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September 2008

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Volume 16 Issue 9
The author has no conflicts to declare, and no grants were received for the preparation of this manuscript. In 1977, amidst immense skepticism, Professor Andreas Gruentzig performed the world’s first angioplasty in Zurich, Switzerland. Using a ba…
For the Performance of Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCIs) and Non-Coronary Interventions: Part II Report of the International Society of Advanced Level Medical Imaging Physician Specialists (ALMIPS) and the Committee on Training Standards©…
In 1978, Wheeling Hospital in Wheeling, West Virginia, opened the region’s first cardiac catheterization lab. Thirty years and thousands of saved lives later, it remains a vital service for stopping chest pain and heart attacks. Today, Wheeling Hos…
Patients taking prasugrel had lower risk of combined endpoint of recurrent heart attack, stroke or cardiovascular death after first event than those taking clopidogrel. A new, pre-specified analysis of the landmark Phase III head-to-head TRITON-TIMI…
OrbusNeich announced that data presented recently at the 17th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Interventional Cardiology (July 3-5, 2008, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan) demonstrate that the Genou s Bio-engineered R stent has better outcomes when comp…
Anticipating the needs of the future, Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA, will launch the first Cardiovascular Technology (CVT) graduate degree program in the nation. Drawing on Geneva’s long-standing affiliation with INOVA Fairfax Hospital in Falls C…
Vascular Solutions, Inc. recently launched the Jiffy Wire, an 80 cm 0.035” specialty guidewire. The Jiffy Wire offers the benefits of both a straight floppy tip and a 3 mm J-tip in one double-ended guidewire. The 80 cm working length and stiff shaft…
Cooks believe the way to a person’s heart is through the stomach, but interventional cardiologists may soon be paying close attention to the wrist. New research shows that radial artery access significantly reduces bleeding complications during angio…
A new study from Duke University Medical Center finds that patients treated solely with medications after suffering from chest pain, heart attack or coronary artery disease are more likely to die during the first year following their initial hospital…
The Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals held their annual meeting July 31st–August 2nd at Harrah’s Las Vegas hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Emerald Coast Chapter is calling for nomination of the local officers of its SICP Chapter. The…