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St. Jude Medical Inc. received European CE mark approval for its 25-mm Portico Transcatheter Aortic Heart...

Comprised of the cardiologist and the heart surgeon, the heart team collaboratively assesses and determines the best course of treatment for cardiac patients. ECHI has a large and successful...

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Clinical trials for a promising new class of cholesterol-lowering medications, a long-awaited repair of the Medicare formula for paying physicians, the Affordable Care Act, new technology and the...

It was not until we began planning that we realized just how involved TAVR programs are — they require much more work than we originally anticipated. At Terrebonne General Medical Center (...

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Careful documentation of patient selection and procedure appropriateness are critical — yet underutilized — steps in ensuring high-quality clinical care for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI...

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 The American College of Cardiology (ACC), along with nine specialty and subspecialty societies, released Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for tests used in the ...

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee voted favorably Dec. 11 in a 13-1 vote that the benefits of the Watchman...

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For patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) who are not experiencing a heart attack and an abnormal stress test, treatment of their narrowed arteries by the common procedure of...

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The procedure, first performed in Germany in 2011, has corrected both defects and instilled Brian, a young swimmer and martial arts aficionado, with newfound energy that was in short supply...

With increased penalties in effect for hospitals with excessive readmissions for heart attack and heart failure,...