Heart attacks: Having a cold or flu could put you at risk of having a heart attack

PEOPLE who have had a flu or pneumonia may be six times more likely to suffer from a heart attack or stroke in the days after an infection. Who is at risk and how can this be prevented?
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Patients whose surgeons had been reported for unprofessional behavior were at increased risk for complications such as wound infections, pneumonia, blood clots, kidney failure, stroke and heart attack.
Source: WebMD Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
ConclusionsCompared with the unvaccinated ICU survivors, the influenza vaccinated ICU survivors had a lower 1-year risk of stroke and a lower 1-year risk of death, whereas no substantial association was observed for the risk of hospitalization for myocardial infarction, heart failure, or pneumonia. Our findings support influenza vaccination of individuals aged  ≥ 65 years.
Source: Intensive Care Medicine - Category: Intensive Care Source Type: research
This study uses Medicare Parts A and B claims data to compare hospitalizations for and spending on traumatic injury vs heart failure, pneumonia, stroke, and acute myocardial infarction in older adults between 2008 and 2014.
Source: JAMA - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
This article describes and evaluates the validity of risk-adjustment methods applied to service claims data to accurately determine SMRs across hospital systems. While service claims data may have limitations regarding case risk adjustment, it is important that we do not lose the important opportunity to use claims data as a reliable proxy to comment on the quality of care within healthcare systems. This methodology is robust in its demonstration of variation of performance on mortality outcomes across hospital systems. For the measurement period January 2014 - December 2016, the average risk-adjusted SMRs across hospital ...
Source: South African Medical Journal - Category: African Health Tags: S Afr Med J Source Type: research
Publication date: May 2019Source: The Lancet Global Health, Volume 7, Issue 5Author(s): MyLinh Duong, Shofiqul Islam, Sumathy Rangarajan, Darryl Leong, Om Kurmi, Koon Teo, Kieran Killian, Gilles Dagenais, Scott Lear, Andreas Wielgosz, Sanjeev Nair, Viswanathan Mohan, Prem Mony, Rajeev Gupta, Rajesh Kumar, Omar Rahman, Khalid Yusoff, Johannes Lodewykus du Plessis, Ehimario U Igumbor, Jephat ChifambaSummaryBackgroundThe associations between the extent of forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1) impairment and mortality, incident cardiovascular disease, and respiratory hospitalisations are unclear, and how these associations mi...
Source: The Lancet Global Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
DiscussionMajor perioperative complications in vaginal reconstructive surgery were uncommon, and no differences were observed between monitored, regional, and general anesthesia outcomes.
Source: International Urogynecology Journal - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
MA Abstract AIMS: Syncope is a common phenomenon in the general population. Although most of the causes are of benign origin, some comorbidities are accompanied by high mortality. We aimed to compare the in-hospital mortality of patients with syncope related to different comorbities and investigate the impact of syncope in patients with atrial fibrillation/flutter (AF). METHODS: The nationwide inpatient sample of Germany of the years 2011-2014 was used for this analysis. Patients with syncope (ICD-code R55) were stratified by presence of selected comorbidities. Additionally, AF patients with and without sync...
Source: European Journal of Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Eur J Intern Med Source Type: research
Later this week, a research study will be presented at the International Stroke Conference in Hawaii that purports to show that vaping increases the risk of heart attacks. In a recentpost, I showed that this research is fatally flawed because it violates the basic principle in epidemiology that correlation does not equal causation. The study found a correlation between using e-cigarettes and ever having had a heart attack. The authors conclude that vaping must therefore increase heart attack risk. However, the more likely explanation is the opposite: smokers who experience a heart attack are more likely to try to quit smok...
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Conclusions reached by Gupta et al. and MedPAC In November of 2017 Ankur Gupta and 10 other experts in cardiovascular medicine published an article in JAMA Cardiology entitled, “Association of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program implementation with readmission and mortality outcomes in heart failure.” The authors were affiliated with well-known universities, and three of them were also editors of JAMA Cardiology [4]. Their research was financed by grants from the NIH and Get With the Guidelines-Heart Failure (GWTG-HF), a “voluntary quality improvement program” sponsored by the Amer...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Medicare Politics CMS Congress hospital readmissions HRRP Kip Sullivan MedPAC P4P Pay for Performance Source Type: blogs
Conclusions reached by Gupta et al. and MedPAC In November of 2017 Ankur Gupta and 10 other experts in cardiovascular medicine published an article in JAMA Cardiology entitled, “Association of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program implementation with readmission and mortality outcomes in heart failure.” The authors were affiliated with well-known universities, and three of them were also editors of JAMA Cardiology [4]. Their research was financed by grants from the NIH and Get With the Guidelines-Heart Failure (GWTG-HF), a “voluntary quality improvement program” sponsored by the Amer...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Medicare Politics CMS Congress hospital readmissions HRRP Kip Sullivan MedPAC P4P Pay for Performance Source Type: blogs
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