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Long-term survivors of pediatric cancer linked to CVD risk

For long-term survivors of pediatric cancer, that early exposure to cardiac radiotherapy may be associated with higher rates of cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Mount Sinai open fetal medicine, heart programs

A ribbon-cutting ceremony held this week celebrated the opening of a fetal medicine and children’s heart program at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

Long-term anabolic steroid use could weaken arteries

New research from Massachusetts General Hospital shows that long-term anabolic steroid use could harm the heart and eventually cause coronary artery disease.

6 things to know about Biotronik’s TRUECOIN study, home monitoring system

New research released earlier this month showed that Biotronik’s home monitoring system significantly reduces mortality rates in patients who have implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs).

North Carolina's Pardee Cardiology welcomes new cardiologist

Martin Sullivan, MD, a board-certified cardiologist, has joined Pardee Cardiology Associates in Hendersonville, North Carolina, reports Mountain Express.

Heart imaging remotely guided, accurately assessed via smartphone

South Korean researchers have shown that an offsite physician supervising a novice sonographer via live video over social media can perform as well as an onsite peer. 

Children with rare heart condition linked to brain abnormalities

Children with single-ventricle disease face three reconstructive surgeries to treat the complex heart defect. According to a recent study from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), such patients also experience higher rates of brain abnormalities.

Survey finds most people with one transient ischemic attack symptom do not call 911

More than one-third of respondents reported having at least one symptom consistent with a transient ischemic attack, according to a survey from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.

CVIS Across the Enterprise: Transforming Reporting & Image Access at Northwestern

The vision was clear. The experienced heart and vascular team at the Northwestern Medicine Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute in Chicago needed a cardiovascular information system (CVIS) to stretch across its seven hospitals and 100 ambulatory care centers, physician offices and clinics. Like an architect constructing a solid foundation, they brought in a unified IT infrastructure to support enterprise-wide image reading, viewing, smart structured reporting and drive better quality, outcomes and efficiency. For this leading-edge health network, syngo Dynamics (Siemens) emerged as the enterprise-wide solution of choice for exchanging key patient images and data with the EMR, enabling near-instant, secure, HIPAA-enabled access to clinicians onsite and remote and ensuring interoperability across the enterprise.

Pathways for Quality Care: Echocardiographers Ponder a Playbook for Imaging in Myocardial Infarction

Physicians in fields like cardiology have traditionally looked to clinical practice guidelines to help articulate the best evidence-based care for patients. The rapidly growing movement to value-based care is prompting clinicians—including echocardiographers—to carefully weigh a more focused and integrative approach to delivering consistent, quality medicine: care pathways.