Use of smartphone app associated with lower hospital readmission rates for heart attack survivors

Study shows use of smartphone app associated with lower hospital readmission rates for heart attack survivors
MiCORE digital health intervention screenshots show application components, including medication tracking, vital signs monitoring, educational materials and scheduling follow-up appointments. Credit: Francoise Marvel and Seth Martin

Data collected from a group of 200 heart attack survivors using a smartphone app designed to navigate the recovery process, such as medication management and lifestyle changes, showed that app users experienced hospital readmission within the first 30 days of discharge at half the rate of a comparable group given standard aftercare without the app.

According to the American Heart Association, 1 in 6 patients who have been hospitalized after a heart attack return

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American Heart Association donates infant CPR kits to hospital | Lifestyle

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, many hospitals reduced or halted classes for parents of newborns. The American Heart Association (AHA), the world’s leading nonprofit organization focused on heart and brain health for all, is bridging the gaps in parent education by donating 240 Infant CPR Anytime kits to Christus Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview.

Infant CPR Anytime is for new parents, grandparents, babysitters, nannies and anyone else who wants to learn infant CPR and basic first aid but does not need a course completion card to meet a job requirement.

The kits contain everything needed to

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Experimental artificial heart implanted into Indiana man at U of L Health-Jewish Hospital | News

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — U of L Health – Jewish Hospital is the second facility in the U.S. to implant a new experimental artificial heart.

The Aeson total artificial heart was implanted into a middle-aged man from southern Indiana last Friday.  The man’s name was not released. It took seven-and-a-half hours to do the surgery on the patient, who had severe biventricular heart failure. U of L Health said in a release that he is doing well in the cardiac surgery ICU.

The device made by CARMAT in France is designed to help people with end-stage heart failure have more

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Ryders Health offers advanced Heart Failure Program, reduces hospital time for patients

WATERFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– Heart Failure is one of the leading causes of hospitalization in older adults here in the United States. At Ryder’s Health, an advanced Heart Failure Program aims to minimize hospital time, maximize long-term health and to get patients back to their loved ones as quickly as possible.

“The program itself will monitor labs on patients twice weekly to make sure the kidney function is normal, the electrolytes are normal,” says Dr. Brian Ehrlich, heart failure cardiology coordinator for the program. “There is a heart failure nurse associated who’s actually my eyes and ears on the ground

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Froedtert Health plans rehabilitation hospital in Wauwatosa

Froedtert Health plans to open a rehabilitation hospital and medical office building at the site of the former Wisconsin Heart Hospital at 1000 W. Blue Mound Road in Wauwatosa.

The health system bought the site — which includes a hospital, medical office building and parking structure — from Ascension Wisconsin in 2018.

Renovations are expected to begin late this summer and the construction work is expected to completed by August of next year, Froedtert Health said in filing with the Plan Commission of Wauwatosa.

Froedtert Health is not disclosing the projected cost of the project.

The health system now operates

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Inside the screening process called coronary calcium scan at Christ Hospital

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States.Every 36 seconds, it takes the life of a person in America.The numbers are staggering. About 655,000 people die from it each year. That’s more than the COVID-19 death toll since the start of the pandemic.I just found out I have heart disease. I was concerned. Many people I know had discovered they had severe blockage in their arteries.I was curious: How do we even find out if there’s a problem?My doctor told me about the coronary calcium scan. It’s only $99 out of pocket and any hospital can … Read More