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Cardiac Stress Testing Imaging Reduce Health Costs Improve Patient Outcomes

In a new study recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center concluded that overuse of cardiac stress testing with imaging has led to rising...

Impact of Mental Stress on Heart Varies Between Men, Women ACC Study

Men and women have different cardiovascular and psychological reactions to mental stress, according to a study of men and women who were already being treated for heart disease.

In partnership with Intel-GE Care Innovations, Cigna-HealthSpring is expanding its population health program that utilizes interactive tablets – the Intel-GE Care Innovations Guide – and...

Earlier this year, the Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis adopted the instant wave-Free Ratio (iFR) technology. The iFR modality is a pressure-derived...

alivecore, alivercor, smartphone ECG, AF, Afrib, atrial fibrillation

September 29, 2014 — AliveCor announced the launch of the latest version of the AliveECG app, which provides patients with free real-time atrial fibrillation (AF) detection in electrocardiogram (...

September 24, 2014 — An initiative to improve the use of cardiac telemetry at Christiana Care Health System enhanced the value of care to patients and resulted in savings of $4.8 million,...

August 21, 2014 — Efforts over the past decade to improve the quality of care for cardiovascular disease patients and increase the use of evidence-based treatments have led to a significant drop...

Medtronic, Acist Agreement FFR-IVUS Technologies

Acist Medical Systems entered into a strategic agreement with Medtronic to co-promote the world’s first Rapid Exchange FFR (RXi) and high definition IVUS (HDi) technologies in the United States....

In a community hospital and emergency medical services (EMS) system, the standard 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) is the primary and initial objective diagnostic tool used by emergency medical...

Robert Smith, a cardiologist at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Conn., released the results of his retrospective study designed to compare single in-office automated blood...