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Cardiology Management

Lack of Evidence for Aspirin in Heart Failure

2017 08 Aug

The WARCEF (Warfarin Versus Aspirin in Reduced Ejection Fraction) trial indicates that, compared to warfarin, aspirin does not increase the risk of hospitalisation for heart failure. The study findings contrast with those of two previous trials that showed an increase in such risk, notes an editorial published in JACC: Heart Failure.The randomised trial,... Read more

ICU Management

2017 04 Aug

Different preferences based on gender, influence the patient’s perspective of good quality in care and treatment.As future healthcare points towards more outpatient treatment and less hospitalisation, and as the majority of quality-studies are related to patients who are hospitalised or have chronic diseases, it seems interesting to explore the patient... Read more

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Heart Failure + Stroke - A Lethal Combination

2017 23 May

According to new research presented at EuroHeartCare 2017, heart failure and stroke is a lethal combination. Heart failure patients who have had a previous stroke have greater risk of depression, hospitalisation and death as compared to those without a history of stroke. The purpose of this study was to identify differences in the psychosocial and behavioural... Read more

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Low Adherence to Statins Following Heart Attack

2017 19 Apr

According to a study published by JAMA Cardiology, a large proportion of patients who were prescribed high-intensity statins following hospitalisation for a heart attack did not adhere to their prescribed medication at two years after discharge.See Also: Statin Dose, Timing May Improve Heart Surgery OutcomesThe study was conducted with Medicare beneficiaries... Read more

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Encouraging Heart Attack Survivors to Exercise

2017 04 Mar

New research shows that only a small number (16 percent) of heart attack survivors get the recommended amount of physical activity in the weeks after hospitalisation. Despite evidence showing benefits from exercise, these patients still fear that straining their heart through exertion will cause chest pain or another heart attack, according to researchers... Read more

ICU Management

High ICU Usage Increases Invasive Procedures, Costs

2016 09 Aug

Researchers at LA BioMed and UCLA examined ICU usage and found that patients admitted in ICUs underwrent more costly and invasive procedures but did not have better mortality rates as compared to patients who were hospitalised with the same medical conditions but were not admitted to the ICU. The study is published in JAMA Internal Medicine. During... Read more

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Being Female Increases Stroke Hospitalisation Risk

2016 14 Jun

A 15 year study in 1.1 million patients with atrial fibrillation has found that women are 23% more likely to be hospitalised for acute ischaemic stroke than men. The research was presented today at CARDIOSTIM - EHRA EUROPACE 2016. The study investigated whether gender had any impact on the rate of hospitalisation for ischaemic stroke in patients with... Read more

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One-third of Heart Failure Patients Fail to Return to Work

2016 24 May

One-third of patients hospitalized with heart failure for the first time have not returned to work one year later, reveals a study presented at Heart Failure 2016 and the 3rd World Congress on Acute Heart Failure by Dr Rasmus Roerth, from Copenhagen University Hospital in Copenhagen, Denmark.Stated Dr Roerth, “Employment is crucial for self esteem and... Read more

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Quality of Care for In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

2016 26 Feb

According to a study published in JAMA Cardiology, there is significant variation among U.S. hospitals with respect to adherence to recommended care after an in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA). The study shows survival rates are much higher when hospitals adhere to these recommendations. Approximately 200,000 patients are treated for IHCA annually in... Read more

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Hospitalisation for Heart Attack, Heart Failure: Lower Risk of Death, Higher Readmission Rate

2016 09 Feb

Among older men with heart attack, heart failure or pneumonia, hospitalisation at Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals was associated with lower 30-day all-cause mortality rates for heart attack and heart failure and higher 30-day all-cause readmission rates for these conditions as compared with hospitalisations at non-VA hospitals. Any absolute differences... Read more