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Hospitals that have built multimillion-dollar, specialized cardiovascular hybrid operating rooms (ORs) are hoping to make a return on investment (ROI) by attracting more referrals with the latest...

As catheter-based, minimally invasive procedures expand rapidly beyond treatment of the coronary arteries into all areas of the human anatomy, angiography X-ray imaging systems have moved beyond...

Based on my observations and those of the doctors on the Diagnostic & Interventional Cardiology Editorial Advisory Board, we created the following list of predictions of what will be hot...

With the approval of the Sapien valve in November 2011, transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) technology is expected to revolutionize heart valve replacement with a minimally invasive...

Within the United States, the anticipated approval and launch of  TAVR has received considerable attention, with speculation about who will perform the procedure. For example, many physicians...

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...

A better strategy to sell the costs of a transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) program to hospital administrators is not to base ROI on TAVI procedures, but on the increased surgical...

Indiana University (IU) Health La Porte Hospital in La Porte, Ind., made the decision to build an advanced EP procedure lab right in the community with holding areas, ancillary workspaces, office...

The space needed and costs involved to create a hybrid operating room (OR) for a specific speciality may not be feasible, especially at mid-sized hospitals. This was the case at Middlesex Hospital...

One of the biggest trends is the creation of hybrid operating rooms (ORs) that bring together the best of both surgical and interventional technologies. They are centered around a high-quality...