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2013-06-04 23:26:46

The First Hospital in New England to Achieve Accreditation with ACE. Lawrence, MA (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 The staff at Lawrence General Hospital, Lawrence, MA, already knew they had a quality program. When Seth Bilazarian, MD, FACC and Kathy Caredeo, RN, BSN, MM, Director of Cardiovascular Services, approached ACE to begin the accreditation process, they were “looking for third party validation and a means to benchmark against others utilizing Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC),”...

2013-05-16 23:04:19

Quality Data Metrics Confirm the Value of ACE Accreditation and E3: More than Peer Review Services Orlando, FL (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 Data showing improved quality results for cardiac cath labs that apply for accreditation through the Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) were presented during the SCAI Scientific Sessions in Orlando, FL, May 8-10, 2013. The study is the first of its kind to validate the results of the accreditation process. “The important take-away from this...

New Evidence Shows Hysterectomy Does Not Increase Risk Of Heart Disease
2013-05-15 13:05:34

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While previous research has shown a connection between the medical removal of a woman´s uterus and heart problems, a new study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology has found no evidence of an increased risk. Commonly referred to as a hysterectomy, the removal of the uterus is the second most common surgery among American women. "Middle-aged women who are considering hysterectomy should be encouraged because our...

2013-05-14 23:00:10

Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation McDevitt award honors researchers who contribute to improving health care in Michigan. Royal Oak, Mich. (PRWEB) May 15, 2013 Kavitha Chinnaiyan, M.D., director of Advanced Cardiac Imaging Education at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, has received the Frank J. McDevitt, D.O., Award for Excellence in Health Policy Research for Physicians. The award is presented annually by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation to a Michigan-based researcher or doctor who has...

2013-05-08 11:55:21

Research suggests new reporting protocol for 30-day mortality for percutaneous coronary intervention to better reflect quality, performance Only 42 percent of the deaths occurring within 30 days of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) were attributable to complications from the procedure, according to a Cleveland Clinic study published online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The research suggests alternative outcome reporting mechanisms for 30-day mortality for...

2013-05-02 23:25:56

ACE Accreditation and E3: More Than Peer Review Services to showcase cardiac cath lab AUC expertise. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 The Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE), an independent organization sponsored by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) and ACCF, will join forces with the robust education and quality initiatives to be held during the SCAI Scientific Sessions in Orlando, Florida, May 8-10, 2013. The sessions provide an...

2013-04-24 23:02:28

Spectrum Health Presents Findings at 2013 MedAxiom Spring Conference Amelia Island, FL (PRWEB) April 24, 2013 At the MedAxiom Spring conference, Dr. David Wohns, Director of Invasive and Interventional Cardiology at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI, presented "Improving Quality and Managing Cost: Cath Lab Accreditation: From Good to Great," an overview of the outcomes and payback his cardiac cath lab has obtained from the process of ACE accreditation. Dr. Wohns stated that “The...

2013-04-02 12:54:57

Loop diuretics, more commonly known as water pills, are the most widely prescribed heart failure medications, but few studies had extensively compared their effectiveness until Yale School of Medicine researchers examined three approved loop diuretics and found that even though one of them might offer more benefit, it is rarely prescribed. Published in the April 1 early edition of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the research compared the potential benefits of using one...


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Journal of the American College of Cardiology
2012-04-29 23:03:49

The Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) is a peer-reviewed medical journal published by Elsevier. It covers all aspects of cardiovascular disease, including original clinical studies, experimental investigations with clear clinical relevance, state-of-the-art papers, viewpoints, and editorials and essays interpreting and commenting on the research presented. According to its website, http://content.onlinejacc.org, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology is the...

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