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...
Agfa Healthcare, Enterprise Imaging, peer60 report, most recommended image sharing vendor
News | Enterprise Imaging | August 16, 2016
August 16, 2016 — Research firm peer60, in a recently published review of healthcare imaging and technology vendors,...
Videos | Inventory Management | August 15, 2016
Pacemakers, stents and bandages — keeping tracking of what is on hand and accurately capturing charges can be a...
Videos | Heart Valve Technology | August 15, 2016
The Edwards Lifesciences Intuity Elite surgical aortic valve uses a balloon expandable skirt technology taken from the...
Biosense Webster, Smarttouch SF, ablation catheter, AF, Afib, Atrial fibrillation treatment
Technology | Ablation Systems | August 15, 2016
August 15, 2016 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted market approval for the Biosense Webster Thermocool...
Edwards Lifesciences, FDA approval, Intuity Elite valve

The Edwards Intuity Elite valve system uses a balloon expandable skirt to anchor the valve rather than traditional sutures.

Technology | Heart Valve Technology | August 15, 2016
August 15, 2016 – Edwards Lifesciences announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved of the advanced...
News | EP Lab | August 12, 2016
August 12, 2016 — Electrophysiology ablation navigation system company Stereotaxis Inc. announced its shares of common...
Carew Medical Wear, Rod Carew, undergarments, LVAD, HeartMate II, American Heart Association
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | August 11, 2016
August 11, 2016 — Carew Medical Wear Inc., a custom medical outfit company specializing in...
University of Houston, heart muscle cell regeneration, microRNAs, Yu Liu

A team of developmental biologists at the University of Houston have uncovered new regulators of heart formation that are easier to deliver into human bodies, and thus have a shorter path to clinical use. Image courtesy of Yu Liu.

News | Stem Cell Therapies | August 11, 2016
August 11, 2016 — Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in the United States. With one in every four...
Mercator, Bullfrog Micro-infusion Device, below-the-knee, critical limb ischemia, CLI, LIMBO-ATX trial, first patients enrolled
News | Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) | August 10, 2016
August 10, 2016 — Mercator MedSystems Inc. announced the enrollment of the first critical limb ischemia (CLI) patients...
Access Scientific, PowerWand XL midline catheter
Technology | Vascular Access | August 10, 2016
August 10, 2016 — Access Scientific introduced the PowerWand XL, a companion to the PowerWand All-in-One, in July. The...
regular exercise, heart enlargement, heart disease misdiagnosis, MRC Clinical Sciences Centre study

People who exercise regularly may develop hearts that are larger (right), with thicker muscle and bigger chambers, than those who are more sedentary (left). Image courtesy of MRC Clinical Sciences Centre.

News | Cardiac Diagnostics | August 10, 2016
August 10, 2016 — Scientists have shown that people who exercise for even a few hours each week can enlarge their...
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