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Medicare’s postponement of the CDS requirement means more time to implement best practices.
The hunt for vulnerable plaque has been the holy grail of cardiology for years.
Overall periprocedural death and stroke rates have declined in patients undergoing carotid artery stenting (CAS).
One decision some cardiology groups may wrangle with is whether or not to launch a peripheral artery disease (PAD) program.
SAN FRANCISCO—Cardiology practices can position themselves optimally for renegotiating fair market value after the initial five-year contract by employing thorough and deliberate preparation strategies, according to a presentation March 10 at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) scientific session.
SAN FRANCISCO—A controversy session focused on imaging senior patients reached the general consensus that not enough data exist to support MPI and cardiac CT in the elderly, according to a March 9 session at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) scientific session.
SAN FRANCISCO—Heart attack patients given a combination of high-dose oral vitamins and minerals do not exhibit a significant reduction in recurrent cardiac events, according to research presented March 10 at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) scientific session. However, the results of one component of the Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT) study showed that when combined with active chelation therapy, high-dose vitamins and minerals may provide some additional benefit.
SAN FRANCISCO—The rates of major adverse cardiac events at 30 days and 12 months were similar among patients randomized to PCI at Massachusetts hospitals with and without cardiac surgery services. The research was presented March 11 at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) scientific session and published concurrently in the New England Journal of Medicine.
SAN FRANCISCO—Even after integration, cardiology groups and hospitals operate according to different agendas and with different goals. Each would like to credit for revenue, a situation that is particularly apparent after the initial five-year contract expires. Marc E. Shelton, MD, from Prairie Cardiovascular, in Springfield, Ill., shared secrets for optimizing the group’s position during a March 10 presentation at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) scientific session.
SAN FRANCISCO—Heart disease is a serial killer that’s been stalking mankind for 4,000 years, according to research presented March 10 at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) scientific session and published concurrently online in The Lancet. CT imaging showed evidence of atherosclerosis in 35 percent of mummies from four ancient civilizations. The myth-busting Horus study suggests atherosclerosis may not be linked to modern lifestyles and diet.