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Image: Research shows a surgeon’s position during surgery can lead to musculoskeletal disorders (Photo courtesy of iStock).

Novel Tool Examines Surgeons Operating Posture

A new study describes how a computerized observational tool can identify surgeon’s postural loading during surgery, helping to reduce and correct awkward positions. More...
29 Mar 2017
Image: A new study shows simultaneous angioplasty on a number of cardiac vessels reduces mortality (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

Multivessel Angioplasty Recommended Following Heart Attack

A new study suggests that performing revascularization of both infarct-related and non-related arteries following myocardial infarction (MI) results in a lower overall risk than treating the infarct-related artery alone. More...
29 Mar 2017
Fluke Biomedical
Image: A blood test can identify patients with heart damage after non-cardiac surgery whose lives could potentially be saved with timely treatment (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock).

Blood Test Detects Heart Damage after Surgery

A simple blood test for high-sensitivity troponin T can identify damage to the heart after non-cardiac surgery, according to a new study. More...
28 Mar 2017
Image: A new study suggests preoperative statin use reduces CABG mortality (Photo courtesy of Getty images).

Statin Timing May Improve Heart Surgery Outcomes

A new study suggests that statin use 24 hours or less preoperatively is associated with decreased 30-day all-cause mortality after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. More...
28 Mar 2017
Image: The Curos Stopper helps prevent infections in female Luer ports (Photo courtesy of 3M).

Vascular Access Port Protector Reduces Contamination Risk

A new cap for open female Luer connectors ensures that all intraluminal vascular access points can be protected through passive disinfection. More...
22 Mar 2017
Image: The FlexAbility ablation catheter (Photo courtesy of Abbott).

Sensor-Enabled Catheter Maps and Treats Arrhythmia

An innovative ablation catheter with a flexible tip and an advanced shaft and handle combination is now sensor-enabled, collecting data to map arrhythmia as well as treat it. More...
21 Mar 2017
Image: The Serranator Alto percutaneous transluminal angioplasty balloon (Photo courtesy of Cagent Vascular).

Vessel Dilation Device Advances Peripheral Artery Interventions

A novel dilation balloon creates multiple longitudinal micro-serrations in order to help the expansion of blood vessels in peripheral artery disease (PAD). More...
17 Mar 2017


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