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For-profit and not-for-profit healthcare facilities may value the health of their cath lab employees differently. Without a clear indication of the bottom-line impact, some hospitals may be forgoing protective equipment and sacrificing the long-term health of their workers. Should the C-suite prioritize worker health when allocating investment dollars? 

Will operators be able to replicate COAPT’s restraint & its outcomes?

With use of cardiac implantable electronic devices on the rise, experts stress device selection, prophylactic antibiotics, pre-procedural protocols and post-implementation vigilance.

Is Interactive Virtual Reality Poised to Deliver a ‘Eureka Moment’ for Cardiology?

In this magazine’s cover story, we examine the work that still needs to be done to improve women’s heart health. Despite significant progress, too many women aren’t even aware that heart disease is relevant to them, let alone their gender’s leading cause of death.

Do you remember the anticipation around renal denervation? And then the ACC.14 presentation of the SYMPLICITY HTN-3 results, where the excitement about a new way to treat resistant hypertension seemed to crash?

Smart technologies are often touted as the answer to some of cardiology’s greatest challenges. But where does hyperbole end and reality begin?

As TAVR continues to deliver success for patients and practices, questions about volume and access have emerged.

In a back-to-the-future move, a decades-old care delivery concept is gaining momentum.

It’s becoming evident that the Stark law is frustrating the move from volume to value. Experts expect changes that could allow health systems and practices to deploy better coordinated, team-based care and advanced alternative payment models.

Major cardiology associations joined forces to update the 2012 universal definition of myocardial infarction and standardize what constitutes a heart attack.

Machine learning tools will support physicians’ efforts to deliver better patient outcomes at lower costs.