Scientists develop way to perform supercomputer simulations of the heart on cellphones

You can now perform supercomputer simulations of the heart’s electrophysiology in real time on desktop computers and even cellphones. A team of scientists from Rochester Institute of Technology and Georgia Tech developed a new approach that can not only help diagnose heart conditions and test new treatments, but pushes the boundaries of cardiac science by…

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Doctors more likely to prescribe preventive therapy if prompted by EMR

Purely educating doctors about the importance of prescribing certain therapies may not be enough to make a meaningful impact, according to a new Penn Medicine study. Using acid suppression therapy–an effective method of reducing the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding in vulnerable cardiac patients–Penn researchers tested interventions that utilized both education and an electronic “dashboard” system…

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Patient factors contribute to imaging follow-up rates

A new study published in the April 2019 issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) considers several potential factors that might have led to disparities in follow-up imaging rates among patients with indeterminate initial abdominal imaging findings. The study, “Patient Factor Disparities in Imaging Follow-Up Rates After Incidental Abdominal Findings,” reviewed the records of…

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