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Interest in Tc 99m PYP is growing as new therapies for cardiac amyloidosis show promise in late-stage clinical trials.
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Improving the use of ICDs will involve discerning appropriate from inappropriate shocks, standardizing post-shock protocols and refining device programming.
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Troponin has become a widely accepted cardiac biomarker for myocardial infarction patients admitted to emergency rooms. But just how reliable is troponin in determining if a heart attack is really a heart attack?
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In an era of clinician shortages, those living in rural areas are at risk of not receiving needed care. Cardiologists are stepping up, but will it be enough?
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In the U.S., candidates for heart transplantation are prioritized by the intensity of treatment they’ve received, potentially leading some centers to overtreat patients.
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As healthcare shifts from fee-for-service to value-based payment models, practices are experimenting with different ways to measure physicians’ contributions to their practices. Will time value units (TVUs) one day replace relative value units (RVUs)?
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Mergers are a lot like arranged marriages in that there’s little or no opportunity for the parties to build relationships before their union is finalized. Building a united team requires much more than a mandate from leadership.
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With its potential to tap into a myriad of hospital services and departments, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is drawing interest from medical centers committed to improving the lives of their patients and bolstering the bottom line.
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Physicians and patients have long awaited the next step beyond catheter ablation for ventricular tachycardia (VT). Could noninvasive stereotactic body radiation be that
breakthrough?
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With 45 percent of today’s cardiologists older than 56 and a quarter of nurses who are planning to retire aiming to do so within the year, experts predict a workforce shortage will hit when the baby boomers are increasingly in need of care.

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