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There have only been incremental improvements in intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) over the past decade. However, three new technologies introduced in 2010, and a few more expected to enter trials...

During a time when the U.S. healthcare reform is on the minds of many within the medical community, physicians and hospital administrators are continuously looking for ways to cut spending. One...

In the same fashion that the echocardiogram helped transform the cardiac exam, recent developments in the field of portable ultrasound are providing cardiologists with a new way to visualize the...

For patients with severe hypertension that remains uncontrolled despite medical therapy, radiofrequency (RF) energy can be used in the renal vessels to block nerves involved with the sympathetic...

Over the past few years, there have been three key areas of advancement in cardiovascular ultrasound technology – miniaturization, 3-D/4-D imaging and quantification measurements.

When it comes to interventional cardiology, increasing diagnostic confidence and reducing exam time are paramount to improving overall patient care.

Tony Pinson, RTRCV, has worked at Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster, Md., for nearly 20 years. During that time, the cardiac catheterization laboratory supervisor has witnessed drastic...

Transcatheter valve replacement, especially transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), took center stage at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2010 symposium this fall in...

St. Jude Medical Inc. said it plans to acquire AGA Medical Holdings Inc. for about $1.3 billion. The purchase will expand St. Jude’s cardiac device offerings with a portfolio of transcatheter...

October 15, 2010 – An investigational trial of Medtronic’s CoreValve transcatheter aortic valve has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today. The investigational device...