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CFA Blog 2022

A Cardiovascular Consulting Blog from CFA

Could Medicare “Decertify” TAVR Centers?

In the continuing debate linking procedural volume and quality outcomes, recent published research on Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) dispersion, center proliferation, volumes and quality outcomes has brought this thorny issue to the forefront.  

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Coronary Artery Disease Epidemiological Update

Amidst the constant barrage of clinical diagnosis and treatment news impacting coronary artery disease (CAD), and the delivery of related services, it is always instructive to be aware of the epidemiological news as well. Several news articles recently came to my attention that I wanted to pass on.

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FFR-CT Aims for Real-World Application

FFR-CT Aims for Real-World Application

Fractional flow reserve-computed tomography (FFR-CT), in the still early stages of clinical implementation, is beginning to make inroads into how some hospitals and physician groups diagnose chest pain patients noninvasively. 

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