Cardiovascular Rounds

News, resources, and analysis from the Cardiovascular Roundtable

Why same-day discharge is safe—and cost-effective—for EP procedures

by Marcelle Maginnis, Sponsored by Biosense Webster, Inc. October 15, 2020

This blog post is sponsored by Biosense Webster, Inc. Advisory Board experts wrote the post, conducting the underlying research independently and objectively. Learn more

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How to solve your Covid-19 challenges with risk-based top-of-license care

by Jinia Sarkar October 2, 2020

In the face of Covid-19, top-of-license care models have never been more important to the cardiovascular (CV) service line—after all, clearing the backlog of cardiac surgery services alone could take up to eight months.

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The biggest challenges ACHD programs face—and what you can do to overcome them

by Ben Wheeler September 25, 2020

Advances in early detection and treatment of congenital heart defects allow up to 90% of patients to survive well into adulthood, meaning the prevalence of adult congenital heart disease (ACHD) is on the rise.

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Early insights on using ECMO to treat Covid-19

by Daniel Roza June 22, 2020

As medical professionals continue to develop consensus on the most effective treatments for Covid-19, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is emerging as an alternative to ventilators for patients whose respiratory function is compromised.

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3 reasons why you should prioritize EP procedures in the 'new normal'

By Marcelle Maginnis, Sponsored by Biosense Webster June 3, 2020

This blog post is sponsored by Biosense Webster. Advisory Board experts wrote the post, conducting the underlying research independently and objectively. Learn more

After months of procedure delays, many cardiovascular (CV) administrative and physician leaders are beginning to relaunch elective services at their hospitals and health systems. But determining when it's safe to resume elective services is only half the equation; leaders still must determine how to resume these procedures—including which procedures to rollout first, how to balance the backlog of postponed cases with emerging demand, and overall supply, labor, and capacity constraints.

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The next 'surge' to prepare for? Cardiovascular care

by Fanta Cherif April 29, 2020

As the U.S. Covid-19 epidemic slows down in parts of the country, EDs should begin to prepare for a second surge of patients: those who have not received CV care for on-going or emergent needs.

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How virtual cardiac rehab can fill the Covid-19 treatment gap

Julie Bass April 22, 2020

Cardiac rehabilitation is a proven tactic to improve patient outcomes, reduce readmissions, and lower long-term costs, but it's highly underutilized as a post-acute service for CV patients—and Covid-19 just made it even more challenging to use.

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11 ways Covid-19 could affect the CV service line

Julie Bass April 15, 2020

The past few weeks have brought about unprecedented changes to health care providers as the Covid-19 epidemic continues to escalate across the country. While my colleagues are providing up-to-the-minute guidance on the broader implications on hospitals and the health care system as a whole, I wanted to unpack the specific implications this crisis could have on CV service lines across the country.

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