Cardiology

Review of Clinical Trials Participation Spotlights Need for Higher Enrollment

Participants in clinical trials for heart disease treatments are often healthier than patients the investigational drugs target, a new study confirms. The study also finds that the generalizability of clinical trial results suffers because of low participation.


Research Finds ‘Extraordinary Progress’ in Cardiovascular Outcomes

For most of the 21st century, cardiology practice has focused on improving the quality of care and implementing evidence-based clinical guidelines. A study suggests those efforts have yielded a string of remarkable successes.


Advances in Imaging, Cardiology and Audiology

These devices are designed to improve sonography, enhance pacemaker function and personalize tinnitus treatment.


Running Helps Heart Attack Survivors — to a Point

While running and walking can be beneficial for survivors of heart attacks, new research from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory shows excessive exercise may reverse the benefits.


Advances in Electrophysiology

Electrophysiology (EP) is the fastest growing cardiovascular discipline, according to the Heart Rhythm Foundation. Cleveland Clinic’s statistics bear this out. In 2012, procedures performed in the Cleveland Clinic’s main campus EP laboratories totaled 6,517. This includes 1,502 implantations of pacemakers and defibrillators, 808 pulmonary vein antrum isolations (PVAIs), 1,486 ablations and 290 lead extractions.


Organ Donation by the Numbers

On a daily basis in the United States, roughly 79 organ transplants are performed and 18 individuals die due to a lack of available organs.

 


Research Finds ‘Extraordinary Progress’ in Cardiovascular Outcomes

For most of the 21st century, cardiology practice has focused on improving the quality of care and implementing evidence-based clinical guidelines. A study suggests those efforts have yielded a string of remarkable successes.


The WVU Heart Institute: Advanced Procedures for Cardiac Conditions

A radial approach to diagnostic and interventional angiography means safer procedures and faster recovery, while percutaneous aortic valve replacement offers hope to patients who are not candidates for traditional surgery.


WVU Children’s Hospital at Ruby Memorial: A Valuable Resource for Pediatric Cardiology

The Pediatric Cardiology Section at WVU Children’s Hospital at Ruby Memorial offers a full complement of advanced diagnostic and treatment modalities. Services include pediatric cardiac MRI and pediatric arrhythmia diagnosis and management.


Advanced Technology: A Hallmark of Heart and Vascular Care at St. Luke’s

St. Luke’s University Health Network’s heart and vascular physicians have harnessed leading-edge technology to provide the most advanced, personalized and effective treatments for the spectrum of cardiovascular conditions.