Tag Archives: Attack

Health information exchange participation reduced readmissions in heart attack patients, study finds

Dive Brief: A new study in Health Affairs lends weight to the value of health information exchanges (HIE) in improving patient outcomes. Using state-level data for 2011-2014, the authors measured the effect of hospital participation in HIEs on quality and health outcomes in patients with acute myocardial infarction, or heart attack. Those that participated had a… Read More »

A Small Increase In Fitness Levels Can Cut Heart Attack Risk

A study has revealed that poor cardiorespiratory fitness can increase future heart risk attack, even if not having any current lifestyle illness symptoms. The cardiorespiratory fitness of 4527 women and men was measured over a 2 year period. All participants were cancer, cardiovascular disease, or hypertensive free, and the majority of them were considered as… Read More »

Heart attack warning – can eating too much food trigger a deadly heart attack?

Heart attacks are a medical emergency that require immediate treatment, said the NHS. The condition, which is also known as a myocardial infarction, is caused by the heart’s blood supply becoming blocked. It’s very important to be aware of the symptoms of a heart attack, so you know when to call for an ambulance. You… Read More »