Cardiovascular Surgery

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

The movement away from traditional Medicare fee-for-service reimbursement and into bundled payment models by the...

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...

Edwards Lifesciences, FDA approval, Intuity Elite valve

The Edwards Intuity Elite valve system uses a balloon expandable skirt to anchor the valve rather than traditional sutures.

Technology | Heart Valve Technology | August 15, 2016

August 15, 2016 – Edwards Lifesciences announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved of the...

ClearFlow, PleuraFlow System, pediatric patients, cardiothoracic surgery
News | Cardiovascular Surgery | August 08, 2016

August 8, 2016 — ClearFlow Inc. announced in late July that its PleuraFlow Active Clearance Technology is now...

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...

SynCardia acquired, Versa Capital Management, chapter 11
News | Business | July 07, 2016

July 7, 2016 — SynCardia Systems Inc. announced that it has entered into an...

St. Jude Medical, HeartMate 3 LVAS, LVAD, CardioStim-EHRA Europace Innovation Award 2016
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | June 29, 2016

June 29, 2016 — St. Jude Medical Inc. recently announced the company received an Innovation Award for its HeartMate...

News | Stem Cell Therapies | May 26, 2016

May 26, 2016 — Ligand Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced the acquisition of economic rights to multiple programs owned...

aortic valve reconstruction, surgery, PinnacleHealth, Pennsylvania
News | Cardiovascular Surgery | May 04, 2016

May 4, 2016 — Three PinnacleHealth patients recently underwent a new procedure for...

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...

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