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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.
Modern cardiac catheterization laboratories bear scant resemblance to the cath labs of a decade ago.
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.
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.
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...
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.