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Month: September 2015

HFSA 2015

New research was presented at HFSA 2015, the annual scientific meeting of the Heart Failure...

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ED Revisits & Mortality After Falls

Researchers in Boston indicate that more than one-third of older adult ED fall patients appear to revisit the ED revisit within 1 year and are at greater risk of death. Among patients who were an average age of 78.6 years old,...

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Trends in Syncope-Related Resource Utilization

The amount of resources used for ED visits with syncope appears to have increased in recent years despite substantial efforts to optimize this utilization, according to a study. Between 2001 and 2010, admission rates ranged from...

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Internet Use, Anxiety, & Cardiomyopathy Risk

Study results indicate that patients with or at risk for cardiomyopathy appear to experience less anxiety when they the internet as a source of health information. Among the study patients, 85% used the internet to obtain...

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Few Heart Failure Patients Receive Cardiac Rehab

About 10% of patients who are eligible to receive cardiac rehabilitation (CR) at discharge following hospitalization for heart failure actually follow through with CR, according to a large study. The authors reported that a...

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Comparing Approaches to Severe Aortic Stenosis

A Korean research team suggests that early aortic valve replacement (AVR) and watchful observation appear to have similar survival rates in symptomatic patients with normal flow, low-gradient severe aortic stenosis and preserved...

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