News | Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) | August 22, 2016
August 22, 2016 — Avinger Inc. recently announced the closing of its previously announced public offering of 9,857,800...
sleep apnea, hypertension, clinical study, Science Signaling, University of Chicago
News | Hypertension | August 22, 2016
August 22, 2016 — Obstructive sleep apnea is a common cause of high blood pressure. In the Aug. 17, 2016, issue of the...
DMC Heart Hospital, Detroit Medical Center, complex percutaneous intervention education course, PCI, cath lab training
News | Cath Lab | August 22, 2016
August 22, 2016 — The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Heart Hospital recently completed a Complex Percutaneous...
News | Stent Grafts | August 19, 2016
August 19, 2016 — Endologix Inc. announced the first two patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) have been...
atomic bombs, radiation exposure, long-term health effects, Bertrand Jordan, study
News | Radiation Dose Management | August 19, 2016
August 19, 2016 — The detonation of atomic bombs over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945...
TAILOR-PCI study, antiplatelet medication, genotype, NHLBI grant
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | August 18, 2016
August 18, 2016 — Researchers at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, Toronto, and at Mayo Clinic are leading the Tailored...
Covidien, Medtronic, TurboHawk, Atherectomy system

The Medtronic TurboHawk atherectomy system. 

Feature | Atherectomy Devices | August 18, 2016 | Dave Fornell
Due to poor outcomes from percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) ballooning of vessels alone, or of stenting in...
Sapien III, Sapien 3, PARTNER III, FDA approval, expanded indication, intermediate risk patients

The Sapien 3 valve has a skirt of fabric at its base that has significantly reduced issues of paravalvular leak, which was an issue with the first generation Sapien device. 

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | August 18, 2016 | Dave Fornell
August 18, 2016 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the indications for both the Edwards...
HIE, health information exchanges, participation strategy, Binghamton University
News | Information Technology | August 18, 2016
August 18, 2016 — The U.S. healthcare industry has failed to create and sustain an efficient network for...
GE Healthcare, OEC Elite MiniView mini C-arm
Technology | Mobile C-Arms | August 17, 2016
August 17, 2016 — GE Healthcare announced the release of the OEC Elite MiniView C-arm, a new imaging system designed to...
Corindus Corpath, Acist Medical RXi and CVi, Fairview Southdale Hospital, Minnesota, cath lab
News | Cath Lab | August 17, 2016
August 17, 2016 — Corindus Vascular Robotics Inc. and Acist Medical Systems Inc. are providing Fairview Southdale...
warfarin, long-term stability, atrial fibrillation, DCRI study, Sean Pokorney
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | August 16, 2016
August 16, 2016 — Warfarin prescribed to prevent strokes in...
Cardiovascular Systems Inc., LIBERTY 360 study, Amputation Prevention Symposium, PAD, peripheral artery disease, atherectomy
News | Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) | August 16, 2016
August 16, 2016 — Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (CSI) released procedural and 30-day results from its LIBERTY 360° study...
Blood flow fluid dynamics, impact of sheer stresses in blood vessels

An example of blood flow fluid dynamics showing sheer stresses on the vessel wall. Image courtesy of the British Heart Foundation. It is beleived sheer stress and fluid dynamics inside vessles play a role in vascular disease.

News | Cardiac Diagnostics | August 16, 2016
August 16, 2016 — New research from a fluid mechanics team in Greece reveals how blood flow dynamics within blood...
Absorb, bioresorbable stent, BVS, on OCT

An optical coherence tomography (OCT) image of an Absorb bioresorbable stent. The stent struts are clear, allowing light to pass through, and in some cases magnifying the light that passes through under each strut. Image courtesy of St. Jude Medical.

Blog | Stents Bioresorbable | August 16, 2016
There was an explosion of interest in bioresorbable stents immediately following the July 5, 2016 announcement that the...
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