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2014-05-06 23:06:59

Blockages previously deemed untreatable now cleared through hybrid approach developed by interventional cardiologists. Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute interventional cardiologists are on the forefront of perfecting new minimally invasive approaches to treat chronic total occlusions (CTOs) – completely blocked arteries – which previously were deemed untreatable. One in five patients with plaque buildup has at least one completely...

2014-05-06 08:33:53

PLANO, Texas, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Argon Medical Devices, Inc. announced today that the company has begun marketing the CLEANERXT((TM)) Rotational Thrombectomy System as a new addition to the CLEANER family of dialysis products. With increased power and torque for cleaning wall-adherent thrombus, and the ability to be introduced through a 6 Fr sheath, CLEANERXT combines torque with trackability. Its innovative sinusoidal wire design is radiopaque and conforms to varying lumen...

2014-05-05 23:01:31

For 16 Consecutive Years Mount Sinai Awarded Highest “Two-Star” Rating by New York State Department of Health for Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI) New York, NY (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 The Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory of Mount Sinai Heart at The Mount Sinai Hospital has once again received the highest “two-star” safety rating from the New York State Department of Health for its percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) overall and in non-emergency cases. This marks the...

2014-05-05 08:28:39

SINGAPORE, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Biosensors International Group, Ltd. ("Biosensors" or the "Company", Bloomberg: BIG SP; Reuters: BIOS.SI; SGX: B20), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of innovative medical devices, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently granted conditional Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) approval for a U.S.-based clinical trial of the BioFreedom(TM) polymer-free drug-coated stent (DCS) system. The BioFreedom U.S....

2014-05-01 00:21:42

NATICK, Mass., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing to advance leading drug-eluting stent (DES) technology, Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) has launched the Promus PREMIER(TM) Everolimus-Eluting Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent System in Japan. This advanced DES system recently received Japan Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) approval. "It is my great pleasure to be able to provide the Promus PREMIER(TM) Stent System to physicians and patients in Japan,"...

2014-04-30 16:31:17

PLEASANTON, Cailf., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thoratec Corporation (NASDAQ: THOR), a world leader in device-based mechanical circulatory support therapies to save, support and restore failing hearts, said today it will be participating in the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2014 Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, May 13. Gary F. Burbach, President and Chief Executive Officer, will provide an update on the company, beginning at 3:00 p.m., Pacific Daylight Time (6:00 p.m., Eastern...

2014-04-21 23:00:12

Interventional cardiologists and electrophysiologists at Allegheny General Hospital recently performed the first procedure using the LARIAT™ Suture Delivery Device, a lasso-like suture that ties off the left atrial appendage (LAA), an area of the heart that is prone to developing blood clots, particularly in patients with atrial fibrillation. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Allegheny General Hospital (AGH), part of Allegheny Health Network, has joined a select group of medical...

2014-04-15 23:05:03

In the recent years, the pediatric interventional cardiology market has witnessed a large number of technological advancements, owing to which new and advanced products are being launched in the market; http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/pediatric-interventional-cardiology-market-236831456.html. (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 The “Pediatric Interventional Cardiology Market by Congenital Heart Defect Closure Device [ASD, Ventricular Septal Defect, Patent Ductus Arteriosus, Left...

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...

2014-04-14 23:00:39

A team of Washington University cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons recently were first in the region, outside clinical trials, to use the new CoreValve System when performing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures. The two patients who received the self-expandable valve, both considered to be at extreme-risk for traditional aortic valve replacement, are recovering at home. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 Specialists at the Washington University and...


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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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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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