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Jun 30, 2021 | Healio

More extensive stenting improved coronary perfusion and reduced myocardial injury among high-risk patients with spontaneous coronary artery dissection, but was linked to elevated risk for procedural complications, researchers reported.

VDM speaks with neurointerventional surgeon Ryan A. McTaggart, MD, on the unique clinical pathway for stroke patients at Rhode Island Hospital, in Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. McTaggart shares the strategy behind installing a biplane angiography system within the hospital’s emergency room, and how this technology has supported the hospital’s comprehensive stroke program.

Sports training triggers exercise-induced cardiac remodeling (EICR). Sprint- and endurance-trained master athletes are exposed to different hemodynamic stimuli accompanied by aging. We aimed to compare EICR types in light of the Morganroth hypothesis, frequency of abnormalities, and relationships between cardiac traits and age.

Jun 23, 2021 | Cardiac Rhythm News

Medtronic has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded approval for the Arctic Front family of cardiac cryoablation catheters for the treatment of recurrent symptomatic paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) as an alternative to antiarrhythmic drug (AAD) therapy as an initial rhythm control strategy.

Jun 22, 2021 | TCTMD

Crushing prasugrel tablets before administering them to STEMI patients in the ambulance leads to more prompt and potent platelet inhibition compared with leaving them whole, according to an analysis of the COMPARE CRUSH study. However, even with faster platelet inhibition, about one in three of the study patients still reported subtherapeutic levels at the end […]

Jun 22, 2021 | Cath Lab Digest

Cutting Edge Technology Feature: Interview with Rajiv Jauhar, MD, FACC, FSCAI, Chief of Cardiology, Northwell Health, Manhasset, New York.

Health care experts urge increased awareness of obstructive sleep apnea among people with cardiovascular disease or risk factors such as high blood pressure, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association, published today in Circulation, the Association’s flagship journal.

Jun 2, 2021 | DAIC Articles

The HLT Meridian TAVR Valve System is designed to overcome some of the challenges of current FDA-cleared TAVR devices.

Jun 2, 2021 | Industry Press Releases

Siemens Healthineers has announced that it has received CE Mark for the AcuNav Volume ICE (intracardiac echocardiography) catheter, an imaging guide that provides real-time, wide-angle visualization of heart anatomy during structural heart and electrophysiology procedures.

People who have a pacemaker or an implantable cardioverter defibrillator should be aware that the magnets used in the wireless charging technology for the series 12 models of the Apple iPhone can affect how the cardiac devices work if the phones are stored or used in close proximity to the implanted cardiac device, according to […]

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