There is a 17-year Gap Between New Science and It's Adoption in Clinical Practice
It is 34 Years In Cardiovascular Disease
The National Academy of Medicine points to a 17-year gap between new medical science and it’s adoption in clinical practice. In cardiovascular disease, it is twice that. (see applying evidence to healthcare delivery) We knew in 1988 that opening blockages in arteries did not prevent cardiac death or heart attack. The first heart artery stent was placed 45 years ago. At that time telephones looked like the picture and did one thing. Medical science has advanced as rapidly as communication science, but that is where the similarity ends. We are not enjoying the benefits of medical science advances to the same degree. That is the purpose of this content—to close the gap between knowledge and practice. The first post was put up on Jan 1, 2021. It is as current today as it was then. Go back and read prior posts to close the gaps between knowledge and practice in cardiometabolic diseases. Please let me know if you run into new science in cardiometabolic conditions that others should be aware of. firstname.lastname@example.org
My husband had two angioplasties 25 years ago - and survived them. But I think it really was his diet changes and the daily exercise that made the real difference.
Remember “Phonocardiography”? It was brutally shutdown by the card carrying members of the American Cardiology Association. I know the inventor, Professor William Bennet. On the day of his retirement, he gave me his source code and asked me to continue his legacy!
He died of a broken heart. Very sad!