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January 12, 2012 — An article in the January issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology summarizes methods for radiation dose optimization in pediatric computed tomography...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved the first transcatheter aortic heart valve in the United States - the Sapien THV. Experts say the approval will open a new chapter in how...

The Holy Grail sought for more than two decades by interventional cardiology has been proof that minimally invasive, percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) procedures can perform as well or...

Abbott began enrolling U.S. patients in the EXCEL trial, which will compare the use of the Xience Prime or Xience V drug-eluting strents to coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery for...

September 8, 2011 – Patients at a high risk for a second stroke who received intensive medical treatment had fewer strokes and deaths than patients who received a brain stent in addition to the...

CoreValve prosthesis

August 30, 2011 – Single center data of the German Heart Centre in Munich demonstrate a sustained improvement of hemodynamic values up to three years after CoreValve implantation. There are no...

May 23, 2011 – An analysis of the benefits to using a fractional flow reserve (FFR)-guided intervention strategy found that the technology can improve patient outcomes while saving significant...
There were 15 abstracts presented describing radial access and intervention during the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and i2 Summit meeting in April in New Orleans. The abstracts focused on...
The RIVAL trial shows there is no difference in rates of composite death, myocardial infarction, stroke or major bleeding between radial access and femoral access strategies, but radial access...

April 19, 2011 – Andrew Einstein delivered the Douglas P. Zipes Distinguished Young Scientist Award Lecture entitled "Effects of Radiation Exposure During Cardiac Imaging: How Good Is the Data?"...