News | Cardio-oncology

Cancer patients taking cholesterol-lowering statin medication following radiation therapy of the chest, neck or head had significantly reduced risk of suffering a stroke, and possibly other cardiovascular complications, according to new research. The research appeared in Journal of the American Heart Association.

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News | Cardiac Diagnostics

The loss of a single gene two to three million years ago in our ancestors may have resulted in a heightened risk of cardiovascular disease in all humans as a species, according to new research. Loss of the gene may have also set up a further risk for red meat-eating humans. The findings were published July 22, 2019 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

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News | Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Significantly more patients suffer cardiac arrests in U.S. hospitals each year than previously estimated, according to new research in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal.

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Videos | EP Lab

Mark Ibrahim, M.D., FACC, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, associate program director, advanced cardiac ...

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Videos | CT Angiography (CTA)

Andrew Choi, M.D., FACC, FSCCT, co-director, cardiac CT and MRI, assistant professor of medicine and radiology, George ...

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News | Cardiovascular Surgery

A highly competitive $4.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) will support Keck School of Medicine of USC efforts to recruit patients from underrepresented populations into cardiac surgery clinical trials. The seven-year grant funds the Keck School’s ongoing research contributions to the Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network (CTSN), the formal NIH infrastructure for conducting major clinical trials in cardiac surgery. The grant also establishes an implementation science training program to address the critical need to develop methods to translate clinical research findings into clinical practice.

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News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies

A new article published in AACN Advanced Critical Care outlines the traditional anticoagulant therapies familiar to most critical care providers as well as newer medications introduced in recent years. “Anticoagulant Medications for the Prevention and Treatment of Thromboembolism” will help nurses and other advanced practice providers to stay current on the latest research and evidence-based practice related to patients with hematologic and oncologic disorders, as these specialties continually evolve.

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Feature | Artificial Intelligence

Intelligent software solutions (aka deep learning, artifical intelligence, AI, machine learning), this seems to be ...

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Technology | Thrombectomy Devices

Penumbra announced U.S. commercial availability of the Penumbra System’s most advanced technology, the Penumbra Jet 7 Reperfusion Catheter with Xtra Flex technology, at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) 16th Annual Meeting, July 22-25 in Miami. Penumbra Jet 7 with Xtra Flex technology is used with the Penumbra Engine in the fully integrated Penumbra System – an aspiration-based mechanical thrombectomy system that enables physicians to extract thrombus in acute ischemic stroke patients.

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Videos | EP Lab

Pierre Qian, MBBS, cardiac electrophysiologist fellow, Brigham and Women's Hospital, explains how his facility is ...

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Videos | Heart Valve Technology

Joao Cavalcante, M.D., FSCCT, director of structural heart CT and cardiac MRI, Minneapolis Heart Institute, discusses ...

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Videos | CT Angiography (CTA)

Arthur Agatston, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of ...

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An example of FFR-CT imaging from Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich. The left image shows a 3D generated image of the coronary tree from a CT scan evaluated with computational fluid dynamics to determine the FFR numbers. It shows a severe restriction of the left main artery which requires a stent to revacularize. The image on the right is a comparison with the invasive angiogram from the cath lab prior to stenting.
Feature | CT Angiography (CTA) | Greg Freiherr

One of the big trends in cardiac computed tomography (CT) imaging has been the introduction of noninvasive fractional ...

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Datascope Recalls Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps Due to Potential Battery Failure. FDA Class I recall includes the Cardiosave Hybrid, Cardiosave Rescue, CS300 and CS100/100i IABP.
Feature | Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps (IABP)

July 24, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Maquet/Datascope is recalling all intra-aortic balloon ...

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Dr. Markus Krane, deputy director of the Cardiac and Vascular Surgery Unit at the DHM helped compile an atlas of the heart and discovered myosin binding protein H-like (MYBPHL) occurs only in the atria of the heart. Researchers began using it as a blood test biomarker to assess the success of atrial fibrillation ablation procedures.
Feature | Atrial Fibrillation

July 24, 2019 — Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is a common abnormal heart rhythm. It is treated either with medications or ...

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