevention, according to a study published online Feb. 14 in Preventing Chronic Disease.

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Mobility Impaired May Have Difficulty Accessing Docs

FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- Many U.S. subspecialty practices cannot accommodate patients with mobility impairment, according to a study published in the March 19 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Clarithromycin May Be Linked to Cardiovascular Events

FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or community-acquired pneumonia, use of clarithromycin correlates with increased risk of cardiovascular events, according to a study published online March 22 in BMJ.

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Telehealth in Addition to Usual Care Not Cost-Effective

FRIDAY, March 22 (HealthDay News) -- For adults with chronic health conditions, a telehealth intervention in addition to standard support and treatment is associated with increased costs, with no significant benefit in terms of quality adjusted life years (QALYs), according to a study published online March 22 in BMJ.

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Impact of Budget Sequestration on Health Care Discussed

THURSDAY, March 21 (HealthDay News) -- The impact of sequestration will have far-reaching consequences in health care, according to a perspective piece published online March 20 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Study Examines Impact of Minimally Invasive Surgery

THURSDAY, March 21 (HealthDay News) -- For specific types of surgery, minimally invasive procedures correlate with significantly lower health plan spending and fewer days of absence from work, compared with standard surgery, according to a study published online March 20 in JAMA Surgery.

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Hypertension, APOE Genotype Add to Amyloid Deposits

THURSDAY, March 21 (HealthDay News) -- Hypertension in combination with the apolipoprotein E (APOE) genotype increases amyloid deposits in cognitively healthy middle-aged and older adults, according to a study published online March 18 in JAMA Neurology.

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Annual BP Checks May Improve Hypertension Identification

THURSDAY, March 21 (HealthDay News) -- For previously normotensive adults, an annual office-based hypertension screening strategy is associated with improved specificity while maintaining sensitivity, according to a study published in the March/April issue of Annals of Family Medicine.

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Heart-Healthy Lifestyle Can Also Reduce Cancer Risk

THURSDAY, March 21 (HealthDay News) -- Subjects who are enrolled in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study and are meeting goals for six to seven ideal health metrics have a 51 percent lower risk of incident cancer than those not meeting any goals for ideal health metrics, according to research published online March 18 in Circulation.

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Effect of Immigration Status on Medicaid Eligibility Discussed

WEDNESDAY, March 20 (HealthDay News) -- Under the Affordable Care Act, a considerable proportion of low-income uninsured adults will be ineligible for Medicaid coverage due to their immigration status, and their main providers are likely to be safety-net health care providers, according to a March report published by the State Health Access Data Assistance Center.

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Closure of Patent Foramen Ovale Doesn't Beat Medical Tx

WEDNESDAY, March 20 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with patent foramen ovale, percutaneous closure is not superior to medical therapy for the risk of recurrent embolic events or death, or for reducing recurrent ischemic stroke, according to two studies published in the March 21 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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High-Potency Statins Up Acute Kidney Injury Hospitalizations

WEDNESDAY, March 20 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with non-chronic kidney disease, high-potency statin treatment is associated with an increased risk of hospitalization for acute kidney injury, according to a study published online March 19 in the BMJ.

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Chlorthalidone No Better Than Hydrochlorothiazide for HTN

WEDNESDAY, March 20 (HealthDay News) -- For older adults with hypertension, chlorthalidone is not associated with fewer adverse cardiovascular events or death, but correlates with increased hypokalemia compared with hydrochlorothiazide, according to a study published in the March 19 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Sepsis Drug Eritoran Not Superior to Placebo

TUESDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- Eritoran, a synthetic analog of lipid A and a toll-like receptor 4 antagonist, is no better than placebo in reducing mortality in patients with severe sepsis, according to a study published in the March 20 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Variation Seen in Vena Cava Filter Use Among Hospitals

TUESDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- The frequency of vena cava filter (VCF) use in patients with acute venous thromboembolism (VTE) varies widely and depends primarily on hospital practice, even after adjustment for clinical and socioeconomic factors, according to research published online March 18 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Conflict-of-Interest Disclosures Common at 2011 AAOS Meeting

TUESDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- At the 2011 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting, voluntarily disclosed conflicts of interest were common, especially for featured symposia, according to a study published in the March 6 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

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USPSTF: Insufficient Evidence for ABI Screening for PAD, CVD

MONDAY, March 18 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has found that there is currently insufficient evidence to determine whether the ankle brachial index (ABI) is beneficial for screening for peripheral artery disease (PAD) and predicting the risk of cardiovascular disease.

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Exercise Improves Quality of Life in Type 2 Diabetes

MONDAY, March 18 (HealthDay News) -- For people with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), a nine-month aerobic and resistance training program significantly improves quality of life (QOL) compared with no exercise, according to research published online Feb. 12 in Diabetes Care.

