News | Genetic Testing | July 26, 2016

July 26, 2016 — A new study has identified a genetic error that weakens the aorta, placing patients with this and...

Abbott, Absorb bioresorbable stent, dissolving, UAB, University of Alabama at Birmingham, first in state
News | Stents Bioresorbable | July 26, 2016

July 26, 2016 — On July 20, Massoud Leesar, M.D., of University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital implanted a...

CMS, Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating, national distribution, quailty of care
News | Business | July 26, 2016

July 25, 2016 — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it expects to launch its new...

News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | July 26, 2016

July 26, 2016 — Hematology researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have developed a novel...

CMS, bundled payment models, coronary artery bypass surgery, ACC, STS
News | Business | July 26, 2016

July 26, 2016 — The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed the creation of new...

pros and cons of new anticoagulation therapies, anticoagulants, dabigatran, Pradaxa, novel oral anticoagulants, NOACs, rivaroxaban, Xarelto, apixaban, Eliquis
Feature | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | July 26, 2016 | Heidi Olson, Pharm.D

With the recent introduction of several novel oral...

Stryker Sustainability Solutions, Angiodynamics Soft Vu Omni Flush Angiographic Catheters, recall
News | Angiographic Catheter | July 25, 2016

July 25, 2016 — Stryker Sustainability Solutions (formerly Ascent Healthcare Solutions) is recalling Angiodynamics...

UltraSPECT, Xpress3.Cardiac, nuclear imaging, RWJPE, New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Physician Enterprise
News | SPECT Imaging | July 25, 2016

July 25, 2016 — UltraSPECT Inc. announced recently that Robert Wood Johnson Physician Enterprise (RWJPE), a multi-...

Million Hearts Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model, CMS, reduce heart attacks and strokes, participants
News | Patient Engagement | July 22, 2016

July 22, 2016 — The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced 516 awardees in 47 states...

CardioKinetix, Parachute device, heart failure, 500th implantation, PARACHUTE IV Trial
News | Heart Failure | July 22, 2016

July 22, 2016 — CardioKinetix Inc. announced this week that 500 patients have received the company’s Parachute...

heart failure, after first heart attack, cancer risk, JACC study
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | July 21, 2016

July 21, 2016 — People who develop heart failure after their first heart attack have a...

SJM, OCT, Optical coherence tomography, Bioresorbable stent, BVS

Both IVUS and OCT imaging can be used to visualize bioresorbable stents. This optical coherence tomography (OCT) image shows 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.

Feature | Stents Bioresorbable | July 21, 2016 | Alphonse Ambrosia, D.O.

Some have labeled bioresorbable scaffolds (BRS), also known as bioresorbable stents, as the fourth evolution of...

mobile health technology, mHealth, privacy and security, Computer magazine study
News | Mobile Devices | July 21, 2016

July 21, 2016 — A new paper published in the June issue of Computer cautions that while...

mitral valve surgery outcomes, twisting of the heart, echocardiography, NICSMR, JACC Basic to Translational Science
News | Heart Valve Technology | July 20, 2016

July 20, 2016 — A novel study has found a simple pre-operative...

TITAN II Trial, Carillon Mitral Contour System, Cardiac Dimensions, Open Heart journal, functional mitral regurgitation, FMR
News | Annuloplasty Rings | July 20, 2016

July 20, 2016 — New data from the TITAN II trial confirm the safety and efficacy of the Carillon Mitral Contour...

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