Cardiovascular Surgery

CABG, bypass surgery, heart failure, NHLBI study
News | Cardiovascular Surgery | April 25, 2016
April 25, 2016 — Scientists have found that a greater number of patients with coronary artery disease may benefit from...
post-operative atrial fibrillation, AFib, heart rate, rhythm control, ACC.16
News | Atrial Fibrillation | April 20, 2016
April 20, 2016 — In the first large randomized trial to directly compare two approaches to preventing...
CABG, mitral valve repair, ischemic mitral regurgitation, IMR, study, ACC 2016
News | Structural Heart | April 11, 2016
April 11, 2016 — Just-released two-year follow-up data comparing...
minimally invasive mitral valve repair, mini-MVR, comparison study, conventional surgery, University of Virginia
News | Cardiovascular Surgery | March 31, 2016
March 31, 2016 — Patients undergoing minimally invasive...
SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, TAH-t, documentary, Retro Reports, The New York Times
News | Artificial Heart | March 24, 2016
March 24, 2016 — A new documentary produced by Retro Report for The New York Times looks at the history and modern use...
Bryan Tyo, Baylor University Medical Center, bridge to transplant, Total Artificial Heart
News | Artificial Heart | March 18, 2016
March 18, 2016 — A surgical team at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas successfully performed a heart...
stroke risk, cardiovascular surgery vs stenting, CREST trial, UAB, NEJM
News | Stroke | February 22, 2016
February 22, 2016 — Investigators for the Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy versus Stenting Trial (CREST) found...
critical limb ischemia, amputations, MRI-based mapping, CLI, British Heart Foundation
News | Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) | January 28, 2016
January 28, 2016 — A new imaging technique could reduce the need for amputation in patients with...
pulmonary artery to left atrial shunt, heart lung transplant, Oswaldo, Stanford Children's Health

2015 was a year of dramatic changes for Oswaldo and his family, seen here at his bedside, post-transplant surgery in July. Photo courtesy of Business Wire.

Feature | Cardiovascular Surgery | January 15, 2016
January 15, 2016 — 2016 is starting off a whole lot better than last year for 14-year-old Oswaldo Jimenez of Salem, Ore...
News | Hemostasis Management | January 06, 2016
January 6, 2016 — The Medicines Company announced Dec. 18 it has entered into a purchase agreement pursuant to which...
endoscopic vein-graft harvesting

An endoscopic vein-graft harvesting for a CABG procedure. Image courtesy of Maquet.

Feature | Cardiovascular Surgery | November 16, 2015 | Saurabh D. Ashier, PA-C, Keck Medical Center USC
We are approaching 20 years since the introduction of endoscopic vein-graft harvesting (EVH) as a method of vessel...
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | November 12, 2015
November 12, 2015 — Preventing blood clots with drugs such as...
MC3 Cardiopulmonary, acquisition, Terumo Cardiovascular Systems, new manufacturing facility, surgical cannula

Image courtesy of MC3 Cardiopulmonary

News | Cardiovascular Surgery | November 10, 2015
November 10, 2015 — MC3 Cardiopulmonary announced it has completed the acquisition and transfer of all assets...
Sentreheart, Lariat Surgical LAA Suture Delivery Device, left atrial appendage closure, CE Mark approval, Europe

Image courtesy of SentreHeart

News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | October 28, 2015
October 28, 2015 — SentreHeart Inc. announced that it has received CE Mark approval for the Lariat Surgical Left Atrial...
St. Jude Medical, HeartMate 3 LVAD System, CE Mark approval, left ventricular assist device

Image courtesy of St. Jude Medical

News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | October 28, 2015
October 28, 2015 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the company has received CE Mark approval for the HeartMate 3 Left...
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