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Today’s generation of cath lab hemodynamic recording systems do much more than simply measure and monitor a patient’s electrocardiogram, blood pressure and other vital signs. Current systems offer...

I repeatedly hear two competing, contradictory themes discussed at every symposia – the need to lower healthcare costs and that costs to bring new technology to market are rapidly increasing. The...

September 13, 2011 – In spite of an increased attention to gender differences in treatment of myocardial infarctions, focus on adherence to guidelines and a change in predominant therapy, the...

These are some of the top cardiology technology news items from the spring and early summer 2011. As part of its efforts to expand integration of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) image guidance...

May 23, 2011 – An analysis of the benefits to using a fractional flow reserve (FFR)-guided intervention strategy found that the technology can improve patient outcomes while saving significant...
According to the American College of Cardiology (ACC), each year nearly 400,000 patients are admitted to U.S. hospitals with ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). National ACC/American...
Imaging technology and diagnostic tools for interventional cardiologists have changed dramatically over the past few years with the introduction of optical coherence tomography (OCT), improvements in...

April 7, 2011 — The American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2011 in New Orleans this week offered an expo floor filled with hundreds of cardiovascular products. The following five technologies stood...

During a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), heart function ceases – abruptly and without warning – most often due to the onset of a ventricular tachyarrhythmia [1]. Because out-of-hospital survival is...

Converting from paper-based electrocardiogram (ECG) files and reports to an electronic record system, or switching to a new electronic system, can improve workflow efficiency and speed the process...