Category: TCTMD Articles

The Biggest News of 2017: TCTMD’s Top 10

January 01, 2018

“The most-read stories on TCTMD this year included some surprises—among them the utility of supplemental oxygen during suspected MI and the disparate timing of hypertension onset according to race and sex.”

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The Biggest News of 2017: TCTMD’s Top 10

January 01, 2018

“The most-read stories on TCTMD this year included some surprises—among them the utility of supplemental oxygen during suspected MI and the disparate timing of hypertension onset according to race and sex.”

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USPSTF Releases Draft Recommendations on ECG Screening for CVD, A-fib

December 29, 2017

“If finalized, draft recommendations from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) would maintain the 2012 advice to avoid using ECG to regularly screen for cardiovascular disease in low-risk adults, with the group saying that evidence remains insufficient to make a determination about routine screening in higher-risk adults.”

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TCTMD’s Top 10 Most Popular Stories for December 2017

December 28, 2017

“In what might be the widest-ranging list of this year’s top news, the most-read stories for the month of December 2017 ranged from new stents to diabetes remission, a no-go for a drug-device combo in deep vein thrombosis, and the failure of “liberation therapy” in multiple sclerosis.”

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Spending More Won’t Necessarily Improve Acute MI Outcomes

December 22, 2017

“Mortality rates have declined over time for Medicare beneficiaries hospitalized for acute MI, and that trend is more strongly associated with greater uptake of cost-effective care, like early PCI, rather than increases in overall spending, a new analysis shows.”

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