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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...

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...