Practice Management

A handful of hospitals in the Texas panhandle are creating a telemedicine network that extends specialist care—including cardiology—to patients in more rural areas of the state.

A study that aimed to characterize cardiac ICU care patterns and outcomes in North America has identified respiratory failure and shock as the predominant reasons for CICU admission—and, despite high resource use, outcomes for many patients were poor.

A recent survey of 500 U.S. residents revealed nearly half of those who admit lying to their physicians fib about their smoking or exercise habits, while another third are dishonest about the amount of alcohol they consume.

A group of researchers from Harvard Medical School and the Yale School of Medicine have debunked the idea of a “July effect” in cardiac surgery with a study of nearly half a million U.S.-based heart procedures.

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine July 18 suggests it may be time for the medical community to rethink its perception of diastolic blood pressure, which has long been considered inferior to systolic BP as a measure of cardiovascular wellness.

High-sensitivity cardiac troponin I assays, when considered in the context of appropriate thresholds, can identify and expedite triage of patients at varying levels of risk for myocardial infarction, a JACC study found.

After more than three decades away from the cause, Brigham and Women’s Hospital cardiologist James Muller, MD, is back to warn a younger generation of physicians about the threat and potential consequences of nuclear war, the Boston Globe reports.

Oregon Health & Science University Hospital saw an “alarming” number of patient deaths in 2017, the year before its heart transplant program ultimately crumbled, new data has revealed.

The Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares, a research foundation in Madrid, Spain, has coordinated the first international consensus document to streamline MRI protocol after myocardial infarction in clinical trials and experimental models.

Customized dashboards are helping health systems, hospitals and practices realize improvements in quality and cost of care.

The opportunities to bring in new money for non-face-to-face services are encouraging, but the requirements present obstacles.

Sometimes a move in the right direction starts with a good hard look in the rearview mirror, then breaking it off to start anew with greater wisdom.