Feature | Mark Paquin

Examples of physicians’ declining use of drug-eluting stents are growing. According to Dr. Louis Cannon, Cardiac & ...

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Feature | Richard R. Rogoski

In the simplest of terms, a ventricular assist device (VAD) is a battery-operated mechanical pump that helps a weakened ...

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Feature | Audie Lewis

Technological trendsetters within the cardiology arena have been embarking on a path of seamless integration of their ...

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May 8, 2007 - OBS Medical and Physio-Control Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Medtronic Inc., announced they have ...

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Feature | Kim Phelan

In the world of cardiologists who treat adults with congenital heart disease, the unusual is not so very unusual and the rare is fairly commonplace. Take Wendy Book, M.D., for example — this week she might meet for the first time a patient presenting with a heart defect from birth for which there is no standard therapy, and for whom there may well be no exact replica on record.

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Figure 1 - As the demand for cardiology services is increasing, the supply has not kept pace. This has led to a shortage of doctors in the U.S.
Feature | Larry Sieb

In 2006, the baby boom generation (those born from 1946 - 1964) started turning 60 at the rate of 330 per hour ...

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Feature | Maureen Leahy

In a giant leap forward in ICD patient safety, the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF), in conjunction with the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), established the National Cardiovascular Data Registry's national ICD Registry in the fall of 2005 to measure ICD patient outcomes and track patient trends.

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Arrow’s Transradial introducers provide for durable radial artery access while being vessel friendly. Our newest kit contains our .018 micro-puncture wire guide and needle set to minimize vessel trauma. The 6 French sheath and dilator track well over the smaller wire and we’ve applied a hydrophilic coating on the polyurethane sheath to enhance insertion and removal.

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Feature | Kim Phelan

Sometimes it's the smallest things that leave the strongest impression. Of the dozens of technologies with which I came ...

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May 7, 2007 — Australia's adult stem cell company, Mesoblast Limited, has announced that the FDA has cleared the Investigational New Drug Submission (IND) of its U.S.-based sister company, Angioblast Systems Inc., to commence a Phase 2 clinical trial of its allogeneic, or 'off-the-shelf,’ adult stem cells for patients with heart attacks.

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May 7, 2007 — Citing issues related to potentially suboptimal therapeutic dosing of paclitaxel, Conor Medsystems, LLC ...

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May 7, 2007 — Hansen Medical Inc. has announced it has obtained FDA clearance for commercialization of the Sensei Robotic Catheter System and Artisan Control Catheter to facilitate manipulation, positioning and control of mapping catheters during electrophysiology (EP) procedures.

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May 7, 2007 Stereotaxis Inc. announced today that it has developed an innovative new single-screen user interface that ...

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May 7, 2007 — Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Inc. has initiated a voluntary, nationwide recall of two lots of a diagnostic ...

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May 7, 2007 — Signalife Inc. has announced that it has submitted its Fidelity 200 Cardiac Event Recorder 510K pre-market ...

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