Value-Based Cardiology


High doses of the antidepressants citalopram (Celexa) and escitalopram (Cipralex, Lexapro) do not appear to carry greater risk of sudden cardiac death than comparable doses of other selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, according to a new study.
A pilot analysis published online in JAMA Cardiology has concluded that Twitter offers promise as a data source for studying public communication about cardiovascular disease.
The Jackson Heart Study continues to yield insights about the nature of cardiovascular disease in minority populations.
A majority of hospitals that may be required to participate in the new Medicare cardiac bundled payment models would not experience losses or gains over $500,000 per year, according to a recent analysis by Avalere Health.
Patients who suffer heart attacks or flare-ups of congestive heart failure can fare worse in hospitals that are more likely to send them to the intensive care unit (ICU), according to a study published in CHEST.


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