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Cath Lab Clinical Trial Study Cardiovascular Surgery

National Institutes of Health researchers have identified a biological pathway that contributes to the high rate of vein graft failure following ...

heart valve repair clinical trial study cardiovascular surgery mitral

The Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network (CTSN), whose Data and Clinical Coordinating Center is at Icahn...

hybrid approach to treating coronary artery disease that involves a hybrid procedure combining a minimally...

cath lab cardiovascular surgery clinical trial/study scai heart attack

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) assembled  a panel that has proposed new criteria for identifying patients who experience a heart attack after coronary...

bundled payments, cardiology, CMS

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that more than 500 organizations will begin participating in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative. Through this new...

 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted premarket approval (PMA) for the HeartWare Ventricular Assist System (VAS) designed as a bridge to cardiac transplantation.

FDA Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps

November 8, 2012 — A U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee is meeting Dec. 5 to discuss how to classify and regulate...

September 10, 2012 — Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common complication of cardiac surgery, occurring in 10 to 40...

A new comparative effectiveness study found older adults with stable coronary disease who underwent coronary artery bypass graft had better long-term survival than those who underwent percutaneous...

New evidence shows that with appropriate preparation, angioplasty can be safely and effectively performed at community hospitals without on-site cardiac surgery units. This was according to data...