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A vascular access is required in order to have hemodialysis. The three most common types of vascular access are: an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) created by joining a vein and an artery, usually...
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It’s been 10 years since the World Health Organization (WHO) released its surgical care checklist tools to help improve outcomes and decrease postoperative mortality rate. Now, the checklists are...
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16 Jan 2019
An Alternative Natural Vascular Access Graft
A working vascular access is the lifeline for a hemodialysis patient. It is also an Achilles heel, for when it...
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02 Jan 2019
Controlling Life Threatening Bleeds (LTB) from Arteriovenous Fistulas or Grafts
Life-threatening bleeds (LTB) from arteriovenous fistulas or grafts are significant bleeds which are not stopped...
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17 Apr 2018
Our CABG Patency Assessment Program Improves Outcomes
The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP) established in the Affordable Care Act has further focused...
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02 Jan 2018
Profile of Excellence: Dr. David J. Sugarbaker
Chief, Division of General Thoracic Surgery the Director of the Baylor College of Medicine Lung Institute at CHI St....
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09 Aug 2017
CMS Implements Payment Model for CABG Surgery
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is striving to improve the efficiency and quality of care for...
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12 Jun 2017
Fistulography, Intra-access Blood Flow Measurement Correlations
The success of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) in stenotic hemodialysis prosthetic grafts and autogenous...
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05 Jun 2017
How Do Flow Measurements Help Cardiothoracic Surgeons?
  “Not a day goes by when this flowmeter doesn’t solve a problem for me.” - BP Mindich, MD During coronary artery...
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27 Mar 2017
U.S. Tops World for Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Cost at $75,345
The International Federation of Health Plans was founded in 1968 by a group of health insurance industry leaders,...
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