Raj Ganeshan

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OBJECTIVES The study objectives were to quantify the change in 7-day follow-up visits and 30-day readmissions as part of a hospital quality improvement initiative and to characterize events at 7-day follow-up visits. Some data suggest that outpatient assessments of patients with heart failure within 7 days of hospital discharge may prevent readmissions,(More)
Please note: This work was supported by a grant from Harvard Medical School (John S. LaDue Memorial Fellowship in Cardiology, to Dr. Natarajan), grants from the NHLBI (T32HL116275, to Dr. Kohli; R01HL107816, to Dr. Kathiresan), and a grant from the Donovan Family Foundation, an investigator-initiated research grant from Merck & Co. and a grant from(More)
The objective of this study was to estimate the frequency of heart failure (HF) readmissions that can be prevented through a quality improvement (QI) program. All HF patients at the University of Connecticut Health Center who had a readmission within 30 days of discharge in the year before (2008) and the year after (2011) a QI program were studied. Through(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Recent evidence has demonstrated substantial benefits associated with remote monitoring of cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs), and treatment guidelines have endorsed the use of remote monitoring. Familiarity with the features of remote monitoring systems and the data supporting its use are vital for physicians' care for(More)
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