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By Jackie Syrop
The odds of a major adverse cardiovascular event were more than 14-fold higher when the surgeries were done within the first 3 months after stroke compared with surgery in patients with no stroke history.
The American Society of Hypertension (ASH) is the largest US professional organization dedicated to eradicating hypertension and its consequences. The following study presentations were highlights of the organization’s 29th annual meeting in New York City.
There has been a decrease in the number of uninsured following the open enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act, according to a report published online July 23 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Shared medical appointments improve patient satisfaction with primary care, according to research published in the July/August issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.
For patients undergoing cardiac surgery, the strongest predictors of stroke up to two years postoperatively include advanced age, history of stroke, and peripheral vascular disease, according to a study published online July 21 in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association.
Blood donations to the American Red Cross are down substantially, and the agency says an "emergency situation" could arise within weeks.
Regular consumption of probiotics may improve control of blood pressure (BP), according to research published online July 21 in Hypertension.
Several new remote patient monitoring devices with useful applications are available or under development, according to an article published July 8 in Medical Economics.
By Jackie Syrop
Americans with the lower income and education levels may be at a significantly higher risk for peripheral artery disease, according to a new analysis.
Patient reviews indicate that the attributes most valued in physicians include interpersonal skills and bedside manner, according to a report published online July 16 by Vitals.
Physician's Money Digest
A new car’s resale value automatically drops as soon as it is driven off the lot, but some retain their value a lot better than others.
Although a majority of Americans are consistently surprised by their medical bills, the experiences differ greatly by state.