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July 20, 2012 — Ticagrelor, a blood-thinning drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2011, should be considered along with older blood thinners clopidogrel and prasugrel...

Each year, I find it interesting that some “new” technology being introduced by a vendor is actually an old, recycled idea.  

An unusual exhibitor that seemed very out of place on the expo floor of the Heart Rhythm Society 2012 annual meeting was Ford Motor Company.  Engineers, standing next to a brand new Ford...

The electrocardiogram (ECG) stress test remains one of the most widely used diagnostic tools for detecting coronary heart disease. While the basics of stress test systems have changed little since...

Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is a noninvasive tool that can be used for identifying myocardial ischemia and coronary artery plaques. It acts as a proven prognostic/...

Atherectomy devices are used in the cath lab to debulk lesions by cutting or laser ablating plaque, calcium and tissue hyperplasia from vessel walls, allowing recanalization of the vessel lumen as...

There are currently three major trends in cardiovascular computed tomography (CT) technology — lowering radiation dose, development of myocardial perfusion imaging and the use of CT...

 

There is much discussion about the possibility of using transradial artery access to help reduce door-to-balloon times in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)...

Cath lab volumes have gone down in recent years for several reasons, but one of the biggest reasons might be market saturation. This is certainly the case in Chicago, where nearly every hospital...

As the average age of the U.S. population and the number of patients at high risk for cardiovascular disease increase, the usage of cardio and endovascular stents continues to grow. Interventional...