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Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506984/even-on-a-large-scale-weight-may-not-matter
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Nisha A Gilotra, Ryan J Tedford
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506983/riskier-business-atrial-fibrillation-stroke-prevention-in-the-cha2ds2-vasc-era
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EDITORIAL
Thomas A Dewland, Eric C Stecker
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506982/social-risk-factors-and-performance-under-medicare-s-value-based-purchasing-programs
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Karen E Joynt, Rachael Zuckerman, Arnold M Epstein
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506981/contemporary-trends-in-oral-anticoagulant-prescription-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients-at-low-to-moderate-risk-of-stroke-after-guideline-recommended-change-in-use-of-the-chads2-to-the-cha2ds2-vasc-score-for-thromboembolic-risk-assessment-analysis-from-the-national
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David F Katz, Thomas M Maddox, Mintu Turakhia, Anil Gehi, Emily C O'Brien, Steven A Lubitz, Alexander Turchin, Gheorghe Doros, Lanyu Lei, Paul Varosy, Lucas Marzec, Jonathan C Hsu
BACKGROUND: Use of the CHA2DS2-VASc score instead of the CHADS2 score for thromboembolic risk stratification and initiation of oral anticoagulation (OAC) was recommended in the 2014 American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology/Heart Rhythm Society atrial fibrillation (AF) guidelines. We sought to define the proportion of patients with AF qualifying for and receiving OAC in contemporary practice by applying the CHA2DS2-VASc score to patients with a low CHADS2 score. METHODS AND RESULTS: Among patients with AF enrolled in the American College of Cardiology National Cardiovascular Data Registry's outpatient Practice Innovation and Clinical Excellence registry (2008-2014) CHADS2 score of 0 or 1, we calculated the impact of adoption of the CHA2DS2-VASc score on the proportion of patients with an indication for OAC...
May 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506980/sex-differences-in-trajectories-of-risk-after-rehospitalization-for-heart-failure-acute-myocardial-infarction-or-pneumonia
#5
Rachel P Dreyer, Kumar Dharmarajan, Angela F Hsieh, John Welsh, Li Qin, Harlan M Krumholz
BACKGROUND: Women have an increased risk of rehospitalization in the immediate postdischarge period; however, few studies have determined how readmission risk dynamically changes on a day-to-day basis over the full year after hospitalization by sex and how these differences compare with the risk for mortality. METHODS AND RESULTS: We identified >3 000 000 hospitalizations of patients with a principal discharge diagnosis of heart failure, acute myocardial infarction, or pneumonia and estimated sex differences in the daily risk of rehospitalization/death 1 year after discharge from a population of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries aged 65 years and older...
May 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506979/impact-of-ezetimibe-on-the-rate-of-cardiovascular-related-hospitalizations-and-associated-costs-among-patients-with-a-recent-acute-coronary-syndrome-results-from-the-improve-it-trial-improved-reduction-of-outcomes-vytorin-efficacy-international-trial
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Yashashwi Pokharel, Khaja Chinnakondepalli, Katherine Vilain, Kaijun Wang, Daniel B Mark, Glenn Davies, Michael A Blazing, Robert P Giugliano, Eugene Braunwald, Christopher P Cannon, David J Cohen, Elizabeth A Magnuson
BACKGROUND: Ezetimibe, when added to simvastatin therapy, reduces cardiovascular events after recent acute coronary syndrome. However, the impact of ezetimibe on cardiovascular-related hospitalizations and associated costs is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: We used patient-level data from the IMPROVE-IT (Improved Reduction of Outcomes: Vytorin Efficacy International Trial) to examine the impact of simvastatin-ezetimibe versus simvastatin-placebo on cardiovascular-related hospitalizations and related costs (excluding drug costs) over 7 years follow-up...
May 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506978/addition-of-blood-pressure-and-weight-transmissions-to-standard-remote-monitoring-of-implantable-defibrillators-and-its-association-with-mortality-and-rehospitalization
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M Obadah Al-Chekakie, Haikun Bao, Paul W Jones, Kenneth M Stein, Lucas Marzec, Paul D Varosy, Frederick A Masoudi, Jeptha P Curtis, Joseph G Akar
BACKGROUND: Among patients with implantable defibrillators (ICD), use of remote patient monitoring (RPM) is associated with lower risk of death and rehospitalization. Standard ICD RPM can be supplemented with weight and blood pressure data. It is not known whether standard RPM plus routine weight and blood pressure transmission (RPM+) is associated with better outcomes. METHODS AND RESULTS: RPM+ patients (n=4106) were compared with patients who only transmitted standard ICD RPM data (n=14 183)...
May 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500223/thirty-year-mortality-after-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery-a-danish-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Kasper Adelborg, Erzsébet Horváth-Puhó, Morten Schmidt, Troels Munch, Lars Pedersen, Per Hostrup Nielsen, Hans Erik Bøtker, Henrik Toft Sørensen
BACKGROUND: Data are sparse on long-term mortality after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. We examined short-term and long-term mortality of patients undergoing CABG surgery and a general population comparison cohort. METHODS AND RESULTS: Linking data from Danish registries, we conducted a nationwide, population-based cohort study on 51 307 CABG patients and 513 070 individuals from the general population matched on age, sex, and calendar year (1980-2009)...
