A recent guideline downgrade of coronary artery bypass graft surgery relative to medical therapy is unjustified and not based on assessment of all evidence to date, contends one of our cardiothoracic surgeons.Read More
There are many options that may allow a patient to benefit from statin therapy without incurring side effects.
Many cardiologists monitor pacemakers and other cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) remotely. Forward-thinking practices are now integrating their monitoring software into their electronic medical records system (EMR)
Strain echocardiography allows detection of small changes in ventricular function, enabling early cardioprotection for cancer patients whose chemotherapy puts them at risk for heart failure.
The ABSORB trial is assessing a new bioabsorbable device designed to match the performance of metallic drug-eluting stents before it dissolves to avoid long-term thrombotic risk.
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Cleveland Clinic’s move toward value-based purchasing saved more than $150 million over two years, with a third of the savings in cardiovascular care. Cardiovascular leaders share insights gained.
The newer subcutaneous approach to ICD placement is less dependent on device programming, enabling better arrhythmia detection and more appropriately timed shock therapy.