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MONTHLY BRIEFINGS - Nov 2017


Cardiology News (2655)

Fri, Dec 15, 2017 - A program that integrates clinical pharmacists into established primary care medical home practices helps patients achieve better disease management for high blood pressure and diabetes mellitus, compared to usual care, according to a study published rece Read More >
Pharmacist Participation in Medical Homes Aids Outcomes
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 - The TIMI (Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction) Risk Score for Secondary Prevention is an accurate predictor of atherothrombotic disease among patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Dec. 1 in Diabetes Care. Read More >
Expanded TIMI Risk Score Deemed Practical in Diabetes
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 - Requiring insurers that participate in Medicare or Medicaid to also participate in Marketplaces in the same geographic area could improve access to insurance, according to a study published in the December issue of Health Affairs. Read More >
Making Insurers Participate in Marketplace Could Cut Volatility
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 - Noninvasive mapping of cardiac arrhythmias with electrocardiographic imaging and noninvasive delivery of precise ablative radiation with stereotactic body radiation therapy can reduce the burden of ventricular tachycardia, according to a study published i Read More >
Stereotactic Body Radiation Can Cut Ventricular Tachycardia
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 - Intrauterine exposure to methylphenidate is associated with a small increase in the risk of cardiac malformations, according to a study published online Dec. 13 in JAMA Psychiatry. Read More >
In Utero Methylphenidate Exposure Tied to Heart Defects
Thu, Dec 14, 2017 - High-sensitivity troponin assay can identify patients presenting with suspected acute coronary syndrome at very low risk for 30-day adverse cardiac events, according to a study published online Dec. 13 in JAMA Cardiology. Read More >
Serial hsTnT Level IDs Risk of 30-Day Adverse Cardiac Event
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 - Among commercially-insured patients, the cost of observation care has increased, but it is still lower than spending for short-stay hospitalizations, according to a report published in the December issue of Health Affairs. Read More >
Observation Care Cost Saving in Commercially-Insured Patients
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 - Treatment with hydroquinidine prolongs the QT interval in patients with short QT syndrome and reduces the occurrence of life-threatening arrhythmic events, according to a study published in the Dec. 19 issue of the Journal of the American College of Ca Read More >
Hydroquinidine Cuts Serious Arrhythmic Events in SQTS