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Health information exchange participation reduced readmissions in heart attack patients, study finds

Dive Brief: A new study in Health Affairs lends weight to the value of health information exchanges (HIE) in improving patient outcomes. Using state-level data for 2011-2014, the authors measured the effect of hospital participation in HIEs on quality and health outcomes in patients with acute myocardial infarction, or heart attack. Those that participated had a… Read More »

A Small Increase In Fitness Levels Can Cut Heart Attack Risk

A study has revealed that poor cardiorespiratory fitness can increase future heart risk attack, even if not having any current lifestyle illness symptoms. The cardiorespiratory fitness of 4527 women and men was measured over a 2 year period. All participants were cancer, cardiovascular disease, or hypertensive free, and the majority of them were considered as… Read More »

Christmas Eve at 10pm is most likely time for heart attack – how to spot the signs

Watch those stress ­levels tomorrow – 10pm on Christmas Eve is the most likely time for a heart attack. Researchers trawled through details of 283,000 heart attacks between 1998 and 2013 to find out what days were most lethal. While an average of 50 heart ­attacks were recorded every day, that number climbed to 69… Read More »