Bringing quality healthcare to remote areas is not only feasible but sustainable. In Germany, a telestroke network launched in 2003 demonstrated progressive improvement over a decade, according to an article published online Aug. 21 in Stroke.
Hospitals that want to add efficiencies to their peripheral artery disease (PAD) programs might take a page from PCI’s playbook. Just as same-day PCI can be feasible and safe for selected patients, same-day discharge after angioplasty may be possible for PAD patients.
Rome wasn’t built in a day. Neither is improvement for global cardiac health. Europe’s cardiovascular disease and stroke mortality rates have improved, but not unilaterally, according to a report published Aug. 19 in the European Heart Journal.
The Cleveland Clinic and the North Shore-LIJ Health System have agreed to a partnership that makes the 17-hospital system an exclusive member in an alliance with the clinic’s Cardiovascular Specialty Network.