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September 11, 2009 – Abbott said yesterday it reached an $410 million agreement to purchase Evalve Inc., the global leader in the development of devices for minimally invasive repair of cardiac...

Gregg W. Stone, M.D., offered a preview Sept. 10 of some of the key, late-breaking clinical trials and trends in interventional cardiology that will be presented during the Transcatheter...

When stenting emerged as a minimally- invasive treatment for clogged arteries associated with peripheral artery disease (PAD), medical experts raised concerns that delivery of stents through the...

In the current economy where hospitals are tightening their belts to help get through tough times, technology can aid in cost cutting by increasing physician and staff efficiency.

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,...

The use of remote, prehospital ECG transmission systems by emergency medical services (EMS) can help quickly identify ST-elevated myocardial infarctions (STEMI) and allow earlier activation of the...

Interventionalists using radial instead of femoral access say it significantly cuts bleeding complications, infection rates, readmissions and aids patient comfort and ambulation.

The focus on balloon angioplasty largely slipped from the interventional limelight a decade ago after the introduction of stents, but today there is some renewed interest with the advent of new...

This comparison chart covers dedicated cardiac ultrasound scanners specifically intended for performing cardiac or vascular imaging studies. General purpose systems with extensive cardiac scanning...

To improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients with cardiovascular disease, Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System, an integrated healthcare network, wanted to create the Cardiovascular...