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April 7, 2011 — The American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2011 in New Orleans this week offered an expo floor filled with hundreds of cardiovascular products. The following five technologies stood...

April 6, 2011 – The second phase of a trial evaluating the world’s first drug-eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) showed positive one-year results. Data from the ABSORB Trial, which...

April 5, 2011 – Death rates are similar at one year for a catheter-based aortic valve replacement procedure and conventional surgery in older high-risk patients.

March 31, 2011 – Deep vein thrombosis, or DVT is more than just a one-time complication from a long plane ride. The Society of Interventional Radiology wants individuals to know the risk factors...

With the increased use of transradial cardiac catheterization throughout hospitals across the country, several results have become apparent. Transradial catheterization has been shown to have...

Transradial Approach (Left vs. Right) and Procedural Times During Coronary Procedures: TALENT study
Alessandro Sciahbasi, et al. American Heart Journal, 2011,...

Radial artery occlusion rate during transradial access procedures is strongly related to sheath and catheter size. Although worldwide most experienced practitioners (90 percent) use 5 and 6 French...

Heart disease remains the number one killer of both men and women in the United States, with ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) remaining one of the most feared manifestations. The...

Tiny guide wires are designed to navigate vessels to reach a lesion or vessel segment. Once the tip of the device arrives at its destination, it acts as a guide that larger catheters can rapidly...

Over the last 10 years, hospitals have phased out analog image intensifiers for flat-panel, digital detector angiography systems in their cath labs. As hospitals look to purchase current-...