Arrhythmia & EP

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  • AHA Initiative Boosts Quality of Care for STEMI Quality of care for patients with ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) has improved in hospitals participating in the American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline program, according to a new report.
  • Pesticide, Metal Exposure Tied to Increased Risk of Heart Disease Workers who are exposed to pesticides or metals on the job may be significantly more likely to develop cardiovascular diseases, a U.S. study suggests.
  • Appropriate Use Criteria for Imaging in Nonvalvular HD The goal is to provide a framework for the assessment of scenarios commonly seen in clinical practice to improve and standardize decision making on choice of imaging modality, authors say.
  • Stroke Risk Should Be Reassessed Annually in A-Fib The risk of stroke should be reassessed annually in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), because CHA2DS2-VASc scores used to determine the need for anticoagulation commonly rise over time, researchers from Taiwan report.