Practice Management

A team of researchers in Iran, the U.S. and the U.K. may have cracked the code of the elusive polypill, they reported after finding their four-drug concoction effectively reduced adverse CV events in nearly 3,500 patients.

Advances in diabetes care over the past decade haven’t translated into better patient outcomes, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital have found, with just one in four U.S. adults with the disease meeting treatment goals between 2005 and 2016.

A combination of 107 chest compressions per minute at a depth of 4.7 centimeters is the optimal CCR-CCD (chest compression rate-chest compression depth) ratio for survival after an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, researchers reported August 14 in JAMA Cardiology.

Researchers on the International Space Station are leveraging the microgravity conditions within the ISS U.S. National Laboratory to study heart cells in ways we can’t on the ground.

The results of a Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing study suggest motivation is the key driver of adherence to secondary prevention measures among women who have CHD and have undergone PCI.

Cerner Corporation has partnered with the Duke Clinical Research Institute to pilot the Cerner Learning Health Network, an evolving database that aims to automate data collection for rapid access to contemporary medical information.

A study published this week in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging details how one Canadian scientist and his team are using 2-minute video selfies to track patients’ blood pressure.

LexisNexis Risk Solutions has released a summary of recent cardiology treatment trends in the U.S., revealing that most cardiology procedures in the country are performed in an outpatient setting.

The odds a heart patient will experience complications after they’re implanted with a cardiac device vary depending on where they receive care, according to work published in the Annals of Internal Medicine July 30.

A handful of hospitals in the Texas panhandle are creating a telemedicine network that extends specialist care—including cardiology—to patients in more rural areas of the state.

A study that aimed to characterize cardiac ICU care patterns and outcomes in North America has identified respiratory failure and shock as the predominant reasons for CICU admission—and, despite high resource use, outcomes for many patients were poor.

A recent survey of 500 U.S. residents revealed nearly half of those who admit lying to their physicians fib about their smoking or exercise habits, while another third are dishonest about the amount of alcohol they consume.