Feature | September 07, 2010 | Dave Fornell
A major issue in treating chronic total occlusions (CTOs) is the lack of angiographic visualization. The flow of...

The first drug-coated vascular closure device is the Cardiva Catalyst III. Its protamine sulfate coating neutralizes heparin in the tissue adjacent to the device to facilitate quick vessel closure.

Feature | September 07, 2010 | Dave Fornell
Following cath lab procedures, the final step is to attain hemostasis at the arteriotomy access site. Manual...

The key to treating chronic total occlusions is getting a wire across the lesion. The Terumo FineCross microcatheter is one of the main guidewires used to help cross these difficult-to-treat lesions.

Feature | September 07, 2010 | Dave Fornell
Coronary chronic total occlusions (CTOs) are found in about one-third of patients who undergo angiography.(1) Most of...

Sophisticated report templates with auto-population of data, such as the Infinitt Cardiology PACS Vascular Imaging with Cerebrovascular Carotid Report, have reduced errors and vastly improved data management at Warren Hospital.

Case Study | September 07, 2010
Warren Hospital, an acute care community hospital serving Warren and Hunterdon counties in rural New Jersey, supports...

These are the multimodality images (i.e., 2-D, 3-D ultrasound, CT and MR) of a papillary fibroelastoma that were presented online from Memorial Hospital of Tampa, Fla., to a physician in Greenville, N.C., for evaluation for robotic surgery.

Case Study | September 07, 2010 | Eric E. Harrison, M.D., National Director of Cardiology, IASIS Healthcare Inc.
In the aviation industry, changing from mechanical flight control systems to fly-by-wire electronic systems improved...

The Watchman device is a transcatheter left atrial appendage occluder. It is meant to be an alternative to blood thinners in preventing stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation.

Feature | September 07, 2010 | John Kao, M.D., FACC and Anupama Shivaraju, M.D.
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia and is a major risk factor for developing...
News | September 07, 2010
September 7, 2010 – European CE mark approval was granted for a new Medtronic CoreValve delivery system with AccuTrak...
News | September 07, 2010
September 7, 2010 – Enrollment started in the Endovascular Atherectomy Safety and Effectiveness (EASE) study to...
News | September 07, 2010
September 7, 2010 – New analyses of subgroups from the SORT OUT III study provide detail on longer-term follow-up...
News | September 06, 2010
September 7, 2010 - With increasing rates of patients with atrial fibrillation program suffering from severe strokes...
News | September 02, 2010
September 2, 2010 - The STAR-heart study, which was presented at the European Society of Cardiology 2010 Congress in...
Technology | September 02, 2010
September 2, 2010 - A single-patient disposable blood pressure cuff that travels with the patient throughout her...
News | September 02, 2010
September 2, 2010 – The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History recently accepted the donation of a prototype...
News | September 02, 2010
September 2, 2010 – New research released this week is the first to find both anatomical and procedural...
News | September 02, 2010
September 2, 2010 – Artificial heart maker SynCardia Systems said it plans to put the company up for sale some time...
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