Cardiovascular Business: Cardiovascular Subspecialty Clinics: How to Grow Big by Thinking Small

In creating an atrial fibrillation clinic to serve Saint Luke’s Health System’s four hospitals in the Kansas City area, Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute knew precisely where it was headed. The objective? Reduce emergency department (ED) to hospital admissions by targeting newly diagnosed patients with AFib or those who were failing conventional therapy.

Cardiovascular Business talked to Dr. Sanjaya Gupta, cardiologist at Saint Luke's who helped created the clinic, about how the clinic's structure and a new algorithm helped reduce hospitalizations of AFib patients from 75 to 35 percent. 

Read the full Cardiovascular Business article: Cardiovascular Subspecialty Clinics: How to Grow Big by Thinking Small

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