• 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. 
  • Texas health system opens heart center

    Longview, Texas-based Christus Good Shepherd Health System opened a $8.5 million heart and vascular institute Oct. 14, the Longview News-Journal reports. 
  • Broken heart syndrome on the rise in recent years, study finds

    Cases of broken heart syndrome rose steadily each year from 2006-17, especially among older women, according to research published Oct. 13 in Journal of the American Heart Association. 
  • Arizona cardiologist dies in plane crash

    An interventional cardiologist at Yuma (Ariz.) Regional Medical Center died Oct. 11 after a plane crash in California, local CBS News and NBC News affiliate KYMA reports. 
  • Scale back aspirin use in people at high risk of first heart attack, US task force says

    Physicians should no longer routinely prescribe a daily regimen of low-dose aspirin for most patients at high risk of their first heart attack or stroke, according to draft guidelines the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force shared Oct. 12.
  • 5 cardiologists on the move

    Below are five cardiologists who recently joined new practices, stepped into new roles or retired.
  • 4 new specialty heart centers

    Four hospitals and health systems have recently opened specialty heart clinics or announced plans to do so. 

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