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Candace Stuart
 - discharge

Trial results on same-day discharge for elective implantable cardioverter-defibrillator procedures may reassure centers, but whether the approach lowers cost is anyone’s guess.

 - TAVR Nurses

Behind-the-scenes contributions from nursing are helping make TAVR a success story. Recognition of their value also is raising nursing’s profile in the cardiovascular community.

 - data registry

CIEDs with remote monitoring capabilities can provide a wealth of information, yet some physicians and hospitals aren’t making the most of this resource.

 - UW Medicine Regional Heart Center

Health systems and practices are encountering new pressures as the number of adults with CHD expands. 

 - businessman illustration

A disconnect between best care and what Medicare is willing to reimburse for it has put some electrophysiologists and their hospitals in a bind.

Abbott's Absorb Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold
Abbott's Absorb Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold

Will noninferior results be good enough to win over cardiologists and payers?

 - TAVR at Piedmont Heart Institute

One morning last year, a patient checked into a hospital in Canada as the first TAVR case of the day. 

 - stroke

Endovascular treatment has emerged as the best thing since intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (IV t-PA) for acute ischemic stroke after five recent studies showed positive outcomes. Stent retrievers starred in the trials, with imaging playing a critical supporting role. But in clinical practice, which neuroimaging method best identifies likely beneficiaries is up for debate.

 - Emergency physicians

The stars appear to be aligned for drugs that reverse the effect of novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs). Regulators in the U.S. have moved them forward, anxious to provide emergency physicians an antidote in cases of life-threatening bleeding. But the ultimate beneficiaries may be patients who need but don’t take anticoagulants because of bleeding fears.

 - Blood Cells

PCI-related bleeding events potentially carry a host of unwanted consequences.