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2013-07-10 10:08:29

New interventional cardiac catheterization services offered by U.S. hospitals generally duplicate existing programs and do not help patients gain access to timely emergency cardiac care, according to a new study. Examining new cardiac catheterization programs nationally from 2004 to 2008, researchers found the programs were most likely to be introduced in areas that had existing services, near populations that had higher rates of private health insurance and in states where there is little...

2013-06-11 11:22:38

Study Highlights: -Opening clogged heart arteries via the radial artery in the wrist is becoming more common. -The wrist route may have fewer complications than the traditional route through the femoral artery in the groin. -Use of the procedure increased 13-fold in a six-year period. The way to a man´s heart may be his wrist. More U.S. doctors are unclogging heart arteries (in men and women) by entering through the radial artery in the wrist, which is linked to less bleeding...

2013-05-02 23:25:56

ACE Accreditation and E3: More Than Peer Review Services to showcase cardiac cath lab AUC expertise. Washington, DC (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 The Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE), an independent organization sponsored by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) and ACCF, will join forces with the robust education and quality initiatives to be held during the SCAI Scientific Sessions in Orlando, Florida, May 8-10, 2013. The sessions provide an...

2012-10-19 04:03:35

ACE Organization Assists Cath Labs in Meeting Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 18, 2012 In this month´s issue of Cath Lab Digest, Anne Beekman, BSN, RN, Manager of the Kresge Cardiac Cath Labs at the Frederik Meijer Heart & Vascular Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan, cites ACE accreditation as a valuable resource in elevating the performance of their Cath Lab. Getting ahead of the curve in meeting appropriate use standards should include third party...

2012-09-24 23:00:04

CCI President´s page connects Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) and Cath Lab Accreditation. Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 24, 2012 In the September, 2012 CCI President´s Page, J. Jeffrey Marshall, MD, FSCAI, President of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), shared his opinion on the need to accredit cath labs through ACE, the Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence. “...I want to focus on what individual practicing interventionalists can...

2012-05-08 23:54:50

Changes in technology, clinical practice prompt updated recommendations Modern cardiac catheterization laboratories bear scant resemblance to the cath labs of a decade ago. An updated consensus statement released today offers physicians guidance on how to excel in this new diagnostic and therapeutic milieu, with specific recommendations on setting up, operating and maintaining the highest standards of quality in a contemporary cardiac catheterization laboratory. The consensus statement...

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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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