Wednesday 03 Sep 2014

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Frequent ER visits for heart failure place burden on healthcare system

Nearly 80 percent of hospitalized heart failure patients come to the emergency room, illuminating the burden the condition plays on healthcare systems, according to a new study in the American Heart Association journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality & Outcomes. More than …

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Calling 911 important to get prompt treatment

Timothy “Mitch” Mitchell was one of the lucky ones. A diabetic and a longtime smoker, he experienced some burning sensations in his chest off and on for a

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SimpleScience@Heart: After ER visit for chest pain, trip to heart doctor may save your life

A lot of folks treated for chest pain in emergency rooms don’t follow up with a heart doctor — possibly increasing their chance of dying. That’s the finding in

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Simple Science @Heart: Hospital uses auto assembly line techniques to speed up stroke care

A hospital stroke team in St. Louis, Mo., used Toyota’s “lean” manufacturing principles to streamline care — treating patients 21 minutes faster than usual. The team adopted the