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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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For Heart Attack and Stroke Survivors, Dog Ownership Is Associated with a Longer Life     

Living alone after a cardiac event and not owning a dog may be hazardous to your health. A recently released study, published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, a journal of the American Heart Association (AHA), reported that dog ownership may be associated with longer life and better cardiovascular outcomes, especially for those heart attack…

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Better Science Needed to Identify clinical predictors that link cardiac arrest, brain injury, and death

The American Heart Association (AHA) releases a statement July 11 calling for better science to support clinical predictors that link cardiac arrest, brain injury and the patient’s death. The new research findings published in the AHA’s journal Circulation note that resuscitation and post-resuscitation care after cardiac arrest have both improved but mortality remains high Inaccurate Neurologic…

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Despite Benefits, Stroke Patients Receive Vastly Different Amounts of Physical Therapy

Medicare beneficiaries, recovering from strokes, receive vastly different amounts of physical and occupational therapy during their hospital stays despite evidence that such rehabilitation is strongly associated with positive health outcomes, finds a newly released study by at Providence, Rhode Island-based Brown University.  The data also suggests that patients who receive more physical therapy (PT) are less…

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