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Pradaxa turns 19 (in dog years)

Pradaxa turns 19 (in dog years) | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

As Pradaxa (dabigatran) celebrates its second anniversary since FDA approval, the clock is ticking to 2018, when its first patent is set to expire.  What are the impediments to new blood thinners despite a strong set of data from the development of this first in class new blood thinner. My thoughts in theheart.org Vlog.

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Seth Bilazarian Vlog: What to do about hospital readmission rates

Seth Bilazarian Vlog: What to do about hospital readmission rates | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

As the CMS moves to cut reimbursement based on high rates of hospital readmission for MI, heart failure, and pneumonia, how can cardiologists—working with other healthcare providers, patients, and their families—provide optimum care and keep people out of the hospital?

Is preventing readmission the base way to judge quality? Can hospitals control social and home life issues that have a huge impact on admission and readmission

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