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March 2012

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AngioDynamics to Acquire Navilyst Medical for $372 MillionAngioDynamics, a provider of innovative, minimally invasive medical devices for vascular access, surgery, peripheral vascular disease and oncology, announced it has entered into a definitive a…
Answered!Mask Wear?We are trying to collect data from cath labs about requirements for the circulator and whether cath labs require the circulator to wear a mask during regular angiographic/interventional procedures, including pacemaker implants. Any…
News from the Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals (SICP)Register for an RCIS or RCES Review Course Today!   The Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals (SICP) will present their Signature Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Speci…
Since the FAME II study made such headlines recently, I thought I would add my two cents and respond to some of the comments, the good and bad, that surrounded the press release from St. Jude at the end of January 2012. But first, my disclaimer: I us…
Abstract: Saphenous vein grafts are prone to degeneration and occlusion. Vein graft disease continues to be a significant problem in maintaining long-term benefits after coronary artery bypass surgery. The neointimal hyperplasia and aggressive athero…
Todd is the Cardiology Manager for Memorial Hermann Southeast in Houston, Texas. He also teaches an online RCIS Review course for Spokane Community College, in Spokane, Washington, and regularly presents with RCIS Review Courses.
In Corazon’s experience, the service line management concept, when applied in healthcare, provides an effective means to achieve the full potential of a hospital specialty program. Through the use of this concept and the designation of a ‘program cha…
Medicare’s Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) Initiative is an outsourcing effort in which contractors assess physician compliance with existing Medicare policy. Medicare gives the contractors authority to summon supporting documentation without cause.…
While angioplasty and angiography procedures are minimally invasive, the prospect of undergoing a procedure on a major organ like the heart often triggers a great deal of patient anxiety, especially when it is the patient’s first time undergoing such…
CHILL-MI is a prospective, randomized, multi-center study designed to further evaluate the safety and effectiveness of Philip’s InnerCool RTx endovascular cooling system in patients suffering from ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). The study…