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Outcomes for STEMI Patients Improve with Early Treatment Intervention.
NEW YORK, Oct.
People using intermittent catheters no longer need to re-use their catheters due to a new Medicare policy effective April 1, 2008.
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.
Drug-eluting stents are a safe and effective treatment for heart attack, provoking no increase in complications when compared to conventional stents and cutting the risk of arterial renarrowing by 90 percent. These are the findings of a new study published in the August 2005 issue of Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions: Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions.
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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