Ultrasound-measured liver stiffness may predict mortality risk in HF patients

As a proxy for liver congestion, liver stiffness measured with ultrasound elastography has important prognostic value among patients with heart failure, a Japanese study...

Impact of mid-life dietary patterns on long-term survival

Results of a recent retrospective study in healthy patients have suggested that promotion of a healthy dietary pattern should begin in middle age, before...

Importance of second paediatric blood pressure screening

Nearly one-quarter of children and teens who had their blood pressure screened at a primary care appointment showed a reading in the hypertensive range, but less...

Silent MI associated with heart failure risk

Silent heart attacks leave individuals at increased long-term risk for heart failure, a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology has confirmed. Lead researcher...

Rating scales predict discharge destination after stroke

Stroke survivors with higher scores on widely used outcome measures are more likely to be discharged home from the hospital, while those with lower...

Study looks at ultrasound use to determine cardiac standstill

A recent study in Annals of Emergency Medicine assessed physicians' ability to determine when cardiac standstill was present on ultrasound. (2017. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2017.07.476.) They selected 127...

Doctors urged again to participate in practice cost studies

Doctors‘ reluctance to participate in the current practice cost study (PCS) surveys could cost them dearly, possibly leading to their fees being capped at a level...

Hysterectomy alone associated with increased long-term health risks

Hysterectomy with ovarian conservation is associated with a significantly increased risk of several cardiovascular diseases and metabolic conditions, according to new research published in the journal,...

Doctors urged again to participate in practice cost studies

Doctors‘ reluctance to participate in the current practice cost study (PCS) surveys could cost them dearly, possibly leading to their fees being capped at a level...