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IT Management

PA Sensor Reduces Heart Failure Hospitalisations

2014 21 Oct

A new wireless monitoring system that is implanted in the pulmonary artery can help keep patients with severe heart failure out of the hospital, according to a recent study. The CardioMEMS HF System from St. Jude Medical Inc. (St. Paul, MN, USA) is the only heart failure monitoring system approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).The monitoring... Read more

ICU Management

Study: Renal Denervation Fails to Lower BP

2014 04 Apr

A recent study, presented at the meeting of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in Washington and published by the New England Journal of Medicine, has cast a doubt over therapy used in more than 80 countries and prescribed to treat hypertension that does not respond to drugs.Renal artery denervation is an intervention in which nerve connections... Read more

IMAGING Management

Toshiba’s FDA-Cleared CT Allows Visualisation of Myocardial Ischemia

2014 13 Mar

Toshiba introduces exclusive and FDA-cleared CT Myocardial Perfusion on its Aquilion ONE and Aquilion ONE ViSION Edition CT systems.To improve cardiac diagnoses with simplified dose reduction technology, Toshiba announces the FDA clearance of its industry-exclusive CT Myocardial Perfusion capability. Available on Toshiba’s Aquilion ONE and Aquilion... Read more

Health Management

Interventional Radiology Celebrates 50 Years Of Angioplasty

2014 08 Mar

Interview with Prof. Duncan Ettles, President of the British Society of Interventional Radiology On 16 January 1964 at the University of Oregon Hospital in the United States Dr. Charles Dotter (pictured) performed the first percutaneous transluminal angioplasty procedure. Inserting a Teflon catheter into a patient’s superficial femoral artery, Dr.... Read more

Cardiology Management

Tiny Chip Device to Transmit 3-D Images from Inside Heart Arteries

2014 20 Feb

A team of researchers has developed the technology for a catheter-based device that would be able to provide real time, 3-D imaging from inside a persons’ heart, coronary arteries and peripheral blood vessels. This innovate device could offer better guidance during heart surgery and enable more clearing of clogged arteries to be done without the necessity... Read more

Cardiology Management

Golden Anniversary for Life Saving Angioplasty

2014 16 Jan

Fifty years ago on January 16th a medical revolution occurred with the world’s first percutaneous transluminal angioplasty procedure. The procedure used a catheter to open a blockage from inside an artery, replacing the need to surgically open the vessel. This remarkable feat paved the way for minimally invasive vascular surgery and made angioplasty... Read more

Cardiology Management

Cardiac Surgery Outcomes Highlight Racial Disparities Linked to Hospital Quality

2014 10 Jan

According to a recently released study by Govind Rangrass, M.D. and colleagues of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery outcomes indicated the prevalence of racial disparities. Several factors, among them hospital quality, were associated with the findings.According to the study background, racial disparities... Read more

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