Cardiovascular Surgery

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for cardiac surgery. This includes coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG) and surgical valve replacements.

Videos | HIMSS | March 10, 2017
ITN Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most innovative new technology that was displayed on the expo floor...
Edwards Intuity Elite sutureless aortic valve, first implants in Connecticut, WCHN, Western Connecticut Health Network
News | Cardiovascular Surgery | February 16, 2017
February 16, 2017 — Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN) cardiothoracic surgeons Cary Passik, M.D., and Robert...
heart team, hybird OR, structural heart team

The heart team approach was first used on a large scale in the CoreValve and Sapien TAVR trials and helped lead to excellent outcomes in high-risk patients.

Feature | Hybrid OR | February 15, 2017 | Dave Fornell
In the current era of healthcare reform and the push toward evidence-based medicine to both lower costs and improve...
Xarelto, rivaroxaban, COMPASS study, ends early,
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | February 09, 2017
February 9, 2017 — Janssen Research & Development LLC (Janssen) announced that the Phase 3 COMPASS trial is...
congenital heart disease, CHSD, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, public reporting, parent preferences
News | Congenital Heart | January 25, 2017
January 25, 2017 — Survival statistics, surgeon-specific experience and complication rates are the types of information...
SAVR, surgical aortic valve replacement, elderly patients, aortic stenosis, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, clinical study
News | Structural Heart | January 25, 2017
January 25, 2017 — Elderly patients with aortic stenosis (AS) and medium surgical risk experienced better than expected...
EXCEL Trial, TCT 2016, drug-eluting stents, CABG, surgery left main heart disease, LMCAD

Gregg W. Stone, M.D., presenting the EXCEL data at TCT 2016 during a standing room only late-breaking trial session.

Feature | Stents | January 12, 2017 | Dave Fornell
The biggest news from the 2016 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting this past fall was the results...
bundled payments for cardiology, CMS cardiac reimbursements, healthcare reform, July 1 2017
Feature | Cardiovascular Business | January 10, 2017 | Dave Fornell
Effective July 1, 2017 for Medicare heart attack patients, the the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)...
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...
bundled payments for cardiology, CMS cardiac reimbursements, cardiology fee for value payments
Feature | Cardiovascular Business | December 28, 2016
December 29, 2016 — The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized new Medicare alternative payment models...
St. Jude Medical, HeartMate 3 LVAS, MOMENTUM 3 IDE study results, AHA Scientific Sessions 2016
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | December 08, 2016
December 8, 2016 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced results of the MOMENTUM 3 U.S. IDE Clinical Study during a late-...
Videos | Cath Lab | November 08, 2016
David Kandzari, M.D., director of interventional cardiology and chief scientific officer, Piedmont Heart Institute,...
open-heart surgery, PCI, percutaneous coronary intervention, NOBLE trial, left main coronary artery disease, LMCAD, TCT 2016
News | Cardiovascular Surgery | November 03, 2016
November 3, 2016 — Coronary artery bypass (CABG) surgery is the standard treatment for revascularization in patients...
EXCEL Trial, TCT 2016, drug-eluting stents, CABG, surgery left main heart disease, LMCAD
Feature | Stents Drug Eluting | October 31, 2016
October 31, 2016 — A major international study has found that drug-eluting stents, a less-invasive alternative to...
CHOP, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, prenatal heart surgery, tumor removal, intrapericardial teratoma

Tucker Roussin, 3, is the first survivor of fetal surgery for a life-threatening tumor connected to his heart. Fetal medicine experts at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia successfully removed this tumor. Credit: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

News | Congenital Heart | October 28, 2016
October 28, 2016 — For the first time, fetal medicine experts have performed prenatal heart surgery to remove a life-...