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Cardio Ox investigation Astronaut Oxidative Stress Cardiovascular Health

The heart of an astronaut is a much-studied thing. Scientists have analyzed its blood flow, rhythms, atrophy and, through journal studies, even matters of the heart. 

July 30, 2014 — New research from Penn Medicine shows that incisionless transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) surgery cuts lengths of hospital stay by 30 percent and has no impact on post-...

MitraClip Abbott Vascular Heart Valve Repair University of Alabama at Birmingham

Mary York knew the walk from the living room to the bedroom should not have been difficult for her husband, Bill, despite his age, but the 83-year-old could not walk anywhere in his house without...

Boston Scientific Corp. CE mark Ranger Ranger Paclitaxel-coated PTA Balloon Cath

Boston Scientific received CE mark for the Ranger Paclitaxel-coated PTA Balloon Catheter. The technology is now in full European market launch. 

July 24, 2014 — Boston Scientific has initiated full commercial launch of its new Polaris imaging system. This system will support the Boston Scientific family of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)...

Syncardiac, driver, artificial heart

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...

cardiac ultrasound, FOCUS exam

July 17 2014 — The Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography (JASE) announced the publication of a new consensus statement on the use of focused cardiac ultrasound (FoCUS) in...

July 15 2014 — Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have documented the safety benefits of aortic stent grafts inserted during minimally invasive surgery to...

In the current era of healthcare reform with the overarching goal of reducing healthcare costs, heart failure (HF) management has taken center stage. It is the leading cause of hospitalization for...

A big fly in the ointment for widespread adoption of many new technologies is cost. In today’s cost-conscience environment of healthcare reform, there needs to be a clear, quantifiable...