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Cardiovascular Business invited the chief medical officers of three stent companies to discuss the usage of new and old technologies; why they may diversify their product lines to include healthcare services, such as cardiac catheterization laboratory management; and predictions for the future. Moderating the conversation is interventional cardiologist, health outcomes researcher and CVB editorial advisory board member David J. Cohen, MD, MSc. Roundtable participants are:

Keith Dawkins, MD, chief medical officer and executive vice president of Boston Scientific Martin T. Rothman, MD, chief medical officer and vice president of medical affairs for the structural heart, coronary and renal denervation division at Medtronic ...
 - Kathy Boyd David
For this issue, we gave cardiologists a crystal ball, figuratively, of course, and asked them what they saw for their specialty’s future.
 - computers and doctor
Cardiologists are leveraging telemedicine to be in two places at once.
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By: Candace Stuart
Performance-based risk-sharing deals allow payers to hedge their bets with new drugs while helping pharmaceutical companies grow market share.
 - defibrillator
A new AHA statement examines the potential of wearable cardioverter-defibrillators to protect against cardiac arrest.
 - CoreValve
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement offers valuable lessons that can be applied to its mitral valve counterpart, according to imagers on the frontlines for both techniques.
 - Flood
SCAI examines the implications of the FDA’s decision to expand the TAVR indication to include patients at intermediate risk for SAVR.
 - Doctor pointing during surgery
What trends will have the greatest impact on interventional cardiology, and which tools will evolve to help the field manage transformation?
 - Clinician
More patients with complex diseases, added pressure to take care of them after discharge and greater expectations to demonstrate quality of care. Together, these cardiovascular service line (CVSL)...
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Topping the list of must haves when rolling out a new complex PCI program are a solid mission to offer leading-edge technology, top-down administrative support, physician and nursing leadership, a...