Posts Tagged ‘mortality’

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September 27th, 2013

Higher Physician Volume Leads to Lower Mortality in HF

Karen Joynt discusses her research group’s study of the relationship between physician volume, clinical outcomes, and costs among patients with HF.


March 25th, 2013

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: March 25th

This week’s topics include the effect of aliskiren on postdischarge mortality and readmissions among those hospitalized for HF, PFO closure, and more.


February 18th, 2013

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: February 18th

This week’s topics include the relationship between hospital readmission and mortality rates for those hospitalized with acute MI, HF, or pneumonia, the effects of body size and hypertension treatments on CV event rates, and more.


January 7th, 2013

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: January 7th

This week’s topics include a study of survival among patients receiving a primary prevention ICD in clinical practice vs. clinical trials and the RELAX-AHF trial, which examined treatment of acute HF with serelaxin.


December 13th, 2012

Hypertension And Smoking Top List Of Global Risk Factors

Worldwide, hypertension and tobacco smoking are the single largest causes of death and disability, according to findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (GBD 2010), the largest ever assessment and analysis of global health and disease. In an unprecedented move, the Lancet devoted an entire issue to the study, including seven separate articles and eight comments. GBD 2010 […]


October 1st, 2012

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: October 1st

This week’s topics include exercise and mortality in those with diabetes, BP targets in those with type-2 diabetes, and the diagnostic accuracy of FFR from CT angiography.


August 20th, 2012

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: August 20th

This week’s topics include studies on the benefits of drug-eluting vs. bare-metal stents, using walking speed and blood pressure measurements to predict mortality in the elderly, stroke and bleeding in AF with chronic kidney disease, and the diagnosis and management of peripheral artery disease.


June 11th, 2012

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: June 11th

This week’s topics include two studies of prognosis: troponin and mortality after non-cardiac surgery and predictors of heart-failure mortality.


March 5th, 2012

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Weekly Review: Week of March 5th

This week’s topics include goal-oriented patient care, stenting vs. medical therapy, and patient satisfaction and mortality.


February 6th, 2012

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Weekly Review: Week of February 6th

This week’s topics include the U.S. obesity plateau, the pros and cons of state-of-the-art CMR, and the MI mortality decline in European countries.