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Where are you with wearable devices? Sporting an Apple Watch or a Fitbit right now? When was the last time you looked at it? When patients ask you about a new device they saw on the internet, do you do some intel?

The Center to Advance Palliative Care suggests steps cardiologists can take to ensure ongoing identification and management of remediable sources of suffering and distress in heart failure patients.

Developments within and beyond healthcare have created a need for workers with upgraded skillsets. Upskilling might help fulfill this need.

Customized dashboards are helping health systems, hospitals and practices realize improvements in quality and cost of care.

The opportunities to bring in new money for non-face-to-face services are encouraging, but the requirements present obstacles.

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection is emerging from the shadows as an important cause of myocardial infarction in younger women. That visibility is leading to fundamental changes in how the condition is diagnosed and treated.

Sanjaya Gupta, MD, MBA, details how his practice is leverage wearables as a patient engagement tool.

Sometimes a move in the right direction starts with a good hard look in the rearview mirror, then breaking it off to start anew with greater wisdom.

Cardiologists discuss the questions and concerns swirling around the thriving wearables market as patients strap on a variety of smart devices and expect their physicians to catch up.

As rates of infective endocarditis among intravenous drug users skyrocket, cardiologists are finding that treating the heart condition without addressing the disease of addiction contributes to readmissions and mortality. 

Earning approval to use a new cardiovascular drug in the clinical setting can cost 100+ times the average of bringing other medications to market.  

Telehealth enthusiasts are optimistic about telestenting’s potential to solve access-to-care issues but concede that significant obstacles must be overcome before it will be ready for prime time.