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 - doctor

Physicians should take the pulse on a patient’s financial health as well as medical needs when making care decisions, two physicians proposed in a viewpoint published online April 21 in JAMA. They offered tips to make the process easier.

 - transradial, wrist

The learning curve for transradial PCI in the U.S. is “relatively shallow” and similar to that for operators outside the U.S., according to an analysis of CathPCI Registry data that was published online April 22 in Circulation.

 - Emergency Department

A pre-post analysis of a national stroke initiative found patients were more likely to receive timely treatment and have better outcomes after the launch of the quality improvement program. The results were published in the April 23/30 issue of JAMA.

 - overweight woman

Body mass index (BMI) has been identified as the primary modifiable risk factor associated with total and soft coronary plaque on coronary CT angiography in asymptomatic diabetic patients, according to a study published online April 22 by Radiology

 - CoreValve

Does CoreValve have a pulse? A federal court of appeals granted Medtronic’s request to delay implementation of a preliminary injunction that would limit the sale of the device in the U.S.