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For the 23rd consecutive year, Cleveland Clinic has been named the best U.S. hospital for adult cardiology and heart surgery in the hospital rankings released by U.S. News and World Report.

New research points to evidence that general practitioners could be putting patients at a higher risk for severe cardiovascular outcomes by missing initial signs and symptoms for heart disease that could lead to an early diagnosis.

A new quality improvement program, slated to open this fall in China, will give researchers and doctors essential information to provide better stroke care.

A new study from researchers at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom has shown a treatment gap in certain patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib), a finding that concerns healthcare providers because the condition is associated with a five-fold increase in stroke risk.

New research from the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom suggests that one in three people with high blood pressure fail to take their prescribed medications.

 

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Cleveland Clinic named best cardiology hospital by U.S. News & World Report

For the 23rd consecutive year, Cleveland Clinic has been named the best U.S. hospital for adult cardiology and heart surgery in the hospital rankings released by U.S. News and World Report.

ACC advocates for equal cardiovascular care for women, minorities

A new paper published by cardiovascular experts advocates for healthcare policy makers to ensure women and minorities receive the same high-quality care that men receive.

Study: Physicians miss early signs of heart disease more often than they should

New research points to evidence that general practitioners could be putting patients at a higher risk for severe cardiovascular outcomes by missing initial signs and symptoms for heart disease that could lead to an early diagnosis.

Stroke program to launch in China this fall

A new quality improvement program, slated to open this fall in China, will give researchers and doctors essential information to provide better stroke care.

Northwell Health ranks high among New York providers in cardiac surgery outcome data

Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York, and North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, both Northwell Health providers, have been ranked as facilities with the best outcomes for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) in the state, according to recent Department of Health (DOH) reports.

Treatment disparities growing among AFib patients

A new study from researchers at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom has shown a treatment gap in certain patients with atrial fibrillation (AFib), a finding that concerns healthcare providers because the condition is associated with a five-fold increase in stroke risk.

Researchers in the U.K. develop urine test to measure patients’ adherence to hypertension meds

New research from the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom suggests that one in three people with high blood pressure fail to take their prescribed medications.

Lowering blood pressure in hypertensive patients can reduce chance of ventricular hypertrophy

New research from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has shown that the aggressive lowering of blood pressure in people with hypertension can reduce their chances of developing left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). 

Edwards Lifesciences’ philanthropy project estimated to impact 1 million people by 2020

Through a charity initiative, Edwards Lifesciences, a cardiac equipment company in Irvine, California, reports that it has been able to serve more than 400,000 underserved people as it works to treat and prevent heart valve disease.

HRS2017: Delayed use of anticoagulants could increase dementia risk

In a new study that included more than 76,000 patients, researchers from Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City found that the chance of developing dementia increases when the start of anticoagulation treatment is delayed for atrial fibrillation (AFib).

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