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A popular cardiac biomarker test is now obsolete but continues to cost healthcare providers millions each year, according to a research article published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

A cohort study of more than 100,000 patients suffering in-hospital cardiac arrest showed greater survival gains among black patients than whites.

For the 23rd consecutive year, Cleveland Clinic has been named the best U.S. hospital for adult cardiology and heart surgery in the hospital rankings released by U.S. News and World Report.

If a patient is hospitalized for heart failure (HF), a short stay is associated with higher rates of cardiovascular and readmission and with lower rates of non-cardiovascular readmissions, according to a new study. Conversely, a long stay for HF is associated with increased rates of all types of readmissions and an increased risk of mortality.

New research finds that interventional cardiologists run an increased risk of developing cataracts due to occupational exposures to radiation—and they need to make use of protective measures.

 

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Four hospitals meet CMS requirements for carotid artery stenting

One California hospital and three facilities on the East Coast have been approved to perform carotid artery stenting procedures by CMS.

Physicians propose eliminating CK-MB test to save costs, improve clinical practice

A popular cardiac biomarker test is now obsolete but continues to cost healthcare providers millions each year, according to a research article published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

MI readmissions—varying in cause, timing—require nuanced care

One in five who experience a myocardial infarction (MI) will be back in the hospital within a month. Researchers from the Cleveland Clinic evaluated the risk of readmission cause by MI to understand when and why patients are at risk for readmission to control costs and improve care.

Racial gap narrowing in survival for in-hospital cardiac arrest

A cohort study of more than 100,000 patients suffering in-hospital cardiac arrest showed greater survival gains among black patients than whites.

Cardiologists top survey in average salary, signing bonus

A recent survey of nearly 2,000 physicians found cardiologists had the highest annual income, at an average of $364,000, edging out urologists and dermatologists. (Surgeons were not included.)

Cleveland Clinic named best cardiology hospital by U.S. News & World Report

For the 23rd consecutive year, Cleveland Clinic has been named the best U.S. hospital for adult cardiology and heart surgery in the hospital rankings released by U.S. News and World Report.

Both short, long heart failure hospitalizations linked to higher readmission rates

If a patient is hospitalized for heart failure (HF), a short stay is associated with higher rates of cardiovascular and readmission and with lower rates of non-cardiovascular readmissions, according to a new study. Conversely, a long stay for HF is associated with increased rates of all types of readmissions and an increased risk of mortality.

MI more prevalent in heart patients after orthopedic surgery

New research suggests that the incidence of myocardial ischemia (MI) after a major orthopedic surgery among patients with cardiac risk factors is more likely.

Interventional cardiologists see heightened rates for cataracts

New research finds that interventional cardiologists run an increased risk of developing cataracts due to occupational exposures to radiation—and they need to make use of protective measures.

WVU names new chief of cardiology at WVU Heart and Vascular Institute

West Virginia University has promoted one of its own to chief of cardiology in its heart and vascular institute in the college’s medical school.

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