Hospital readmission rates have emerged as the unquestioned arbiter of post-acute care quality and payments. But a new study suggests a more comprehensive approach may be warranted.
Waiting for the arrival of emergency medical system personnel can result in a lower survival rate.
The Food and Drug Administration has reviewed HeartFlow FFR-CT software, which lets healthcare professionals non-invasively evaluate blood flow in coronary arteries.
The National Institutes of Health is releasing $10.1 million in supplemental funding for healthcare grant recipients to explore gender differences in their research. Men are overrepresented in studies, which can obscure findings, the NIH noted. This can be especially true of diseases affecting the elderly, such as cardiac disease.
The antibiotic Zithromax lowers the risk of death for those with pneumonia, although it slightly increases the risk of a heart attack, new research shows.
Exposure to loud traffic noise can increase the risk of stroke in people over the age of 65, according to new study results. Danish researchers found that for every 10 decibels that noise went up, the risk of stroke went up 14%.