Cardiovascular Surgery

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for cardiac surgery. This includes coronary bypass grafts, surgical valve replacements.

Heart and Lung Surgery Patients May Be at High Risk for Opioid Dependence

Image courtesy of the American Heart Association

News | Cardiovascular Surgery | August 22, 2019

August 22, 2019 — The amount of opioids prescribed for patients after...

Endovascular-first Approach Equal to Open Surgery in Avoiding Amputation for Critical Limb Ischemia
News | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) | August 01, 2019

August 1, 2019 — Less-invasive procedures to open severely clogged...

Keck School of Medicine Promotes Patient Diversity in Cardiac Surgery Clinical Trials
News | Cardiovascular Surgery | July 26, 2019

July 26, 2019 — A highly competitive $4.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Heart...

University of Michigan Partnership Guides New Approach to Acute Aortic Dissection
Feature | Structural Heart | July 18, 2019

July 18, 2019 — When a patient comes to the hospital with...

Google Doodle Celebrates Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Pioneer René Favaloro
News | Cardiovascular Surgery | July 12, 2019 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor

July 12, 2019 — Internet search engine giant Google unveiled a new Doodle on its homepage Friday, July 12, 2019,...

The Parasym Salustim device ear clip stimulates the vagus nerve, which was found to reduced AF burden compared with a sham procedure in the TREAT AF trial.

The Parasym Salustim device ear clip stimulates the vagus nerve, which was found to reduced AF burden compared with a sham procedure in the TREAT AF trial. 

News | Atrial Fibrillation | May 13, 2019

May 13, 2019 — A randomized clinical trial effectively used nerve stimulation through an ear clip to reduce...

ProxiCor Extracellular Matrix Reduces Complications, Readmissions Following Pericardial Reconstruction
News | Stem Cell Therapies | April 19, 2019

April 19, 2019 — Aziyo Biologics Inc. announced the publication of results from its landmark RECON study in the...

The top five most important take-away presentations from the 2019 Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) annual meeting.
Blog | Cardiovascular Surgery | February 25, 2019

Here is what I thought were the top five most important take-away presentations from the 2019...

FDA Approves IDE Study for Foldax Biopolymer Heart Valve Platform
News | Heart Valve Technology | February 18, 2019

February 18, 2019 — Foldax Inc. announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted investigative...

Medivis Launches SurgicalAR Augmented Reality Platform
Technology | Advanced Visualization | February 14, 2019

February 14, 2019 — Medical imaging and visualization company Medivis officially unveiled SurgicalAR, its...

SherpaPak Cardiac Transport System Cleared for Pediatric and Small Donor Hearts
Technology | Cardiovascular Surgery | February 01, 2019

February 1, 2019 — Paragonix Technologies Inc. recently received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug...

Perceval Valve Offers Performance, Economic Advantages in Aortic Disease Treatment
News | Heart Valve Technology | January 29, 2019

January 29, 2019 — LivaNova PLC announced the publication of three separate studies highlighting the performance of...

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