Staying on Medication May Not Translate to Avoiding Readmission (DukeHealth.org)
Nov. 18, 2013
A targeted effort to help high-risk heart failure patients stay on their medications did improve adherence to drug regimens, but had surprisingly little effect lowering hospital readmission rates, according to a study at Duke Medicine.
Drug Dosing for Older Heart Patients Should Differ (DukeHealth.org)
Aug. 16, 2013
Older heart patients present unique challenges for determining the optimal dosages of medications, so a new study from researchers at Duke Medicine offers some rare clarity about the use of drugs that are used to treat patients with heart attacks.
Re-Analysis of Diabetes Drug Finds No Higher Heart Attack Risk (DukeHealth.org)
June 6, 2013
A re-analysis of the data from a pivotal study of rosiglitazone found no increased risk of cardiovascular events associated with the controversial diabetes drug, according to researchers at the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI).
Symptoms and care of irregular heartbeats differ by gender (DukeHealth.org)
Mar. 11, 2013
Women with atrial fibrilation have more symptoms and lower quality of life than men with the same heart condition, according to an analysis of patients in a large national registry compiled by the Duke Clinical Research Institute.
Heart Disease May Be a Risk Factor for Prostate Cancer (DukeHealth.org)
Feb. 8, 2012
In a large analysis of men participating in a prostate drug trial, researchers at the Duke Cancer Institute found a significant correlation between coronary artery disease and prostate cancer, suggesting the two conditions may have shared causes.
Short Hospitalizations for Heart Attacks May Increase Readmissions in U.S. (DukeHealth.org)
Jan. 3, 2012
Patients treated for acute heart attacks in the United States are readmitted within 30 days more often than in other countries, a finding explained in part by significantly shorter initial hospitalizations, according to an international study led by researchers at Duke University Medical Center.
Financial Reimbursement Increases Cardiac Stress Tests (DukeHealth.org)
Nov. 8, 2011
Financial reimbursement and ownership of cardiac imaging equipment appears to influence physicians’ use of cardiac stress testing, according to a new study from Duke University Medical Center.