Teacher billed $109,000 for heart attack despite having health insurance addresses Congress

Drew Calver, 44, a high school history teacher from Austin, Texas, suffered a heart attack in April 2017. He went to a hospital out-of-network and was billed $108,951.31 weeks later.
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Contributors : Ziwen Li ; Marco Meloni ; Richard S Tylor ; Ross Dobie ; Beth E Henderson ; Mairi BrittanSeries Type : Expression profiling by high throughput sequencingOrganism : Mus musculusA better understanding of the pathways that regulate regeneration of the coronary vasculature is of fundamental importance for the advancement of strategies to treat patients with heart disease. By analyzing single cell transcriptome of resident cardiac endothelial cells (ECs) in adult mouse hearts under both healthy and myocardial infarction (MI) settings, we provide molecular definitions of murine cardiac endothelial heterogeneity an...
Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Expression profiling by high throughput sequencing Mus musculus Source Type: research
Hypertension is a primary risk factor for cardiovascular diseases including myocardial infarction and stroke. Major determinants of blood pressure are vasodilatory factors such as nitric oxide (NO) released from the endothelium under the influence of fluid shear stress exerted by the flowing blood. Several endothelial signaling processes mediating fluid shear stress–induced formation and release of vasodilatory factors have been described. It is, however, still poorly understood how fluid shear stress induces these endothelial responses. Here we show that the endothelial mechanosensitive cation channel PIEZO1 mediate...
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Nearly 6% of people in the study had a heart attack otrdeveloped angina (chest pain). The researchers found that all the people who developed heart trouble displayed a faster decline in their mental function at the same time.
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Publication date: Available online 16 June 2019Source: Pharmacological ResearchAuthor(s): Vasundhara Kain, Jeevan Kumar Jadapalli, Bochra Tourki, Ganesh V. HaladeAbstractLifestyle or age-related risk factors over-activate the inflammation that triggers acute heart failure (HF)-related mortality following myocardial infarction (MI). Post-MI activated leukocytes express formyl peptide receptor 2 (FPR2) that is essential for inflammation-resolution and in cardiac healing. However, the role of FPR2 in acute HF is incomplete and remain of interest. Here, we aimed to determine whether pharmacological inhibition of FPR2 perturb l...
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MONDAY, June 17, 2019 -- Patients'perceived inability to act is associated with a delay in seeking medical care for acute myocardial infarction, according to a study published online May 27 in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. Carolin...
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The innate immune cells known as macrophages play an important role in the coordination of regeneration, in addition to their tasks related to defense against pathogens and clearance of debris and molecular waste. Macrophages adopt different polarizations, or collections of behaviors, under different circumstances. Researchers are very interested in finding ways to force macrophages to adopt a desired polarization, such as to switch inflammatory, aggressive macrophages into a kinder, gentler pro-regeneration state. The research noted here is an example of those efforts, in that the scientists involved are attempting to mak...
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CONCLUSION: Typhaneoside regulates IL-6 and TNF-α as well as MMP-2 and MMP-9 in rats with heart failure after myocardial infarction. Typhaneoside can improve cardiac morphological structure and myocardial remodeling and enhance heart function. It may mediate autophagy inhibition in the cardiomyocyte anoxia/reoxygenation (A/R) pathway through the PI3K/Akt/mTOR autophagy transduction pathway. PMID: 31201434 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Herz - Category: Cardiology Tags: Herz Source Type: research
This cohort study uses a large multihospital database to evaluate the association between hospital rates of echocardiogram use and outcomes in adult patients with acute myocardial infarction.
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Int J Angiol DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1691811The association of hyperglycemia at admission and final thrombolysis in myocardial infarction (TIMI) flow with 1-year mortality of patient with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has not much been explored. We evaluated the association of hyperglycemia and final TIMI flow with 1-year mortality in patients with acute STEMI who underwent primary PCI.We retrospectively analyzed 856 patients with STEMI who underwent primary PCI in a tertiary care academic center between January 2014 and July 2016. Based on ...
Source: International Journal of Angiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Total of 3.7 million new cases in US, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, Japan and China by 2027, trends analysis suggests Related items fromOnMedica NHS Health Check makes ‘modest’ but successful start Know your heart health risk stats as well as your PIN number, public urged Atrial fibrillation poses greater risk for women than men Diabetes, stroke and heart attack cut life expectancy England could have lowest disease burden in the world
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