News | September 27, 2011
September 27, 2011 — Last week’s inclusion of critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) in the standard list of...
News | September 27, 2011
September 27, 2011 — A study in the Sept. 27 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests that...

A neck and brain perfusion image created by the Philips Ingenuity TF PET/MRI system.

Feature | September 26, 2011 | Dave Fornell
The new imaging modality of positron emission tomography (PET)/magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was introduced to the U...

CT can clearly show detailed anatomy and image plaque, unlike nuclear imaging, angiography or electrocardiograms, as in this 3-D reconstruction from a Toshiba 256-slice CT scanner.

Feature | September 26, 2011 | Dave Fornell
With a growing problem of overcrowded emergency departments, coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) may be a...

Indiana University (IU) Health La Porte Hospital in La Porte, Ind., worked with GE Healthcare to create a state-of-the-art arrhythmia center to help reduce the number of electrophysiology referrals to hospitals in Chicago.

Case Study | September 26, 2011
Indiana University (IU) Health La Porte Hospital in La Porte, Ind., is a full-service, 227-bed, acute care, non-profit...
Feature | September 26, 2011 | Adhir Shroff, M.D., MPH
Effect of Duration of Hemostatic Compression on Radial Artery Occlusion After Transradial AccessSamir B. Pancholy, et...
Barbeau test, radial access

Figure 1: Document radial artery readings along with the Barbeau test and mark the wrist for quick reference.

Feature | Radial Access | September 26, 2011 | Stephanie Murray RN, BSN, CCRN-CMC
Staff education is a vital component for the successful transition to a predominantly transradial cardiac...
Feature | September 26, 2011 | Dave Fornell
There have been several key news items from the U.S. stent market over the past year. These include the introduction of...

Sonja Holt, RN, BSN, CPACS administrator leverages the Integrated Cath Lab features of Horizon Cardiology to improve the overall workflow at Houston Northwest Medical Center.

Case Study | September 26, 2011 | Sonja Holt, RN, BSN
After years as a bedside nurse in the intensive care unit (ICU) and later in the cardiac catheterization laboratory,  ...
Feature | September 26, 2011 | Dave Fornell
Today’s generation of cath lab hemodynamic recording systems do much more than simply measure and monitor a patient’s...
News | September 22, 2011
September 22, 2011 — Stentys S.A., a medical technology company commercializing a self-apposing stent to treat acute...
News | September 22, 2011
September 22, 2011 — The 15th annual scientific meeting of the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) will feature a...
News | September 22, 2011
September 22, 2011 — Half the people who have atrial fibrillation deny or don’t know they have a higher risk for stroke...
Feature | September 21, 2011 | Dave Fornell
I repeatedly hear two competing, contradictory themes discussed at every symposia – the need to lower healthcare costs...

The Abbott Absorb was the first totally bioresorbable stent cleared for clinical use in the world. It gained European CE mark clearance in early 2011.

Feature | September 21, 2011 | Kamran Zamanian, Ph.D., and Jamie Stillborn, iData Research Inc.
For decades, stents have been used in coronary and peripheral procedures in Europe and the United States to prevent or...
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