Cardiovascular Surgery

EXCEL Trial, TCT 2016, drug-eluting stents, CABG, surgery left main heart disease, LMCAD

Gregg W. Stone, M.D., presenting the EXCEL data at TCT 2016 during a standing room only late-breaking trial session.

Feature | Stents | January 12, 2017 | Dave Fornell

The biggest news from the 2016 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting this past fall was the...

bundled payments for cardiology, CMS cardiac reimbursements, healthcare reform, July 1 2017
Feature | Business | January 10, 2017 | Dave Fornell

Effective July 1, 2017 for Medicare heart attack patients, the the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)...

ACC guidelines, PCI, CABG, revascularization
News | Cath Lab | December 29, 2016

December 29, 2016 — The American College of Cardiology (ACC), along with several partnering organizations, recently...

bundled payments for cardiology, CMS cardiac reimbursements, cardiology fee for value payments
Feature | Business | December 28, 2016

December 29, 2016 — The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized new Medicare alternative payment...

St. Jude Medical, HeartMate 3 LVAS, MOMENTUM 3 IDE study results, AHA Scientific Sessions 2016
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | December 08, 2016

December 8, 2016 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced results of the MOMENTUM 3 U.S. IDE Clinical Study during a late-...

Videos | Cath Lab | November 08, 2016

David Kandzari, M.D., director of interventional cardiology and chief scientific officer, Piedmont Heart Institute,...

EXCEL Trial, TCT 2016, drug-eluting stents, CABG, surgery left main heart disease, LMCAD
Feature | Stents Drug Eluting | October 31, 2016

October 31, 2016 — A major international study has found that...

CHOP, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, prenatal heart surgery, tumor removal, intrapericardial teratoma

Tucker Roussin, 3, is the first survivor of fetal surgery for a life-threatening tumor connected to his heart. Fetal medicine experts at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia successfully removed this tumor. Credit: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

News | Congenital Heart | October 28, 2016

October 28, 2016 — For the first time, fetal medicine experts have performed prenatal...

Syncardiac Freedom Driver, FDA
News | Artificial Heart | October 26, 2016

October 26, 2016 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provided an update and additional information...

medicare bundled cardiac payments, CMS cardiology payments
Feature | Business | October 24, 2016 | By John W. Meyer, MPH, FACHE

(Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part series on the proposed Medicare five-year demonstration for a...

CDC warning, LivaNova Stockert 3T heater-cooler devices, open-heart surgery patients
News | Cardiovascular Surgery | October 14, 2016

October 14, 2016 — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning healthcare providers and patients...

SentreHeart, Eclipse Surgical Device, left atrial appendage, LAA closure, first clinical use, Poland
News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | October 13, 2016

October 13, 2016 — SentreHeart Inc. announced this week it has treated the first patients using the Eclipse Surgical...

3-D bioprinting, 3-D printing, printed organs, 3D bioprinting

3-D printed vessel made from living cells implanted in an animal to test feasibility of using such structures clinically. Blood vessels are a stepping stone to the creation of more complex 3-D printed organs made from biomaterials. Image from the South Carolina Project for Organ Biofabrication.

 

Feature | 3-D Printing | October 13, 2016 | Dave Fornell

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) changed its rules concerning custom medical devices Oct. 12, adding new...

Heartware HVAD, ventricular assist device, artificial heart, Medtronic
News | October 05, 2016

October 5, 2016 — Medtronic said two previously communicated global voluntary recalls related to the HeartWare...

bundled payments for cardiology, CMS cardiac reimbursements
Feature | Business | September 13, 2016 | John W. Meyer, MPH, FACHE

(Editor’s note: This is the first part of a two-part series on the proposed Medicare five-year demonstration for...

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