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Susan Eymann, MS

Susan Eymann is a medical writer with over 20 years of experience covering topics related to intraoperative blood flow measurement. She is also the author of the handbook, Flow-based Intraoperative Coronary Artery Bypass Patency Assurance, which has been widely recognized as one of the most valuable publications on graft patency currently in circulation. Susan holds a Master's of Science degree in Biology from Penn State University.

Recent Posts

Giant of Pediatric Surgery: Dr. Francis Fontan

Posted by Susan Eymann, MS on Aug 15, 2018 9:30:00 AM

“With the passing of Professor Francis Fontan on the 14th of January 2018, the community of congenital heart professionals lost one of its greatest leaders. He was a surgical innovator, a man of science, and a European visionary.”1 

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Female Physician Compensation: 5 Stats to Know

Posted by Susan Eymann, MS on Aug 8, 2018 9:30:00 AM

Though they attended the same medical schools and underwent the same training as their male counterparts, female physicians still earn about 27 percent less than male physicians, according to a study from the medical networking site Doximity. Specialities with the largest wage gap included occupational medicine, hematology and urology, while pediatric cardiology and geriatrics had the smallest wage gap. 

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Physician Gender: Do Women Make Better Surgeons Than Men?

Posted by Susan Eymann, MS on Jul 23, 2018 11:45:00 AM

It sadly comes as no surprise that out of approximately 160,000 surgeons in the US, only 19% are female. Surgery has long been the domain of male physicians, with the first female surgeon in Britain entering the modern field in the early 1800s (and, even then, disguised as a man). Since then, the increase has been infinitesimally slow, with the number only hitting 14% in 2001. 

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How Female Surgeons Can Boost Their Leadership Potential

Posted by Susan Eymann, MS on Jul 16, 2018 9:00:00 AM

 Women surgeons are at a disadvantage when it comes to developing their leadership potential. A 2010 Academic Medicine study reported that even though female students make up almost half of medical school classes, fewer female medical students see themselves as leaders. According to a Harvard Business Review study, women are 1.4 times more likely to receive subjective feedback as opposed to objective critique.

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One-Third of ESRD Patients with CVD Are Patient Readmissions

Posted by Susan Eymann, MS on Jun 27, 2018 9:03:00 AM

Patients receiving hemodialysis are at high risk for morbidity and mortality related to cardiovascular (CV) events. In fact, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is responsible for two out of every five deaths of dialysis patients. Hospitalization for CVD is common among hemodialysis patients and causes a substantial burden not only on themselves, but also on their providers, payers and society.

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ELSA Monitor Optimizes ECMO Delivery in Critically Ill

Posted by Susan Eymann, MS on Jun 18, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) remains a last ditch therapy to treat neonatal, pediatric and adult patients suffering from severe respiratory syndrome and/or cardiac failure after they have not responded to other medical treatments.

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What to Know About CMS's New Bundled Payment Model

Posted by Susan Eymann, MS on Jun 13, 2018 9:00:00 AM

CMS announced a new voluntarily bundled-payment model, called the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement-Advanced Model (BPCI Advanced), that is considered the first alternative model proposed by the Trump administration. 

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Kidney Patient Advocates Make Strides

Posted by Susan Eymann, MS on Jun 11, 2018 9:00:00 AM

One in seven American adults, or 30 million people, are now estimated to have chronic kidney disease (CKD). Many people, however, don’t know they have it. 

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Health & Safety Issues for Nephrology Nurses

Posted by Susan Eymann, MS on Jun 6, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Nephrology nursing can be a rewarding job. Many nephrology nurses enter the field wanting to make the process of dialysis easier for their patients and see it as an opportunity to connect on a deeper level with patients and their families. Dialysis nursing also has a predicted job growth rate of 26% over the next decade.

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Do You Know Where Your Tax Dollars Go?

Posted by Susan Eymann, MS on May 4, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Most of us have recently filled out and paid our income taxes. The average income tax payment is about $10,000. But did you know that Medicaid and Medicare combined are one of the top expenditures from that average $10,000 we pay in tax dollars?

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