- radiation sign

Operators performing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures reduced radiation dose by 27 percent by modifying imaging settings. Using a lower setting didn’t affect screening time, procedure time, contrast use or procedural outcomes.

 - weight, obesity, CV disease

A meta-analysis of 51 studies found that increases in body mass index were associated with a significant risk of atrial fibrillation (AF). The results were consistent across different clinical settings.

 - Meaningful_Use

Clinical decision support (CDS) tools can reduce hospitals’ exposure to malpractice suits, but few hospitals seem to use the functions that would prevent the steepest losses, according to researchers who developed and tested a risk assessment system.

 - physicians

An analysis of two randomized, double-blind studies found that fasting triglyceride levels predicted outcomes and cardiovascular risk in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) who were successfully treated with statins.

 - walk

People with peripheral artery disease (PAD) who adhered to unsupervised, home-based walking exercise had improved functioning and mobility up to a year after beginning the regimen.