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Nurses: Providing angioplasty patient care in and out of the cath lab

WHAT: The Cardiovascular Nurse and Technologist Symposium at TCT 2009 will examine the latest advances in interventional, pharmacologic and clinical/administrative strategies for the management of the cardiovascular patient: Focus on the heart attack patient receiving PCI Revascularizatio...

Cardiologists Warn Proposed Changes Would Close Outpatient Cardiac Cath Labs

Patients would experience higher costs and longer waits NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cardiologists around the country are speaking out against drastic payment cuts that could force the closure of many outpatient catheterization labs, creating long waits and drama...

MedCath Announces Acquisition of Ownership in Arizona Cath Lab

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MedCath Corporation (Nasdaq: MDTH ) announced today that MedCath Partners, LLC has acquired a 27.4 percent interest in a joint venture known as Southwest Arizona Heart and Vascular Center, LLC. The joint venture provides cardiac cathete...

Omnicell Announces Second Quarter 2009 Results

...eorder of supplies. Products range from high-security closed-cabinet systems and software to open-shelf and combination solutions in the nursing unit, cath lab and operating room. Omnicell's mission is to provide the best customer experience in healthcare, helping hospitals reduce medication err...

Volcano Achieves Major Milestone in Japan Direct Sales Initiative With Signing of Termination Agreement With Goodman

...ies. The company's intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) product line includes ultrasound consoles that can be integrated directly into virtually any modern cath lab. Volcano IVUS offers unique features, including both single-use phased array and rotational IVUS imaging catheters, and advanced functionality opt...

Sanger Clinic Lends Its Name to New Heart Care Institute Serving NC and SC

...time medical offices spread across 16 counties in North and South Carolina. In addition, a large number of hospital-based personnel working in cardiac cath labs and operating rooms will come under the SHVI umbrella. Joseph G. Piemont, President and Chief Operating Officer at Carolinas HealthCare, sai...

Providence Tarzana Surgeon First in U.S. to Use New State-of-the-Art Imaging Tool

...ualization of the vasculature required for the growing field of minimally-invasive therapy, without having to expend the costs associated with a fixed cath lab imaging system." The $300,000 imaging equipment comes as Providence continues investing in Providence Tarzana, known for heart care, minimall...

Virginia Hospital Center Seeks to Reduce Operating Costs and Improve Supply Chain with Broadlane

...Innovative Procurement Services and purchase transaction management Clinical Services for managing clinical preference items and operating room and cath lab spending Comprehensive Materials Management Services - including outsourcing Informatics - benchmarking, advanced analytics and reporting ...

Omnicell Improves Nursing Workflow with New Anywhere RN(TM) Remote Medication Management Application

...eorder of supplies. Products range from high-security closed-cabinet systems and software to open-shelf and combination solutions in the nursing unit, cath lab and operating room. For more information, visit www.omnicell.com . OMCL-G ...

Omnicell Boosts Pharmacy Efficiency with Enhanced WorkflowRx(TM) Central Pharmacy Automation Software

...eorder of supplies. Products range from high-security closed-cabinet systems and software to open-shelf and combination solutions in the nursing unit, cath lab and operating room. For more information, visit www.omnicell.com . OMCL - G ...

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Cath in Medical Technology

Adoption of PCI in AMI Patients to Drive Drug-Eluting Stent Use

...PCI have improved outcomes over thrombolytics, even without surgical back-up. Experts are now trying to reduce the time it takes to get patients to a cath lab -- in some cases bypassing the emergency room -- which will drive primary PCI adoption and support DES use in AMI patients. Furthermore, a n...

American Heart Association EMS Survey Uncovers Deficiencies in Response, Treatment and Transfer of Patients With Most Deadly Heart Attacks

...e Emergency Cardiovascular Care task force. "However, we found the need for better systems to allow EMS to transmit data from ECGs and activate the cath lab on the way to the hospital and for policies allowing them to take patients to the facility able to provide appropriate care, whether it's the clos...

TAXUS OLYMPIA Registry Shows Excellent Outcomes for High-Risk Patients Treated With Second-Generation TAXUS(R) Liberte(R) Stent

... "The one-year OLYMPIA results reinforce the success of the TAXUS Liberte Stent in effectively treating a wide-range of patients routinely seen in the cath lab," said Donald S. Baim, M.D., Chief Medical and Scientific Officer of Boston Scientific. "This second-generation platform offers exceptional delive...

Record 'Door-to-Balloon' Time at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas

...ack patients typically arrive. "That's the 'front door' of the hospital, so providing rapid cardiac assessments and efficiently communicating with the cath lab is critical to achieving our goal," Gardner said. Coronary angioplasty is a procedure in which a balloon is used to open a blockage in a coronar...

