Cardiovascular Surgery

A study presented at Heart Rhythm 2015 found that botulinum toxin (botox) injections into epicardial fat pads during coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery can be beneficial for the patient. The injection not only reduces the incidence of pos...

BEST trial, ACC.15,

Despite the advent of a new generation of stents, patients with multiple narrowed arteries in the heart who received coronary artery bypass grafting fared better than those whose arteries were opened with balloon angioplasty and stents in a study...

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...

ACC, health policy statement, heart team, cardiovascular health
Building teams that include advanced practice providers can help cardiovascular practices meet the challenges of modern practice, according to a new health...
sentraheart lariet, LAA occlusion, FDA safety alert
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting healthcare providers and patients of reports of patient deaths and other serious adverse events...
Sorin S.p.A. and Cyberonics Inc. unveiled LivaNova as the name of their combined company, effective at the close of their proposed merger.
idarucizumab, dabigatran, anticoagulant, Boehringer Ingelheim, RE-VERSE AD
Results from an interim analysis of the Phase III RE-VERSE AD patient study demonstrate that 5 g of idarucizumab immediately reversed the anticoagulant effect...
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...

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ACC, health policy statement, heart team, cardiovascular health
Building teams that include advanced practice providers can help cardiovascular practices meet the challenges of modern practice, according to a new health...
sentraheart lariet, LAA occlusion, FDA safety alert
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting healthcare providers and patients of reports of patient deaths and other serious adverse events...
Sorin S.p.A. and Cyberonics Inc. unveiled LivaNova as the name of their combined company, effective at the close of their proposed merger.
botox, atrial fibrillation, cardiac surgery, HRS
A study presented at Heart Rhythm 2015 found that botulinum toxin (botox) injections into epicardial fat pads during coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)...

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Here are a few observations on cardiovascular ultrasound advances I made while attending the 2015...
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The latest advances in cardiovascular echocardiography will be presented at the 2015 American...
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There were several technology takeaway messages for the future of electrophysiology (EP) at the...
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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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