Health Disparities

This channel contains news that outline disparities in healthcare among some populations and technologies content that may help overcome or reduce these disparities. 

The two FDA-clear transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) valves on the market, the Edwards Lifesciences Sapien 3 (left) and the Medtronic CoreValve (right).

The two FDA-clear transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) valves on the market, the Edwards Lifesciences Sapien 3 (left) and the Medtronic CoreValve (right).

Feature | Structural Heart | April 30, 2021
April 30, 2021 – An analysis of growth patterns in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) programs across United...
New study demonstrates depression, HIV, mental health, obesity, alcohol and drug abuse are risk factors on most common type of heart disease in young black patients. Photo by Dave Fornell
News | Cath Lab | April 29, 2021
April 29, 2021 – A retrospective analysis of risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD) in young African American...
Racism and heart disease. This study looks at heart failure patients and the impact of socioeconomic disparities associate with epigenetics. The study looks to overcome preconcieved ideas about race in cardiac studies by looking at underlaying causes for the disease. Image courtesy of the American Journal of Physiology

Image courtesy of the American Journal of Physiology.

News | Heart Failure | April 26, 2021
April 26, 2021 – Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in the United States. Heart failure...
Two examples of hand-held, point-of-care-ultrasound (POCUS) being used to get immediate medical imaging information from patients in underserved areas. Left, a Butterfly Network system using an probe and an app turns a smartphone into an ultrasound system to image a patient at a remote African clinic. Right, a GE vScan being used to image patients in a rural community in Indian as part of an American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) outreach program.

Two examples of hand-held, point-of-care-ultrasound (POCUS) being used to get immediate medical imaging information from patients in underserved areas. Left, a Butterfly Network system using a probe and an app turns a smartphone into an ultrasound system to image a patient at a remote African clinic. Right, a GE vScan being used to image patients in a rural community in Indian as part of an American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) outreach program.

Feature | Health Disparities | February 11, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
There is a lot of talk about health disparities between the insured vs. uninsured, low-income vs. higher-income, rural...
A study of more than 100 million Americans in 3,123 counties found a correlation between cardiac death and their level of income. Getty Images Health disparities in cardiovascular disease.

A study of more than 100 million Americans in 3,123 counties found a correlation between cardiac death and their level of income. Getty Images

News | Cardiac Diagnostics | February 02, 2021
February 2, 2021 — A new study has found in the U.S. shows higher economic prosperity was associated with a small...
Interventional cardiology and structural heart pioneer Martin Leon, M.D., is the name-sake of the new joint ACC-CRF Center for Cardiovascular Transformation. 

Interventional cardiology and structural heart pioneer Martin Leon, M.D., is the name-sake of the new joint ACC-CRF Center for Cardiovascular Transformation. 

News | TCT | October 14, 2020
October 14, 2020 — The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) are...
VitalSight is a HIPAA-compliant, Medicare-reimbursable home blood pressure monitoring solution that generally comes at no cost to the patient, depending on their coverage. The kit typically includes a digital blood pressure monitor with cuff, weight scale and digital medication tracker, as well as a data hub.
News | Hypertension | July 15, 2020
July 15, 2020 – Omron Healthcare Inc. and Mount Sinai Health System, New York City’s largest academic medical system,...
News | Cath Lab | July 06, 2020
July 6, 2020 — Black patients who undergo percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) are at an increased risk for major...
Videos | Cardiac Diagnostics | October 29, 2019
Clyde Yancy, M.D., MSc, cardiology chief and vice dean for diversity and inclusion at Northwestern University, Feinberg...
Blood Pressure Control Less Likely Among Those Treated in Low-income Areas
News | Hypertension | August 14, 2019
August 14, 2019 — People enrolled in a large clinical hypertension management trial were half as likely to control...
Videos | Wearables | June 21, 2019
Jacques Kpodonu, M.D., FACC, cardiac surgeon, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and professor at Harvard Medical...
Studies Find Race and Gender Disparities in Implantable Heart Devices
News | EP Lab | May 15, 2019
May 15, 2019 - Three new studies show that patients who are medically indicated for implantable heart devices,...
Videos | Hypertension | November 07, 2018
Kim Allan Williams, Sr., M.D., chief of the Division of Cardiology and the James B. Herrick Professor at Rush...
heart valve regurgitation seen on an echocardiogram, cardiac ultrasound, from ASE study
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | June 16, 2017
June 15, 2017 – While much attention has been focused on ways to lower heart disease-related injuries and deaths, there...
CMS, Mapping Medicare Disparities Tool, MMD, healthcare quality
News | Analytics Software | March 29, 2016
March 29, 2016 — The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) released a new...