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Advancements in newer 64-slice computed tomography (CT) systems and the introduction of 256- and 320-slice systems are helping to significantly reduce exposure to ionizing radiation.

September 14, 2010 – Transcatheter valves, drug-eluting balloons and the latest stent comparison trial data are among the top three trends at Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2010...

A major issue in treating chronic total occlusions (CTOs) is the lack of angiographic visualization. The flow of blood and contrast is completely blocked, eliminating the ability to navigate the...

Following cath lab procedures, the final step is to attain hemostasis at the arteriotomy access site. Manual compression has been the gold standard for decades, but vascular closure devices (VCDs...

Coronary chronic total occlusions (CTOs) are found in about one-third of patients who undergo angiography.(1) Most of these patients are referred to coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery or...

Warren Hospital, an acute care community hospital serving Warren and Hunterdon counties in rural New Jersey, supports 214 patient beds and 140,000 outpatient visits per year.

In the aviation industry, changing from mechanical flight control systems to fly-by-wire electronic systems improved the capability and safety of airplanes. Like aviation, medicine has witnessed...

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia and is a major risk factor for developing emboli leading to stroke. A new approach to preventing embolisms and stroke is...

September 1, 2010 – A new study on overall workforce trends in the field of cardiac electrophysiology (EP) reveals an increasing demand for EP professionals as a result of shifting demographic...

August 25, 2010 - GE Healthcare announced that polymer bottle packaging is now included in the company’s ecomagination campaign. +PLUSPAK, a packaging container for contrast media, offers...