Practice Management

The CDC released updated statistics and a new framework for identifying, diagnosing and treating e-cigarette or vaping-related lung disease Oct. 11, putting a name to the recent phenomenon in the process.

An increase in public reporting of aortic valve surgery outcomes has been tied to a decrease in AVR access for patients with infective endocarditis—the unintended consequence of a push for greater transparency in healthcare.

Around one in five heart patients in cardiac rehabilitation are depressed, anxious or stressed, according to a new study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

A council within the American College of Cardiology published a statement this month pushing for the implementation of a new, structured cardiovascular subspecialty dedicated to preventive cardiology.

More heart patients are opting to spend their final days at home rather than in the hospital or at a nursing facility, researchers reported in the latest edition of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Researchers are calling for better implementation of ICD therapy after an analysis of the Swedish HF Registry found the devices to be beneficial—but underused—among patients with HFrEF.

A cardiac electrophysiologist in Boise, Idaho, is the first woman in the world to complete 1,000 cardiac catheter ablations using the Stereotaxis Robotic Magnetic Navigation System.

Annual hospital PCI-related mortality rates might be unreliable measures of a center’s performance, according to work published in JAMA Cardiology, proving unhelpful for identifying high-quality care in a study of 67 New York hospitals.

A 90-minute communication skills course improved conversations about ICD deactivation and goals of care between clinicians and their patients, according to the recently published results of the WISDOM study.

The ESC Digital Summit, Europe’s first-ever cardiac conference centered around digital health, is slated for Oct. 5 and 6 at the Creative Hub in Tallinn, Estonia, the European Society of Cardiology announced.

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.

Women remain underrepresented in cardiology despite a growing pipeline of female medical students and internal medicine resident physicians, according to a Sept. 11 report in JAMA Cardiology.