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Survival stats shot upward after a consortium in Arizona implemented statewide protocols to triage patients to the nearest cardiac care center as opposed to a hospital. The findings were published online July 23 in Annals of Emergency Medicine. 

 - Senior_Patient

A team of researchers reviewing decisions to implant cardiac devices found that older patients with cognitive impairment were more often implanted with pacemakers, according to a study published online July 28 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

 - Doctor and older patient

More than half of patients due for replacement of their implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) generator did not realize they could opt out and many underestimated the risks of ICD replacement, according to a research letter published online July 28 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

 - urban setting

Failing to adjust measures such as Medicare’s readmissions reduction program for sociodemographic factors will put already financially stressed safety net hospitals at risk and worsen healthcare disparities, according to an editorial published online July 22 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

 - heart, cardiology, cardiac

Physicians in the U.S. who treat patients with multivessel coronary disease rarely turn to a hybrid approach for therapy. Over a two-year period, only 0.48 percent of CABG procedures included hybrid coronary revascularization (HCR), reported a study published online July 23 in Circulation.