May 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495676/the-review-and-editorial-process-at-circulation-cardiovascular-quality-and-outcomes-the-worst-system-except-for-all-the-others
#9
James F Burke, Brahmajee K Nallamothu, P Michael Ho
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495675/high-value-home-health-care-for-patients-with-heart-failure-an-opportunity-to-optimize-transitions-from-hospital-to-home
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Christine D Jones, Kathryn H Bowles, Angela Richard, Rebecca S Boxer, Frederick A Masoudi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495674/noncentral-nervous-system-systemic-embolism-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-results-from-rocket-af-rivaroxaban-once-daily-oral-direct-factor-xa-inhibition-compared-with-vitamin-k-antagonism-for-prevention-of-stroke-and-embolism-trial-in-atrial-fibrillation
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Ryan Orgel, Daniel Wojdyla, David Huberman, Jonathan L Halperin, Günter Breithardt, Daniel E Singer, Keith A A Fox, Graeme J Hankey, Kenneth W Mahaffey, W Schuyler Jones, Manesh R Patel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420655/syncope-and-its-impact-on-occupational-accidents-and-employment-a-danish-nationwide-retrospective-cohort-study
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Anna-Karin Numé, Kristian Kragholm, Nicolas Carlson, Søren L Kristensen, Henrik Bøggild, Mark A Hlatky, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Gunnar Gislason, Martin H Ruwald
BACKGROUND: First-time syncopal episodes usually occur in adults of working age, but their impact on occupational safety and employment remains unknown. We examined the associations of syncope with occupational accidents and termination of employment. METHODS AND RESULTS: Through linkage of Danish population-based registers, we included all residents 18 to 64 years from 2008 to 2012. Among 3 410 148 eligible individuals, 21 729 with a first-time diagnosis of syncope were identified, with a median age 48...
April 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416532/diabetes-mellitus-treatment-deintensification-when-well-controlled-diabetes-mellitus-becomes-overcontrolled
#13
EDITORIAL
Sridharan Raghavan, Daniel Matlock
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416531/treatment-deintensification-is-uncommon-in-adults-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#14
Finlay A McAlister, Erik Youngson, Dean T Eurich
BACKGROUND: Whether treatment deintensification in Americans with diabetes mellitus varies by glycemic control, health status, and calendar year (before/after February 2008 when safety concerns about intensive glucose control were reported in the ACCORD trial [Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes]) is unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS: We defined deintensification as discontinuation or dosage decrease of at least 1 glycemic medication without addition of, or uptitration of, another agent in the 120 days after the index glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1C) measurement...
April 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408719/clinical-commentary-on-finding-a-better-way
#15
Ellen K Hummel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408718/finding-a-better-way
#16
Melinda Kane, Ginny Meadows
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408717/eliminating-postoperative-infections-on-a-budget-collaborative-quality-improvement-for-congenital-heart-surgery-in-low-and-middle-income-countries
#17
EDITORIAL
Michael Gaies, Graeme MacLaren
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408716/sex-specific-comparative-effectiveness-of-oral-anticoagulants-in-elderly-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-atrial-fibrillation
#18
Ghanshyam Palamaner Subash Shantha, Prashant D Bhave, Saket Girotra, Denice Hodgson-Zingman, Alexander Mazur, Michael Giudici, Elizabeth Chrischilles, Mary S Vaughan Sarrazin
BACKGROUND: Sex-specific comparative effectiveness of direct oral anticoagulants among patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation is not known. Via this retrospective cohort study, we assessed the sex-specific, comparative effectiveness of direct oral anticoagulants (rivaroxaban and dabigatran), compared to each other and to warfarin among patients with atrial fibrillation. METHODS AND RESULTS: Elderly (aged ≥66 years) Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Part D benefit plan from November 2011 to October 2013 with newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation formed the study cohort (65 734 [44...
April 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408715/postoperative-infection-in-developing-world-congenital-heart-surgery-programs-data-from-the-international-quality-improvement-collaborative
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Amitabh Chanchal Sen, Debra Forbes Morrow, Rakhi Balachandran, Xinwei Du, Kimberlee Gauvreau, Byalal R Jagannath, Raman Krishna Kumar, Jennifer Koch Kupiec, Monica L Melgar, Nguyen Tran Chau, Gail Potter-Bynoe, Orlando Tamariz-Cruz, Kathy J Jenkins
BACKGROUND: Postoperative infections contribute substantially to morbidity and mortality after congenital heart disease surgery and are often preventable. We sought to identify risk factors for postoperative infection and the impact on outcomes after congenital heart surgery, using data from the International Quality Improvement Collaborative for Congenital Heart Surgery in Developing World Countries. METHODS AND RESULTS: Pediatric cardiac surgical cases performed between 2010 and 2012 at 27 participating sites in 16 developing countries were included...
April 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373270/patient-provider-communication-and-health-outcomes-among-individuals-with-atherosclerotic-cardiovascular-disease-in-the-united-states-medical-expenditure-panel-survey-2010-to-2013
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Victor Okunrintemi, Erica S Spatz, Paul Di Capua, Joseph A Salami, Javier Valero-Elizondo, Haider Warraich, Salim S Virani, Michael J Blaha, Ron Blankstein, Adeel A Butt, William B Borden, Kumar Dharmarajan, Henry Ting, Harlan M Krumholz, Khurram Nasir
BACKGROUND: Consumer-reported patient-provider communication (PPC) assessed by Consumer Assessment of Health Plans Survey in ambulatory settings is incorporated as a complementary value metric for patient-centered care of chronic conditions in pay-for-performance programs. In this study, we examine the relationship of PPC with select indicators of patient-centered care in a nationally representative US adult population with established atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. METHODS AND RESULTS: The study population consisted of a nationally representative sample of 6810 individuals (aged ≥18 years), representing 18...
April 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
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