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Katherine Davis
News Writer
As a News Writer for TriMed Media Group, Katherine primarily focuses on producing news stories, Q&As and features for Cardiovascular Business. She reports on several facets of the cardiology industry, including emerging technology, new clinical trials and findings, and quality initiatives among providers. She is based out of TriMed's Chicago office and holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Columbia College Chicago. Her work has appeared in Modern Healthcare, Crain's Chicago Business and The Detroit News. She joined TriMed in 2016.

Just last week, Maryland approved a project by Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis to build a new cardiac surgery program, a move that will help better serve patients in the area, reports the Baltimore Business Journal.

 - OldHands

New research from Oregon State University suggests that older adults with elevated blood pressure are not at a high risk of death if they have a weak grip or are generally inactive, an important finding for physicians treating hypertension in these patients.

 - Senior_Patient

New research from Mayo Clinic found that skilled nursing facilities, where heart patients go after a hospital stay and before they head home, may not be as effective in preventing hospital readmission as providers once thought.

Medical device company Vascular Dynamics has raised $10.4 million in financing, which will help research and development of a product to treat hypertension.

Cardiovascular surgeon Joseph Lamelas, MD, left his practice of more than 20 years in Miami for Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center in Houston in January.

 - Seniors

Older adults suffering from heart disease could become healthier and more independent if they increase the amount of time they spend being active.

Researchers at Massachusetts’s Worcester Polytechnic Institute have found a way to convert spinach leaves into human heart tissue that can beat, according to a new Chicago Tribune article.

Faisal Khursheed Siddiqi, MD, a cardiac electrophysiologist at Hamilton Cardiology Associates in Hamilton Township, New Jersey, has left to join the staff at Lourdes Cardiology in another city in the state, Haddon Heights, according to a recent report from the Burlington County Times.

 - Biotronik Edora

Germany-based Biotronik has launched its smallest and lightest set of heart pacemakers, branded the Edora series, which specialize in patient safety, therapy and comfort while being MR-conditional.

 - Mary Norine Walsh

On the final day of this year’s American College of Cardiology (ACC) conference, Mary Norine Walsh, MD, assumed her role as the president of the organization.