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Pharmacist-Led Home BP Program Shows Success

MONDAY, March 18 (HealthDay News) -- Compared with usual care, a pharmacist-led home blood pressure monitoring (HBPM) intervention called Heart360 results in greater blood pressure (BP) reductions, superior BP control, and higher patient satisfaction, according to research published online March 5 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

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Final Rule in Notice of Benefit, Payment Parameters Issued

FRIDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- The final rule of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2014, which expands on existing standards, has been released.

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Cardio Risks Need Evaluation Before Prescribing Statins

FRIDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- Physicians may not adequately consider a patient's cardiovascular risk when prescribing statins as preventive therapy, according to a research letter published online March 11 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Drinking Green Tea, Coffee May Help Lower Stroke Risk

FRIDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- People who consume one or more cups of green tea or coffee per day have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke, according to a study published online March 14 in Stroke.

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Health Insurance Exchanges Will Mainly Be Run by Feds

FRIDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of the states within the United States will allow the federal government to establish health insurance exchanges, according to a report issued by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.

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Cardiac Benefits of Physical Activity in Diabetes Studied

FRIDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- Adults with clinical diabetes are more likely to experience cardiovascular death than those without diabetes; however, physical activity may negate the negative impact of diabetes on cardiovascular mortality, according to a study published in the March issue of Diabetes Care.

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Pharmaceutical Companies Are Reducing Promotional Spending

FRIDAY, March 15 (HealthDay News) -- Pharmaceutical companies have been reducing the amount of money they spend on promotion to consumers and providers over the past decade and spend much less to promote biologics compared with small molecule drugs, according to a study published online March 4 in PLOS ONE.

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Stimulated Reporting Accounts for High Dabigatran Bleeding

THURSDAY, March 14 (HealthDay News) -- The increased number of post-marketing reports of bleeding associated with use of dabigatran seems to be an example of stimulated reporting and may not represent an increased bleeding risk, according to a perspective piece published online March 13 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Vitamin D3 Supplementation Lowers Systolic BP in Blacks

THURSDAY, March 14 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) supplementation lowers systolic blood pressure in blacks, according to a study published in the April issue of Hypertension.

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FDA Reaffirms Azithromycin Tie to Heart Rhythm Abnormalities

WEDNESDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- The drug labels on azithromycin (Zithromax, Zmax) have been updated to strengthen the Warnings and Precautions section with information relating to abnormal changes in the electrical activity of the heart, which may lead to a potentially fatal irregular heart rhythm, according to a March 12 safety announcement issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Incidental Exposure of Heart to Radiation Ups Cardiac Events

WEDNESDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- For women who receive radiotherapy for breast cancer, incidental exposure of the heart is associated with an increased risk of major coronary events, according to a study published in the March 14 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Post-PCI Bleeding Linked to Increased In-Hospital Mortality

WEDNESDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- Post-percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) bleeding events are associated with an increased risk of in-hospital mortality, according to a study published in the March 13 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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AMA Files Brief Contesting Insurer's Payment Practices

WEDNESDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- A landmark case examining the question of whether physicians can bring a class arbitration against a health insurer who has underpaid them is currently before the U.S. Supreme Court, in a brief filed by the Litigation Center of the American Medical Association and State Medical Societies and the Medical Society of New Jersey.

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Smoking Cessation Cuts Cardiac Risk, Despite Weight Gain

TUESDAY, March 12 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking cessation reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease in people without diabetes, even after taking subsequent weight gain into account, according to a study in the March 13 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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$120 Million to Be Sequestered From Health Centers in 2013

TUESDAY, March 12 (HealthDay News) -- Budget sequestration, which is expected to reduce federal spending, is likely to result in a $120 million loss in grant funding for the nation's 1,200 community health centers in 2013, according to a report published by the Geiger Gibson/ RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative.

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Processed Meat Consumption Linked to Higher Mortality Risk

MONDAY, March 11 (HealthDay News) -- Processed meat consumption is linked to an increased risk of mortality, according to a study published in the March issue of BMC Medicine.

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Circulatory System Mortality Declining in Hodgkin's

FRIDAY, March 8 (HealthDay News) -- Among patients treated for Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL), long-term excess mortality due to diseases of the circulatory system (DCS) is expected to continue to decline, according to research published online Feb. 25 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose Protocol Cuts hs-CRP

THURSDAY, March 7 (HealthDay News) -- Among patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes, a structured self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) protocol correlates with reductions in the level of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), according to a study published online Feb. 22 in Diabetes Care.

