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stable ischemic heart disease American College of Cardiology (ACC)

Ischemic heart disease affects nearly 10 million Americans, and remains the leading cause of death among U.S. adults. This condition is most often due to a build-up of fat or plaque in the heart’s...

Hansen Magellan robotic system

Hospitals constantly try to predict what the future holds when planning new facilities and equipment purchases that need to last for the next decade. Martin Leon, M.D., attempted to answer that...

September 7, 2012 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced results of the FAME II trial demonstrating that patients with...

Verifynow platelet testing clopidogrel nonresponders

Patients with 2C19 that is less active due to loss of gene copies are poor metabolizers of clopidogrel, opening patients to the possibility of a higher rate of mayocardial infacrtion (...

The standard-of-care for dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) for more than a decade has been clopidogrel (Plavix) plus aspirin. This standard is now being challenged by new agents —...

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...

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...

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...