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  1. California officials probe source of Legionnaires' casesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2017 | PhysOrg Weblog

    In this Jan. 22, 2015, file photo, visitors walk toward Sleeping Beauty's Castle in the background at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif. Three new cases of Legionnaires' disease have been identified in Southern California and officials are looking at the possibility there may be a source outside Disneyland, where at least 11 of the patients visited in September, 2017, according to reports.

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  2. AHA: noninvasive testing ups LOS in patients with chest painRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2017 | PhysOrg Weblog

    Noninvasive cardiac testing leads to longer length of stay for patients presenting to the emergency department with chest pain, according to a study published online Nov. 14 in JAMA Internal Medicine to coincide with the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions, being held Nov. 11 to 15 in Anaheim, California. Samuel W. Reinhardt, M.D., from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and colleagues examined differences in outcomes with clinical evaluation and noninvasive testing versus clinical evaluation alone in an analysis of 1,000 patients who presented to the emergency department with chest pain .

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  3. Aggressive testing provides no benefit to patients in ER with chest painRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2017 | PhysOrg Weblog

    Patients who go to the emergency room with chest pain often receive unnecessary tests to evaluate whether they are having a heart attack, a practice that provides no clinical benefit and adds hundreds of dollars in health-care costs, according to a new study from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Specifically, computed tomography scans and cardiac stress tests are overused in the ER for patients with chest pain and provide no information to determine whether a patient is in the midst of a heart attack, the researchers found.

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  4. Is meth use destroying vets' hearts?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2017 | PhysOrg Weblog

    Heart failure cases linked to meth use among vets nearly quadrupled during the past decade at the San Diego VA Medical Center, rising from 1.7 percent in 2005 to 8 percent in 2015, investigators found. Veterans using meth also tended to develop heart failure at a much younger age, around 61, on average, compared with 72 for typical heart failure patients, said lead researcher Dr. Marin Nishimura.

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  5. Many hospitalized heart patients not getting protective statin medications upon dischargeRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2017 | PhysOrg Weblog

    While patients who are discharged from the hospital after treatment for heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, or peripheral artery disease, should be on statin medications to reduce their risk of reoccurrence, very few of them remain on the drugs long-term -- and many never even receive a statin prescription, according to a new study. Credit: Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute.

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  6. Motor on, heart patients: Electric cars don't harm cardiac implantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2017 | PhysOrg Weblog

    Heart patients who've bought an all-electric Tesla need not worry that their car might interfere with their implanted defibrillator. That's the finding from a new study of 34 seniors who had the devices, which help guard against dangerous irregular heartbeats.

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  7. AHA: Cardiac troponin I IDs low risk of MI, cardiac deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2017 | PhysOrg Weblog

    High-sensitivity cardiac troponin I concentration can identify individuals at low risk of myocardial infarction or cardiac death within 30 days among patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome, according to a review published online Nov. 11 in the Journal of the American Medical Association to coincide with the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions, being held Nov. 11 to 15 in Anaheim, California. Andrew R. Chapman, M.D., from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, and colleagues conducted a systematic review to examine the performance of a cardiac troponin I threshold of 5 ng/L at presentation for risk stratification in patients with suspected acute coronary syndrome .

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  8. Reduction in common heart hormone associated with improved outcomes and lower mortalityRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2017 | PhysOrg Weblog

    Heart failure patients discharged from the hospital with a reduced level of a common hormone produced by the heart had significantly lower rates of readmission and lower death rates, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City. Credit: Intermountain Medical Center Heart failure patients discharged from the hospital with a reduced level of a common hormone produced by the heart had significantly lower rates of readmission and lower death rates, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City.

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  9. Follow-up cholesterol testing reduces risk of reocurrence for heart attack and stroke patientsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2017 | PhysOrg Weblog

    If you have a heart attack or stroke, it's important to get your "bad" cholesterol measured by your doctor on a follow up visit. Researchers have found that one step is significantly associated with a reduced risk of suffering another serious cardiovascular episode.

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  10. Disneyland shuts cooling towers after Legionnaires' casesRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 11, 2017 | PhysOrg Weblog

    In this Jan. 22, 2015, file photo, visitors walk toward Sleeping Beauty's Castle in the background at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif. Disneyland has shut down two cooling towers after people who visited the Southern California theme park came down with Legionnaires' disease.

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  11. WeConnect's app helps addicts navigate the journey to recoveryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2017 | PhysOrg Weblog

    Daniela Luzi Tudor was running her first tech startup in California when her co-founder confronted her: Tudor needed to get help for a drug and alcohol addiction. Until she did, her co-founder said, their close friendship would have to take a step back.

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