Cardiology

Innovations

Hospital Systematically Screens and Initiates Treatment for Depression and Anxiety in Cardiac Patients, Improving Cardiac Symptoms and Mental Health 07/10/11

Massachusetts General Hospital systematically screens all cardiac inpatients for depression and anxiety and develops treatment plans for them as appropriate. After a brief screen by the cardiology...

Statewide Screening of Fifth Graders Leads to Identification and Treatment of Those With Genetic Predisposition to Early-Onset Heart Disease 10/19/10

The Children's High Cholesterol program, part of the CARDIAC Project, screens fifth graders in West Virginia for high cholesterol and other factors that can lead to early onset of heart disease...

Redesign of Telemetry Unit Admission and Transfer Criteria Leads to Improved Patient Flow and Reduced Emergency Department Waiting Times 08/08/08

Grady Memorial Hospital created the Telemetry Urgent Matters Initiative to improve patient flow by redesigning the telemetry unit admission and transfer criteria to ensure appropriate use of...

Early Activation of Acute Myocardial Infarction Team Reduces Time Between Emergency Department Arrival and Start of Angioplasty Procedure 02/26/08

The University of Michigan Health System redesigned the process for activating its acute myocardial infarction team, with an emphasis on the earliest possible electrocardiogram administration and...

Heart Failure Disease Management Improves Outcomes and Reduces Costs 12/14/07

Essentia Health Heart and Vascular Center restructured outpatient care for heart failure patients by incorporating a combination of chronic care and disease management principles and providing...

QualityTools

Medal.org (Medical Algorithms) 10/26/11

Medal.org has compiled and manages the largest pool of algorithms and computational procedures for health care evaluation, treatment, and administration. This resource consists of more than 17,000 authentic algorithms and computational...

The Heart Truth: Questions to Ask Your Doctor/What's Your Risk? 12/17/07

This tool presents questions that patients can ask their doctors about heart health, as well as a quiz for assessing heart attack risk. It is part of the Heart Truth campaign to raise awareness about heart disease among women.

The Heart Truth for Latinas: An Action Plan 12/17/07

This fact sheet, part of The Heart Truth campaign, provides steps that Latina women can take to protect their heart health.

This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

  • Risk factors for heart disease
  • Smoking...
Ten Commandments for a Healthy Heart 12/17/07

This tool, part of The Heart Truth Campaign, presents 10 recommendations for women’s heart health.

Drugs that Prolong the QT Interval and/or Induce Torsades de Pointes Ventricular Arrhythmia 12/17/07

This Web page identifies drugs that prolong the QT interval and/or induce torsades de pointes ventricular arrhythmia.

This Web page provides links to view drug lists in the following categories:

  • Drugs with risk of torsades de...

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