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In light of the unrest in Baltimore in late April 2015, QCOR 2015, the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific...
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CME – Elective PCI: Examining How Information Is Presented

CME - Elective PCI: Examining How Information Is Presented | AKH CME, Articles, Cardiology, CME, Surgery

Most patients with mild, stable angina assume that PCI prevents heart attacks and are likely to choose the procedure, according to published research. Explicit and explanatory information may help overcome potential biases and influence decision making for elective PCI.

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CME: Analyzing STEMI Outcomes in Hospitalized Patients

CME: Analyzing STEMI Outcomes in Hospitalized Patients | AKH CME, Articles, Cardiology, CME, Hospital Medicine

Patients who have a STEMI while hospitalized for a condition unrelated to heart disease have higher in-hospital mortality than those who have outpatient-onset STEMI. Identifying risk factors, enhancing recognition of inpatient myocardial infarction, and expediting revascularization for appropriate patients may improve patient outcomes.

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CME: Cardiometabolic Risk, Type 2 Diabetes, & Heart Disease

CME: Cardiometabolic Risk, Type 2 Diabetes, & Heart Disease | AKH CME, Articles, Cardiology, CME, Diabetes, Lipid, Primary Care

Cardiometabolic risk should be routinely assessed in patients with type 2 diabetes, and multiple prevention and management strategies may be required to achieve goals. Healthcare providers should have conversations with their patients about the connection between diabetes, heart disease, and stroke as well as the benefits of prevention.

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