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2014-04-15 14:43:23

Doctors at Henry Ford Hospital reached a medical milestone April 3, performing the 25th successful transcatheter valve replacement using a novel way to access the heart. Henry Ford is the only hospital in the United States performing the unique procedure called transcaval valve replacement, which accesses the heart by temporarily connecting major blood vessels. Northern Michigan resident Viola Waller, 80, underwent Henry Ford’s first transcaval procedure on July 3, 2013 when...

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...

2010-10-21 08:00:00

ISTANBUL, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Interventional cardiology professionals from around the globe will gather at the inaugural SCAI Global Interventional Summit (GIS) hosted by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) in collaboration with the Turkish Society of Cardiology (TSC). Held in conjunction with TSC's 26th National Congress, the GIS will bridge east and west, creating an unprecedented level of international collaboration and an unprecedented platform for...

2010-01-26 15:53:21

DALLAS -- New technology that allows doctors to see three-dimensional images of heart arteries in the catheterization lab passed its first major testing hurdle -- moving doctors closer to understanding its impact on clinical practice, researchers report in Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, an American Heart Association journal. Still in the early stages of testing, the 3-D images may allow cardiologists to more accurately and quickly assess the length, branching pattern,...

2009-04-16 09:30:00

New Technology Cuts Radiation Exposure, Reduces Procedure Time, Lowers Costs OTTAWA, April 16 /PRNewswire/ - The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) has installed North America's first dual axis rotational cardiac X-ray for clinical use, allowing physicians to more clearly locate and diagnose blockage in the heart's arteries. The ultra-sophisticated equipment cuts radiation exposure by 33%, reduces X-ray time by a similar amount and offers other benefits. "The Heart Institute...

2009-01-06 12:08:32

If you're committed to fitness, the decision to climb a couple of flights of stairs rather than take the elevator is clear. But if you develop chest pain on the way up, deciding how to treat the symptoms of clogged arteries in your heart is much more complicated.Whether it's appropriate to treat chest pain with medical therapy alone or prescribe medical therapy and also perform revascularization"”that is, by restoring good blood flow to the heart muscle with a balloon-tipped catheter or...

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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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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