Practice Management

Fear-based “fake news” about statin therapy is driving non-adherence to the drugs in the U.S., according to an editorial published in JAMA Cardiology June 26, fostering a culture of mistrust and misinformation that could easily deter heart patients from a treatment that might be beneficial to them.

The Massachusetts Medical Society, which publishes the New England Journal of Medicine, on June 19 named Eric J. Rubin, MD, PhD, as the newest editor-in-chief of the Journal and NEJM Group.

A little over a quarter of cardiologists report feeling burned out on the job—something that’s increasingly recognized as a barrier to quality healthcare—according to a recent survey from the American College of Cardiology.

The Joint Commission and American Heart Association will start accepting applications for two new heart attack programs July 1, including the Acute Heart Attack Ready and Primary Heart Attack Center certifications.

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation is partnering with VEITHsymposium, one of the largest annual meetings in vascular medicine, to enhance conference material at both VEITHsymposium and the CRF’s yearly Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics conference, the groups announced June 20.

Massachusetts-based researcher Jane E. Freedman, MD, was named this week as the new editor of Circulation Research, one of the American Heart Association’s 12 scientific journals.

The U.S. News and World Report on June 18 released its 2019-2020 rankings for the country’s best children’s hospitals, topped by Boston Children’s Hospital for overall best care and Texas Children’s Hospital for the best cardiac care.

Global 3D printing company Materialise on June 13 announced its Mimics Enlight cardiovascular planning software suite received FDA clearance and will soon be rolled out to clinicians.

The undertreatment of aortic stenosis in the U.S. is severe, driven by deep-rooted racial and sex disparities and a disconnect between patients and their clinicians.

Harvard researchers have identified three health interventions that, if implemented and followed closely over the next quarter-century, could prevent up to 94 million early deaths from noncommunicable diseases like CVD.

Loneliness, above all else, was an independent predictor of whether patients stuck to their doctors’ guidelines.

Almost half of U.S. citizens with hypertension are unworried about future CV events like heart attack and stroke, according to a recent survey conducted for the American Medical Association and American Heart Association.