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Congress Learns About Cardio Connection

During the recent Internet Caucus hearings, Congress learned about some of the positive healthcare benefits of the Internet. They saw a demonstration of a new Web-based cardiovascular risk predictor, by APACHE Medical Systems, McLean, VA, and the Northern New England New England, name applied to the region comprising six states of the NE United States—Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. The region is thought to have been so named by Capt.  Cardiovascular Disease Cardiovascular disease
Disease that affects the heart and blood vessels.

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cardiovascular disease 
 Study Group (NNE NNE
abbr.
north-northeast

Noun 1. NNE - the compass point that is midway between north and northeast
nor'-nor'-east, north northeast
). The latter group has been collecting cardiovascular outcomes data for years. Now, NNE's risk-assessment models and outcomes database is available to cardiac specialists as an Internet-based clinical decision support software program.

The system, called CV Risk Predictor, can help heart-care specialists predict a patient's risk of death or serious complications, before the election to undergo invasive procedures such as angioplasty, bypass surgery Bypass surgery
A surgical procedure that grafts blood vessels onto arteries to reroute the blood flow around blockages in the arteries (arteriosclerosis).
 or valve replacement surgery. During a consultation, physicians can enter patient data and risk factors, then get instant five-year mortality curves and other predictor information to aid in clinical judgments.

Also unveiled at the HIMSS HIMSS Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society  Conference in Dallas in April, the Internet application is being pilot-tested now by physicians around the nation. For more information, contact APACHE Medical Systems at www.apa.com, or circle 213.
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Publication:Health Management Technology
Date:May 1, 2000
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