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Landmark SCHEMIA Study Finds Interventions for Stable Heart Disease No Better Than Taking Drugs  

Researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and Stanford University say that recently released findings from the landmark International Study of Comparative Health Effectiveness with Medical and Invasive Approaches (ISCHEMIA) study reveal that there is no evidence of lower cardiac event rates in patients with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), but the medical procedure offered a …

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Study Says Less-Invasive Procedures to Restore Leg Blood Flow Reduces Risk of Amputation

A newly released study finds that patients who underwent a less-invasive procedure to open clogged leg arteries were just as like to survive with their legs intact and avoid amputation as patients who had more invasive surgery, according to an article published in circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association (AHA) journal. According to …

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Partnership Commits to Doubling Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Survival Rate by 2028

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), every year more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occur across the nation.  Cardiac arrest is a life-threatening condition with about a 10-minute life expectancy without immediate CPR from a bystander, leading to hospitalization and death. With emergency medical service (EMS) providers, on average, arriving on scene in about seven minutes following …

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Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey Celebrates National Hospital Week

Murphy’s law is a popular adage that typically states, \”Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.\” Yes, accidents happen beyond our control. Illnesses happen, too.  As they occur, there’s one place you can rely on in good times and bad— Specialty Hospital of Central Jersey. By providing quality treatments to medically complex patients, through …

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Latest Medicare Trustee Report Warns of Insolvency in Seven Years

The Medicare Hospital Insurance Trust Fund will have sufficient funds to pay full benefits until 2026, according to the latest annual report from the Medicare Board of Trustees. That’s unchanged from last year’s report, which projected that the Medicare trust fund would become insolvent three years earlier than they previously expected – in part because …

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New Guidelines Issued for Taking Low-Dose Aspirin

Two weeks ago, a commonly followed medical prevention strategy goes by the wayside.  The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) primary recently released its prevention guideline announcing that it no longer recommended that low-dose aspirin be used to help prevent heart attacks and stroke in people without known cardiovascular disease. The …

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