Feb 17 Cardiology News

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Fulfilling the VNA Promise - How to Get the Most Out of Your Facility's Vendor-Neutral Archive

CardioVascular Business - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 16:16

In the not-too-distant past, picture archiving communication systems, or PACS, were the backbone of every image capture and storage strategy. However, the tide is turning as some healthcare providers gravitate toward vendor-neutral archives (VNAs), in which images and clinical data are stored in a standard format and with a standard interface that make them accessible by systems from disparate vendors.

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Dementia linked to heart disease factors in middle-aged people

CardioVascular Business - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 15:31

New research has revealed that middle aged people with heart disease risks are more likely to develop dementia later in life.

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Free or low-cost heart screenings may not benefit teenagers

CardioVascular Business - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 14:17

Although non-profit organizations promote free or low-cost heart screenings for teenagers, research does not conclusively show such screening prevents deaths, Kaiser Health News reports.

The news agency noted that research has shown one to four of every 100,000 children die due to sudden cardiac deaths each year, which is lower than deaths in accidents (22 of 100,000 teenagers) and suicide (nine of 100,000).

The organizations typically perform heart screenings by using electrocardiograms (ECGs). However, Kaiser Health News reports that screening may actually do harm in children with no symptoms or family history of disease.

In 2016, an estimated 60,000 to 70,000 teenagers in the U.S. underwent heart screenings, according to the news agency.

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Topic: Structural HeartAuthor Reference: Tim CaseyContent Type: Referenced ContentNews Source: Kaiser Health NewsTop Story: no
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Amazon’s Alexa can now walk users through CPR

CardioVascular Business - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 12:23

Amazon’s voice-activated Echo device can now give instructions to users on how to perform CPR, handle a heart attack and detect stroke signs, features that could help save lives.

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Boston Scientific recalls all Lotus valve devices

CardioVascular Business - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 12:06

Boston Scientific voluntarily recalled all of its Lotus valve devices, according to an SEC filing on Feb. 23.

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Depression, dementia are common among intracerebral hemorrhage survivors

CardioVascular Business - Thu, 02/23/2017 - 10:24

During a median follow-up period of more than four years, 40 percent of survivors of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) developed a new-onset mood disorder, according to a longitudinal study.

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Transradial interventions, same-day discharges following PCIs save hospitals $300 million per year

CardioVascular Business - Wed, 02/22/2017 - 17:45

An analysis of Medicare beneficiaries found that a transradial intervention during PCI was $916 cheaper and associated with less bleeding, fewer vascular complications and less transfusions than a transfemoral intervention.

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