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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...

March 17, 2010 – New Results from PLATO trial suggest ticagrelor (Brilinta) leads to lower mortality and no increased risk of bleeding when compared to clopidogrel (Plavix) in patients with acute...

March 12, 2010 – In partnership with the American College of Cardiology (ACC), Philips is spotlighting the growing need for hybrid cath labs with a specialty exhibit during ACC 2010 March 14-16 in...

The FDA recently gave market clearance for Medtronic’s Melody Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve, the first transcatheter valve approved in the United States. The cardiology community expects this to...

As cutting-edge technologies collide with innovative surgical and interventional treatments for multiple coronary or vascular issues, a hybrid approach is emerging as the best path of action.

The intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABPs) have been the gold standard for minimally invasive circulatory support for 40 years, but they were joined in recent years by percutaneously deployed...

Intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABPs), introduced in the 1970s, have been considered the standard of care for short-term circulatory support for more than two decades. However, there has been a...

There is growing interest in going beyond using ventricular assist devices (VADs) just for end-stage heart failure and expanding use for therapeutic recovery in patients with cardiogenic shock,...