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Radiofrequency ablation is more effective than treatment with amiodarone for the prevention of atrial flutter recurrence in patients who experienced a first symptomatic episode, according to the results of a new study. In addition to the superiority of ablation over amiodarone, there was no increased risk of atrial fibrillation, even in this cohort of older patients, report investigators.

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Obesity and the illnesses associated with it cost the U.S. some 90.7 billion dollars a year in health care costs, a University of Pennsylvania researcher said. Among developed countries, the U.S. has the most obese and overweight people, representing 66 percent of its overall population.

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A test designed to measure the durability of CoreValve’s ReValving device reached 200 million cycles, the company has reported. CoreValve’s chairman, CEO and founder, Dr. Jacques Seguin, says initial findings indicate its proprietary porcine pericardium aortic heart valve behaves, in vitro, better than tissue valves.

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Boston Scientific has European CE clearance to begin marketing a private-label XIENCE V everolimus-eluting coronary ...

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The new Fetch Aspiration Catheter from Possis Medical, Inc. has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA. Employing ...

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First U.S. installations of Volcano Corp.’s s5i IVUS (intravascular ultrasound) imaging system have been completed at ...

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Reuters reports that seniors with diabetes are twice as likely to die from cardiovascular disease than non-diabetics, according to researchers from Kaiser Permanente in Tucker, GA.

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Berchtold Corp. has announced the introduction of the ChromoView Dual Flat-Panel (DFP) monitor mount and arm, a system that supports big images in a small space.

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New technology for the Stellant D CT Injection System from MEDRAD is designed to improve timing for cardiac CT imaging ...

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RadWhere Suite, from Commissure Inc., now has a new component. RadWhere Workflow Orchestrator enables radiology departments to connect together multiple PACS, RIS, 3D advanced visualization and teleradiology information into a central worklist.

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Our anesthesia department was searching for a more accurate means of assessing volume status and predicting the response to fluid administration in this patient population. This population can be very challenging during vascular, trauma orthopedic, thoracic, general surgical and obstetric procedures.

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Feature | Judy Hostert-Harvey

Having the most up-to-date blood gas readings is critical when dealing with many patients, especially pulmonary and ...

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CV Therapeutics Inc. says the MERLIN TIMI-36 study of ranolazine will proceed to the study close-out phase now that the ...

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Patient monitoring technologies have played a crucial role in the development of anesthesiology practice within the U.S ...

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FDA has cleared Spectranetics’ new line of devices designed to treat clogged leg arteries. The Turbo elite products will ...

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