65,000 Flu Facts The estimated number of prevented hospitalizations during the 2014-2015 influenza season as a result of the influenza vaccination. An analysis of recent studies addressing influenza vaccination and heart failure further suggests that the influenza vaccination “could be a low-cost intervention that may be able to prevent the significant morbidity, mortality, and system-wide cost associated with heart failure.” Source: JACC: Heart Failure. February 2017. 36.88% Warfarin Troubles The percentage of patients with atrial fibrillation who discontinue warfarin within one year. Source: University of Michigan Health System. News Release. Jan. 4, 2017. 50% Heart Attacks and HIV The increased risk of for heart attack in people with HIV compared with the risk predicted for them by the ACC/ AHA risk calculator used for the general population. The higher risk for heart attack exists even in people whose virus is undetectable in their blood because of antiretroviral drugs. Source: Northwestern University. News Release. Dec. 21, 2016 1 out of 6 What is MACRA? The number of cardiologists very/extremely familiar with the Medicare and CHIP Authorization Act (MACRA). Roughly 50 percent of cardiologists had little to no level of familiarity with the law. This perception is true of cardiologists in physician-owned practices as well as institution-owned practices. Source: ACC CardioSurve Survey. December 2016.
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