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Cardiology Management

Heart Patients Can Stop Blood Thinners before Elective Surgery

2015 28 Jun

According to research by Duke Medicine, patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) who stopped taking blood thinners before they had elective surgery had no higher risk of developing blood clots and less risk of major bleeding compared to patients who were given a "bridge" therapy. The study was presented at the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis... Read more

Executive Health Management

Surgeries Planned In Advance Save Lives and Money

2014 30 Dec

Surgical care plays a major role in the rising cost of hospital care in the United States, representing nearly 30 percent of total healthcare expenditures. New research shows that hospital expenditures and the mortality risks associated with three common procedures can be significantly reduced when the surgeries are planned in advance instead of being... Read more

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