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.
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.
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.