Illinois - Advocate Facilities Recognized by March of Dimes
$0Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Advocate Christ Medical Center, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Advocate Sherman Hospital and Advocate South Suburban Hospital were ...
December 11, 2014
Readiness Bundle Improves Cardiac Surgery Outcomes for Patients
A quality improvement initiative improved the outcomes of patients undergoing cardiac surgery at select medical centers in northern New England, according to a study in the December issue of Critical Care Nurse (CCN), a bi-monthly journal of the American ...
December 08, 2014
Emergency Response Teams Improve Outcomes for Heart Attack Patients
A coordinated emergency response by healthcare teams to treat heart attack patients meant faster care that was associated with improved survival, according to new research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2014.The ...
December 03, 2014
Joliet, Ill.- Presence Cancer Care Begins Lymphoma Clinical Trial
$0Presence Cancer Care is the first and, currently, the only IRB-approved site to offer a phase 1 clinical trial evaluating a new medication for Relapsed or Refractory Follicular or diffused Large B Cell Lymphoma. $0$0The first patient enrolled in this ...
November 27, 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, ...
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 ...
November 06, 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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
October 02, 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
September 01, 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
August 04, 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: ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
July 07, 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
June 23, 2014