A longtime blood test that measures the likelihood of a cardiac event has become more sensitive and more precise. Why doctors and patients should be cautiously optimistic.
Increases in early stenting treatments have paid off in lives and dollars, but some hospitals lag behind, a new study finds. Meanwhile, total costs have grown without reductions in mortality.
Sending a patient to an intensive care unit after a heart attack, or a flare-up of heart failure or COPD, may sound like the best option. But it’s not always the case.
Patients’ race, income, family support and disability all play a role in readmission rates, a new study finds. So why don’t Medicare’s hospital penalties consider them?