Practice Management

Only half of the world’s countries offer cardiac rehabilitation programs, according to a recent survey, leaving some 18 million heart patients across the globe without access to therapy that could vastly improve their prognosis and quality of life.

Research published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes July 9 suggests the public health burden of pulseless in-hospital cardiac arrests is around 38% higher in adults and 18% higher in children than was previously believed.

Invasive cardiologists earn the top starting salary in medicine, according to a new report from Merritt Hawkins, raking in an average $648,000 in their first year of practice.

Heart patients of a lower socioeconomic status are far more likely to participate in cardiac rehabilitation if they receive financial incentives to attend sessions, according to a study published in the July 1 edition of JACC: Heart Failure.

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.