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Availability of Specialty Services for Cardiovascular Prevention Practice in the Southeastern United States

Objectives: A comprehensive cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention approach should address patients’ medical, behavioral, and psychological issues. The aim of this study was to understand the clinician-reported availability of a pertinent CVD preventive workforce across various specialties using a survey study in the southeastern United States, an area with a disproportionate...

Posted in: Cardiovascular Disease22 Miscellaneous Cardiovascular Disease (Physical Examination Findings, Murmurs)3

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Prevalence and Clinical Impact of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with Pulmonary Embolism

Objectives: Atrial fibrillation (AF) has been suggested as a cause for pulmonary embolism (PE). We aimed to explore the prevalence and clinical impact of AF in patients with PE.Methods: Using the 2012–2014 National (Nationwide) Inpatient Sample database, we identified “adult patients with PE” as the principal discharge diagnosis. The identified...

Posted in: Miscellaneous Cardiovascular Disease (Physical Examination Findings, Murmurs)3 Miscellaneous Pulmonary Disorders (Indications for Spirometry)2

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Use of Cardiac Troponin Testing in the Outpatient Setting

Objectives: Cardiac troponin (cTn) measurement is useful for diagnosing myocardial infarction (MI), particularly in the inpatient setting. A growing body of literature suggests that cTn may be useful for evaluating chronic conditions in the outpatient environment; however, little is known regarding cTn ordering patterns in this setting. We sought to...

Posted in: Miscellaneous Cardiovascular Disease (Physical Examination Findings, Murmurs)3
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