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transradial approach, same-day cardiac procedures, radial access, $300 million annual savings, JACC Cardiovascular Interventions study
News | Radial Access | February 22, 2017

February 22, 2017 — If hospitals can perform more...

ACC, american college of cardiology, impact of Trump travel ban
News | January 31, 2017 | Dave Fornell

January 31, 2017 — The American College of Cardiology (ACC) issued a statement against President Donald Trump’s...

Sponsored Content | Videos | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | January 13, 2017

Detailed imaging is needed to support complex interventions for the assessment and procedure guidance.  See how the...

GE Healthcare, Vscan Extend, app-based ultrasound, dual-probe, RSNA 2017
Technology | Ultrasound Imaging | January 12, 2017

January 12, 2017 — GE Healthcare unveiled its new generation of pocket-sized, dual-probe...

ACC guidelines, PCI, CABG, revascularization
News | Cath Lab | December 29, 2016

December 29, 2016 — The American College of Cardiology (ACC), along with several partnering organizations, recently...

medicare bundled cardiac payments, CMS cardiology payments
Feature | Business | October 24, 2016 | By John W. Meyer, MPH, FACHE

(Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part series on the proposed Medicare five-year demonstration for a...

pros and cons of new anticoagulation therapies, anticoagulants, dabigatran, Pradaxa, novel oral anticoagulants, NOACs, rivaroxaban, Xarelto, apixaban, Eliquis
Feature | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | July 26, 2016 | Heidi Olson, Pharm.D

With the recent introduction of several novel oral...

CardioMEMS, heart failure, PA pressure monitoring

The CardioMEMS device detects worsening heart failure symptoms using pulmonary artery pressure monitoring. Pressure increases can indicate early signs of fluid backup so physicians can make changes to the patient's medications and prevent an acute congestive heart failure hospital admission. 

Feature | Heart Failure | June 01, 2016 | Jeff Zagoudis

Healthcare reform efforts of recent years have challenged the industry to reduce the costs of healthcare for both...

Watchman, left atrial appendage closure, LAA occluder, LAA. LAAO, laa occluder, left atrial appendage, Watchman

The Boston Scientific Watchman device is currently the only transcatheter LAA occluder cleared for use in the United States.

Feature | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | May 20, 2016 | Dave Fornell

Atrial fibrillation (AF) affects nearly 6 million Americans and the condition puts them at significantly greater...

clot, coronary thrombus, antiplatelet therapt, DAPT

An intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) image of a thrombus formed in a coronary artery.  While there are guidelines for antiplatelet therapy, there are still questions over the duration of such therapy. 

Feature | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | May 19, 2016 | Marianne Pop, Pharm.D., BCPS

 

There were many opinions on the duration of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) highlighted at the 2016...

sleep patterns, metabolic syndrome, risk factors, ACC study
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | April 26, 2016

April 26, 2016 — Taking long naps or being excessively tired during the day is associated with a higher risk for...

Siemens Sensis Vibe, hemodyanamics system

Siemens released the Sensis Vibe hemodyanamics system at ACC.16. The newer system offers better integration of cath lab data into cath lab reports and the electronic medical record (EMR).

Feature | ACC | April 25, 2016 | Jon Brubaker, MBA, RCVT, Tom Watson, BS, RCVT, and Sabrina Newell MS, RCS

There were several trends seen in new cardiovascular technologies showcased on the expo floor at the 2016 American...

Videos | ACC | April 25, 2016

MD Buyline market analyst Jon Brubaker explained the new technology and trends he saw on the show floor at ACC.16...

Videos | ACC | April 25, 2016

Michael Jaff, M.D., medical director of Massachusetts General Hospital’s Fireman Vascular Center, explains the...

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