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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...

JAMA, intracranial arterial stenosis, balloon expandable stents, medication

A study in the March 24/31 issue of JAMA found that using balloon-expandable stents to treat symptomatic intracranial arterial stenosis resulted in an increased risk of stroke or...

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...

Point of Care Decision Support, anticoagulation software, PCDS AC, therapy

Point of Care Anticoagulation software (PCDS AC) optimizes delivery of anticoagulation (AC) drugs and reduces adverse events associated with anticoagulation therapy.

UTHealth, telemedicine, acute stroke, telestroke

For the first time, researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) were able to enroll patients at other hospitals into an acute stroke clinical trial.

tele-stroke program, UMMC, Carroll, telemedicine, stroke

Carroll Hospital Center physicians will now have 24/7 remote access to the University of Maryland Medical Center’s (UMMC) Brain Attack Team through a new telemedicine service for stroke patients...

nanoparticles, stroke, tPA, blood clot, magnetic, MRI, antiplatelet

By loading magnetic nanoparticles with drugs and dressing them in biochemical camouflage, Houston Methodist researchers say they can destroy blood clots 100 to 1,000 times faster than a commonly...

VasSol Inc., NOVA, VERiTAS trial, recurrent stroke, MRI, software

A recently completed National Institutes of Health-funded trial confirms the efficacy of blood flow measurement technology from VasSol Inc. to predict the possibility of repeated stroke...

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...

Cardiovascular surgery, CytoSorbents, corporeal cytokine adsorber

CytoSorbents Corporation announced that it has submitted an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to conduct its proposed clinical trial...

Covidien, Solitaire, stent thrombectomy, trial, Netherlands

In a landmark study evaluating the addition of stent thrombectomy clot removal to pharmaceutical treatment for patients suffering an acute ischemic stroke (AIS), stent thrombectomy provided a...

near-infrared spectroscopy, NIRS, heart attack, stroke, Infraredx, TVC

A study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) shows intravascular near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) can identify lipid core-containing plaques,...

cardiovascular surgery, atrial fibrillation, Minneapolis Heart Institute Found.

Researchers at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation have found that when care teams started following a new set of guidelines for certain patients recovering from cardiovascular surgery...

Results from a new study indicate that the addition of mitral valve (MV) repair to coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) did not result in significant benefit to the patient and was associated...

3-d imaging, rsna 2014, angiography systems, radiographic

Biodex showcased its latest line of medical imaging tables and Clear-Lead Shielding at RSNA 2014.

syncardia, artificial heart

A 19-year-old woman was successfully implanted with the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart and bridged to a donor heart transplant after cardiac surgeons used 3-D virtual...

3-D heart model, congenital heart defects, cardiovascular surgery

An experimental 3-D printed model of the heart may help surgeons treat patients born with complicated heart disorders, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s...

ClearFlow Inc. announced positive results from the Prevention of Retained Blood Outcomes Using Active Clearance Technology trial (PRO-ACT), a clinical study evaluating the...