Healthcare Economics & Policy

The parents of a toddler who died two months after undergoing heart surgery at North Carolina Children’s Hospital are suing the Chapel Hill institution for failing to disclose issues within its pediatric heart surgery program.

A performance-related financial incentive scheme for general practitioners in the U.K. led to a nearly five-fold increase in the number of heart patients doctors said had been “cured” of atrial fibrillation, according to a recent analysis.

Worries about deportation could be contributing to worse heart health among Latina women in the U.S., according to work published Nov. 27 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

One in eight adults with a history of CVD or stroke are noncompliant to their prescribed medications because of increasingly steep healthcare costs, researchers reported this month in Circulation.

Homeless people hospitalized for heart attacks are far less likely than their non-homeless counterparts to undergo angiography, PCI or CABG, according to research published in JAMA Internal Medicine this month. They also see higher death rates across the board.

Nearly 93% of the U.S. population lives in a hospital referral region with at least one medical center that performs 25 or more mitral valve repairs or replacements each year, according to work published in JAMA Cardiology—but MVRR centers continue to suffer from significant geographical and patient-level disparities.

American counties hit hardest by the Great Recession saw a sharp increase in deaths from CVD and stroke that wasn’t mirrored in communities that experienced less economic distress, according to a new study.

Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Mich., Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wausau, Wis., and Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford, Ore., topped IBM Watson Health’s 2020 lists of the best cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.

Research that will be presented at the American Heart Association’s Resuscitation Science Symposium in Philadelphia this month suggests the National Institutes of Health invests far less money in cardiac arrest research than in research for other conditions, including diabetes, drug-use disorders and ischemic heart disease.

Both the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association voiced their public support this week for legislation that would expand access to cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation services in the U.S.

A Portland-area cardiologist has been accused of implanting more than 100 patients with unnecessary pacemakers, incentivized by free travel and gifts from device sales representatives, the East Oregonian reports.

Bystanders of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests are more likely to face legal consequences for delaying or failing to provide CPR than for damages incurred during a resuscitation attempt.