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J&J buying Micrus for $480M
Johnson & Johnson said Monday it plans to bolster its lineup of stroke-prevention products by buying Micrus...
Doctors often unaware of defibrillator guidelines
Doctors at Cleveland’s MetroHealth Medical Center contend that few patients who could benefit from implantable...
Blood-sucking device saves heart patients, study shows
A vacuum-cleaner-like device that sucks blood clots out of the arteries of heart attack victims before angioplasty...
For 100 Iraqi doctors, a return to normal
With two-thirds of the medical specialists having fled Iraq, and with the country’s healthcare system shredded by...
Angioplasty’s golden era may be fading
Recent analyses suggest the meteoric rise of angioplasty during the past three decades has ended. Three major studies...
Just one in four know heart attack signs
Only about 1 in 4 Americans know the warning signs of a heart attack and what to do first, according to a report from...
Removing clot aids heart attack recovery
More people survive major heart attacks with fewer problems if doctors use a mini-vacuum to clear out an artery...
Men are likelier to receive heart devices, studies show
Men are much more likely than women to receive an implantable defibrillator to prevent sudden cardiac death, according...
Heart associations issue guidelines for patients having other surgery
The nation’s two leading heart groups have issued new guidelines about what should be done for patients with heart...
Heart attack survivors benefit from rehab
Cardiac experts have issued new "performance measures" meant to boost patient enrollment in cardiac rehabilitation...

Book: Strategies for Superior Cardiovascular Service Line Performance
Strategies for Superior Cardiovascular Service Line Performance delivers sound strategy and business guidance for...
Book: Oncology: Strategies for Superior Service Line Performance
The evolution of the oncology payment model and pressure to provide more patient-centered care are leading many...