Rome wasn’t built in a day. Neither is improvement for global cardiac health. Europe’s cardiovascular disease and stroke mortality rates have improved, but not unilaterally, according to a report published Aug. 19 in the European Heart Journal.
The Cleveland Clinic and the North Shore-LIJ Health System have agreed to a partnership that makes the 17-hospital system an exclusive member in an alliance with the clinic’s Cardiovascular Specialty Network.
Compared with heparin, bivalirudin increases the risk of major adverse cardiac events but reduces the risk of bleeding to varying degrees in patients undergoing PCI, a meta-analysis published in the Aug. 16 issue of The Lancet concluded.
Almost one-third of patients who visit the emergency department for acute heart failure will return two or more times within a year, results published online Aug. 19 showed. Could readmissions penalties exacerbate the problem?