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2012-12-20 05:03:18

Dr. Matthew Rupert Brings Expertise in Minimally Invasive Surgery to Nashville Area Neck and Back Pain Patients Nashville, TN (PRWEB) December 19, 2012 Spine Treatment Centers of America (Spine Treatment Centers) welcomes Matthew P. Rupert, M.D., in the Nashville area. Together they will provide the latest minimally invasive spine procedures and interventional pain medicine approaches to patients battling neck and back pain. Dr. Matthew P. Rupert is board certified in Pain Medicine,...

2012-06-19 23:03:04

Mary Washington Healthcare Stafford Hospital offers a wider range of cardiac services Stafford, Virginia (PRWEB) June 19, 2012 Learning you have cardiovascular disease is tough, but having to seek treatment out of town further complicates a stressful time for patients and their families. Stafford Hospital now offers a wider range of cardiac services close to home. “Implementing additional cardiac services is the next logical progression in our growth,” says cardiologist Ashok...

2012-05-10 14:08:09

Hospitals that perform expensive, invasive cardiovascular procedures on a disproportionate number of patients are more costly for all heart failure patients, including those treated with noninvasive methods, according to a new Yale study. Most heart failure patients are cared for without the use of invasive procedures like cardiac catheterization, notes the study published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes; but the rates of invasive procedures used for heart failure...

2012-05-08 23:54:50

Changes in technology, clinical practice prompt updated recommendations Modern cardiac catheterization laboratories bear scant resemblance to the cath labs of a decade ago. An updated consensus statement released today offers physicians guidance on how to excel in this new diagnostic and therapeutic milieu, with specific recommendations on setting up, operating and maintaining the highest standards of quality in a contemporary cardiac catheterization laboratory. The consensus statement...

2012-04-30 14:16:18

Variation rates not fully explained by community rates for risk factors, heart attack, or cardiac mortality Regional differences in rates of cardiac procedures have increased in Michigan over the past decade–not fully explained by differences in health risk factors, heart attack or cardiac mortality rates–according to a report released today by the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT). The report compares the state's hospital referral regions (HRRs) using...

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...

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