heart disease

Kansas is one of only 10 states that don’t require newborns be screened for a critical heart problem, but state health officials have been working to educate health care providers about the benefits of the testing.

Most hospitals and birthing facilities in Kansas do screen newborns for critical congenital heart disease despite not being required to do so. But about a third do not, those are mostly in rural areas that don’t have a lot of births.

(photo courtesy of University of Kansas Hospital)

A federal grant of more than 12-million dollars will fund a new, three-year partnership between the University of Kansas Hospital and medical providers in Western Kansas. As Bryan Thompson explains, the money is from an Affordable Care Act program aimed at spurring innovation in health care.

KU Hospital Now Using GPS Cardiac Technology

Oct 9, 2012

Doctors at the University of Kansas Hospital are now using a type of GPS technology to guide heart catheters.