Medinol Receives CE Mark for Presillion(TM) Cobalt Chromium Coronary Stent on Rx System, an Advanced Evolution of the NIR(R) Family of Stents

... Cordis, a Johnson and Johnson company, last year, and will be distributing the Presillion globally. "We are happy that we are able to enrich Cordis's cath Lab Cubed offer to market," says Dr. Richter. Recent research recognized the value of Bare Metal Stents and the growing versatility of treatments of...

RICE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL PHARMACY STAFF EXPERIENCES A 55% REDUCTION IN TIME SPENT MANAGING PATIENT-SPECIFIC MEDICATIONS USING OMNICELL SINGLEPOINTE SOLUTION

...eorder of supplies. Products range from high-security closed-cabinet systems and software to open-shelf and combination solutions in the nursing unit, cath lab and operating room. For more information, visit http://www.omnicell.com . About Rice Memorial Hospital Rice Memorial Hospital is a city-owned...

Is PCI Safe, Effective After Clot-Busters for Heart Attack?

...eat heart attack, recurring ischemia, heart failure and shock in the two groups of patients. "Many hospitals have difficulty getting patients to the cath lab within the recommended 90 minutes, but six hours is a much more realistic goal," Dr. Cantor said. "If routine PCI is clearly superior to standard ...

OrbusNeich's Genous(TM) Bio-engineered R Stent(TM) has Lower MACE Rate than TAXUS(R) and CYPHER(R) Stents in Clinical Trial

...lved 195 consecutive high-risk patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with either GRS or DES implantation at the university's cath lab. After PCI, patients who received GRS were prescribed dual antiplatelet therapy for one month, and patients who received DES were prescribed the s...

Study Confirms That New Protocol Shortens the Time It Takes to Open Blocked Arteries for Heart Attack Patients

...to get a patient with an acute heart attack to the cath lab for emergency angioplasty by authorizing param... as they assess the patient at the scene means the cath lab staff are ready and waiting for the patient as..., Hennepin paramedics began activating the cardiac cath lab from the field and rigs when they began carryi...

Volcano Sponsors First Study Designed to Determine if IVUS Can Identify Patients at Risk for Stent Thrombosis and to Demonstrate the Benefit of IVUS Guidance for Procedural Outcome

...ies. The company's intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) product line includes ultrasound consoles that can be integrated directly into virtually any modern cath lab and single-use phased array and rotational IVUS imaging catheters. Volcano also has unique advanced functionality options like VH(TM) IVUS tissue ...
Cath in Medical Products

Bair Hugger® Model 560 - Cath Lab Blanket

Description: The cath lab blanket, designed for use in the Cardiac Cath Lab, surrounds the patient with warm air and allows unrestricted access to the femoral artery....
Company:Arizant Healthcare Inc.

Freedom Active Cath External Catheters

Description: Active Cath is a latex, self-adhering, one piece catheter designed for extended wear. It combines a shortened latex sheath with a wide adhesive seal....
Company:Mentor Corporation

Self-Cath® Plus Soft Cath (soft catheter)

Description: The latex free, hydrophilic Self-Cath Plus is designed for single use, intermittent self-catheterization. The unique hydrophilic coating activates immediately upon exposure to water for fast, clean, lubrication and maximum ease of use....
Company:Mentor Corporation

Modular Cardiac Cath Labs

Description: MDI will work with your facility to determine the best interim lab to fit your needs and your site....
Company:Modular Devices, Incorporated

Mobile Cardiac Cath Labs

Description: The layout is designed efficiently for maximum safety. The patient monitoring rooms are configured for maximum efficiency. It is ideal for short term use. It can be set-up in 15 minutes, it is compatible with any mobile modality pad and it has expandable sides in the procedure room which greatly i...
Company:Modular Devices, Incorporated

Cardiac Cath SystemSingle Plane Digital Heart Catheterization

Description: As the industry strives to control costs, Omega remains committed to the best possible outcome for patients and providers by manufacturing high quality, cost-effective cardiac imaging systems. Omegas compact footprint allows installation in a minimal amount of space while providing exception...
Company:Omega Medical Imaging

Webster Ismus Cath 20-Pole Deflectable Catheter

Description: Biosense Webster offers a complete line of specialty 20-pole catheters for mapping in the atrium. The ISMUS CATH 20-pole deflectable catheter is designed for simple placement in the atrial isthmus. The pair of electrodes located on the catheter's distal tip permit pacing in the coronary sinus for c...
Company:Biosense Webster, a Johnson & Johnson Company

Webster Crista Cath 20-Pole Deflectable Catheter

Description: For Atrial Mapping. Biosense Webster offers a complete line of specialty 20-pole catheters. The CRISTA CATH 20-pole deflectable catheter is designed for positioning along the crista terminals....
Company:Biosense Webster, a Johnson & Johnson Company

Horizon Cardiology Hemo Hemodynamic Monitoring System

Description:...nsive hemodynamic monitoring and information management application for the cath lab. Patient demographics, clinical hemodynamic data, hemodynamic waveform...mation are accessible on a single workstation, streamlining workflow in the cath lab....
Company:McKesson

Patient Care Monitor & Central Station

Description:...vide an example of the Witt integration experience. PCM extends the cardiac cath or electrophysiology lab to healthcare professionals before and after cath and/or EP procedures, providing both physiomonitoring parameters and electr...
Company:Witt Biomedical Corporation

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Cath in Biological News

A dash of lime -- a new twist that may cut CO2 levels back to pre-industrial levels

... in the atmosphere by adding lime to seawater. And they think it has the potential to dramatically reverse CO2 accumulation in the atmosphere, reports cath O'Driscoll in SCI's Chemistry & Industry magazine published today. Shell is so impressed with the new approach that it is funding an investigati...

