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 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.
A group of researchers from Harvard Medical School and the Yale School of Medicine have debunked the idea of a “July effect” in cardiac surgery with a study of nearly half a million U.S.-based heart procedures.
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine July 18 suggests it may be time for the medical community to rethink its perception of diastolic blood pressure, which has long been considered inferior to systolic BP as a measure of cardiovascular wellness.
High-sensitivity cardiac troponin I assays, when considered in the context of appropriate thresholds, can identify and expedite triage of patients at varying levels of risk for myocardial infarction, a JACC study found.
After more than three decades away from the cause, Brigham and Women’s Hospital cardiologist James Muller, MD, is back to warn a younger generation of physicians about the threat and potential consequences of nuclear war, the Boston Globe reports.
The Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares, a research foundation in Madrid, Spain, has coordinated the first international consensus document to streamline MRI protocol after myocardial infarction in clinical trials and experimental models.