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2014-04-15 14:43:23

Doctors at Henry Ford Hospital reached a medical milestone April 3, performing the 25th successful transcatheter valve replacement using a novel way to access the heart. Henry Ford is the only hospital in the United States performing the unique procedure called transcaval valve replacement, which accesses the heart by temporarily connecting major blood vessels. Northern Michigan resident Viola Waller, 80, underwent Henry Ford’s first transcaval procedure on July 3, 2013 when...

2014-04-11 08:25:11

DETROIT, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Doctors at Henry Ford Hospital reached a medical milestone April 3, performing the 25(th) successful transcatheter valve replacement using a novel way to access the heart. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140411/DE03523-INFO Henry Ford is the only hospital in the United States performing the unique procedure called transcaval valve replacement, which accesses the heart by temporarily connecting major blood vessels. Northern Michigan...

2014-03-11 23:31:30

ACE Director Sheree Schroeder Authors a New Article: Defining Quality in the Cardiac Cath Lab Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) is pleased to announce that Sheree Schroeder, MSN, RN, RDCS, FASE, Director, Peer Review Programs has authored a thought provoking article titled: Defining Quality in the Cardiac Cath Lab. The article appeared in the March, 2014 edition of CLD. In it, Sheree states that “Cardiac cath labs dedicated to...

2014-02-11 08:32:41

- CathMaps+ Combines HIPAA Compliant Storage of Cardiac Medical Records With Interactive Map of Catheterization Labs Throughout Most of the World - NEW YORK and JERUSALEM, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CathMaps+, the world's first mobile application for people with elevated risk of a cardiac incident, that integrates their cardiac history with an interactive map of Catheterization Labs (cath labs) throughout most of the world, was launched for the U.S. market today. CathMaps+ mission is...

2014-01-27 08:27:19

MENLO PARK, Calif., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AtheroMed, a developer of innovative catheter technologies for treating peripheral artery disease (PAD), today announced that it has received FDA clearance to market the Phoenix Atherectomy System®, which allows physicians to treat PAD with a low profile atherectomy catheter that continuously removes diseased material as it is debulked and does not require specialized capital equipment. "Peripheral artery disease, especially...

2013-10-28 23:02:39

The Cardiac Catheterization Lab at The Mount Sinai Hospital Launches United States’ Use of Diamondback 360® Coronary Orbital Atherectomy System to Reduce Severe Arterial Calcium Prior to Cardiac Stents. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 28, 2013 Leading interventional cardiologists at The Mount Sinai Hospital are the first in the world to use a newly U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved device for the treatment of severely calcified coronary arteries before the placement of...

2013-10-02 23:31:15

Purchasing activity for cardiac catheterization labs in the U.S. appears to be growing as more healthcare facilities look to replace aging equipment, according to a new report by IMV Medical Information Division. The census-based report found that both patient volume and installed base are rising as the market recovers from a recent slowdown. Des Plaines, IL (PRWEB) October 02, 2013 Purchasing activity for cardiac catheterization labs in the U.S. appears to be growing as more healthcare...

2013-09-26 23:38:58

New Five-Part Symposium Video Series and Quarterly Newsletter Launched Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 As part of on-going efforts to bring the cardiovascular community continuous quality initiatives and news, the Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) announces the launch of a five-part video symposium series and the inauguration of a quarterly newsletter, The ACE Advisor. Recorded at the 2013 Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) Scientific...

2013-08-26 23:24:12

Freeport, The Bahamas Receives First Cardiac Cath Lab On Island To Treat Patients With Coronary Artery Disease With Their Own Stem Cells Freeport, The Bahamas (PRWEB) August 26, 2013 Okyanos Heart Institute, whose mission is to bring a new standard of care and better quality of life to patients with coronary artery disease using cardiac stem cell therapy, announces that it has selected International Med-X and Philips Healthcare as its partner to establish the country’s first cath lab...


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Coronary Angiography
2013-07-29 11:05:01

A coronary angiography, also known as a coronary catheterization, is a procedure that gives both visual and tactical access to coronary circulation and blood filled chambers of the heart for both diagnostic and interventional purposes. It is one of many diagnostic tests used in cardiology. More specifically, coronary catheterization recognizes occlusion, stenosis, thrombosis or aneurismal enlargement of the walls of the coronary arteries; heart chamber size; heart muscle contraction...

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