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November 2014
'Pacemaker for the Tongue' Offers New Treatment for Sleep Apnea

In the past people have opted out of undergoing sleep surgery because of the pain involved, but now a new procedure using a hypoglossal nerve stimulator can treat sleep apnea with significantly less pain for patients.The hypoglossal nerve stimulator, ...

Posted on: November 10, 2014
Kansas City, Mo.-Three Healthe at Cerner Clinics Honored by HIMSS

$0Three Healthe at Cerner Clinics were honored by HIMSS with its Stage IV award for operating in a paperless environment.$0$0Developed in 2011, the EMR Ambulatory Adoption Model provides a methodology for evaluating the progress and impact of electronic ...

Posted on: November 06, 2014
October 2014
NIH Study Explores Prevention of Heart Disease in People With HIV

The National Institutes of Health has launched a clinical trial to assess the effects of aspirin and cholesterol-lowering drugs, or statins, on preventing cardiovascular disease in people with long-term HIV infections. This group includes people on ...

Posted on: October 29, 2014
Brain May Hold Clues to Preventing Cardiovascular & Cerebrovascular Diseases

Future prevention and treatment strategies for vascular diseases may lie in the evaluation of early brain imaging tests long before heart attacks or strokes occur, according to a systematic review conducted by a team of cardiologists, neuroscientists, ...

Posted on: October 23, 2014
PCORI Grant Funds Efforts to Smooth Transition Home for Stroke Patients

Stroke patients and their family caregivers often find the transition from hospital to home difficult. However, a new $2 million grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute will help Michigan State University researchers look at ...

Posted on: October 13, 2014
Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring Fails to Detect Brain Injury, Study Finds

Johns Hopkins researchers have added to evidence that continuous electronic fetal heart rate monitoring, widely used during maternal labor, has so many false positive readings that it is unable to reliably identify fetal brain injury caused by oxygen ...

Posted on: October 08, 2014
Lack of Social Support Linked to Poor Health in Young Heart Attack Survivors

Having few friends, family and a general lack of social support is associated with poor health and quality of life and depression in young men and women a year after having a heart attack, according to new research in the Journal of the ...

Posted on: October 02, 2014
September 2014
Insurance Plans Limit Heart & Stroke Care Access for Many, AHA Study Shows

A new study released by the American Heart Association on the inclusion of cardiovascular and stroke providers by exchange health plans reveals that access to specialty physicians and facilities can vary widely based on a consumer's plan and ...

Posted on: September 29, 2014
Stroke Patients Given Statins in Hospital More Likely to Survive, Study Shows

Patients who were treated with a statin in the hospital after suffering from a hemorrhagic stroke were significantly more likely to survive than those who were not, according to a study published in JAMA Neurology. This study was conducted by the ...

Posted on: September 23, 2014
U.S. Hospital First to Enroll Patient in Global Brain Aneurysm Study

Florida's Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville this week became the first hospital in the world to enroll a patient in an international study that is assessing a new way to treat brain aneurysms.Baptist Jacksonville is one of 20 sites globally that will ...

Posted on: September 16, 2014
AWHONN Names Five Nurses Winners of Fetal Heart Monitoring Award

The Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) has awarded five recipients with the Fetal Heart Monitoring Instructor Recognition Award for the first quarter of 2014.Each year, the AWHONN Fetal Heart Monitoring ...

Posted on: September 12, 2014
Excessive Sodium Consumption Puts U.S. Children at Risk for Hypertension

More than 90% of children ages 6-18 years in the U.S. eat more sodium than recommended, putting them at risk for developing high blood pressure and heart disease later in life, according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease ...

Posted on: September 10, 2014
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial Names New Cardiopulmonary Manager

Florida Hospital Fish Memorial has selected Jessica Garcia, BS, to serve as the cardiopulmonary manager.In this new role, Garcia will be responsible for ensuring high-quality respiratory service and weighing opportunities to enhance services.Garcia has ...

