States are embroiled in a debate over "specialty hospitals" that focus on a single disease process such as heart care or orthopedics.
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For cardiac (heart) procedures, Certificate of Need doesn't create the kind of savings and reductions in mortality rates that policymakers thought it would achieve.
Coronary CT angiography is accurate, definitive, much faster and less costly than the standard diagnostic testing for emergency room chest pain patients.
Using the new risk assessment tool, the researchers found that nearly 50 percent of women in the study who were estimated to be at "intermediate risk" for heart attack or stroke based on current guidelines were in fact at significantly higher or lower risk levels.
Physicians have an effective new option for treating atrial fibrillation, a common irregular heart rhythm that can cause stroke.
Monitoring device for patients is changing the way doctors monitor the health of patients with implanted defibrillators.
Adults who met with pharmacists or pharmacy students during a community outreach and screening project about metabolic syndrome, returned four months later with lower risk factors for heart disease.
A large Danish study rebuts the accepted idea that differences in an estrogen gene (ESR1) affect the risk of heart attack and stroke in response to hormone replacement therapy.
Patients whose arteries are clear can go home hours sooner if they came to the hospital with crushing chest pain.
Researchers attempt to determine optimal timing for administration of platelet inhibiting drugs for treatment of patients with acute coronary syndromes.
Among Greek adults, taking regular midday naps is associated with reduced risk of death from heart disease over a six year period.
A document recommending the adoption of stringent quality standards by those who perform percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in hospitals not equipped for cardiac surgery.
Trial Involves Injecting Patients' Own (Autologous) Stem Cells into Areas of Their Hearts with Poor Blood Flow.
Chest pain patients are treated differently based on race, gender and insurance.
More than one third died due to potentially heritable genetic defects that impair the heart's rhythm center.
Heart patients in the South Wales Valleys will be diagnosed and treated faster.
Patient death rates for 56 Massachusetts heart surgeons available online now
The role of hypertension (high blood pressure) in cardiovascular diseases in the Asia Pacific region shows the potential reduction in deaths from heart disease and stroke could have been achieved if high blood pressure were controlled in this region.
Patients who have had drug eluting stents inserted to prop open blocked coronary arteries should continue to take medications to reduce the risk of blood clots.
Patients who undergo combined heart bypass surgery and carotid endarterectomy, the most commonly used stroke prevention surgery, significantly increase their chances of death or stroke.