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With the approval of the Sapien valve in November 2011, transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) technology is expected to revolutionize heart valve replacement with a minimally invasive...

The ideal treatment of AF would be a truly minimally invasive procedure with results comparable to the Cox maze. This goal led to the convergence of surgical and electrophysiologic expertise to...

In the past, when a patient suffered a prolonged cardiac or circulatory arrest during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in the catheterization laboratory (cath lab) at Skane University...

Estimates say up to 75 percent of patients with a pacemaker will need magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) over the course of their lifetime.[1]  Yet as the industry has long been aware, MRIs can...

Each year I attend Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT), I comb the event and its sessions looking for the next big trend or technological innovations in cardiovascular devices. Below...

Indiana University (IU) Health La Porte Hospital in La Porte, Ind., made the decision to build an advanced EP procedure lab right in the community with holding areas, ancillary workspaces, office...

Catheter-based intra-cardiac echocardiography (ICE) is an imaging modality similar to intra-vascular ultrasound (IVUS). It allows imaging inside the heart to visualize cardiac structures and blood...

For years researchers have experimented with stem cells in attempts to regrow myocardium in patients who suffer permanent tissue damage from myocardial infarction. A handful of companies are pushing...
For decades, cath lab clinicians essentially had only one option for achieving hemostasis management following a procedure – compression. That changed in the 1990s with the introduction of vascular...

The start-up company Corindus for several years has been developing a robotic-assist system for use in the cardiac cath lab. It not only navigates devices to target lesions, but also can be used...