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Program planners predict shared decision making (SDM) will be a hot topic when the American College of Cardiology (ACC) hosts its 2018 Scientific Session March 10-12 in Orlando. They’ve planned a two-part intensive, as well as several other sessions, around the subject.

Taking call is hardly a new burden for cardiologists, but emerging trends as well as evolving attitudes are taking some of the sting out of the obligation.

By targeting inefficiencies, a quality improvement program led to gains of approximately five or more hours per day in cath lab time. The approach could work as a model for other practices.

Known for its conservative and what many call risk-averse nature, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seems to be headed in a bold and ambitious direction under Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD. What will his leadership mean for cardiology?

A small but growing number of survivorship clinics for congenital heart disease (CHD) patients are popping up in healthcare systems across the country, but some cardiologists wonder if the model is sustainable.

Could the ORBITA trial’s enduring value be in prompting the cardiology community to rethink how it diagnoses, treats and even defines angina?

The cardiology community is paying close attention to developments related to transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) for mitral regurgitation. Although TMVR is in its infancy, one big question on everyone’s minds is whether its impact will be on the same scale as transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).

When third-grader Ava Rao was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, it changed life for her whole family. Now a high school freshman, Ava and her dad, cardiologist Sunil V. Rao, MD, share their perspectives on the disease and hopes for the future. 

Conversations about compensation are among the toughest for healthcare leaders to navigate. Add accusations of gender bias, and it’s a powder keg.

Patients want healthcare cost information, but price lists alone aren’t turning them into savvy shoppers.

The healthcare delivery environment continues to evolve, requiring clinicians and practice executives to seek solutions that will lead to a pathway of success.

Ensuring mission and money in faculty compensation plans is a tall order for academic medical centers.