Taking a Look at Medicare Patients in Cardiac Rehabilitation

Two few Medicare patients, women and non-white patients, participated in outpatient cardiac rehabilitation after a heart attack or acute heart event or surgery, says findings in a recently published study in American Heart Association’s journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. This observational studies and identified the populations and regions most at risk for suboptimal cardiac rehabilitation.…

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The Aging of Women’s Blood Vessels is Faster Than Men’s

According to researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (CSMC), women are not simply ‘catching up” to men in terms of the aging of their blood vessels, they are exceeding them.  The study’s research findings, published in a recent issue of the journal JAMA Cardiology, explains why woman tend to develop different types of cardiovascular disease with different…

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Some ICU Admissions May Be Preventable, Saving Money and Improving Care

Research findings detailed in an “Potentially Preventable Intensive Care Unit Admissions in the United States, 2006-2015,” published in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society, indicate that many admissions to the intensive care unit (ICU) may be preventable, potentially decreasing health care costs and improving care. Lead author Gary E. Weissman, MD, MSHP, a researcher at…

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