Heart Recovery Patients, Physicians and Hospital Staff Reunite at a Heart Recovery Reunion

  Hosted by Abiomed and Detroit Medical Center “These patients have stared death in face and won; they are my heroes.” – Theodore Schreiber, MD, president of DMC Heart Hospital. More than 50 heart failure and heart attack patients and their families gathered at Detroit Medical Center (DMC) in August to reunite with the cardiovascular […]

Why is Cardiovascular Disease Now Leading Cause of Death in China?

Lifestyle changes. The past several decades in China have seen major shifts in eating habits, exercise patterns, and smoking behavior. These lifestyle changes have led to increases in all of the major risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, high blood glucose, and obesity. This is the conclusion of a […]

Inflammation Connects Psoriatic Arthritis and Coronary Artery Disease

Inflammation may be the reason people with psoriatic arthritis have an increased risk of coronary artery disease, according to a recent article in Cardiology News. This study compared the amount of coronary artery plaque in 50 patients with psoriatic arthritis and 25 healthy controls. Both groups of people were similar in age, smoking status, gender […]

Heart Disease Remains Leading Cause of Death for Americans

CDC statistics continue to point at heart disease as the number one killer of Americans, with cancer coming in second. Other causes of mortality ranked as serious by the Center included chronic lower respiratory diseases, car accidents, drug overdoses, and stroke. This is no surprise to cardiologists, as heart disease has remained in the top […]

Celebration of Life Events

“Celebration of Life” events are taking place at many hospitals across the country. Last week, celebrations were held at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, New York; Eastland Memorial Hospital, Eastland, Texas; and, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, Weatherford, Texas. These events enable clinicians and staff to reconnect personally with patients. At the Orange Regional Medical Center, […]

Wall Street Journal Reports on Decline in Inappropriate Stent Procedures

A study, presented at the AHA conference this week, shows that inappropriate stent procedures are on a decline, after physicians and hospitals came under fire for overuse of unnecessary stents for patients who did not necessarily need them. http://on.wsj.com/1WM17Og The decline is likely a response to the appropriate use criteria, published in 2009 and updated […]