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 - 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.

 - CAC

Coronary artery calcification (CAC) is often not reported in pulmonary CT angiography studies, requiring CAC assessment by radiologists in demographics at risk, according to a study published in the April issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology

 - San Francisco

Preregistration attendance for Heart Rhythm Society 2014 has increased significantly compared with last year in all demographic categories, said John D. Day, MD, chair of the scientific session program committee, with notable bumps in international physicians and allied professionals.