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Clot-removal device used in pediatric cardiac surgery launched

July 27, 2016

ClearFlow Inc. announced it has launched in the U.S. market a device to remove clots from chest tubes used in pediatric cardiac or cardiothoracic surgery.

The device (PleuraFlow Active Clearance Technology, ClearFlow) is 20F with four side holes and received clearance from the FDA earlier in 2016, according to a press release issued by the company.

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Moderate physical activity linked to reduced CHD risk in young women

July 27, 2016
At least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week can lower CHD risk by 25% in young women, researchers reported in Circulation. According to the study…
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Reduced aerobic capacity linked to higher mortality rates regardless of CV risk factors

July 27, 2016
A decades-long study showed that lower aerobic capacity was associated with increased mortality rates in middle-aged men independent of traditional risk factors…
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Lower-extremity classification system predicts amputation risk in CLI

July 26, 2016
The Society for Vascular Surgery Lower Extremity Guidelines Committee’s new lower-extremity classification system for wound, ischemia and foot infection was…
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History of HF, regardless of EF, risk factor for poor CABG outcomes

July 26, 2016
Regardless of preoperative ejection fraction, history of HF is an independent risk factor for poor short-term and long-term outcomes after CABG, according to data…
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The Patient with Heart Failure

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Over 5 million people in the United States (US) over the age of 20 years have heart failure (HF) and the prevalence of…
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VIDEO: With chest pain in the ED, decision tree reduces resource use, patient hospitalizations

June 25, 2016
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VIDEO: New techniques, tools offer interventionalists effective options for treating complex disease

July 2, 2016
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