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.
Chicago biotech company BIOLIFE4D announced this week it had successfully 3D-bioprinted a mini human heart—something the company noted as a “significant milestone” on the path to printing full-sized hearts viable for transplant.
Proven protocols and practices, people and a push for earlier hemodynamic support are changing the face of cardiogenic shock survival. One leading health system has improved survival rates into the 70+ percent range. And their team believes other facilities should follow suit.