• 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.
  • Read the 2021 State of Remote Cardiac Monitoring Report:

    While many cardiology practices have remote cardiac monitoring (RCM) programs, only a few are realizing the full potential of RCM to improve patient care.
  • 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. 
  • Florida hospital adding $17M heart rhythm center

    A new $17 million, 14,400-square-foot heart rhythm center is coming to Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, Fla. The new facility will be part of the medical center's freestanding heart hospital. 
  • Atlantic Health launches new cardio program for complex heart blockages

    Morristown, N.J.-based Atlantic Health System is launching a cardiovascular program at Morristown Medical Center to treat severely clogged coronary arteries and other serious heart conditions, according to an Oct. 7 news release obtained by Becker's.
  • Northwestern gets $18M to lead largest study on most common type of heart failure

    The National Institutes of Health has awarded Chicago-based Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine $18.1 million to lead the largest-ever funded study on heart failure with preserved ejection fraction — a condition that affects 2.5 million people in the U.S.
  • How to incorporate new cardiovascular technology in value-based care settings — 5 takeaways

    By 2035, 45 percent of the U.S. population will have at least one form of cardiovascular disease (CVD), driving the projected total cost of care to more than $1 trillion, according to research cited by presenters during a featured session sponsored by ECG Management Consultants.
  • New Jersey hospital performs novel procedure that makes enlarged heart smaller

    Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center in July became the first in the state to treat a heart attack patient with a new device that makes enlarged, weak hearts smaller. 
  • Dell Children's takes on complex cases other hospitals pass up

    The heart transplant team at Dell Children's Medical Center and UT Health Austin in Texas has performed six heart transplants since the program launched in October 2020 — triple the amount it had originally projected, the Austin American Statesman reported Oct. 3. 
  • Texas hospital names aortic surgery director

    Hazim Safi, MD, will serve as medical director of aortic surgery at HCA Houston Medical Center, part of HCA Houston Healthcare, the health system said Oct. 1. 
  • 10 top cardiology stories in September

    A story about a spike in the death rates for heart disease and diabetes in 2020 was Becker's most-read cardiology story in September. 

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