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 - doctor consults woman

Many younger women think they’re too young for a heart attack, and healthcare providers don’t take their initial symptoms seriously enough, researchers concluded after interviewing 30 women hospitalized for acute MI.

 - conference speaker audience

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) plans to make most of the general abstracts for its upcoming conference available online for viewing by attendees on March 2, almost two weeks in advance of the three-day event.

 - Doctor and older patient

Rates of optimal care following PCI or CABG surgery were uncomfortably low, according to a study published online Feb. 24 in Circulation. The analysis revealed that by five years of follow-up, only around a third of patients in either group were receiving guideline-based therapies.

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Man or woman, prescription rates for stroke-preventing anticoagulants were no different for patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF) in a global study. However, on the whole the same anticoagulation rates showed inadequate thromboprophylaxis in the majority of patients.

 - gavel money

In a case that dates back almost a decade, an interventional cardiologist in Louisiana who was convicted of fraud and two other entities have agreed to pay a $650,000 settlement.