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Insomnia Linked to Greater Risk of Heart Failure

THURSDAY, March 7 (HealthDay News) -- Insomnia is associated with an increased risk of heart failure, with the risk increasing as the number of insomnia symptoms increases, according to a study published online March 5 in the European Heart Journal.

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Changes Suggested for Hospital Readmission Reduction Program

WEDNESDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- To avoid penalizing hospitals that care for the most vulnerable Americans, modifications are suggested for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP), according to a perspective piece published online March 6 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Portable Device May Help Diagnose Vertebrobasilar Stroke

WEDNESDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- A portable device that measures eye movements may help non-specialist physicians diagnose stroke in high-risk patients with acute vertigo or dizziness, according to a study published online March 5 in Stroke.

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HIV Infection Linked to Risk of Acute Myocardial Infarction

WEDNESDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- HIV infection is associated with an increased risk of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), even after adjustment for Framingham risk factors, according to a study published online March 4 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Most Docs Report Information Overload in EHR-Setting

WEDNESDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- Primary care practitioners (PCPs) using electronic health records (EHRs) are susceptible to information overload and feel that the EHR notification system makes it possible to miss test results, according to a research letter published online March 4 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Clinical Trials Published Almost Two Years After Completion

WEDNESDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) -- Clinical trials are published, on average, almost two years after completion, with time to publication affected by the funding source, number of trial participants, and journal impact factor, according to a research letter published online March 4 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Myocardial Fibrosis Predicts Death in Dilated Cardiomyopathy

TUESDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with dilated cardiomyopathy, myocardial fibrosis independently predicts all-cause mortality; and for patients with coronary artery disease and regional wall thinning, the extent of scarring is associated with contractile improvement and reversal of thinning, according to two studies published in the March 6 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Mortality Index Can Accurately Identify 10-Year Mortality Risk

TUESDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- For U.S. adults older than 50 years, a 12-item mortality index can accurately detect 10-year mortality risk, according to a research letter published in the March 6 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Newborns of Obese Mothers Have Thicker Aortic Walls

TUESDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- Maternal adiposity correlates with thickening of the aortic wall in newborns, according to a letter published online Feb. 27 in the Archives of Diseases of Childhood: Fetal Neonatal Edition.

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Diagnostic Testing Does Little to Reassure Patients

TUESDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- Although further primary care visits may be reduced, diagnostic tests for symptoms with a low risk of serious illness actually do little to reassure patients, decrease their anxiety, or resolve their symptoms over the short or long term, according to research published online Feb. 25 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Atrial Fibrillation Associated With Cognitive Impairment

TUESDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- Atrial fibrillation is strongly associated with a higher risk of cognitive impairment and dementia regardless of stroke history, according to a pooled risk analysis published in the March 5 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine.

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U.K. Health Performance Worse Than Comparable Countries

TUESDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- The United Kingdom has worse health performance than other comparable countries, according to a study published online March 5 in The Lancet.

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Blacks Have More Preventable Hypertension Hospitalizations

TUESDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- Blacks have higher rates of preventable hypertension hospitalizations than whites, according to a study published online Feb. 28 in Preventing Chronic Disease.

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Proportion of Black Males in U.S. Medical Schools Dropping

MONDAY, March 4 (HealthDay News) -- The proportion of black males in medical school is decreasing, according to a report published by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).

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Panel Recommends 10 Patient Safety Strategies

MONDAY, March 4 (HealthDay News) -- An expert panel is strongly encouraging the immediate adoption of 10 patient safety strategies and encouraging the adoption of a further 12, according to a supplement published in the March 5 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Computerized Provider Order Entry System Cuts Rx Errors

MONDAY, March 4 (HealthDay News) -- Electronic prescribing through computerized provider order entry (CPOE) systems can substantially reduce medication errors in inpatient acute-care settings, according to a study published online Feb. 20 in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

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Death of Sibling Boosts Heart Attack Risks for Adults

MONDAY, March 4 (HealthDay News) -- There is an increased risk of death from a myocardial infarction among adults who experience the death of a sibling, according to a study published online Feb. 27 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

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CMS Reports on Progress Toward Improved Health Care

MONDAY, March 4 (HealthDay News) -- Considerable progress has already been made toward improving the quality and delivery of health care, according to a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) bulletin published online Feb. 28.

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Sequestration to Impact Health Care-Related Programs

FRIDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) -- The $85 billion of mandatory cuts in federal spending that take effect March 1 as part of sequestration will be felt across health care and related programs, with cuts to Medicare providers and to the budgets of federal agencies.

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Pulmonary Congestion Predicts Death, Cardiac Events in ESRD

FRIDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) -- Pulmonary congestion can predict risk of death and cardiac events in patients with end-stage renal disease undergoing dialysis, according to a study published online Feb. 28 in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

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