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Patients with Takotsubo syndrome

High Risk for Readmission for Takotsubo Syndrome

Of TTS survivors, 11.9 percent readmitted within 30 days, with associated mortality of 3.5 percent
High variability in metabolic parameters is associated with increased risk for mortality and cardiovascular events

High Variability in Metabolic Measures May Up Mortality

Even greater risk for mortality, CV events in presence of several high-variability metabolic parameters
Common carotid artery wall thickness measured using magnetic resonance imaging is more consistently associated with incident cardiovascular disease outcomes than intima-media thickness measured by ultrasound

Wall Thickness Measured by MRI More Consistently Linked to CVD

Association more consistent using MRI compared with ultrasound
For live-born infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome and d-transposition of the great arteries

Poor Outcomes for Hispanic Infants With Congenital Heart Dz

Socioeconomic factors account for significant portion of association between race/ethnicity, poor outcome
Children with past and current heart conditions have more special health care needs compared with children without heart conditions

CDC: Many Children With Heart Conditions Have Special Needs

One in 77 U.S. children reportedly had heart conditions in 2016, with special needs in 60 percent
Implementation of the 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association blood pressure guideline would direct initiation and intensification of antihypertensive medication treatment to adults at high risk for cardiovascular disease events

Application of Blood Pressure Guidelines Ups Treatment

Implementing ACC/AHA guideline would direct antihypertensive meds to adults at high CVD risk
Announcement and implementation of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program was not associated with increases in in-hospital or post-discharge mortality after acute myocardial infarction

No Increase in In-Hospital, Post-Discharge Death With HRRP

No increase in mortality seen with Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program implementation
Children with congenital heart disease (CHD) presenting to the emergency department have increased rates of inpatient admission and mortality and higher emergency department charges than those without CHD

Morbidity, Mortality Up for Youth With CHD Presenting to ED

Children with congenital heart disease presenting to ED at increased risk for morbidity, mortality
For patients with type 2 diabetes and acute coronary syndrome

Lixisenatide Cuts Kidney Damage in T2DM and Coronary Syndrome

Lixisenatide reduces progression of urinary albumin-creatinine ratio in patients with macroalbuminuria
For patients with type 2 diabetes and existing cardiovascular disease

Albiglutide Beats Placebo for Cardiovascular Events in T2DM

Despite having been withdrawn, albiglutide is superior to placebo for reducing cardiovascular events