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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...

2011-10-14 15:00:00

HMP Communications, a leader in healthcare communications, has announced the launch of Cath Lab Digest, a cardiac catheterization journal, on apps for the iPad and Android tablet devices. Malvern, PA (PRWEB) October 14, 2011 Cath Lab Digest (CLD) â” http://cathlabdigest.com â” a popular monthly publication for cardiac catheterization laboratory professionals nationwide, will offer a digital-tablet edition (available via apps for Android devices and the...

2011-05-16 07:33:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Arstasis is pleased to announce the U.S. launch of its latest commercial product - the AXERA(TM) Access Device. The AXERA Device enhances insertability into the femoral artery and overall procedural usage while continuing to deliver the clinical benefits of the implant-free Arstaotomy Procedure. Since 1959, physicians have been using the Modified Seldinger Technique for femoral artery access. At the end of every such case, patients are...

2011-05-05 12:15:00

BALTIMORE, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2011 Scientific Sessions, SCAI announced its national quality improvement program to measure and improve quality in the cath lab for better patient care. Building on its legacy of using evidence to guide new ways to advance care and improve outcomes, SCAI is launching its national quality program with its signature "Quality Improvement Toolkit" to ensure facilities and...

2011-01-04 07:37:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Arstasis is pleased to announce the Arstasis One Access Device is available to physicians, nurses, patients, and cath lab technicians across the United States. Until now, only a select number of physicians participating in Arstasis clinical trials and select pre-launch registries have been able to use the device. As of today, the company is making the simple-to-use, disposable tool that allows physicians to perform the Arstaotomy...

2010-11-08 07:37:00

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Arstasis is pleased to announce that patient enrollment has begun in the RECITAL (A Patient Registry Evaluating Closure Following Access with the Arstasis One Access System) Study. The non-randomized, prospective, post-approval study is anticipated to enroll up to 500 patients in at least seven U.S. hospitals. The goal of the study is to observe the clinical safety and effectiveness of the Arstasis One Access System in patients...

2010-07-26 14:14:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardiva Medical, Inc. announced today that it has signed an agreement with Advanced Vascular Dynamics to distribute several products used for postcatheterization femoral and radial artery hemostasis in the U.S. These products include i) RadAR(TM), an innovative radial artery compression device, ii) ComfortPress(TM), an ergonomic hand-held manual compression assist device, iii) ExpressAR(TM), an external mobile compression device and iv) Celox...

2010-05-20 07:30:00

SAN DIEGO, May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Volcano Corporation (Nasdaq: VOLC) announced today the completion of the first clinical cases using the new Eagle Eye® Platinum digital IVUS catheter. The procedures were performed in seven centers within the United States. Commercial launch of Eagle Eye® Platinum in the U.S. is expected in June 2010. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100520/SF08130) "Our customer research of the most important...


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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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