A cardiologist makes the case for a balanced approach to patient counseling that includes pros and cons of both optimal medical therapy and a PCI-first strategy.
Patients who experience in-hospital STEMI are an especially vulnerable population. Here’s how we doubled the share of these patients treated within the guideline-recommended 90-minute time window.
A Cleveland Clinic analysis suggests that the true quality of hospitals’ STEMI care is obscured by patient exclusions in the CMS algorithm for public reporting of door-to-balloon times for primary PCI.
A Cleveland Clinic protocol breaks new ground by equalizing mortality and adverse event rates among men and women treated for ST elevation myocardial infarction.
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Intervening during in-hospital discharge prep is the way to avert heart failure readmissions. That’s the premise behind a novel electronic checklist that has cut our readmission rate to new lows.
A Cleveland Clinic case study shows hospitals can implement strategies to curb the financial impact of dramatic inpatient drug price hikes while protecting appropriate utilization.
Four in 10 readmissions after myocardial infarction in a new study occurred within the first 15 days, and most stemmed from cardiovascular causes. The authors explore implications for practice.
Not benign. That’s how the Cleveland Clinic authors of a new national database study characterize the effects of huge recent price increases on utilization of two critical inpatient heart drugs.
A Cleveland Clinic expert advised a group called STEMI India on how to develop a system of STEMI care for their nation. The effort’s early outcome improvements are now sparking interest across the globe.
After Cleveland Clinic introduced four key process improvements to standardize acute management of STEMI patients, door-to-balloon times went from good to exceptional. Here’s the backstory.