New Data on Cardiovascular Interventions in China Reported

During the Fifth Chinese Cardiovascular Intervention Forum new data on cardiovascular interventions was reported. The meeting, which is jointly sponsored by Chinese Medical Association, Chinese College of Cardiovascular Physicians, Chinese Society of Cardiology, and Chinese Medical Foundation, took place from March 1-3, 2012 in Nanning, the capital of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in southern China.

In July 2009 the Chinese Ministry of Health initiated a national registry, mandating reporting of all invasive interventions for the treatment of cardiovascular disease (including coronary heart disease, arrhythmia, congenital heart disease) online in a real-time manner. “Up to now, data for the past three years have been available,” says Prof. Huo Yong, chairman of the forum and an expert from the Peking University First Hospital. 

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  1. PCI in China is much cheaper than USA.

    There was an American patient with an AMI in our department last month. He received an emergency PCI. However, he had no money to pay our hospital. The hospital cut our doctors and nurse’s salary to pay for him. His food was also from our salary. Our doctors suggested to him that he go back to the USA for further treatment. Meanwhile, since he had no medical insurance in USA, American medical treatment would be to expensive for him. He had then got a traveling visa to China. He then got a job in a Chinese school to teach English. Then he sued that the Chinese school, becaue their was no medical insurance for him. The Chinese school was fined since it is illegal to hire foreigners with traveling visas. The officers of the Chinese school are angry that the American patient cheated with a traveling visa. This is reported in Shenzhen TV news.

  2. It is important for the American healthcare system to keep more low-income American’s in the USA.

    10 explosive bubbles that will kill capitalism
    Commentary: Slow-motion train wreck in store for U.S.
    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/10-explosive-bubbles-that-will-kill-capitalism-2012-07-03
    July 3, 2012, 7:13 a.m. EDT
    By Paul B. Farrell, MarketWatch
    SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — In mid-2005, three years before Wall Street’s credit meltdown, the Economist warned of the “Biggest Bubble in History.” In five short years after the 2000 dot-com crash property prices across the world had risen an unprecedented 75%. Real estate had become the new dot-com.
    Grantham concludes that capitalism’s flaws are so deadly that while it does “a thousand things better than other systems,” it fails in those three crucial areas. And “unfortunately for us all, even a single one of these failings may bring capitalism down and us with it.”

    Get it? Capitalism is committing suicide and destroying America too. Here are 10 explosive bubbles that warn of this trend’s accelerating trajectory:

    1. Health-care Bubble: Forget court, elections — health care will implode
    Dr. Marcia Angell, of the Harvard Medical School, writes in HuffingtonPost: “Why the Court’s Ruling Is Bad for Obama and Bad for American Health Care.”

    “The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Obamacare puts me in mind of the old proverb: Be careful what you wish for.” Why? Angell warns that “with or without Obamacare, the American health system will continue to unravel, quickly if Romney is elected, slowly if Obama is re-elected.”

    At 15% of GDP, the highest of all developed nations and destined to go higher, heath-care costs will remain a drag on the economy, especially with 3,300 lobbyists fighting to keep the cost rising.

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