Tag: Cardiac care

Scientists uncover new path to regenerate injured hearts

Editor's Note Researchers are studying how heart muscle cells called cardiomyocytes can be repaired and regenerated to improve functioning and help prevent more serious long-term consequences. The study, titled “Reduced mitochondrial protein translation promotes cardiomyocyte proliferation and heart regeneration,” was published by the journal Circulation—part of the American Heart Association—on…

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By: Brita Belli
December 11, 2023
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Survival rates strong following low-risk cardiac surgery

Editor's Note A new study in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery finds that long-term survival rates are extremely promising for patients who receive low-risk isolated surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR). The study, titled "Survival Following Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement in Low-Risk Patients: A Contemporary Trial Benchmark," was published on October…

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By: Brita Belli
October 18, 2023
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VAD implant requirement reinstated

Editor's Note The Joint Commission, on April 26, announced that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requirement to count the volume of ventricular assist device (VAD) implants by surgeons will be reinstated on May 11. CMS stopped this requirement during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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By: Judy Mathias
April 27, 2023
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Cardiac interventional procedures are shifting from hospitals to ASCs

Editor's Note At ACC.23 (the American College of Cardiology 2023 conference), Sunil Rao, MD, director of interventional cardiology at NYU Langone and president of the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), spoke about the shift in interventional procedures from hospitals to ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs), Cardiovascular Business April 10…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
April 13, 2023
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Acute effects of coffee consumption in adults

Editor's Note This prospective randomized trial by researchers at the University of California San Francisco  examines the health effects of coffee consumption on cardiac ectopy and arrhythmias, daily step counts, sleep minutes, and serum glucose levels. A total of 100 adults were fitted with a continuously recording electrocardiogram device, a…

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By: Judy Mathias
March 23, 2023
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The Joint Commission revises CCC Certification program

Editor's Note The Joint Commission, on February 15, announced that its Comprehensive Cardiac Center (CCC) Certification program has been fully revised to:   reduce redundancy  clarify requirements  closely align requirements with other Joint Commission cardiac certification programs.  The revised requirements will be effective July 1. 

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By: Judy Mathias
February 16, 2023
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