August 2022 Issue of Cardiology: Lessons Learned From COVID Era About ECMO, Access For All to Advanced HF Care, System-Wide QI in West Florida, More
The COVID pandemic brought many challenges, but also drove some beneficial changes in delivering health care. This month's cover story looks at efficiencies in the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) developed through multidisciplinary collaboration and related improvements in outcomes during COVID, and how it "advanced ECMO science by about a decade in a matter of months," says Shelley A. Hall, MD, FACC. Also, learn about the disparities in the delivery of advanced heart failure care in underrepresented populations we see in our hospitals daily and everyday actions that can help ensure everyone gets appropriate care. Get ready for AFib Awareness Month with teaching points for patients; dig into the new expert consensus document on CAD reporting from the SCCT in collaboration with the ACC, catch some new insights on nutrition for promoting good mental health and prevent heart disease, and test whether you know about the eight practice-changing trials so far in 2022. Don't miss the roundup of advocacy efforts and progress being made by ACC and the State Chapters on prior authorization reform and telehealth and read how AdventHealth in West Florida achieved its goal of system-wide quality improvement and gained 48 Accreditations in just 24 months through ACC Accreditation Services. Follow Cardiology on Twitter using #CardiologyMag and get the full issue here.