Americans increasingly paying medical bills through crowdfunding, study shows
Twenty-seven percent of the over 1 million fundraisers on GoFundMe from May 2010 to December 2018 were held to help patients cover medical costs, according to research published Jan. 11 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.Source: Becker's Hospital Review
Early, Large LDL Reduction Tied to Lowest Event Rates After MI
In registry data covering more than 40,000 patients with myocardial infarction followed for almost 4 years, those with the largest early reductions in LDL-C appeared to reap the greatest reductions in adverse cardiovascular events.Source: Medscape
Dr Manan Pareek Shares Data From the Cardiac Complications Registry in Patients With COVID-19
Providers need to focus on detecting and treating cardiovascular complications in at-risk patients, and not get lost in the fact they have COVID-19, said Manan Pareek, MD, PhD, FAHA, FESC, an internal medicine hospital resident at the Yale University School of Medicine.Source: AJMC
The Gift of Saying Goodbye
One of the most heartbreaking aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic is that it has prevented hospitalized patients from having visitors, leaving patients to die alone and depriving families of a chance to say goodbye to their loved ones. But the nurses and clinical staff on EP9-5, the infectious disease unit at Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH), have made it possible for many patients and families to actually have that final goodbye.