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2012-07-31 23:02:56

Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal has received the American College of Cardiology Foundation´s NCDR ACTION Registry—GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2012 — one of only 164 hospitals nationwide to do so. NORMAL, ILL. (PRWEB) August 01, 2012 Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal has received the American College of Cardiology Foundation´s NCDR ACTION Registry—GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2012 — one of only 164...

2012-07-12 13:06:32

Scientific statement from American Heart Association addresses varied cardiac evaluation and management of transplant patients As thousands of Americans await a life-saving kidney or liver transplant, medical teams are paying close attention to another organ: their hearts. This month the American Heart Association attempts to bring harmony to the varied cardiac evaluation policies created at U.S. hospitals that assess a patient's overall health before transplant surgery....

2012-06-19 13:57:58

Coronary patients are not being managed according to European guidelines Large proportions of European coronary patients are not benefiting from cardiac rehabilitation services, according to results of the third EUROASPIRE survey published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. Yet despite the evidence that cardiac rehabilitation is very effective for patients with coronary heart disease, this latest study shows that services in Europe are much underused, with poor...

2012-03-28 23:01:44

Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers presented 86 abstracts and plenary sessions at the American College of Cardiology´s (ACC) 61st Annual Scientific Session, including ground-breaking research on aggressive statin therapy, the prevalence of unrecognized cardiovascular disease symptoms in women, and morbidity associated with non-adherence to medication after stent implantation. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 28, 2012 Mount Sinai School of Medicine researchers presented 86 abstracts...

2012-03-26 22:14:02

First large-scale study to compare outcomes based on body size finds being small, rather than large, confers greatest risk Patients who are underweight or small in stature are twice as likely to experience complications or die during insertion of an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) compared to obese and normal-weight patients, according to research presented today at the American College of Cardiology's 61st Annual Scientific Session. The Scientific Session, the premier...

2012-03-26 22:12:45

Study shows new requirement adds more than $800 per case; Researchers recommend amending guidelines The cost to place an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) increased by $844 per case after a new requirement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) went into effect in February 2010, according to research presented today at the American College of Cardiology's 61st Annual Scientific Session. The Scientific Session, the premier cardiovascular medical meeting, brings...

2012-03-26 21:59:14

Intervention implemented in Brazilian hospitals is adaptable to other countries A three-pronged intervention in Brazilian public hospitals significantly improved physician adherence to evidence-based protocols for treating acute coronary syndrome (ACS) — a type of disease causing chest pain from reduced blood flow to the heart, according to research presented today at the American College of Cardiology's 61st Annual Scientific Session. The Scientific Session, the premier...


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Journal of the American College of Cardiology
2012-04-29 23:03:49

The Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) is a peer-reviewed medical journal published by Elsevier. It covers all aspects of cardiovascular disease, including original clinical studies, experimental investigations with clear clinical relevance, state-of-the-art papers, viewpoints, and editorials and essays interpreting and commenting on the research presented. According to its website, http://content.onlinejacc.org, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology is the...

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