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With the uncertain economic environment, many organizations are challenged by having to align shrinking budgets with their training and development needs. While professional development remains an...

The Cardiac Rhythm Center at John Muir Health in the San Francisco Bay area of California performs electrophysiology (EP) procedures on a system that integrates diagnostic and therapeutic devices...

Door-to-balloon time can be used as a quality measure for hospitals in their level of excellence in caring for patients with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). It can also be used...

The Washington Hospital, an acute care facility serving primarily an elderly patient population, performs approximately 4,300 cardiac and vascular procedures annually. Due to a recent expansion,...

Congenital heart disease contributes to more than 30 percent of infant mortality in the U.S., so time is essential in diagnosing and treating these conditions in newborns. However, most hospitals...

Management of implanted leads for pacemakers and defibrillators is a growing concern among physicians with more than 2 million Americans relying on a pacemaker or defibrillator to regulate their...

The practice of cardiac catheter ablation may experience a big boost as catheter ablation systems are poised to be indicated for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AFib).

As coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) becomes a more common, noninvasive diagnostic standard for evaluating cardiac patients, lowering the dose of ionizing X-ray radiation has became a...

For more than a decade, Dr. Barry T. Katzen, medical director of Baptist Cardiac and Vascular Institute (BCVI) in Miami, FL, has pioneered the integration of surgical and interventional procedures...

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