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Hypothermia for out-of-hospital and in hospital cardiac arrest has been demonstrated to have significant survival and neurologic benefits.  While the data supporting its use in the cardiac...

These are some of the top cardiology technology news items from the spring and early summer 2011. As part of its efforts to expand integration of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) image guidance...

Carotid stenting is a more complex and challenging procedure than coronaries or peripheral vessels. Carotid stenting experts have the following advice for hospitals and physicians that want to...

In a move that will likely have a significant impact on how many patients are treated for carotid artery disease, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in May cleared the use of a stent to...

Probably the biggest trend occurring in cardiovascular ultrasound systems today is the adoption of 3-D/4-D echo systems, which offer the benefits of better images, more data, better measurement...
May 23, 2011 – An analysis of the benefits to using a fractional flow reserve (FFR)-guided intervention strategy found that the technology can improve patient outcomes while saving significant...
For years researchers have experimented with stem cells in attempts to regrow myocardium in patients who suffer permanent tissue damage from myocardial infarction. A handful of companies are pushing...
For decades, cath lab clinicians essentially had only one option for achieving hemostasis management following a procedure – compression. That changed in the 1990s with the introduction of vascular...
According to the American College of Cardiology (ACC), each year nearly 400,000 patients are admitted to U.S. hospitals with ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). National ACC/American...
When a lab is transitioning from transfemoral to transradial cardiac catheterizations, the process can be either encouraging or discouraging to all staff involved. To ease the transition, it might be...