Practice Management

Cardio-oncology has emerged as an area of rapid growth in the medical community in recent years, owing in large part to an increasing population of cancer survivors.

Stress disorders like PTSD and adjustment disorder were linked to adverse cardiovascular outcomes in a recent BMJ study, Reuters reports, with the greatest CV risk posed in the months directly after a patient is diagnosed with such a condition.

Supplementing standard physicals with Abbott’s high-sensitivity troponin-I blood test could boost the accuracy of CVD prediction in middle-aged patients, according to research published in Circulation April 29.

The FDA has cleared Current Health’s wireless wearable remote patient monitoring (RPM) platform for chronically ill individuals, allowing care teams to track their patients’ health in real-time and act proactively when something looks off.

The University of Southern California will lose its cardiology fellowship accreditation after more than a year of unrest within the medical school, the Los Angeles Times reported April 25.

Several professional medical societies have now weighed in on a bill introduced to Congress on April 9 which seeks to prevent physicians from self-referring Medicare patients to in-office “ancillary services” including advanced imaging, anatomic pathology, radiation therapy and physical therapy.

More than 80% of stable patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) are treated in the intensive care unit despite only 16% of them experiencing complications that require an ICU stay, according to a U.S. registry analysis published in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions.

Domestic responsibilities put a damper on career satisfaction for proceduralist mothers more than for physician mothers in nonprocedural specialties, suggests a study published April 10 in JAMA Surgery.

A team-based protocol for treating cardiogenic shock helped one center boost its 30-day survival rates for those patients by nearly 20 percentage points over a two-year period, researchers reported in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Cardiologists earn the fourth-most money of any medical specialty, according to Medscape’s 2019 physician compensation report, bringing in an average of $430,000 each year.

A new pilot study out of Germany suggests a comic-style graphic supplement can improve the informed consent process before coronary angiography by putting patients at ease and helping them understand the procedure.

In a scientific statement published online April 8, the American Heart Association introduced the concept of cardio-oncology rehabilitation—a spin on cardiac rehab that takes into account cancer-specific considerations.