6 recent advances in heart treatment

Here are six tools, guideline updates, programs and other advancements in cardiology treatment covered by Becker's since Oct. 10:

  1. The American Heart Association and Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital partnered to develop a new digital health app for frontline healthcare workers.

  2. Chapel Hill, N.C.-based UNC Center for Women's Health Research received $12.5 million for implementing pregnancy-related hypertension best practices in outpatient facilities.

  3. The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology released updated guidelines for diagnosing and treating aortic diseases.

  4. Intensive care unit evaluations prior to cardiac arrest improved survival rates by 15 percent among Black patients between 2000 and 2021.

  5. Dover, Del.-based Bayhealth said it is cutting heart failure readmissions by 67 percent through a pilot program that focuses on social determinants of health.

  6. Here are five cardiology firsts Becker's has covered since Oct. 10.

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