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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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NIH launches First-of-its Kind Study to Search for Neuroprotective Stroke Therapies

On September 3, 2019, the Bethesda, Maryland-based National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced that it has called on researchers to make the standards and practices for conducting early stage, or preclinical, medical research on animals more like those used for clinical trials. To facilitate these research design changes, the NIH will provide $ 4 million…

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Joint Study to Investigate Whether Apple Watch Improves AFib Outcome and Prevents Strokes

Johnson & Johnson announces that Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., member of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, and Apple Inc. will investigate whether a new heart health program using an app from Johnson & Johnson in combination with Apple Watch’s irregular rhythm notifications and ECG app can hasten the diagnosis and improve health outcomes of…

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Study Says Noninvasive Ear-Clip Nerve Stimulation Suppresses AFib

Researchers say they have identified a new approach that could change the way patients are treated for atrial fibrillation (AF).   They report that a randomized clinical trial effectively used nerve stimulation through an ear clip to reduce AF burden and showcases an emerging noninvasive treatment option for patients. AF is considered the most common abnormal heart…

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Phone App enables Postoperative Wound Monitoring, Reducing Readmissions and Improving care

A study released last year 2018 says patients gave universally positive feedback about a smartphone app, called WoundCheck, and its ease of use for monitoring wounds.  The app, developed by researchers from the Wisconsin Institute of Surgical Outcomes Research (WiSOR), department of surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, enables patients to remotely send images of their surgical…

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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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