Cardiovascular Disease

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HHS hopes to prevent 1M strokes, heart attacks by 2017

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services this week announced a new payment model that aims to prevent one million strokes and heart attacks by 2017.

Mayo researchers: Digital tools reduce secondary cardiac illness issues

Smartphone apps, text messaging and other digital technologies can decrease recurrence of cardiovascular illness and help those with cardiovascular disease have a healthier life, reveals an in-depth analysis of research studies.

Rotating night shift work puts nurses in jeopardy

Nurses who work rotating night shifts face an increased risk of death from cardiovascular disease as well as lung cancer, according to a soon-to-be published study of nearly 75,000 female registered nurses in the  American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Hospitals, physicians fight for women's equity in healthcare research, delivery

In an exclusive interview with FierceHealthcare, KIimberly Skelding, M.D., an interventional cardiologist at Geisinger Health System based in Danville, Pennsylvania, discusses efforts by hospitals and physicians around the country to improve equity in healthcare research and delivery.

Clinical research gender gap hurts women's health

Clinical studies still overlook gender difference, which leaves women at a disadvantage and could endanger their health, according to a new report from Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women's Health & Gender Biology at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. 

ACC, AHA release heart disease and stroke risk app

The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association have announced a mobile and web-based app for healthcare professionals to use with their patients in determining risk for...

Taking mobile health to heart

February is American Heart Month, a time to reflect on the fact that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. An estimated 630,000 Americans...

mHealth improves risk profile in cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes patients

A provisional article published in the peer-reviewed journal BMC Public Health suggests that mHealth technology supporting exercise prescription interventions can be effective. The findings are based...

Incentivized EHR use improves cardiovascular outcomes

Payment incentives tied to electronic health records can positively influence patient care, even in small physician practices, according to new research published Wednesday in the  Journal of the American Medical Association.

Smartphone-based heart study sets goal of one million participants globally

Leveraging the worldwide proliferation of smartphones, University of California-San Francisco researchers have launched an online cardiovascular study to develop new ways to predict and prevent heart...