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.
Same-Day Discharge After Coronary Artery Stenting Safe, Yet Not Used (DukeHealth.org)
Oct. 4, 2011
Patients discharged the same day that undergo coronary artery stenting do just as well as patients hospitalized overnight for observation, according to researchers at Duke University Medical Center. And yet, they say, same-day discharge is rarely used.