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Recent developments in cardiac surgery and interventional cardiology with new percutaneous alternatives for aneurysm repair, valve replacements, shunt closure devices and aortic arch...

February 9, 2009 - Biosense Webster Inc. said Friday the FDA granted market clearance for the NaviStar ThermoCool Catheter for the treatment of drug refractory recurrent symptomatic paroxysmal...

February 6, 2009 - Medtronic Inc. today said it completed the acquisition of Ablation Frontiers Inc. for an initial payment of $225 million plus potential additional payments contingent upon...

February 4, 2009 – The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) endorses policies that ensure medical imaging is utilized appropriately and that unnecessary scans are reduced.

Is an evolution of sorts happening within advanced visualization?

This summer we asked readers of Diagnostic & Invasive Cardiology to submit the names and feats of the most innovative heart hospitals in the U.S. Two of those submissions are highlighted here...

"Potential” can be a loaded word, especially in healthcare. Many clinicians have tagged coronary MR angiography (MRA) with the “potential” label. Despite the scan’s reported safety advantages over...

Going into 2009, proponents of coronary CT angiography (CTA) are confident that the scan’s ever-increasing acceptance will lead to it becoming the gold standard in imaging for patients with low or...

There is considerable interest in being able to clearly identify vulnerable plaque (VP) and research efforts are intensifying. Several invasive imaging technologies claim to detect VP, and while...

Cardiovascular care does not occur in a single hospital setting; more often than not patients undergo a variety of tests at different locations. In order to provide the best care possible,...