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Provider specialty and atrial fibrillation treatment strategies in United States community practice: findings from the ORBIT-AF registry.
(J Am Heart Assoc, 2013-07-18)
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) continues to increase; however, there are limited data describing the division of care among practitioners in the community and whether care differs depending on provider ...
Early adoption of dabigatran and its dosing in US patients with atrial fibrillation: results from the outcomes registry for better informed treatment of atrial fibrillation.
(J Am Heart Assoc, 2013-11-25)
BACKGROUND: Dabigatran is a novel oral anticoagulant approved for thromboprophylaxis in atrial fibrillation. Adoption patterns of this new agent in community practice are unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied patterns ...
Variability in performance measures for assessment of hypertension control.
(Am Heart J, 2013-05)
BACKGROUND: Definitions of multiple performance measures exist for the assessment of blood pressure control; however, limited data on how these technical variations may affect actual measured performance are available. METHODS: ...
Racial differences in the prevalence and outcomes of atrial fibrillation among patients hospitalized with heart failure.
(J Am Heart Assoc, 2013-09-26)
BACKGROUND: The intersection of heart failure (HF) and atrial fibrillation (AF) is common, but the burden of AF among black patients with HF is poorly characterized. We sought to determine the prevalence of AF, characteristics, ...
Comparison of performance achievement award recognition with primary stroke center certification for acute ischemic stroke care.
(J Am Heart Assoc, 2013-10-14)
BACKGROUND: Hospital certification and recognition programs represent 2 independent but commonly used systems to distinguish hospitals, yet they have not been directly compared. This study assessed acute ischemic stroke ...
A risk score for in-hospital death in patients admitted with ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke.
(J Am Heart Assoc, 2013-01-28)
BACKGROUND: We aimed to derive and validate a single risk score for predicting death from ischemic stroke (IS), intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), and subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). METHODS AND RESULTS: Data from 333 865 stroke ...