Posts Tagged ‘early discharge’

August 29th, 2013

Inexpensive Accelerometer Could Help Monitor Progress After Heart Surgery

An inexpensive off-the-shelf fitness monitor can help physicians monitor and perhaps customize their treatment of patients after heart surgery, according to a new study from the Mayo Clinic published in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery. Although the mobility of patients after surgery has long been recognized as a significant predictor of outcome, the authors of the study note that […]

October 4th, 2011

Same-Day Discharge After PCI: Safe but Rarely Used

Same-day discharge after low-risk PCI is safe but only rarely used, according to a study published in JAMA. Sunil Rao and colleagues analyzed data from 107,018 Medicare patients who underwent PCI at sites taking part in the CathPCI Registry. Only a small percentage (1.25%)  of patients in the study were discharged on the day of the procedure. […]