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Heart Attack, healthcare spending, Medicare, Acute Myocardial Infarction, Angioplasty & Stenting, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Quality Improvement

Better Treatment, Not More Spending, Saves Heart Attack Patients, Study Finds

A long-term look at heart attack care and spending in America in the 21st Century shows more survival, more spending, and more variation between hospitals on both scores. And while spending on rapid angioplasty appears to be paying off, a lot of the dollars spent in the six months after a heart attack aren’t making a difference in the long-term death rate.

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Smoking Cessation, Arrythmia, cardiovascular abnormalities , Angina, Heart Attack, Stroke

Smoking Cessation Drug May Increase Risk of Adverse Cardiovascular Event

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Varenicline, one of the most commonly prescribed drugs for helping people quit smoking, may put them at higher risk for a cardiovascular event, according to new research published online in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center Among First in Tri-State to Offer Innovative Treatment of Carotid Artery Disease

Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is among the first in the tri-state region and the first in Bergen County, New Jersey to offer an innovative new treatment that prevents stroke in patients with blocked carotid arteries, the major blood vessels that deliver blood to the brain.

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Sugar, Obesity, WHO, Slavery

The Not So Sweet Side of Christmas

A new video by the University of Warwick highlights a bitter side to our sugar consumption at Christmas. The short film highlights how excessive consumption of sugar can affect our health – and how the sugar trade in the past and today has caused inequality and bloodshed.Today Britons eat too much sugar, on average 10 per cent of our daily calories come from sugar which is equivalent to 60 g per day; however WHO guidelines state that adults should eat no more than of 30g of sugar a day which is just five per cent of our daily calorific intake.

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Heart Failure, Clinical Decision Support, intermountain healthcare, intermountain medical center heart institute, Research, Heart, cardiovascuar health, Cardiovascuar care

Clinical Decision Support App Helps Improve Quality of Life and Longevity for Heart Failure Patients

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A clinical decision support application developed by Intermountain Healthcare researchers that more quickly identifies when heart failure becomes advanced and a heart patient’s care needs have changed is successful in helping to improve patient’s quality of live and longevity, according to a new study.

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Heart Valve Disease, Heart Valve, heart valve implant, heart valve replacement, Heart Surgery, Medical Advancements

ProMedica Toledo Hospital First in Country to Perform Commercial Implant of the Avalus™ Surgical Aortic Valve

Toledo heart surgeon is first in the U.S. to perform new heart valve replacement surgery. Heart valve disease affects about five million Americans each year.

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health care innovation, COPD, Heart Failure, hospice and palliative care, Telemedicine, Adolescent Medicine, Elderly Care, Geriatric Health Care, Penn Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Cardiovascular Medicine

Penn Medicine’s Innovation Accelerator Program Announces Support for Four New Projects for Improving Health Care

Penn Medicine’s Innovation Accelerator Program, now in its fifth year, has announced funding for four new projects aimed at addressing disparities to improve health care delivery and patient outcomes.

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Diabetes, Diabetes and Adults, Diabetes Research, Congenital Heart Defect, Congenital Heart Defects, congenital heart abnormalities, Pregnancy, Pregnancy and Diabetes, stem cells and diabetes, Stem Cell Biology, Stem Cells

Research Reveals How Diabetes in Pregnancy Affects Baby’s Heart

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Researchers at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA have discovered how high glucose levels - whether caused by diabetes or other factors - keep heart cells from maturing normally. Their findings help explain why babies born to women with diabetes are more likely to develop congenital heart disease.

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Heart Transplant, NYU Langone Health, Heart Failure, Transplant Institute

New Heart Transplant Program Launched at NYU Langone Health

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NYU Langone launches a new heart transplant program.

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EMS, Hospital, Heart Attack

Coordinated Emergency Care Improves Survival for Patients with Heart Attacks

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Large national study shows the life-saving potential of coordinating EMS, hospital responses







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