Cardiovascular Surgery

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...

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...

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...

bundled payments for cardiology, CMS cardiac reimbursements, healthcare reform, July 1 2017
Feature | 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 | Business | December 28, 2016

December 29, 2016 — The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized new Medicare alternative payment...

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,...

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...

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...

Syncardiac Freedom Driver, FDA
News | Artificial Heart | October 26, 2016

October 26, 2016 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provided an update and additional information...

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