St. Anthony’s is first in Missouri to add Topera Mapping System
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Heart & Vascular Institute at St. Anthony’s Medical Center gave its patients a gift of a more successful treatment option for atrial fibrillation (AFib) and other arrhythmias.

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Implanting “The Bullet” Leadless Pacemaker

Mercy Hospital St. Louis is only Missouri hospital in national clinical trial for patients with bradycardia

Another great medical accomplishment is taking place in the heart of St. Louis.

By JULIE PARKER

A Collective Voice for Independent Physicians

St. Louis Physician Alliance aims to demonstrate quality care, cost-effectiveness

Talk of controlling healthcare costs may make physicians bristle. But from the perspective of Scott Hardeman, MD, the real question is not whether medicine must become more cost-effective. It’s who ought to be defining that value.

By LUCY SCHULTZE

Correcting Irregular Heartbeats More Successfully

St. Anthony’s is first in Missouri to add Topera Mapping System

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Heart & Vascular Institute at St. Anthony’s Medical Center gave its patients a gift of a more successful treatment option for atrial fibrillation (AFib) and other arrhythmias.

By JULIE PARKER

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT FOCUS

CMS confirms Oct. 1 switch; healthcare consultant offers cautionary notes
Successful completion of a full week of end-to-end testing of the new ICD-10 coding shows the healthcare industry is ready for the next step toward total conversion from ICD-9 coding, Marilyn Tavenner, former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said before her departure from the federal agency earlier this year.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & REHABILITATION FOCUS

A conversation with ASAM President Dr. Stuart Gitlow

April 2015

Brief business news items from the local healthcare community.

PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Andria Ford, MD

Moving quickly at Barnes-Jewish Hospital

As significant as the symptoms of stroke can be when they set in, equally striking is the power of swift intervention in restoring a patient’s normal function.

By LUCY SCHULTZE

Breaking News

Title: Corlanor Approved for Chronic Heart Failure
Category: Health News
Created: 4/16/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2015 12:00:00 AM

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 02:00

Title: E-Cigarette Use Triples Among U.S. Teens in 1 Year
Category: Health News
Created: 4/16/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2015 12:00:00 AM

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 02:00

Title: Calif. Measles Outbreak May Be Coming to a Close
Category: Health News
Created: 4/16/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2015 12:00:00 AM

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 02:00

Title: Dog Flu Outbreak Unleashes Warnings From Veterinarians
Category: Health News
Created: 4/16/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2015 12:00:00 AM

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 02:00

Title: Roundworm Parasite Targets Canine Eyes
Category: Health News
Created: 4/16/2015 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2015 12:00:00 AM

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