Latest Harlan M. Krumholz Stories

2009-07-13 13:32:39

Where a person is treated for a heart attack or heart failure can affect the outcome, U.S. researchers say. Dr. Harlan M. Krumholz of the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn., said researchers reviewed three years of experience -- July 2005-June 2008 -- of Medicare fee-for-service patients involving 600,000 heart attack admissions and more than 1 million heart failure admissions at nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide. The study, published in Circulation: Cardiovascular...

2006-01-17 07:47:50

Making the procedure first-line therapy makes a difference, study finds Studies have shown that the artery-opening procedure called angioplasty is the best emergency treatment for a heart attack, rather than clot-dissolving drug therapy. And a new study shows that angioplasty is most effective when performed in hospitals that make it the first-line treatment for heart attacks, rather than at centers where it is not the leading form of heart attack care. "What is interesting about this finding...

2005-09-28 16:25:00

BETHESDA, MD - An in-depth look at hospitals that reduced treatment delays highlights steps other hospitals could take to provide rapid angioplasty treatment to heart attack patients, according to a new study in the Oct. 4, 2005, issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. "Time-to-treatment is important. The effectiveness of angioplasty in the treatment of heart attacks is highly dependent on the timeliness of therapy. There are some hospitals that are achieving great...

2005-05-06 07:51:50

External defibrillation is the best treatment, study finds HealthDayNews -- Conventional medical wisdom has held that pounding a heart attack victim's chest with your fist -- called a precordial thump -- might restore normal heart function, but new research appears to rule it out as an optimal solution. "The precordial thump is something which has found its way into our lore," said Dr. Harlan M. Krumholz, a professor of cardiology at Yale University School of Medicine who was not involved in...

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