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Echocardiography has played an integral role in the diagnosis and treatment of millions of patients with cardiac diseases. Recent advances in echocardiographic technology have improved patient...

With new CPT reimbursement codes for cardiac computed tomography (CT) starting in January 2010, there will likely be renewed interest in CT this coming year.

Our profession faces one of the most significant crises in its history,” said Michael Graham, M.D., president of the Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM), regarding the shortage of nuclear medicine...

Intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABPs), introduced in the 1970s, have been considered the standard of care for short-term circulatory support for more than two decades. However, there has been a...

In recent years, the U.S. cardiac device market has focused on dynamics in the drug-eluting stent (DES) segment – including events ranging from the 2006 BASKET-LATE trial that caused a tremendous...

The use of advanced visualization software has become a necessity due to the vast image data sets produced by cardiac computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MR). The technology...

Standard drug-eluting stent technology seemed to have taken a backseat at this year’s TCT as cardiologists look forward to the next-generation DES using bioresorbable polymer coatings and totally...

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...