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April 8, 2011 – A Canadian research team found that the radial artery outperformed the saphenous vein as the best conduit for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. The radial artery also...

The transcatheter MitraClip mitral valve repair system continues to compare favorably with conventional open-heart surgery for treatment of select patients with mitral regurgitation. The findings...

April 8, 2011 — A study from a South Korean research team found that angioplasty with a sirolimus-eluting stent was non-inferior to coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) in patients with...

A transcatheter ventricular assist device performed better than intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABP), with a 21 percent reduction in major adverse events at 90 days.

The femoral artery approach for cardiac catheterizations has been used as the gold-standard in the United States, but there is growing interest in the transradial approach. One of the main...

December 29, 2010 - Research on reducing risks, improving medical treatment and improving lifestyle behaviors to fight the battle against heart disease and stroke are among the key scientific...

Aortic stenosis (AS) is one of the most common valvular disorders in older adults, with a prevalence of approximately 8 percent at age 85 (1).

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-...

There were many unique technologies showcased at the recent American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2010 Scientific Sessions, which may impact the practice of cardiology in the near future.

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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...