News | November 23, 2011

November 23, 2011  –Varian Medical Systems will exhibit its PaxScan digital image detectors and new PaxPower X-ray...

The modified GE Healthcare Vivid q ultrasound system being used during the mission.

Feature | November 22, 2011 | Dave Fornell

When the final space shuttle mission launched July 8, 2011, a cardiovascular ultrasound (echocardiography) system...

Picture 1: The convergent approach utilizes trans-diaphragmatic access to the posterior of the heart for a true minimally invasive ablation procedure.

Feature | November 22, 2011 | Peter Walts, M.D., and Jeff Olson, D.O.

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia, affecting more than 3 million Americans. Risk of AF...

The Edwards Sapien valve receive FDA clearance in November 2011. However, the FDA is is putting strict limitations on who can perform implantations and which patients can receive them.

Feature | November 22, 2011 | Julie McLaughlin, Senior Analyst, Millennium Research Group

Transcatheter aortic valve repair (TAVR) — also commonly referred to as transcatheter aortic valve implantation (...

The consistent, effective compressions LUCAS provides help maintain consistent, appropriate coronary perfusion pressure and cerebral circulation. With LUCAS, the cath lab staff at Skane University Hospital-Lund has been able to save more lives in cases requiring prolonged resuscitation during PCI.

Case Study | November 22, 2011

In the past, when a patient suffered a prolonged cardiac or circulatory arrest during percutaneous coronary...

Feature | November 22, 2011 | Colin Barker, M.D.

At Memorial Hermann Heart and Vascular Institute – Texas Medical Center, we have expanded our already robust cardiac...

Covidien's Optivantage injector system is radiofrequency identification (RFID) enabled to automatically record information from the syringe and sends it to the injector head.

Feature | November 22, 2011 | Dave Fornell

Automated contrast media injectors control contrast dosage, record the amount used and speed injections to keep up...

The Revo MRI SureScan Pacing System, approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) earlier this year, was specifically engineered for MRI safety.

Feature | November 22, 2011 | Serge Tobias, M.D.

Estimates say up to 75 percent of patients with a pacemaker will need magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) over the...

Lantheus is developing flurpiridaz (an 18-F labeled PET agent) to help detect smaller occlusions. It has a half-life of two hours and is expected to undergo final FDA review in 2014.

Feature | November 22, 2011 | Dave Fornell

There are currently three major trends in cardiac nuclear perfusion imaging technology: advances in detector...

A 3-D reconstruction made from an image acquired by a Philips Healthcare CT system.

Feature | November 22, 2011 | Dave Fornell

Computed tomography (CT) scanner manufacturers say they are tracking numerous trends in the cardiac imaging market...

News | November 22, 2011

November 22, 2011 — The thoracic aorta can pose major problems for endovascular repair when there are tortuous...

News | November 22, 2011

November 22, 2011 — The question remains whether patency rates for heparin-bonded polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)...

News | November 22, 2011

November 22, 2011 — The controversial subject of “indiscriminate” stenting to treat asymptomatic carotid stenosis (...

Figure 3: syngo DynaCT Cardiac with syngo iGuide Toolbox markers indicating the positions of the paravalvular leaks from TEE.

Whitepapers | November 21, 2011 | Samir Kapadia, Heart and Vascular Institute Cleveland

Patient History72-year-old, male patient with previously placed bioprosthetic mitral valve. 

DiagnosisMitral...

News | November 21, 2011

November 21, 2011 — Boston Scientific has reached an exclusive agreement with Catheter Robotics Inc. (CRI) to market...

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