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August 19, 2010 – Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore have developed a novel 3-D imaging approach that may improve the accuracy of treatment for ventricular...

Heart failure is a progressively debilitating disease that dramatically decreases the life expectancy and quality of life of affected patients. Nearly 5.8 million Americans are diagnosed with...

Outside the United States, transradial artery access is used in 50-90 percent of percutaneous interventions over femoral access, while U.S. usage rates are less than 5 percent. However, a patient...

Transradial access is slowly gaining ground in the United States as more physicians make the switch due to greatly reduced bleeding complications, increased patient comfort and earlier ambulation...

The practicality and expense of maintaining patients on total artificial hearts (TAH) may be significantly impacted with the introduction of a new, investigational portable driver unit. The 13-...

Drug-eluting balloons (DEBs) may offer new options in treating peripheral vessels and restenosis. DEBs already offer an alternative treatment tool in Europe, and the first DEB clinical trial in...

April 13, 2010 – Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with an increased risk of stroke in middle-aged and older adults, especially men, according to new results from a landmark study supported by...

March 26, 2010 – When actor John Ritter died suddenly in 2003 from a tear in his thoracic aorta, the tragedy brought attention to a rare but deadly condition that takes the lives of an estimated...

Final five-year results from the ENDEAVOR III trial, comparing the Endeavor Zotarolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent to the Cypher Sirolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent, showed Endeavor had lower long-term...

March 16, 2010 — Lowering blood pressure to normal levels — below currently recommended levels — did not significantly reduce the combined risk of fatal or nonfatal cardiovascular disease events...