Cardiology

Who is most at risk after a heart attack?

Who is most at risk after a heart attack?

A study investigates which people are most at risk of premature death due to cardiovascular disease after having a heart attack. One biomarker may help healthcare providers to personalize their predictions.  Researchers uncovered the biomarker that can tell practitioners who is most at risk of negative outcomes after a heart attack. Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) describes a range of cardiovascular…

Clinical Case: Appropriate Cardiovascular Workup After Acute Hemiparesis

Clinical Case: Appropriate Cardiovascular Workup After Acute Hemiparesis

Case A 67-year-old man with a 30 pack-year history of cigarette smoking, who has hypertension, diabetes, and mild chronic obstructive pulmonary disease presents to the emergency department with left-sided hemiparesis and sensory loss for the past 6 hours. Physical examination performed in the emergency department reveals a regular heart rhythm with otherwise normal heart sounds. Lungs are clear to auscultation,…

How a skilled nursing facility improved readmissions, clinical quality and its finances

How a skilled nursing facility improved readmissions, clinical quality and its finances

Skilled nursing facilities are moving into the digital age, and the impact is being felt in areas ranging from hospital readmissions to workforce efficiency and clinical quality. Increasingly, skilled nursing facilities are using new approaches to improve not only their own performance but the wellbeing of the healthcare system generally.“The burden of paperwork in these buildings is absolutely astounding,” said…

Easy Ways to Address Patients’ 4 Biggest Complaints

Easy Ways to Address Patients’ 4 Biggest Complaints

Last year one in eight patients switched providers, and nearly 40 percent said it was because of a poor experience. Patients now have the same expectations of customer service from healthcare providers that they have from non-healthcare companies. If you want to successfully retain patients and increase loyalty, you need to address patients’ biggest frustrations. In this virtual briefing, you’ll…

EMS stroke field triage improves outcomes

EMS stroke field triage improves outcomes

REPORTING FROM ISC 2018   LOS ANGELES – An emergency medical services protocol to identify large vessel occlusions and deliver patients to a comprehensive stroke center if it is within 30 minutes of travel time reduced the time to recanalization when compared against a separate protocol that optimized transfer of such patients from primary to comprehensive stroke centers.The findings, which…

Congenital heart disease increases risk for dementia

Congenital heart disease increases risk for dementia

People with congenital heart disease who survived to adulthood had an elevated risk for dementia, particularly early-onset dementia, compared with the general population, according to a study published in Circulation. “Previous studies showed that people born with heart defects have a higher risk of neurodevelopmental problems in childhood such as epilepsy and autism, but this is, to our knowledge, the…

Mentoring crucial for growth within cardiology specialty

Mentoring crucial for growth within cardiology specialty

Developing positive relationships with mentors can be a crucial part of launching a successful career in clinical and research cardiology. However, identifying a mentor and getting the most out of that relationship is not without its own challenges. Such challenges might include finding a mentor — or mentee — that is right for you and changing needs throughout the different…

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