Clinical CareNo Cash, No Heart. Transplant Centers Require Proof Of Payment.
More than 114,000 people are waiting for organs in the U.S. and fewer than 35,000 organs were transplanted last year....
Clinical CareU.S. News' Top-Ranked Cardio Hospitals Really Do Provide Higher Quality Care
The magazine's renowned list of 50 top-ranked hospitals for cardiovascular care outperformed 3,500 non-ranked hospitals on key metrics, but saw...
Clinical Care4 Strategies to Prevent Stroke and Other Cardiovascular Disease Events
Healthcare organizations are being urged to help patients address cardiovascular disease risk factors such as hypertension and smoking.
Clinical Care10 Approaches to Reduce Readmissions for Heart Failure and COPD
Patients with both heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have a high cost of care, but there are multiple...
Clinical CareYou're Probably Wasting Money on Cardiac Telemetry Overuse
Inappropriate utilization of cardiac telemetry is wasteful spending with no significant clinical benefit.
FinanceFederal Inspectors Cite St. Luke's in Houston for Problems in a Heart Transplant
Defibrillator paddles did not work during a patient's heart transplant in January, and a backup set was not nearby. The...
InnovationCould Nanotechnology Innovation Reduce Blood Clotting and Infections From Implants?
McMaster researchers develop surface coating that repels bacteria, viruses, and living cells.
Clinical CareGuard Against Sepsis in Your Chronic Heart Failure Patients
Sepsis is particularly deadly for CHF patients, and predictors of mortality include older age and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Clinical CareDischarges of Cardiac Surgery Patients Buck 'Weekend Effect'
Hospital admission for a serious condition over a weekend or holiday has been linked to compromised patient outcomes, but researchers...
Clinical CareHow Hospitals Can Avoid Broken Heart Syndrome Readmissions
Nearly 12% of Takotsubo Syndrome patients are readmitted to a hospital within 30 days of an inpatient stay, recent research...
Clinical CareHow to Assess Risk of Syncope Readmission
Identification of syncope causes and predictors can help clinicians formulate care plans to avoid hospital readmissions.
Clinical CareHeart Surgery 'Legend' a Factor in Transplant Deaths, a St. Luke's Colleague Told Inspector
The CMS inspector's notes suggest a tense and dysfunctional transition more than two years ago as the heart transplant program,...