Watchman, LAA, left atrial appendage

The Watchman LAA occluder being implanted in the left atrial appendage via a delivery catheter through a transseptal puncture.

Feature | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders| April 30, 2015 | Dave Fornell
The long-awaited U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the first transcatheter left atrial appendage (LAA...

Kaiba Gionfriddo

Feature | April 30, 2015
Kaiba was just a newborn when he turned blue because his little lungs weren’t getting the oxygen they needed. Garrett...
Feature | April 30, 2015
With higher deductibles and more price-conscious healthcare consumers, as a result of the Affordable Care Act,...
News | Clinical Decision Support| April 29, 2015
April 29, 2015 — COR Medical Technologies (COR) announced that Gregg W. Stone, M.D. has been appointed to its Senior...
Boston Scientific, Eluvia, MAJESTIC trial, vascular stent, PAD
News | April 29, 2015
April 29, 2015 — A key trial evaluating the Boston Scientific Eluvia drug-eluting vascular stent system met its primary...

An example of flexible electronics made by MC10. These types of wearable devices may soon be used to remotely monitor patients.

Feature | April 29, 2015 | Dave Fornell
Several futuristic technologies and their potential impact on healthcare were discussed during the Future of...
The Medicines Company, cangrelor, FDA advisory committee, approval
Feature | April 29, 2015
April 29, 2015 — The Medicines Company announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Cardiovascular and...
ACR, AAPM, Radiation Safety Officer Resources
News | April 28, 2015
April 28, 2015 — The American College of Radiology (ACR) and American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) are...
Johns Hopkins, motion-tracking MRI, stroke risk, atrial fibrillation
News | April 28, 2015
April 28, 2015 — Researchers from Johns Hopkins performing sophisticated motion studies of heart...
Infraredx, LRP Study, TVC Imaging System, Lipid-Rich Plaques, 1,000 patients

The Infraredx system combines IVUS with spectroscopy, which shows a halo ring of color, with yellow being plaque and red representing lipid core plaques based on the chemical composition.

News | April 28, 2015
April 28, 2015 — Infraredx Inc. announced the enrollment of 1,000 patients in the Lipid-Rich Plaque (LRP) Study. The...
Biotronik, DX, ICD, Inventra, Itrevia, FDA, ultra-high energy
Technology | April 27, 2015
April 27, 2015 — Biotronik announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its DX line of...
Protek Duo, VV ECLS, CE mark, CardiacAssist, veno-venous cannula

Image courtesy of CardiacAssist Inc.

News | April 27, 2015
April 27, 2015 — CardiacAssist Inc. announced that it received a Class 3 CE-mark for its Protek Duo veno-venous cannula...
Feature | April 27, 2015
April 27, 2015 — Scientific confirmation has just been published in the American Journal of Cardiovascular Disease that...
Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, Rush, tele-robotic ultrasound, telehealth
News | Telecardiology| April 24, 2015
April 24, 2015 – A new clinical trial is testing the feasibility and efficiency of a doctor in New York City remotely...
Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, TMVR, Tendyne, FDA, first implant, U.S.
Feature | April 24, 2015
April 24, 2015 — Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF) physicians are conducting a...
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