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2008-12-01 15:42:00

SOMERSET, N.J., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tiger and Jacky tip shapes stand out in Terumo's newest family of products. Terumo Interventional Systems announces the launch of Optitorque(TM), its new line of coronary diagnostic catheters, featuring the exclusive Tiger and Jacky tip shapes designed and cleared specifically for transradial procedures. "The Optitorque catheters, specially designed for radial approach, will help to generalize the radial technique by reducing the...

2008-10-14 09:00:45

St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ) today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European CE Mark approval of the Angio-Seal(TM) Evolution(TM) Vascular Closure Device. The approval and global launch was announced at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics conference in Washington, D.C. The Angio-Seal Evolution device is designed to enable physicians to quickly and effectively seal femoral artery punctures made during minimally invasive catheter-based procedures....

2008-10-07 12:00:53

An analysis of clinical data from 90 hospitals across the nation showed that during certain parts of the day, wait times for cardiac catheterization procedures significantly exceed the recommended standard of 90 minutes. The data analysis research was performed by VHA Inc., the national health care alliance. According to the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, the benchmark door-to-balloon time -- the time between arrival at the hospital ED and having a...

2008-07-18 09:01:12

Omnicell, a provider of system solutions to acute healthcare facilities, has announced that St. Patrick Hospital and Health Sciences Center, a 237 bed facility in Missoula, Montana, has successfully installed an interface between the hospital's Omnicell OptiFlex CL system and its Philips Series IV physio-monitoring and information system. St. Patrick Hospital and Health Sciences Center has been using the OptiFlex CL system in its cardiac cath labs to facilitate real-time automated supply...

2008-06-24 09:03:24

PatientFlow Technology (www.patientflowtech.com), the leading provider of patient flow management tools and services for hospitals, today announced that the first four months of the patient flow improvement project at WellStar Health System's Kennestone Hospital Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory has produced dramatic results. The cardiac cath lab project is coordinated with the patient flow project currently underway in the main OR (see Press Releases of 3/25/08 and 06/16/08). Since the...

2005-12-06 17:06:25

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions has released an updated set of guidelines for infection control in cardiovascular catheterization laboratories. Release of these revised guidelines was prompted in part by the recognition that interventional cardiology procedures have become increasingly complex in recent years. The guidelines, published in the January 2006 issue of Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions: Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular...


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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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