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 - exercise

Regardless of a patient’s age or level of coronary artery calcification (CAC), each incremental improvement in cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) contributes to a lower risk of adverse cardiovascular events, researchers reported in Circulation.

 - Heart Failure - Don't use until 3/1/12

Survival has markedly improved for the approximately 200,000 patients who experience in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) in the U.S. each year, but patients who arrest during nights and weekends remain less likely to survive than those who suffer IHCA during “on-hours,” according to a study published Jan. 22 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

 - hospitalist and patient

Men are more prone to develop heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) than women but both sexes are equally likely to have heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF), according to research published Jan. 19 in Circulation.

The ketogenic diet—high in fats, moderate in protein and low in carbs—has been associated with more sustained weight loss than low-fat diets in early trials.

 - PensiveWoman

Women who present at a hospital with non-ST segment elevated MI (non-STEMI) are more likely to die than men, but they are also six years older on average and have a higher burden of comorbidities, researchers reported in Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions.

 - Kidneys contrast

Individuals with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at increased risk of stroke and more likely to die as a result of stroke than the general population, and those with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) are especially at risk, according to a study published in PLOS One.

 - HeartandBrain

A new study using whole-body molecular imaging identified a shared inflammatory response between the cardiovascular and central nervous systems following myocardial infarction (MI), possibly adding insight to the reported connection between cardiac injury and cognitive decline.

New research from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) refutes the assertion of a JAMA Cardiology study that the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) is associated with increased mortality for heart failure patients.

 - anesthesia

General anesthesia during endovascular therapy (EVT) for acute ischemic stroke was tied to better outcomes than conscious sedation in a randomized single-center study, contrasting with findings from previous observational trials.

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Ensuring mission and money in faculty compensation plans is a tall order for academic medical centers.