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Cardiology groups issue guidance on heart failure

A focused update addresses biomarkers, new therapies for stage C heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, new data on important comorbidities, and new insights into heart failure prevention.
3 May 2017

‘Hospitalist’ and other mysterious jargon

Since less than a third of laypeople understand the word “hospitalist,” consider using some other words in introductions, a researcher advises.
23 Nov 2022

May 2007

ACP Hospitalist provides hospital-based physicians with news and information about the practice of hospital medicine.

Cardiac societies release guideline on evaluation, diagnosis of chest pain

The recommendations from the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, with support from other societies, provide algorithms for assessing and diagnosing chest pain in adults and offer 10 take-home points, including on use of testing and imaging.
10 Nov 2021

New score developed to improve risk stratification in type 2 myocardial infarction

The T2-risk score incorporates age, ischemic heart disease, heart failure, diabetes, myocardial ischemia on electrocardiogram, heart rate, anemia, estimated glomerular filtration rate, and maximal cardiac troponin concentration.
18 Jan 2023

High-sensitivity troponin reduced the cascade of cardio interventions after chest pain

An analysis of ED patients found an increase in repeat troponin testing and EKGs, but reductions in CT scans, stress tests, cardiology evaluations, and hospitalizations associated with implementation of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin testing.
23 Jun 2021

Talking about heart failure

Patients with heart failure often have a hard time wrapping their heads around it. Hospitalists can do a lot to improve communication and education during hospitalization.
24 Aug 2022

One- and two-hour chest pain triage algorithms better than older three-hour one

The European Society of Cardiology's 0/1-hour and 0/2-hour algorithms for triage of suspected acute myocardial infarction had higher sensitivity and negative predictive value than the society's 0/3-hour algorithm, according to a new meta-analysis.
24 Nov 2021

Use your window into heart failure

A new guideline and experts urge hospitalists to maximize heart failure therapies, but also to be aware of their costs.
27 Jul 2022

Admit to where?

Heart failure care can be improved by reducing variation between medicine and cardiology.
15 Apr 2021

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