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2014-05-20 23:15:46

Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) accredits academic medical center renowned as the birthplace of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 The Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) is proud to announce that Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown, Atlanta, GA, are the latest facilities recognized with provisional accreditation by ACE. Both academic hospitals successfully completed the ACE...

2012-11-14 11:17:34

Recent studies questioning the role of specialist heart attack centers produced misleading results because doctors tend to send the sickest patients to have the best care, according to new research. Many heart attack patients in the UK are sent to a specialist center for primary angioplasty - a surgical procedure to reopen the blocked artery. Randomized trials have found that angioplasty is much more successful than drug treatment alone, but research based on "real-world" data suggest that...

2012-03-26 21:54:11

Study finds on-site cardiac surgery unit not required for a hospital to provide safe, effective PCI New evidence shows that with appropriate preparation, angioplasty can be safely and effectively performed at community hospitals without on-site cardiac surgery units, according to research presented today at the American College of Cardiology's 61st Annual Scientific Session. The Scientific Session, the premier cardiovascular medical meeting, brings cardiovascular professionals together to...

2010-09-21 14:00:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Six cardiovascular societies from around the world today published a statement on live case demonstrations at cardiovascular meetings. The statement is the result of a collaborative effort by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), American College of Cardiology (ACC), Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), European Society of Cardiology (ESC), Sociedad Latinoamericana de Cardiologia Intervencionista (SOLACI) and Asian-Pacific Society...

2009-07-30 10:16:00

New state reports also recognize performance of North Shore-LIJ surgeons Alan Hartman and Robert Palazzo, cardiologist Lawrence Ong NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y., July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LIJ Medical Center ranks as the best hospital in New York for heart bypass surgery, according to the latest three-year report (encompassing data from 2004-06) released by the New York State Department of Health (DOH). LIJ was among only two hospitals in New York State - and the only one in the...

2009-03-20 16:49:37

The results of 10 clinical trials around the world suggest heart bypass surgery is better for some patients than angioplasty, a U.S. study said. Stanford University School of Medicine said data from almost 8,000 research subjects show coronary angioplasty may be the better choice for patients with multi-vessel coronary artery disease who have diabetes or are over 65. Angioplasty, however, may be the best choice for patients under the age of 55. Whether you have diabetes really makes a big...

2008-08-14 09:00:07

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE By Marilynn Marchione The Associated Press People with chronic chest pain who are not in big danger of a heart attack now may have even less reason to rush into an artery- opening angioplasty: There's more evidence drugs should be tried first and often are just as effective. The slim early advantage for angioplasty at relieving pain in these nonemergency cases starts to fade within six months and vanishes after three years, according to a new report from a...

2005-06-06 02:10:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- No one likes to have a bad mark on a report card. But a new study suggests that heart doctors who are publicly "graded" on their angioplasty results may be shying away from performing the procedure on the high-risk patients who are most likely to drag down their averages. The study is the first ever to compare data from a state that requires public reporting of angioplasty results -- New York -- with data from a state without public reporting -- Michigan. It reveals some...


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