Skimmed milk -- Straight from the cow

... Herds of cows producing skimmed milk could soon be roaming our pastures, reports cath O’Driscoll in Chemistry & Industry, the magazine of the SCI. Scientists in New Zealand have discovered that some cows have genes that give them a...

Simple home spit test to spot deadly pre-eclampsia

... A simple spit test designed to detect pre-eclampsia in the early stages is being trialed in a UK hospital, reports cath O'Driscoll in Chemistry & Industry, the magazine of the SCI. The test, which is designed to be used at home, will allow mums-to-be to check for th...

Fake pesticides threaten food safety

... More than one in 20 pesticides sold in the EU could be fake, potentially endangering food safety and human health, writes cath O'Driscoll in Chemistry & Industry, the magazine of the SCI. These counterfeits range from sophisticated copies of patented products to low-qual...
Cath in Biological Technology

Volcano Corporation Presentation At Canaccord Adams Conference To Be Webcast

...ies. The company's intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) product line includes ultrasound consoles that can be integrated directly into virtually any modern cath lab. Volcano IVUS offers unique features, including both single-use phased array and rotational IVUS imaging catheters, and advanced functionality opt...

Volcano Corporation Schedules First Quarter Conference Call, Webcast

...es. The company's intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) product line includes ultrasound consoles that can be intergraded directly into virtually any modern cath lab. Volcano IVUS offers unique features, including both single-use phased array and rotational IVUS imaging catheters, and advanced functionality ope...

Siemens Focuses on Role-Based, Context-Sensitive, and Knowledge-Driven Solutions at HIMSS 2009

...ncy and therefore support proactive department management. In addition, with a new scheduling option, users will be able to better manage resources in cath and echo labs. In this version, the remote viewing application(3) has been re-designed to provide a similar look and feel of the workplace. The applic...

New Discoveries on a Fingertip Test for Screening Silent Heart Disease Promising Results of Recent Clinical Studies to be Presented during the 2009 American College of Cardiology Conference, March 29th - April 1st in Orlando

...terization, it became obvious to me that we needed a non-invasive and inexpensive way to screen and monitor at risk patients, simply because you can't cath asymptomatic people, nor can you put stable patients into CT or MRI machine every 3 months to evaluate their progress." He added, "Frankly, ...

Volcano Corporation Presentation at Roth Capital Partners Conference to Be Webcast

...ies. The company's intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) product line includes ultrasound consoles that can be integrated directly into virtually any modern cath lab. Volcano IVUS offers unique features, including both single-use phased array and rotational IVUS imaging catheters, and advanced functionality opt...

vProtect(TM) Luminal Shield Stabilizes Life-Threatening Plaque

...esses untreated vulnerable plaques, the culprit in a majority of sudden cardiac deaths." Patients enrolled in SECRITT I have been referred to the cath lab for treatment of clinically significant coronary lesions, which are treated according to current standards of care. Using a combination of ultraso...

Volcano Announces Closing of Axsun Technologies Acquisition

...ies. The company's intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) product line includes ultrasound consoles that can be integrated directly into virtually any modern cath lab. Volcano IVUS offers unique features, including both single-use phased array and rotational IVUS imaging catheters, and advanced functionality opt...

Volcano Corporation Presentation at J.P. Morgan Conference to be Webcast

...ies. The company's intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) product line includes ultrasound consoles that can be integrated directly into virtually any modern cath lab. Volcano IVUS offers unique features, including both single-use phased array and rotational IVUS imaging catheters, and advanced functionality opt...

InspireMD Announces Enrollment of First Patients in the MGuard(TM) Acute Myocardial Infarction Clinical Trial Data Will be Used to Confirm Initial Positive Results

... solution to the embolization threat, during and post procedure. We are confident that the GUARD Study will confirm what we have experienced so far in cath labs around the world that the product performs well and delivers extra safety to acute MI patients." The GUARD Study is a prospective, multi center...

Bioheart, Inc. Announces Financial Results for Second Quarter 2008

...y for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) in Toronto, and the American Society of Gene Therapy Meeting (ASGT) in Boston. -- The May 2008 issue of cath Lab Digest featured an article on MyoCell(R) Clinical Cell Therapy, the SEISMIC Trial and an interview with Warren Sherman, MD, Director, Cardiac Cell...
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