Healthcare Economics & Policy

North Carolina Children’s Hospital has received the go-ahead from an external advisory board to resume complex heart surgeries after a New York Times investigation ground the program to a halt three months ago, the Times reports.

The American College of Cardiology on Sept. 16 issued its first-ever health policy statement on cardiologist compensation and opportunity equity, marking the first in a series of ACC workforce documents that will reportedly address workplace equality.

The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, together with eight other nuclear medicine and cardiology societies, have published a consensus document outlining the best practices for imaging and diagnosing cardiac amyloidosis.

The FDA announced Sept. 13 it identified low levels of N-nitrosodimethylamine, or NDMA, in popular heartburn drugs including Zantac.

The FDA issued a warning letter to e-cigarette giant Juul early this week accusing the company of illegally promoting its vaping products as safer than cigarettes.

Investigators from the New York State Department of Health believe they’ve identified the culprit behind the recent onslaught of vaping-related illnesses in the U.S., Health Exec reports.

French medtech startup Robocath has raised 5 million euros—the equivalent of $5.5 million in U.S. currency—in support of its cardiovascular robotics system, the company announced this month.

Researchers have uncovered evidence of a global “epidemiological transition” that’s seeing cancer overtake cardiovascular disease as the biggest killer in developed countries, Reuters reports.

The U.S. FDA this month granted Fast Track designation to AstraZeneca for the development of Farxiga, or dapagliflozin. 

Cardiology compensation jumped 4.4% while productivity remained relatively stagnant between 2017 and 2018, AMGA reported in its 32nd annual Medical Group Compensation and Productivity Survey.

Malpractice litigation is a risk that’s inherent to acute stroke care, Mount Sinai researchers reported in Stroke this month—and while just over half of cases get resolved, the remainder can cost medical centers millions in payouts.

It’s the fifth year in a row and the seventh year out of ten that compensation for cardiologists has increased, according to MedAxiom’s Cardiovascular Provider Compensation and Production Survey report.