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IMAGING Management

Incidental Findings From Scans Increase Hospital Stay, Cost

2017 11 May

According to a new analysis of medical records that were gathered from more than 300 hospitalised patients, routine imaging scans used to help diagnose heart attacks generated incidental findings in over half of the patients. However, only 7% of these findings were medically significant. Researchers are thus urging imaging experts and hospitals to minimise... Read more

Cardiology Management

Exercise and Vitamin D Better Together for Heart Health

2017 30 Apr

A new study published in Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism provides further evidence that exercise and adequate vitamin D can reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes. Data of more than 10,000 American adults for nearly 20 years were analysed by researchers to investigate the relationship between these two health factors and their joint... Read more

IMAGING Management

Noninvasive Imaging Helps Predict Heart Attacks

2017 14 Mar

A new study in the journal Radiology demonstrates the effectiveness of using noninvasive CT angiography and stress tests to detect which patients are likely to suffer a heart attack or other adverse cardiovascular event. This noninvasive approach may be a better option than coronary angiography, an invasive technique, in identifying such high-risk patients,... Read more

Cardiology Management

Statins, Aspirin Reduce Heart Attack Severity

2016 20 Sep

According to new research, medications prescribed for prevention of heart attacks such as statins and aspirin can also reduce the severity of heart attacks. The research is published in PLOS ONE and findings will be presented at the 27th Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology (GW-ICC).The study was conducted with 14,790 patients hospitalised... Read more

ICU Management

Study: Heart Patients Fare Worse in ICUs

2016 09 Aug

A new study suggests that patients who have heart attacks or flareups of CHF fare worse in hospitals that rely on intensive care units to care for such patients. The findings are published in CHEST. Findings show that these patients may be half as likely to get proven tests and treatments and are less likely to survive a month after hospital stay. This... Read more

Cardiology Management

Avoidable Heart Attacks in Europe

2016 31 May

According to Prof. Fausto Pinto, President of the European Society of Cardiology, many people in Europe are dying of heart disease, prematurely and unnecessarily. He feels that this is a massive tragedy that could easily be avoided. The results revealed by new mortality data show that a total of 184,000 fatal heart attacks and 94,000 fatal strokes that occurred... Read more

Cardiology Management

Heart Attacks Affecting Younger, More Obese People

2016 29 Mar

New findings presented at the American College of Cardiology's 65th Annual Scientific Session in Chicago, IL, show that serious heart attacks are affecting younger and more obese individuals. Rates of blood pressure, diabetes and COPD are also higher in this patient group.  ST-elevation myocardial infarction or STEMI is the most severe and deadly type... Read more

Cardiology Management

Stress Management with Cardiac Rehab Cuts Incidents in Half

2016 22 Mar

According to research from Duke Health, patients recovering from heart attacks or other heart troubles could cut down their risk of another heart attack incident by half if they incorporate stress management into their treatment. The findings are published in Circulation. The clinical trial included 151 outpatients between the ages of 36 to 84 years... Read more

Cardiology Management

ESC: Trans Fats Not Safe For Consumption

2015 19 Jul

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has welcomed FDA's decision to ban industrial trans fats. FDA has stated that trans fatty acids (TFA) are unsafe for consumption and has provided a three-year compliance period to allow industries to gradually phase out processed food. It is expected that this measure will help reduce cardiovascular disease and... Read more

ICU Management

Hospital Readmissions for Sepsis a Problem

2015 10 Jul

A new UCLA study reveals that between 2009-2011 sepsis accounted for roughly the same percentage of hospital readmissions in California as heart attacks and congestive heart failure (CHF) — and that it cost the healthcare system more than both of them combined. Annual cost of sepsis-related readmissions in California during the study period was estimated... Read more