Reported in 2018 by anesthesiologists at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, the case suggested a message to TAVR operators: “Vigilance and a high degree of suspicion” are critical for avoiding the potentially severe hemodynamic consequences of HCM associated with aortic stenosis, the authors asserted (J Med Case Rep 2018;18;12[1]:372).

Until recently, cardiologists’ eyes tended to glaze over at the mention of using 3D printing in their practices. Most believed the costs would be too high for routine use, that the applications and the price tag were better suited to academic applications.

To get the operational perspective, CVB hosted a roundtable discussion with service line leaders about the opportunities and challenges they encounter around data.
 

Experienced dyad and triad partners share tips for setting the stage for success and putting the brakes on mistakes.

As many as 700 hearts from donors with hepatitis C are discarded each year in the U.S. New research suggests at least some of these organs may be suitable for transplant.

Following data supporting their use for heart failure and type 2 diabetes, will sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors find a spot in the heart failure armamentarium?

As use of cannabis products increases and evidence of possible cardiovascular harm mounts, it’s time for cardiologists to start having conversations with their patients.

Forward-looking providers are converting reams of data from myriad sources into innovative new ways to deliver healthcare and improve efficiencies.

Even the best analytics won’t replace human interaction; protect your time with patients and colleagues. Focus on the patient-centered metrics, and try to be patient. It takes time to turn a mess into a masterpiece.

As costs continue to rise, healthcare organizations must become more efficient with collecting, says Anthony Cunningham, MBA, vice president of Patient Financial Services at Wake Forest Baptist Health. One approach, he explains, is deploying staff away from repetitive tasks and “toward high-value-add work.” That’s where artificial intelligence comes in.

In the debut of CVB's 2020 Vision series, healthcare administrators talk about the challenges they are facing as new financial realities descend on their patients and practices. It’s out with the old ways of tackling revenue cycle management. It’s time, they say, to adopt a mindset that safeguards patients' financial well-being while also furthering the organization's mission and protecting its margin. 

Here’s how top-performing cardiology programs set a tone that supports leadership and creates a culture aimed at success.