Fourteen percent of older diabetes patients who did not have ischemic heart disease received high-dose statin therapy, suggesting that some patients may be overtreated, a study in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality Outcomes indicated.
The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology have updated guidelines on treating ST-elevation myocardial infarction. When percutaneous coronary intervention is not available, anti-clotting drugs should be administered if safe before transfer to a hospital where angioplasty-stent treatment can be performed. Providers should begin cooling procedures in advance of or during cardiac catheterization to minimize brain injury. The guidelines appeared online in the journal Circulation and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Cloud computing might enable organizations to save on energy costs, according to a survey by CDW. More than 60% of respondents said cloud computing is an energy-efficient option. Another environmental benefit of cloud computing is that it can help employees to telecommute.