Practice Management

Research out of the Netherlands suggests current clinical guidelines might recommend overtreatment for women with heart failure, who see maximum benefit from HF drugs at half the dose of men.

Malpractice litigation is a risk that’s inherent to acute stroke care, Mount Sinai researchers reported in Stroke this month—and while just over half of cases get resolved, the remainder can cost medical centers millions in payouts.

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.

There is new synergy afoot when it comes to enterprise imaging. Healthcare systems are increasingly choosing enterprise imaging systems to manage image viewing across the two most image-rich ‘ologies: radiology and cardiology.

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.