Smokers Have More Pulmonary Emboli, Leading to Higher Hospital Readmission Rates

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News | Pulmonary Embolism | October 18, 2019

October 18, 2019 —­­ Patients with lung blood clots who smoke are more likely to be readmitted for lung blood clots...

Fitbit trackers could help detect atrial fibrillation
News | Wearables | October 17, 2019

October 17, 2019 — The Bristol-Myers Squibb-Pfizer Alliance and Fitbit announced at the TIME 100 Health Summit in...

Gore Block Grant Supports SVS Quality Programs
News | Cardiovascular Surgery | October 17, 2019

October 17, 2019 — W. L. Gore & Associates Inc. will support a new Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) initiative...

USF Health Expands Digisonics System With Vascular Reporting
News | Cardiac PACS | October 17, 2019

October 17, 2019 — University of South Florida (USF) Health in Tampa, Fla., has enhanced their use of the Digisonics...

79-year-old Tony Marovic had a right carotid endarterectomy shortly after discovering a 95 percent blockage of his carotid artery at a health and wellness screening event

79-year-old Tony Marovic had a right carotid endarterectomy shortly after discovering a 95 percent blockage of his carotid artery at a health and wellness screening event. Image courtesy of University Hospitals.

News | Cardiac Diagnostics | October 16, 2019

October 16, 2019 — Health and wellness screenings...

Research Shows Drug Can Extend Survival Rates for Heart Failure Patients
News | Heart Failure | October 16, 2019

October 16, 2019 — Researchers have shown for the first time in preclinical studies that the...

Philips Introduces New 200mm and 150mm Stellarex 0.035-inch Low-dose Drug-coated Balloons
News | Drug-Eluting Balloons | October 15, 2019

October 15, 2019 — Royal Philips introduced two new balloons to its Stellarex 0.035-inch low-dose...

Pesticide Exposure May Increase Heart Disease and Stroke Risk

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News | Cardiac Diagnostics | October 15, 2019

October 15, 2019 — On-the-job exposure to high levels of pesticides raised the...

Kardium Announces Successful Results From GLOBAL-AF Study
News | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | October 15, 2019

October 15, 2019 — Kardium Inc. announced that the Globe...

FDA Issues Final Guidances on Guidewires, Intravascular Catheters and Delivery Systems
News | Guidewires | October 11, 2019

October 11, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued two final guidances for the performance...

Medtronic Initiates Worldwide Pivotal Study of Extravascular Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
News | Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) | October 11, 2019

October 11, 2019 — Medtronic plc announced the start of a worldwide pivotal study evaluating its investigational...

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