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Cardiology Management

Statins Before Cardiac Arrest Improve Survival Odds Afterwards

2016 14 Nov

According to a study presented at the Resuscitation Science Symposium at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2016, patients who have been taking statins have better chances of surviving longer after a cardiac arrest.  See Also: High-Intensity Statin Therapy Linked to Lower Risk of Death Cholesterol-lowering statins are prescribed... Read more

Cardiology Management

High-Rise Building Residents have Low Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates

2016 19 Jan

A new study has found that survival rates from cardiac arrest decrease the higher up the building a person lives. The study is published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.  The primary reason for this is that high-rise buildings pose unique barriers for 911-initiated first responders, explains Ian Drennan, paramedic with York Region Paramedic... Read more

IMAGING Management

CT Follow-Up After Lung Cancer Surgery Improves Survival

2015 01 Oct

A Danish study finds improved survival rates in lung cancer patients after surgery if their management includes a follow-up programme based on computer tomography (CT) of the chest. The findings were presented at the ERS International Congress 2015 in Amsterdam. "Our results show a significant improvement for survival rates for patients post-surgery... Read more

Executive Health Management

2015-2016 Best Hospitals Report

2015 24 Jul

U.S. News & World Report has released the 26th edition of the Best Hospitals rankings, which are based on consumer-friendly data and information on nearly 5,000 medical centres nationwide. The Best Hospitals methodology measures patient volume, patient safety, risk-adjusted survival rates and adequacy of nurse staffing, among other care-related factors.... Read more


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