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American College of Cardiology, Novartis Collaborate to Optimize Heart Failure Care

“Heart Failure is the No. 1 diagnosis leading to potentially preventable hospitalizations, especially among the elderly,” said ACC Interim CEO Cathleen Gates. “Advancing quality, equity and value of cardiovascular care is a strategic priority for the College, and programs like this help us to optimize HF patient treatment and care and outcomes.” 

Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for the Management of Rotator Cuff Pathology Fact Sheet

The treatment scenarios provided by this AUC stem from the recommendations in the Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) issued by the AAOS in March 2019.

The Boehringer Ingelheim and Lilly Alliance Supports ACC COVID-19 Response Initiative

ACC’s COVID-19 response initiative offers a virtual education series, resources to meet clinicians’ evolving needs in ensuring patient safety and quality cardiovascular care during the pandemic

MDIC Releases Best Practices for Communicating Benefit, Risk, and Uncertainty for Medical Devices: Register for 10/2/20 Webinar

MDIC states the report focuses on providing evidence-based best practices for enhancing communication with patients about medical devices so that patients can make informed treatment decisions.

IVC Filter Guidelines Published by SIR – Allows Physicians Treating Patients at Risk of a PE to Make Evidence-Based Decisions

“IVC Filter guidelines allow physicians treating patients at risk of a pulmonary embolism to make evidence-based decisions about the use of IVC filters,” said John A. Kaufman, MD, MS, FSIR, the guidelines’ primary author and chair of the department of interventional radiology at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.

Hospital Ranking Systems Can Be Misleading for Orthopedic Care: Subject to Misrepresentation That Can Lead to Frustration That May Confuse Patients

The hospital rating system study revealed that the systems generally rate hospitals based on varied data sources and different methodologies that lack robust formal validation. Thus, they are subject to a misrepresentation that can lead to alienated, frustrated, and confused patients.

Kidney Walk LaceUp 2020: National Kidney Foundation and LogistiCare Team Up: Walkers Can Join from Their Homes

Kidney Walk LaceUp represents an opportunity for participants to come together in a time of isolation and demonstrate their shared commitment to the lives of kidney patients and their loved ones, while still staying safe during the ongoing pandemic. Walkers can join from their homes, backyard or local park and still help save lives.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association to Host Virtual Events to Raise Funds for RX and Care of People with MD, ALS and Related Neuromuscular Disease

The Muscular Dystrophy Association (is hosting virtual events to raise critical funds for treatment and care for...