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Comedian Rosie O'Donnell’s heart attack last week is helping increase public education about how women’s myocardial infarction (MI) symptoms differ from men's. She posted a blog on Monday...

August 20, 2012 — The Baylor Heart Hospital in Plano, Texas, recently became the first hospital in the world to merge two highly advanced technologies for...

Due to the increasing number of transcatheter aortic valve replacements (TAVR) and endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), a new startup company has developed a transfemoral combined access and...

August 13, 2012 — Providers are increasingly focused on using interventional labs in a hybrid operating room (OR)...

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...