American Heart Association

Treatment guidelines: PAD patients should take statins, blood thinners


NEW ORLEANS — All people with peripheral artery disease in their legs should take statins and blood thinners to reduce their risk of dying from heart attacks and strokes, according to treatment guidelines published Sunday by the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology.

Experts […]

Federal database is missing about $1.1 billion worth of payments

A new federal database meant to increase financial transparency between the drug and device industry isn’t quite so transparent yet. The system is missing $1.1 billion worth of payments.

At least 9,000 payments had been formally disputed by doctors or hospitals before the launch this fall. So, they were not […]

New stroke outcome measures don’t consider stroke severity

New measures that look at the quality of care provided by hospitals to stroke patients may wind up negatively affecting stroke care, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association said in a statement on Wednesday.

The stroke outcome measures, which profile hospital performance for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, look at whether […]