Cardiovascular Surgery

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for cardiac surgery. This includes coronary bypass grafts, surgical valve replacements.

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 | 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...

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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