This cohort study examines whether reductions in hospital readmission rates following hospitalizations for heart failure, acute myocardial infarction, and pneumonia are associated with mortality rates after hospital discharge among Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries.
This randomized clinical trial evaluates the effects of intensive (<120 mm Hg) systolic blood pressure targets compared with standard (<140 mm Hg) systolic blood pressure targets in patients aged 75 years or older.
This randomized trial evaluates the efficacy and safety of losmapimod vs placebo on cardiovascular outcomes in patients hospitalized with an acute myocardial infarction (MI).
This cross-sectional study compares mortality and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, and pnemonia among older men treated at VA and non-VA hospitals in urban metropolitan statistical areas.
This Rational Clinical Examination examines the accuracy of initial history, physical examination, electrocardiogram, and risk scores combined with the first cardiac-specific troponin for diagnosing acute coronary syndrome in the emergency department.
This cohort study uses registry and Medicare claims data to assess the frequency of ICD implantation within 1 year of myocardial infarction and to compare mortality in patients with vs without ICDs.
This randomized superiority trial in China found that among patients undergoing PCI, bivalirudin was associated with reduced adverse effects compared with heparin alone and heparin plus tirofiban.
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