Saturday, March 1, 2008

Medwire - 29.02.08

Minority of CHD patients do recommended exercise
29 February 2008
Study findings reveal that patients with coronary heart disease often do not comply with physical activity recommendations, and are less likely to do so than individuals without CHD.

Information, reassurance, and support aid post-CABG recovery
29 February 2008
The results of a small, qualitative UK survey show that patients undergoing coronary bypass grafting surgery who may feel anxious or depressed about their recovery can be helped if they remain optimistic and are given information, reassurance, and support from the healthcare team and their social network.

Persistent hyperglycemia in AMI predicts in-hospital mortality
29 February 2008
Persistent hyperglycemia determined by multiple glucose assessments during hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction better predicts mortality than hyperglycemia on admission, research shows.

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