Posted on: September 03, 2014
Ann Arbor, Mich. - Grant Creates Research Program at U-M for Thai Nurses

Heart disease, diabetes, high-blood pressure and other non-communicable diseases will soon become the leading cause of sickness and death in Thailand as the country becomes wealthier. To better prevent and manage these diseases, there's a growing need ...

Posted on: September 02, 2014
Polypill Increases Patients' Medication Adherence Following a Heart Attack

New research shows a novel polypill increases patient adherence to treatment following a myocardial infarction (MI) or heart attack, according to new study results reported at the European Society of Cardiology's ESC Congress 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. ...

Posted on: September 01, 2014
August 2014
Baptist Jacksonville Specialists Implant World's Smallest,Wireless Pacemaker

Cardiologists with Baptist Heart Specialists at Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville are the first in Florida to implant the world's smallest pacemaker, which does not require wires to connect to the heart.One-tenth the size of a conventional pacemaker ...

Posted on: August 25, 2014
Cleveland Clinic, North Shore-LIJ Create NY Regional Alliance for Cardiac Care

The Cleveland Clinic Heart & Vascular Institute has selected the North Shore-LIJ Health System to serve as its exclusive alliance member in the New York metropolitan area.The unique alliance announced jointly this week by Cleveland Clinic and the ...

Posted on: August 20, 2014
Complexity of Heart Rhythm Devices Puts Some Patients at Risk, Nursing Study Finds

Patients who rely on pacemakers and defibrillators to maintain a normal heart rhythm run the risk of serious health complications if they don't fully understand how the devices work and what to do when they experience an irregular heartbeat. But a study ...

Posted on: August 18, 2014
Researchers Tie Neck Manipulation to Cervical Dissection & Stroke

Treatments involving neck manipulation may be associated with stroke, though it cannot be said with certainty that neck manipulation causes strokes, according to a new scientific statement published in the American Heart Association's journal ...

Posted on: August 11, 2014
Normal, Ill. - Advocate BroMenn First in Region to Earn Target: Stroke Honor Roll Designation

Advocate BroMenn Medical Center (ABMC) is the first central Illinois hospital to earn Target: Stroke Honor Roll designation from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.ABMC received the distinction by participating in the AHA/ASA ...

Posted on: August 08, 2014
American Heart Association Add Basic Life Support Course for EMS

Each year, more than 400,000 children and adults experience a cardiac arrest outside the hospital. Only 10 percent survive. Oftentimes, the Emergency Medical Service (EMS) professionals arriving at the scene are the first to provide quality patient care ...

Posted on: August 06, 2014
New Catheter Improves Outcomes for Abnormal Heart Beat

A new catheter being used by cardiologists at Baptist Heart Specialists in Jacksonville, Fla. is helping patients who have an abnormal heart rhythm.The THERMOCOOL® SmartTOUCH ™ Catheter is used for ablation procedures for patients such as ...

Posted on: August 04, 2014
July 2014
Hospital Arrival Time Impacts Heart Attack Treatment & Survival

Going to the hospital for a heart attack during evenings, weekends and holidays increases your risk of dying 13% compared with people arriving during workday hours, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: ...

Posted on: July 30, 2014
Cardiologist's Technique Helps Reduce Risk of Hypertension Misdiagnosis

Robert Smith, MD, a cardiologist at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, has released the results of his retrospective study designed to compare single in-office automated blood pressure readings to the average of multiple automated blood pressure ...

Posted on: July 23, 2014
Study Links Childhood Sexual Abuse to Atherosclerosis in Women Midlife

Women who were sexually abused as children may show signs of atherosclerosis, an early indication of cardiovascular disease, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.This is the first study to suggest a link between ...

Posted on: July 22, 2014
Strokes & Death Rates in U.S. Fall Over Past Two Decades, Researchers Say

Fewer Americans are having strokes and those who do have a lower risk of dying from them, finds a new study led by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health researchers.The study found a 24% overall decline in first-time strokes in each of the past ...

Posted on: July 16, 2014
Study: Patients At-Risk for Heart Disease Lack Guidance on Aspirin

A daily low dose of aspirin can offer important protection against cardiovascular disease, but University of Florida researchers say that the people who could receive the most benefit from the medication may not be taking it.A UF study found that only ...

