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Image: Cardiac surgeon Jacques Scherman, MD (Photo courtesy of Cape Argus).

Novel TAVI Procedure Targets Rheumatic Heart Disease Patients

A simplified transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) device offers new hope for the thousands of patients with rheumatic heart disease (RHD) who need the procedure each year. More...
21 Sep 2016
Image: The Prevena Plus negative pressure therapy system (Photo courtesy of Acelity).

Negative Pressure System Aids Management of Surgical Incisions

A novel closed incision negative pressure therapy (ciNPT) device holds the surgical wound together and protects it from external infectious sources. More...
20 Sep 2016
Armstrong Medical Industries
Image: The Surfacer AV system (Photo courtesy of Bluegrass Vascular).

Inside-Out Approach Breaches Occluded Central Veins

A novel arteriovenous (AV) access system facilitates central venous catheter (CVC) insertion via an inside-out approach. More...
19 Sep 2016
Image: High blood pressure following cardiac surgery can lead to kidney failure (Photo courtesy of Getty Images).

High BP Following Heart Surgery Linked to Adverse Outcomes

Postoperative hypertension in cardiac surgery is associated with increased mortality, prolonged length of stay, and higher incidence of renal dysfunction, according to a new study. More...
19 Sep 2016
Image: Synthetic tissues that mimic human vasculature help surgeons train (Photo courtesy of UBC).

Synthetic Heart Valves Help Surgeons Improve Skills

New polyvinyl materials make it possible for surgeons and medical residents to practice coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery using synthetic tissues, instead of cadavers. More...
15 Sep 2016
Fluke Biomedical
Image: Nighttime surgery leads to more deaths (Photo courtesy of shutterstock).

Surgery at Night Twice as Deadly as During the Day

A new five-year study shows that patients who have surgery during the night are twice as likely to die as patients operated on during regular working hours. More...
14 Sep 2016
Image: The Gore DrySeal Flex introducer sheath (Photo courtesy of Gore Medical Products).

New Introducer Sheath Helps Treat Challenging Aneurysms

A new introducer sheath combines enhanced flexibility, kink resistance, and a hydrophilic coating to facilitate access during endovascular repair (EVAR) of aneurysms. More...
13 Sep 2016


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