Direct Flow Medical, transcatheter mitral valve, preclinical case
News | Heart Valve Repair | February 18, 2016
February 18, 2016 — Direct Flow Medical Inc. announced its...
AtriCure, AtriClip, ATLAS study, first patient enrolled, POAF, post-operative atrial fibrillation
News | Structural Heart | February 18, 2016
February 18, 2016 — AtriCure Inc. announced that the first patient was enrolled and treated at PinnacleHealth Hospitals...
Laerdal Medical, SonoSim, Laerdal-SonoSim Ultrasound Solution, education and training simulator

The Laerdal-SonoSim Ultrasound Solution for SimMan3G and SimMom brings ultrasound training to life with computerized mannequins that can breathe, blink, and bleed just like humans, bridging classroom learning and real-life clinical experience without putting actual patients at risk.

Technology | Simulators | February 17, 2016
February 17, 2016 — Laerdal Medical, provider of...
CMS, clinical quality measures, AHIP, release
News | Business | February 17, 2016
February 17, 2016 — The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP...
News | Remote Monitoring | February 17, 2016
February 17, 2016 — Increasingly patients and providers are interested in using...
Biotronik, Maquet, partnership, peripheral vascular devices, U.S. market, Astron self-expanding iliac stent
Technology | Stents Peripheral | February 17, 2016
February 17, 2016 — Biotronik announced a partnership with Maquet Medical Systems USA to distribute Biotronik...
St. Jude Medical, FDA clearance, MultiPoint Pacing technology, CRT-D, CRT-P
News | Leads Implantable Devices | February 17, 2016
February 17, 2016 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the first-to-...
renal denervation, resistant hypertension, rat study, American Journal of Physiology
News | Renal Denervation | February 17, 2016
February 17, 2016 — Up to 10 percent of people with high blood pressure have...
viosworks, cardiac MRI

GE's ViosWorks combines 3-D cardiac anatomy, function and flow in a single, free-breathing, approximately 8 minute scan. 

 

Feature | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | February 17, 2016 | Dave Fornell and Jeff Zagoudis
For decades now, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been noted for its excellent soft tissue imaging capability with...
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | February 16, 2016
February 16, 2016 — Apervita Inc. announced the American College of Cardiology (ACC) will add a recognized tool for...
cardiac progenitor cells, UW-Madison study, mouse fibroblasts

Induced cardiac progenitor cells (iCPCs) injected into hearts of mice with experimentally induced heart attacks generate new heart muscle. Newly developed heart muscle cells are shown by overlapping red (heart muscle protein) and green (iCPC protein) labeling, and cell nuclei are shown in blue. Image courtesy of Pratik Lalit.

News | Stem Cell Therapies | February 16, 2016
February 16, 2016 — By genetically reprogramming the most common type of cell in mammalian connective tissue,...
Mitral Valve, cardiovascular ultrasound, GE E95

A view of the mitral valve with the new GE Vivid E95 ultrasound system. The E95 uses technology to process much more image data than previous ultrasound machines, enabling clear images than available on previous generation systems.

Feature | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | February 12, 2016 | Jeff Zagoudis and Dave Fornell
There were some big innovation trends in cardiac ultrasound in 2015. These included the launch of the first premium all...
ultrasound-activated microbubbles, heart attack, pig model, NIBIB, human clinical trials

An ultrasound-stimulated microbubble burrows through a fibrin clot (green) allowing penetration of the surrounding fluid into the clot (yellow). Image courtesy of Christopher Acconci and David Goertz, University of Toronto.

News | Ultrasound Imaging | February 11, 2016
February 11, 2016 — Researchers funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) used...
Philips, FDA 510k clearance, Expression MR400, MRI patient monitor
Technology | Patient Monitors | February 11, 2016
February 11, 2016 — Royal Philips announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the Expression...
Fred Hoiberg, Chicago Bulls coach, On-X aortic heart valve, education campaign

Fred Hoiberg, head coach of the NBA Chicago Bulls, is launching a new campaign to help people with heart valve problems on www.heartvalvesurgery.com. Coach Hoiberg, pictured here with his family, wanted a single, life-long solution to his aortic heart valve problem, and received an On-X aortic mechanical valve from On-X Life Technologies Inc. in April 2015.

News | Heart Valve Repair | February 10, 2016
February 10, 2016 — Fred Hoiberg, head coach of the National Basketball Assocation’s (NBA) Chicago Bulls, is launching...
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