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ESC Paper: Cardiologists Must Reduce Inappropriate Radiation Exposure

2014 16 Jan

Radiation from cardiology procedures equals more than 50 chest X-rays per person each year In a recent position paper published in the European Heart Journal the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has urged cardiologists to reduce patient radiation exposure. The paper outlines doses and risks of common cardiology examinations for the first... Read more

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Poldermans Papers: First Retraction

2014 15 Jan

Following the dismissal of Prof. Poldermans from Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam, for  misconduct in 2011, the journal Coronary Artery Disease  has published a retraction of the following paper: Feringa HH, Elhendy A, Bax JJ, Boersma E, de Jonge R, Schouten O, Karagiannis SE, Schinkel AF, Lindemans J, Poldermans D. Baseline plasma N-terminal... Read more

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Perfect Timing Crucial in Precise Arrhythmia Diagnosis

2013 19 Dec

According to a well-known Berlin cardiologist, monitoring devices enable physicians to treat patients more effectively. The BioMonitor from BIOTRONIK is now approved for full-body MR scans. As the medical director of the Department of Cardiology and Intensive Care Unit and the Department of Internal Medicine and Angiology at Klinikum am Urban,... Read more

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World Premiere: New Device for Severely Calcified Arteries Offered to Patients

2013 04 Nov

The Mount Sinai Hospital’s leading interventional cardiologists are the premiering the use of a newly FDA approved device to treat gravely calcified coronary arteries before placing a cardiac stent on a blocked artery. The Diamondback 360® Coronary Orbital Atherectomy System is being introduced at The Mount Sinai Hospital’s Cardiac Catheterization... Read more

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Medtronic Introduces Innovative Device for Elimination of Coronary Thrombus

2013 22 Oct

U.S. Cardiologists introduced to the increased Power and advanced Deliverability of company’s pioneering 'Export Advance' Aspiration Catheter  With more than 10 years experience in designing medical equipment destined to remove thrombus from coronary arteries, the market leader Medtronic, Inc. publicised the U.S. launch of the new-generation Export... Read more

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BIOTRONIK introduces Idova 7 – A New Generation ICD Endorsed for MR Scanning

2013 17 Oct

Italy and Austria see first worldwide implantations of the ultrahigh-energy device The new Idova 7 ICD series was launched today by BIOTRONIK, a primary manufacturer of cardiovascular medical technology. Idova 7 ICDs (implantable cardioverter defibrillators) and CRT-Ds (cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators) offer ultrahigh-energy... Read more

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See more, Work More Efficiently: Siemens Solutions for Cardiology

2013 05 Sep

To support patients, physicians and clinical staff, Siemens has developed products and solutions especially tailored to the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. These include a new cardiac catheter, clinical IT, applications for computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging and a new system for cardiac molecular imaging. The World... Read more

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BIOTRONIK Ilesto 7 Series Launched - Approved for MR scans

2013 09 Jul

BIOTRONIK has recently launched its Ilesto 7 Series, the world’s first DF4 ICD/CRT heart implant series approved for MRI. The includes one of the world’s smallest ICDs while also offering the greatest longevity — up to 11.5 years for the single chamber ICD.  “We see a rising need for MR scans at our clinic and nationwide, and we acknowledge the... Read more

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Abbott Announces CE Mark for World's Longest Coronary Drug Eluting Stent

2013 21 May

Abbott today announced CE Mark in Europe for the XIENCE Xpedition™ 48 Everolimus Eluting Coronary Stent System, the first-of-its-kind treatment for very long blockages in the vessels that supply blood to the heart due to coronary artery disease (CAD). XIENCE Xpedition 48 leverages the proven design and clinical outcomes of the XIENCE family of drug... Read more

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Growth in International Radiology and Cardiology Markets in Asia-Pacific

2013 08 May

The growing number of ageing people, along with the high incidence of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases in Asia-Pacific due to unhealthy lifestyles, has spurred the need for interventional radiology and cardiology procedures. Interventional methods' benefits such as reduced hospitalisation and faster recovery times have lowered in-patient... Read more