• Ohio State 1st in US to use new treatment system for heart failure

    Cardiologists at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine in Columbus have become the first in the nation to use a new system to treat hospitalized patients with acute decompensated heart failure, or ADHF,  the university said Nov. 2. ADHF is the sudden or gradual onset of heart failure symptoms.
  • Stamford Health, Columbia U partner on heart care

    Stamford (Conn.) Health announced Nov. 4 a new partnership with New York City-based Columbia University, offering treatment and expertise from five of Columbia University Irving Medical Center’s heart surgeons. 
  • Texas hospital opens new electrophysiology lab

    Longview (Texas) Regional Medical Center unveiled a $4.4 million electrophysiology lab Nov. 2, the Longview News-Journal reports. 
  • Insomnia might be risk factor for severe brain aneurysm, study finds

    Insomnia is a potential risk factor for an intracranial aneurysm and aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage, a type of stroke, according to a study published Nov. 3 in the Journal of the American Heart Association. 
  • Lurie Children's marks heart transplant milestone

    The cardiovascular-thoracic surgery team at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago completed its 400th pediatric heart transplant Oct. 23, the hospital said Nov. 1. 
  • NJ hospital names chief of advanced heart failure treatment, transplant

    Newark (N.J.) Beth Israel Medical Center, part of RWJBarnabas Health, has selected David Seth Feldman MD, PhD, as chief of advanced heart failure treatment and transplantation. 
  • CDC recruiting providers to pilot heart health equity indicators

    The CDC's Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention is piloting a program to test equity indicators for heart health, the American Hospital Association said in a Nov. 1 update. 
  • American Heart Association calls for reinvestments in scientific research after pandemic setback

    In a Nov. 1 report, the American Heart Association laid out strategies to rebuild the scientific community after the COVID-19 pandemic led to significant setbacks in research on other diseases and halted clinical trials. 
  • 10 top cardiology stories in October

    News about the opening of four specialty heart centers was Becker's most-read cardiology story in October. 
  • UW Health 1st in US to treat heart disease patient with cell therapy

    An 81-year-old man with chronic myocardial ischemia recently became the first patient in the nation to receive an investigative cell therapy for heart disease at Madison, Wis.-based UW Health. 
  • American Heart Association shares new guidelines to reduce costs in chest pain evaluations

    Medical professionals should use standardized risk assessments, clinical pathways and tools to evaluate and communicate with people experiencing chest pain, according to guidelines published Oct. 28 from the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology. 
  • Florida hospital using novel procedure to treat serious artery disease

    Holy Cross Health, a hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is now offering a novel procedure to treat carotid artery disease, a condition where plaque clogs the blood vessels that deliver blood to the brain, according to an Oct. 28 news release sent to Becker's. 
  • 4 recent heart care partnerships

    Below are four partnerships and affiliations centered on cardiac and cardiovascular care announced recently.
  • American Society for Preventive Cardiology calls for diversity in clinical trials

    The American Society for Preventive Cardiology published a clinical practice statement in the American Journal of Preventive Cardiology calling for diversity of participants in clinical trials, according to an Oct. 26 press release.
  • Most hospital TAVR programs in metro, affluent areas

    An Oct. 21 study in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes found that most transcatheter aortic valve replacement programs are found in affluent metropolitan areas.
  • OhioHealth opens cardiac cath lab

    OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital has opened a cardiac catheterization lab to diagnose and treat heart attacks. 
  • 10 cardiologists on the move

    Below are 10 cardiologists who recently joined new practices, stepped into new roles or retired.
  • Discrimination in the cardiology field: 5 survey findings

    Underrepresented racial and ethnic minorities in the cardiology field are more likely to report experiencing professional discrimination and less likely to negotiate salary than their white counterparts, according to survey findings published Oct. 18 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
  • Mayo Clinic, U of Minnesota get $19.4M for heart disparity research center

    Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis have received a five-year, $19.4 million grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities to create a research center aimed at reducing heart health disparities. 
  • CHI St. Vincent launches single-visit heart screening program

    The heart institute at Little Rock, Ark.-based CHI St. Vincent has launched a preventive program that combines a series of heart screening tests into a single visit, the health system said Oct. 14. 

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