Study: Treatment guidelines can improve heart failure care

07/26/2010 | USA Today

A Medtronic-sponsored study found that cardiologists don't always follow the treatment guidelines for heart failure patients. However, when the cardiologists were given a package of performance improvement tools to help them comply with evidence-based guidelines for care over two years, a significant increase in the use of beta blocker drugs, pacemakers and cardioverter-defibrillators was observed.

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