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heart valve, heart surgery

For the first time in the United States, doctors at Henry Ford Hospital used a minimally invasive procedure to replace a failing, hard-to-reach heart valve with a new one – and placed it just...

Angiographic imaging system vendors have developed several new technologies to address emerging cath lab trends, including the need to reduce radiation dose, improve image quality and enable...

bioresorbable stents, dissolving stents, Absorb stent, BVS

A key prediction for interventional cardiology coming out of recent Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) meetings is that bioresorbable stents...

Directional atherectomy is safe and effective as a frontline therapy for the treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), according to a landmark Covidien study published online today in the...

August 28, 2014 — The University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center is the first heart center in the nation to perform percutaneous implantation of the Edwards Sapien valve to...

August 28, 2014 — Renal artery stenting to open blockages in the kidney arteries may benefit patients who have historically been excluded from modern clinical trials, according to new...

August 21, 2014 — Efforts over the past decade to improve the quality of care for cardiovascular disease patients and increase the use of evidence-based treatments have led to a significant drop...

GE Healthcare Vscan Pocket-sized Ultrasound System With Dual Probe

GE Healthcare introduces the Vscan with Dual Probe with the first of its kind 2-in-1 probe to give healthcare providers more uses for pocket ultrasound.

U.S. Department of Justice Close Investigation PLATO Clinical Trial Ticagrelor

AstraZeneca announced it has received confirmation from the United States Department of Justice that it is closing its investigation into PLATO, a clinical trial that tested the safety and...

Imaging experts from the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) released a paper, "Guidelines for the Cardiac Sonographer in the Performance of Contrast Echocardiography: A Focused Update from...