American College of Cardiology

Study Uses Claims Data to Look at Patterns in 30-Day Post-MI Hospital Readmissions

A Research study findings published in the Sept. 20 issue of the Journal of the American Heart Association noted that patients readmitted to the discharging hospital after myocardial infarction (MI) do not have significant differences in outcomes compared with those who are readmitted to another hospital. According to Nov. 26 statement discussing the article, Jennifer A. Rymer, MD, …

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BIDMC Researchers Find Extensive Use of Aspirin Despite Few Benefits, High Risks

Over four months ago, the   American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) released new prevention guideline announcing that they can no longer recommend that low-dose aspirin be used to help prevent heart attacks and stroke in people without known cardiovascular vascular disease (CVD). Following on the release of the new guidelines, a …

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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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