Cardiovascular Surgery

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...

SynCardia, Chapter 11 reorganization, sale, Total Artificial Heart
News | Artificial Heart | September 13, 2016

August 29, 2016 — SynCardia Systems, manufacturer of the...

Carmat, bioprosthetic artificial heart, PIVOTAL study, first implantation, heart failure
News | Artificial Heart | September 09, 2016

September 9, 2016 — Carmat announced that the first implantation of its bioprosthetic...

Edwards Intuity aortic valve, surgical aortic valve replacement, PinnacleHealth, first U.S. implants
News | Heart Valve Technology | August 26, 2016

August 26, 2016 — This week, PinnacleHealth, Harrisburg, Pa., became the first hospital in the country to implant...

MRI brain scan of a 26-day-old neonate with Zika virus. It shows septation in the ventricle at the arrow. See more Zika radiology images at http://pubs.rsna.org/doi/full/10.1148/radiol.2016161584.

 

News | Cardiovascular Surgery | August 26, 2016

August 26, 2016 — As a further safety measure against the emerging Zika virus outbreak, the U.S. Food and Drug...

cardiac surgery, simulation training, University of Washington, case studies

Multiple repetitions of bypass grafts on a heart, using the Ramphal simulator. Courtesy of the University of Washington in Seattle.

News | Cardiovascular Surgery | August 25, 2016

August 25, 2016 — Simulation training...

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