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March 16, 2010 — Lowering blood pressure to normal levels — below currently recommended levels — did not significantly reduce the combined risk of fatal or nonfatal cardiovascular disease events...

March 17, 2010 – Body size, gender and the complexity of heart disease significantly influence how much cumulative radiation skin dose patients receive during percutaneous coronary intervention (...

Organizers of the 2010 ACC Annual Scientific Session, March 13–16 in Atlanta, recently highlighted some of the changes to this year’s program.

On Saturday, March 13, the ACC is hosting the...

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a precursor to a number of serious cardiovascular complications, including stroke. The increasing prevalence and cost of treating these cardiovascular complications has...

Interventional procedures such as stenting and atherectomy knock loose plaque, causing complications downstream, including stroke. This concern is particularly important in carotid artery stenting...

Since the introduction of cardiac ultrasound, investigators have sought to quantify cardiac function in three dimensions. The recent development of a new technology called 3D wall motion tracking...

Peninsula Regional Medical Center is a 358-bed facility serving the Delmarva Peninsula region of Delaware and the eastern shore of Maryland and Virginia. As the leading cardiovascular referral...

March 12, 2010 – In partnership with the American College of Cardiology (ACC), Philips is spotlighting the growing need for hybrid cath labs with a specialty exhibit during ACC 2010 March 14-16 in...

Lowering radiation dose and improving navigation abilities of angiography systems have been among the top priorities of manufactures over the past year. Another big trend is integration of...

Editor’s note: Jerome Granato, M.D., is the medical director of the coronary care unit at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa. His facility started looking at ways to cut its...