Posted on: July 14, 2014
HHS Launches Challenge to Improve Hypertension With Health IT

In an effort to help clinical practices use health information technology (health IT) like electronic health records (EHRs) to reduce high blood pressure, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today launched a new challenge asking healthcare ...

Posted on: July 07, 2014
June 2014
AHA Honors Mount Sinai Nurse Leader as 'Heart & Stroke Lifesaver'

The American Heart Association has honored two Mount Sinai Health System experts as "Heart and Stroke Lifesavers" for going above and beyond the call of duty in support of the AHA's mission to build lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.The ...

Posted on: June 30, 2014
Researchers Link Menopausal Sex Hormones Levels to Heart Disease Risk

As hormone levels change during the transition to menopause, the quality of a woman's cholesterol carriers degrades, leaving her at greater risk for heart disease, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health ...

Posted on: June 27, 2014
Report: Lifetime Cancer Risk from Heart Imaging Low for Most Children

Radiation from standard X-rays is relatively low and doesn't significantly raise lifetime cancer risks for most young children, according to research in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.Researchers followed 337 children under age 6 ...

Posted on: June 25, 2014
Study Links Poor Cardiovascular Health to Memory & Learning Deficits

The risk of developing cognitive impairment, especially learning and memory problems is significantly greater for people with poor cardiovascular health than people with intermediate or ideal cardiovascular health, according to a study in ...

Posted on: June 23, 2014
Depression Increases Risk of Heart Disease Death in Women, Study Finds

Women  55 and younger are twice as likely to suffer a heart attack, die or require artery-opening procedures if they're moderately or severely depressed, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart ...

Posted on: June 20, 2014
Research Improves Accuracy of Heart Disease Diagnosis in Women

Diagnosing coronary heart disease in women has become more accurate through gender-specific research that clarifies the role of both obstructive and non-obstructive coronary artery disease as contributors to ischemic heart disease in women, according to ...

Posted on: June 18, 2014
Processed Red Meat May Increase Heart Failure Deaths in Men, Study Shows

Men who eat moderate amounts of processed red meat may have an increased risk of incidence and death from heart failure, according to a study in Circulation: Heart Failure, an American Heart Association journal.Processed meats are preserved by ...

Posted on: June 16, 2014
McHenry, Ill.- Centegra Honored for Cardiac Surgery

Centegra Hospital-McHenry has received the highest three-star rating for cardiac surgery quality from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS). Approximately 10 percent of hospitals nationwide receive the three-star rating, which denotes the ...

Posted on: June 12, 2014
Heart Disease Without Coronary Plaque Buildup Linked to Heart Attack Risk

Non-obstructive coronary artery disease was associated with a 28% to 44% increased risk of a major adverse cardiac event such as a heart attack or death, in a new study presented at the American Heart Association's Quality of Care and Outcomes Research ...

Posted on: June 09, 2014
Survey: Doctors Reluctant to Discuss End-Of-Life Care With Heart Failure Patients

Healthcare providers are reluctant to discuss end-of-life care with heart failure patients and their families because they feel uncomfortable broaching the topic or lack time, according to a new study presented at the Quality of Care and ...

Posted on: June 05, 2014
FDA Approves Wireless Monitoring Device for Patients With Heart Failure

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the CardioMEMS HF System for measuring the pulmonary artery (PA) pressures and heart rates of patients with New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class III heart failure who have been hospitalized for heart ...

Posted on: June 02, 2014
Charleston, S.C. - Trident Health Honored With Quality Achievement Awards

Trident Health has received four Get With The Guidelines- Quality Achievement Awards. Trident and Summerville Medical Centers received the Heart Failure Silver-Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures ...

Posted on: June 01, 2014
May 2014
Crozer-Keystone Stroke Protocol Presented at National Industry Conference

Springfield, Pa. An interdisciplinary team of professionals from Crozer-Keystone Health System has developed and implemented a new emergency stroke protocol that is helping doctors obtain critical test results in a fraction of national benchmark times. ...

Posted on: May 29, 2014
 

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