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2011-02-17 07:30:00

NATICK, Mass., Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced its launch of the PROMUS(®) Element(TM) Everolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent System and TAXUS(®) Element(TM) Paclitaxel-Eluting Coronary Stent System in India. Both Element Systems incorporate the same novel platinum chromium (PtCr) alloy, innovative stent design and advanced catheter delivery system, and represent the Company's third-generation...

2011-02-08 08:00:00

LEIPZIG, Germany, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Data from the Leipzig Registry tracking the results of patients treated with the SUPERA® stent for peripheral arterial disease (PAD) of the popliteal artery were reported during the recent 2011 Leipzig Interventional Course (LINC). The SUPERA stent is CE marked for biliary and peripheral vascular use in Europe. In the United States the SUPERA stent is the subject of an ongoing FDA-approved IDE trial called SUPERB...

2011-02-04 01:05:14

Oregon Health & Science University is one of a few centers in the nation qualified to use the first FDA-approved pulmonary heart valve that can be implanted through the leg The pediatric cardiac team at Oregon Health & Science University Doernbecher Children's Hospital is the first in the region and one of a handful in the nation to implant a pulmonary heart valve without open-heart surgery. To date, four patients have received the landmark valve in the OHSU Pediatric and Adult...

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2011-02-03 12:28:00

For almost two decades, cardiologists have searched for ways to see dangerous blood clots before they cause heart attacks.Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis report that they have designed nanoparticles that find clots and make them visible to a new kind of X-ray technology.According to Gregory Lanza, MD, PhD, a Washington University cardiologist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, these nanoparticles will take the guesswork out of deciding whether a person coming...

2011-02-02 09:54:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) announced publication of a consensus document concerning radiation exposure to pregnant physicians and technical staff in the cardiac catheterization lab (cath lab). The paper, titled "SCAI Consensus Document on Occupational Radiation Exposure to the Pregnant Cardiologist and Technical Personnel," was developed by SCAI's Women in Innovations ("WIN") group and is published in...

2011-01-20 15:22:42

PROSPECT trial published in New England Journal of Medicine Results from the PROSPECT clinical trial shed new light on the types of vulnerable plaque that are most likely to cause sudden, unexpected adverse cardiac events, and on the ability to identify them through imaging techniques before they occur. The trial, Providing Regional Observations to Study Predictors of Events in the Coronary Tree (PROSPECT), is the first prospective natural history study of atherosclerosis using multi-modality...

2011-01-19 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) published guiding principles and best practices for the development of radiation safety programs in cardiac catheterization laboratories. The paper, titled "Radiation Safety Program for the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory," published in the current issue of Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions (CCI), focuses on the need for safe practice and continuing...

2011-01-10 11:46:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hotspur Technologies, Inc. announced today that Dr. Bruce Lin, M.D., and Dr. Stephen Liu, M.D., Interventional Radiologists at Lifelink Interventional Center in Modesto, California, performed the first commercial deployment of the company's GPSCath(TM) Balloon Dilatation Catheter. This new device enables, for the first time, multiple vascular procedures to be performed with one catheter, potentially reducing procedure time and expense...

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...

2010-12-21 11:45:00

STAT-MI Uses Smart Phones to Transmit ECGs from Ambulance to Cath Lab NEWARK, N.J., Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Heart attack patients can receive life-saving treatments more quickly thanks to $100,000 in grants from the Verizon Foundation to the Foundation of UMDNJ for a program that enables heart attack patients to bypass the emergency room and go directly to the cardiac catheterization laboratory at UMDNJ-The University Hospital. The Verizon grants support STAT-MI, an...


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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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