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Better Education Needed for Patients with Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices

A new study reveals the need for increased patient education on cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIED).  Although patients today have real-time access to data, a new survey shows significant gaps in patient understanding of device use and the impact on their health.  The study was presented last May at Heart Rhythm 2019, the Heart Rhythm Society’s 40th …

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Study Dispels “July Effect” for In-Hospital Training for Heart Surgery

The perception that more medical errors occur in July for heart surgery (referred to as the “July Effect”) compared to other months due to an arrival of new influx of medical school graduates starting their in-hospital training is wrong, say researchers at Boston-based Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard University in a research study, “\”Debunking …

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UHF Says Better Information, Fewer Regs, Needed to Help Patients Make Better Care Decisions 

With one in five hospital patients across the nation requiring continuous medical care after discharge – a number likely to grow with the graying of the population and the burden of chronic illnesses rises – a multipronged approach is essential to helping these patients and their families make the best possible medical decision about post-hospital …

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