Care Delivery

Heart attack patients aged 65 and up stay hospitalized longer than those aged 65 or under—yet the seniors ring up significantly smaller bills per stay. The bad news is that the “savings” likely come in the form of fewer percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs, aka angioplasties) to open blocked heart arteries nonsurgically.

Researchers have used a new ultrasound-based imaging technique, vector flow imaging, on pediatric patients for the first time, publishing their findings in Progress in Pediatric Cardiology.

Using MRI scans to measure iron content can help specialists learn more about stroke-related damage to the brain, according to a new study published by Radiology. Should such measurements be required after patients suffer a stroke?

Drug manufacturer Eli Lilly plans to offer a half-priced version of its insulin medication Humalog, the company announced March 4.

The average annual cost of managing type 1 diabetes has skyrocketed, with the rising cost of insulin being a main contributor, according to a new issue brief from the Health Care Cost Institute.