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Cardiovascular Update Newsletters

​BayCare produces a bi-monthly electronic newsletter to the physician community that addresses the latest cardiovascular issues. These topics are selected by our advisory committee.

We've gathered all the issues of our newsletter into this library for your quick reference.

Women and Cardiovascular Disease.pdfWomen and Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States. However, cardiovascular disease in men and women isn’t necessarily the same disease process.
Volume 4, Issue 5September 2019
Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Shared Decision-Making Tool.pdfImplantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Shared Decision-Making Tool
With the BayCare-wide adoption and institution of this ICD decision tool, heart failure patients in our community will be able to make better informed decisions that they can feel good about.
Volume 4, Issue 4July 2019
Frailty Assessment in Cardiovascular Patients.pdfFrailty Assessment in Cardiovascular Patients
The addition of frailty level to our current clinical predictors of outcomes improves a physician's ability to help patients make an informed, shared decision.
Volume 4, Issue 3May 2019
Low-Risk TAVR Trials.pdfLow-Risk TAVR Trials
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) in patients at low-risk for Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement (SAVR).
Volume 4, Issue 2March 2019
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Cardiovascular Disease.pdfType 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Cardiovascular Disease
Tight glucose control with insulin prevents microvascular complications in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM), but has not been shown to prevent macrovascular complications or improve cardiovascular mortality.
Volume 4, Issue 1January 2019
Diabetic Limb Salvage.pdfDiabetic Limb Salvage
The new SVS WIfI classification provides a staging system for the increasing diabetic population with PVD to guide amputation risk and need for revascularization.
Volume 3, Issue 6November 2018
Catheter Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia.pdfCatheter Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia
Although we divide VT into two different groups (patients with and without structural heart disease), in this discussion we’ll be referring to VT in a patient with structural heart disease.
Volume 3, Issue 5September 2018
Cardiovascular Screening in Young Athletes.pdfCardiovascular Screening in Young Athletes
Pre-participation screening is an integral part of identifying individuals who may be at risk for cardiac problems including sudden cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death.
Volume 3, Issue 4July 2018
Chronic Total Occlusions.pdfChronic Total Occlusions
CTOs are prevalent in approximately 20 percent of
the patients who undergo cardiac catheterization and can be as high as 50 percent in patients with a previous history of bypass.
Volume 3, Issue 3May 2018
Adult Congenital Heart Disease.pdfAdult Congenital Heart Disease
Regardless of a patient’s CHD complexity, virtually all CHD-related diagnostic or interventional management should be conducted by cardiologists who are specially trained in CHD imaging, CHD catheter intervention and CHD electrophysiology.
Volume 3, Issue 2March 2018
Cardiac Computed Tomography.pdfCardiac Computed Tomography
Recent rapid technologic advances have contributed to the widespread clinical use of cardiac computed tomography (CT).
Volume 3, Issue 1January 2018
LVAD - Mechanical Circulatory Support.pdfLVAD - Mechanical Circulatory Support
BayCare is investing heavily in both destination LVAD
therapy and ECMO programs.
Volume 2, Issue 6November 2017
Circulatory Support in the Management of Cardiogenic Shock.pdfCirculatory Support in the Management of Cardiogenic Shock
Cardiogenic shock is a life-threatening medical condition resulting from an inadequate circulation of blood due to primary failure of the ventricles of the heart to function effectively.
Volume 2, Issue 5September 2017
Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) National Database - Setting the Standard.pdfSociety of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) National Database - Setting the Standard
The STS database provides a standardized format for data collection and allows comparison of outcomes and elective public reporting for participating heart surgery programs who are willing to share their results with consumers.
Volume 2, Issue 4July 2017
Benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation.pdfBenefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation
Cardiac rehabilitation is a comprehensive secondary prevention program that developed as an important component of care following the hospitalization of patients with cardiovascular disease.
Volume 2, Issue 3May 2017
Mitral Valve Disease.pdfMitral Valve Disease
Treatment guidelines are evolving to encourage early referral for surgical therapy in severe mitral regurgitation.
Volume 2, Issue 2March 2017
Clinical Research.pdfClinical Research
All the exciting potential advances in the field of medicine are very dependent on the conduct of clinical trials.
Volume 2, Issue 1January 2017
Cardiovascular CME Conferences.pdfCardiovascular CME Conferences
Two events that further the level of cardiovascular knowledge across the BayCare clinical community, broadening the ability to positively impact the lives of our patients.
Volume 1, Issue 3November 2016
Updates in Arrhythmia.pdfUpdates in Arrhythmia
Performance and quality measures to help identify patients with atrial fibrillation as a way of promoting optimal disease management.
Volume 1, Issue 2September 2016
Evidenced-Based Diuretic Management of Hospitalized Heart Failure Patients.pdfEvidenced-Based Diuretic Management of Hospitalized Heart Failure Patients
Important data has become available on how to more effectively use diuretics to relieve symptoms quickly and durably.
Volume 1, Issue 1July 2016

 BayCare Cardiovascular and Surgical Outcomes

​BayCare also publishes an annual update on Cardiovascular and Surgical Outcomes.

BayCare Cardiovascular and Surgical Outcomes Book (2017).pdfBayCare Cardiovascular and Surgical Outcomes Book (2017)
BayCare Cardiovascular and Surgical Outcomes Book (2016).pdfBayCare Cardiovascular and Surgical Outcomes Book (2016)
BayCare Cardiovascular and Surgical Outcomes Book (2015).pdfBayCare Cardiovascular and Surgical Outcomes Book (2015)

Cardiovascular Update Newsletters