Cardiology in 2022: 14 updates for ASC leaders

Cardiology procedures are one of the biggest opportunities for growth for ASCs, according to some ASC leaders. 

Here are 14 cardiology industry updates since Jan. 1:

1. Washington, D.C.-based MedStar Washington Hospital Center performed the first robotic mitral valve surgery in the region.

2. Greensboro, N.C.-based Cone Health said it plans to create and renovate more than 260,000 square feet of its heart and vascular facilities. 

3. Surgeons at Hollywood, Fla.-based Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital treated a patient with an opening defect in the heart wall using the first nonmetallic-framed transcatheter occluder.

4. Moultrie, Ga.-based Colquitt Regional Medical Center became the first in the state to offer patients the MyoSPECT, a new single-photon emission computerized tomography device.

5. Pacific Cardiovascular Surgical Center in Salem is the first single-specialty cardiovascular ASC certified in Oregon.

6. Perry Frankel, MD, owner of New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Advanced Cardiovascular Diagnostics, was charged with filing $1.3 million in fraudulent COVID-19 reimbursement claims.

7. Texas Ambulatory Surgery Center Society founder and ASC developer Woody Moore underwent heart surgery at a cardiovascular ASC.

8. Chicago-based Regent Surgical Health and Amarillo-based Northwest Texas Healthcare System are opening a joint-venture cardiovascular ASC in Amarillo.

9. The American College of Cardiology released a health policy statement addressing workplace bias, discrimination, bullying and harassment.

10. Self-employed cardiologists consistently outearn their employed counterparts in five major U.S. cities: Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City and Phoenix.

11. Cardiovascular Experts of Central Pennsylvania is opening a cardiology ASC in Camp Hill thanks to eased restrictions.

 

12. Cardiology is the fifth-wealthiest speciality, according to Medscape's "Physician Wealth & Debt Report 2022." Here are four report takeaways. 

 

13. Humble, Texas-based cardiology center Vital Heart & Vein named Gay Nord as CEO.


14. Burlington, Mass.-based Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is opening a new cardiology medical and surgical center.

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