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Percutaneous ventricular assist (pVAD) devices offer more hemodynamic support than the 40-year-old gold standard of intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABPs), but their cost and...

I have watched a trend in medical technology grow from a small ripple a couple years ago into what I expect will be a tidal wave in 2014 due to growing concern over patient radiation dose levels...

The increasing number of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) being performed at low-volume centers without on-site cardiac surgery backup has driven the need for new safety and quality...

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 ...

Corindus CorPath Robotic Navigation Telemedicine Telecardiology Cath Lab

For patients living in rural areas, life-saving procedures such as an angioplasty may only be available at a facility more than 200 miles away. To bridge this distance, ...

Society of Interventional Radiology SIR Deep Vein Thrombosis DVT PTS Venous

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) often brings with it the risk of post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS), an under-recognized but...

Edwards Lifesciences Fortis Mitral Transcatheter Valve System Heart Valve Repair

Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced the successful completion of the first three human implants of its Fortis mitral transcatheter ...

Boston Scientific Lotus Aortic Valve Repair Heart Hybrid OR Cath Lab

Boston Scientific’s Lotus transcatheter aortic valve repair (TAVR) system was implanted for the first...

Carotid Artery MRI Systems Clinical Study Trial Cath Lab Cardiac Diagnostics

Noninvasive imaging of carotid artery plaque with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can accurately predict future...

CT Systems Cardiac Ultrasound MRI Nuclear Imaging

Determining the appropriate use of cardiovascular imaging requires analyzing the “complex interplay” among care...