Robotic and catheter-based techniques promise to make mitral valve repair and replacement less invasive than ever. But how effective are they, and are robotic approaches ready to go mainstream?Read More
The year just passed was full of insights and innovations likely to be felt for many years to come. Here are 15 such developments in which Cleveland Clinic staff played key roles.
Interim results from a major study of a leadless pacemaker show good safety and efficacy, echoing a recent trial of a similar device. Here’s how these devices may shape the future of cardiac pacing.
A new analysis of 1,241 patients undergoing ablation for persistent afib reveals for the first time just how important the diagnosis-to-ablation time interval can be. A study author discusses the findings.
With sudden cardiac death an increasing risk as kidney disease progresses, CKD patients would seem to gain from implantable defibrillators. But a Cleveland Clinic analysis shows that the device’s mortality reductions don’t extend to patients in end-stage CKD.
No one said choosing the best conduit for bypass surgery was easy. But this primer from a Cleveland Clinic cardiac surgeon sorts through the options to arrive at a few helpful guiding principles.
The cardiac surgeon who led this multicenter, 11,600-patient analysis says it pinpoints an “opportunity to do better” for the large subgroup of TAVR patients with chronic lung disease.
Here’s the lowdown on why echo is the go-to imaging test, when and why other modalities may be needed, and why specialized pediatric imaging expertise matters for young hearts.
How Cleveland Clinic helped CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System fine-tune its collection and use of cardiac surgery registry data — and how outcomes quickly improved afterward.
A recently approved rigid closure device is the first of its kind designed specifically for the sternum. Here’s a quick look at how it works and how it’s being used by its developers at Cleveland Clinic.
The new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposal restricting reimbursement for the WATCHMAN device may help prevent abuse, but it’s too limiting. Cleveland Clinic experts share their take.