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Strategies for reducing the door-to-balloon time in acute myocardial infarction.
TLDR
Several specific hospital strategies are associated with a significant reduction in the door-to-balloon time in the management of myocardial infarction with ST-segment elevation. Expand
Exposure to low-dose ionizing radiation from medical imaging procedures.
TLDR
Imaging procedures are an important source of exposure to ionizing radiation in the United States and can result in high cumulative effective doses of radiation, which increased with advancing age and were higher in women than in men. Expand
Incidence, predictors at admission, and impact of worsening renal function among patients hospitalized with heart failure.
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Worsening renal function occurs frequently among hospitalized HF patients and is associated with significantly worse outcomes and clinical characteristics available at hospital admission can be used to identify patients at increased risk for developing WRF. Expand
Admission Glucose and Mortality in Elderly Patients Hospitalized With Acute Myocardial Infarction: Implications for Patients With and Without Recognized Diabetes
TLDR
Elevated glucose is common, rarely treated, and associated with increased mortality risk in elderly acute myocardial infarction patients, particularly those without recognized diabetes. Expand
An Administrative Claims Measure Suitable for Profiling Hospital Performance on the Basis of 30-Day All-Cause Readmission Rates Among Patients With Heart Failure
TLDR
This claims-based model of hospital risk-standardized readmission rates for heart failure patients produces estimates that may serve as surrogates for those derived from a medical record model. Expand
Thiazolidinediones, Metformin, and Outcomes in Older Patients With Diabetes and Heart Failure: An Observational Study
TLDR
It is suggested that thiazolidinediones and metformin are not associated with increased mortality and may improve outcomes in older patients with diabetes and heart failure and Randomized trials are warranted to corroborate these findings. Expand
Association of serum digoxin concentration and outcomes in patients with heart failure.
TLDR
It is demonstrated that higher SDCs were associated with increased mortality and suggested that the effectiveness of digoxin therapy in men with heart failure and a left ventricular ejection fraction of 45% or less may be optimized in the SDC range of 0.5 to 0.8 ng/mL. Expand
Hospital Strategies Associated With 30-Day Readmission Rates for Patients With Heart Failure
TLDR
The magnitude of the effects was modest with individual strategies associated with less than half a percentage point reduction in RSRRs; however, hospitals that implemented more strategies had significantly lower RSRRS (reduction of 0.34 percentage point for each additional strategy). Expand
Effect of door-to-balloon time on mortality in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.
TLDR
Time to primary PCI is strongly associated with mortality risk and is important regardless of time from symptom onset to presentation and regardless of baseline risk of mortality. Expand
Sex-based differences in the effect of digoxin for the treatment of heart failure.
TLDR
Digoxin therapy is associated with an increased risk of death from any cause among women, but not men, with heart failure and depressed left ventricular systolic function. Expand
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