Boston Scientific, Emblem, S-ICD, UNTOUCHED study, TV-ICDs, MADIT-RIT study
Feature | Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD) | July 02, 2015
July 2, 2015 - Boston Scientific has initiated a worldwide study to evaluate the rate and causes of shocks for patients...
Aptus Endosystems, Medtronic, acquisition, Heli-FX, Thoracic EndoAnchor, EVAR

Heli-FX image courtesy of Aptus Endosystems

News | Endovascular Aortic Repair | July 02, 2015
July 2, 2015 - Medtronic plc announced it has acquired the assets of Aptus Endosystems Inc., a privately held medical...
Ilumien Optis, 3D OCT, 3-D OCT

An OCT 3-D reconstructed image of a coronary vessel cutaway showing a stent and bifurcating vessels.

Feature | Intravascular Imaging | July 02, 2015 | Dave Fornell
Angiography alone for procedural image guidance in the catheterization lab is sometimes not enough, and it is helpful...
FFR, fractional flow reserve, Opsens Medical

Opsens' new FFR system is the most recent to enter the market, having gained FDA clearance in June.

Feature | FFR Catheters | July 01, 2015 | Dave Fornell
Key to ongoing U.S. healthcare reform are efforts to reduce costs by eliminating unnecessary medical procedures and...
radiation exposure, CT, X-ray, cancer, James Welsh, Jeffry Siegel, Loyola
Feature | Radiation Dose Management | July 01, 2015
July 1, 2015 - In recent years, there has been widespread media coverage of studies purporting to show that...
ACC, Statin Intolerance App, statin therapy, muscle symptoms, pain
Technology | July 01, 2015
July 1, 2015 - The American College of Cardiology (ACC) Statin Intolerance...
Medtronic, CardioInsight, acquisition, ECVUE, cardiac mapping system

Image courtesy of CardioInsight Technologies Inc.

Feature | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | July 01, 2015
July 1, 2015 - Medtronic has acquired CardioInsight Technologies Inc., a Cleveland-based medical device company that...
SentreHeart, Lariat Suture Delivery Device, FDA, AMAZE Trial, AFib, LAA
News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | July 01, 2015
July 1, 2015 - SentreHeart Inc. announced that it has received approval for an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE)...
CardiAQ Valve Technologies, TMVI, second generation, implantation, Tor Vergata
Feature | Heart Valve Repair | July 01, 2015
July 1, 2015 - CardiAQ Valve Technologies (CardiAQ) announced that its second-generation...
REDUCE FMR, Cardiac Dimensions, Carillon Mitral Contour System, FMR
Feature | Heart Valve Repair | June 30, 2015
June 30, 2015 - Cardiac Dimensions announced the first patients have been enrolled in the REDUCE FMR...
ACC, HRS, SCAI, left atrial appendage occlusion, recommendations
Feature | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | June 30, 2015
June 30, 2015 - The American College of Cardiology (ACC), Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and Society for Cardiovascular...
Merge Healthcare, Toshiba, partner, cardiology, hemodynamic, vascular X-ray
Technology | June 30, 2015
June 30, 2015 - Merge Healthcare Inc. announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Toshiba America...
Sunshine Heart, C-Pulse, $2 million, loan, COUNTER HF, heart failure
News | Heart Failure | June 30, 2015
June 30, 2015 - Sunshine Heart Inc. has borrowed an additional $2 million to continue work on its U.S....
HIMSS, survey, cybersecurity, cyberattacks, healthcare organizations, IT
Feature | Information Technology | June 30, 2015
June 30, 2015 - Cybersecurity was...

Image courtesy of Spectrum Health

News | 3-D Printing | June 30, 2015
June 30, 2015 - Congenital heart experts...
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