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Aug. 8, 2012 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Abbott’s Omnilink Elite Vascular Balloon-Expandable Stent System for the treatment of iliac artery disease. This...

Interventional procedures are growing rapidly and becoming more specialized in diverse areas of care.  In the next decade, the number of people living in the United States who have heart...

ICD, CRT battery life

In the coming years, the continued growth and aging of our population will both increase the demand for treatment with implantable cardiac rhythm devices and stretch our ability to pay for care....

Trends and new technology for cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA) were highlighted during the 2012 Society of Cardiovascular CT (SCCT) annual scientific meeting in July in Baltimore, Md...

Computed tomography (CT) vendors highlighted several recent imporvements to their imaging systems during the 2012 Society of Cardiovascular CT annual scientific meeting.  

Access site complications, hemostasis management, vascular closure

Percutaneous coronary interventional (PCI) procedures are performed throughout hundreds of US institutions every day. With the increasing frequency of these procedures being performed comes an...

The current Medicare payment system is irreparably flawed and a new, more permanent solution must be reached, American College of Cardiology (ACC) President William Zoghbi, M.D., FACC, told the...

July 26, 2012 — A new study shows promising data for a new method to image the source of atrial fibrillation (AF) and target its ablation to greatly reduce procedure time and substantially improve...

Corindus Vascular Robotics today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the CorPath 200 robotic-assist system for use in percutaneous coronary...

St. Mary’s Healthcare System is a 199-bed hospital in Athens, Ga., and has been a trusted presence in the community since 1938. Our radiology...