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One of the biggest trends is the creation of hybrid operating rooms (ORs) that bring together the best of both surgical and interventional technologies. They are centered around a high-quality...

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...

September 8, 2011 – Patients at a high risk for a second stroke who received intensive medical treatment had fewer strokes and deaths than patients who received a brain stent in addition to the...

September 1, 2011 – Mechanical pumps to give failing hearts a boost were originally developed as temporary measures for patients awaiting a heart transplant. But as the technology has improved,...

August 30, 2011 – Results from a study presented at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2011 show that transcatheter aortic-valve implantation (TAVI) in low-risk patients met...

CoreValve prosthesis

August 30, 2011 – Single center data of the German Heart Centre in Munich demonstrate a sustained improvement of hemodynamic values up to three years after CoreValve implantation. There are no...

August 25, 2011 – Transcatheter structural heart occluder maker Occlutech said this week it closed a 15 million Euro investment in the company to accelerate its device development and bring it to...

August 24, 2011 - The Joint Commission issued an alert today explaining ways to lower risks posed by ionizing radiation from imaging exams while maintaining diagnostic image quality. The Joint...

August 18, 2011 — The antiplatelet agent prasugrel (trade name Effient), in combination with aspirin, was associated with 26 percent relative risk reduction in cardiovascular death, myocardial...

August 3, 2011 — Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) is the nation's first pediatric hospital to both surgically implant and later explant a mechanical ventricular assist device (VAD) inside the chest...