Deeds, not words, getting it done in Kentucky heart attack care

There I was sitting at the computer in between ablation cases. It was a normal Thursday. I was thinking about my next column over at theHeart.org. A nurse from the catheterization lab came in and told me that Dr. Dillon was giving a press conference. He was announcing three major initiatives for heart attack care… Continue reading Deeds, not words, getting it done in Kentucky heart attack care

In the Prime post up — An urgent call to improve heart attack care in Kentucky

I am pleased to publish a guest post from friend and colleague, Dr. William Dillon, an interventional cardiologist in Louisville Kentucky. (He can be followed on Twitter @wmdillon.) I offer his words in the hope that they will bolster awareness of heart disease and foster a spirit of cooperation among all Kentuckians.  Bill and I… Continue reading In the Prime post up — An urgent call to improve heart attack care in Kentucky

Heart Attack Care: Your life may depend on which hospital you choose

Big news was released today in the treatment of heart attack. Please allow me a (slightly) wordy intro. —— I’m not normally an alarmist. I often vouch for the heart’s durability. The exception to this rule is heart attack. Heart attacks are…well…very serious. In this case, alarm is clearly a good thing. So is teamwork.… Continue reading Heart Attack Care: Your life may depend on which hospital you choose