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The incidence of cardiac arrhythmia is expected to increase significantly with an aging U.S. population and rising rates of obesity. In 2008, atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common complex...

The buzz words “access to healthcare” have recently been at the center of many political campaigns and government appropriations. However, to fully understand the importance of “access to...

In a crowded Boston North Station, three bystanders waiting for a train heard a man cry out and immediately sprang into action. They removed his shirt, started chest compressions and cleared his...

September 29, 2009 – Among the biggest news to come out of TCT 2009 last week was the late-breaking data from the SPIRIT IV trial, which showed Abbott's XIENCE V Everolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent...

When vessels are stretched and ripped via angioplasty balloon expansion, the exposed soft muscle tissue can lead to the proliferation of scar tissue (neointimal hyperplasia) that can reocclude the...

There is a growing trend in electrophysiology toward remote, home monitoring of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices, pacemakers and...

A trend that was fueled by cardiologists wanting to gain a larger share of reimbursement fees, while at the same time providing more personalized care to their patients, is beginning to fizzle as...

Bare metal stents (BMS) were introduced in 1994 as an improvement over balloon angioplasty alone, which had a high restenosis rate of between 30-40 percent. The cobalt-chromium or stainless steel...

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), arrhythmias afflict more than 4 million patients and results in approximately half a million deaths each year in the United States....

A 55-year-old woman with a history of heavy alcohol use, hepatitis C induced cirrhosis, hypertension, and chronic renal insufficiency presented at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston Mass.,...