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ACC, health policy statement, heart team, cardiovascular health

Building teams that include advanced practice providers can help cardiovascular practices meet the challenges of modern practice, according to a new health policy statement by the American College...

sentraheart lariet, LAA occlusion, FDA safety alert

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting healthcare providers and patients of reports of patient deaths and other serious adverse events associated with the use of the Lariat Suture...

Sorin S.p.A. and Cyberonics Inc. unveiled LivaNova as the name of their combined company, effective at the close of their proposed merger.

idarucizumab, dabigatran, anticoagulant, Boehringer Ingelheim, RE-VERSE AD

Results from an interim analysis of the Phase III RE-VERSE AD patient study demonstrate that 5 g of idarucizumab immediately reversed the anticoagulant effect of dabigatran (Pradaxa) in patients...

SentreHeart, Lariat Suture Delivery Device, FDA, AMAZE Trial, AFib, LAA

SentreHeart Inc. announced that it has received approval for an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin enrollment in a clinical study of...

ClearFlow, PleuraFlow, FDA, expanded Indications for Use

ClearFlow Inc. announced that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has granted expanded Indications for Use of the company’s patented PleuraFlow Active Clearance Technology...

Karam Moon, M.D., winner of the DePuy Synthes Cerebrovascular Section Resident/Fellow Award, presented his research, The Myth of Restenosis after Carotid Angioplasy and Stenting, at the American...

Start-up company GraftWorx was chosen as "Best in Show" at the Mid-Atlantic Bio Angels (MABA) 1st Pitch Life Science event, an investors’ conference held in New York in June. Graftworx is a...

botox, atrial fibrillation, cardiac surgery, HRS

A study presented at Heart Rhythm 2015 found that botulinum toxin (botox) injections into epicardial fat pads during coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery can be beneficial for the patient....

pulmonary valve replacement, congenital, re-intervention, age, PVR

A retrospective review of 633 adults and children who underwent bioprosthetic pulmonary valve replacement (PVR) for congenital heart disease between 1996 and 2014 indicated that the risk of re-...

transmyocardial laser revascularization

Transmyocardial laser revascularization (TMLR or TMR) was introduced in the late 1990s as a method to offer relief to patients with incapacitating angina that were poor candidates for other...

One life-threatening complication of lung cancer surgery is the formation of blood clots in the lungs (also called pulmonary embolism, PE) or in the legs (also known as deep vein thrombosis, DVT...

3D Systems announced that a 20-month-old toddler is breathing and swallowing easier thanks to a team of cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons at Washington University School of Medicine in St...

CareDx Inc., a molecular diagnostics company focused on the development and commercialization of clinically differentiated, high-value, non-invasive surveillance solutions for transplant...

blood urea nitrogen, BUN, postoperative stroke, risk, test, Wake Forest Baptist

The results of a blood test done immediately after heart surgery can be a meaningful indicator of postoperative stroke risk, a study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has found...

BEST Trial

Despite the advent of a new generation of stents, patients with multiple narrowed arteries in the heart who received coronary artery bypass grafting fared better than those whose arteries were...

CTSN, atrial fibrillation, surgical ablation, mitral valve surgery

New study results from The Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network (CTSN) show the addition of surgical ablation during mitral valve surgery reduces the occurrence of atrial fibrillation in...

MICS-CABG, Grey's Anatomy, Heart Institute, McGinn Technique

Looking to “bypass the ordinary,” during last week’s episode titled: “The Bed's Too Big Without You,” the Grey’s Anatomy team at Seattle Grace Hospital was challenged with treating a radical tumor...

ASCERT, coronary bypass graft surgery, angioplasty, quality of life, value

Coronary bypass graft surgery commonly used to treat patients with coronary heart disease results in improved quality of life but also costs more than another often-used less invasive technique,...

Artificial Heart, Ventricular Assist Device, Heart failure, SynCardia

SynCardia Systems Inc. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to conduct a clinical study of the effectiveness of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart for...