Cardiovascular Surgery

July 18, 2014 — The Freedom portable driver has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for use with the SynCardia temporary total artificial heart as a bridge to transplantation in cardiac transplant candidates who are clinicall...

IABP, recall, datascope, maquet

Datascope Corp./Maquet initiated a voluntary worldwide field correction of some of its intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABPs) due to a potential mechanical failure of the fan assembly associated with the power supply. All customers that may have an IA...

A national group of leading scientists, including one University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) expert, said that for more than 100 years, fewer people have been dying of ...

nanoparticles, stroke, tPA, blood clot, magnetic, MRI, antiplatelet
By loading magnetic nanoparticles with drugs and dressing them in biochemical camouflage, Houston Methodist researchers say they can destroy blood clots 100 to...
VasSol Inc., NOVA, VERiTAS trial, recurrent stroke, MRI, software
A recently completed National Institutes of Health-funded trial confirms the efficacy of blood flow measurement technology from VasSol Inc. to...
MICS-CABG, Grey's Anatomy, Heart Institute, McGinn Technique
Looking to “bypass the ordinary,” during last week’s episode titled: “The Bed's Too Big Without You,” the Grey’s Anatomy team at Seattle Grace Hospital was...
ASCERT, coronary bypass graft surgery, angioplasty, quality of life, value
Coronary bypass graft surgery commonly used to treat patients with coronary heart disease results in improved quality of life but also costs more than another...
3-d imaging, rsna 2014, angiography systems, radiographic
The Freedom Solo and Solo Smart stentless heart valves from Sorin Group Canada Inc. are designed to replace a diseased, damaged or...
AtriClip Flex is a new device from AtriCure with a more flexible aluminum shaft that allows surgeons to better maneuver within a patient’s...
SynCardia SynHall valves, use in the SynCardia Heart, are of the same design, materials and nearly identical manufacturing processes as the...

Articles

Stryker, Trevo Retriever, stent thrombectomy, trial, Netherlands
In a landmark study evaluating the addition of stent thrombectomy clot removal to pharmaceutical treatment for patients suffering an acute ischemic stroke (AIS...
near-infrared spectroscopy, NIRS, heart attack, stroke, Infraredx, TVC
A study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) shows intravascular near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) can identify lipid...
3-D heart model, congenital heart defects, cardiovascular surgery
An experimental 3-D printed model of the heart may help surgeons treat patients born with complicated heart disorders, according to research presented at the...
September 26, 2014 — The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) has released new evidence-based guidelines for the prevention and treatment of...

Video Center

It’s been no secret that the American healthcare system needed to change to survive economically...
3 weeks 13 hours ago
The silence is deafening. And since radiology associations, physician groups and vendors have yet...
5 weeks 16 hours ago
The America College of Cardiology has released its list of key late-breaking clinical trials at the...
6 weeks 1 day ago
Centricity, webinar, ZFV, ZFP, viewer, remote viewing system, enterprise
Healthcare organizations are demanding more capabilities for image viewers accessed by clinicians. Zero footprint (ZFP) viewers provide imaging tools from...
The webinar "State of the Art in MRI Pediatric Brain Perfusion Imaging" educates participants about the state of the art clinical and emerging translational...
This webinar discusses why contemporary adult cardiac interventions require significant ionizing radiation with potential health risks to both the patient and...

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