News | February 21, 2011
February 21, 2011 – Two drug-eluting coronary stent systems have been launched in India. Boston Scientific’s Promus...
News | February 21, 2011
February 21, 2011 – The first patient has been enrolled the DESSOLVE II study to support CE mark for a coronary stent...
News | February 21, 2011
February 21, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an endoprosthesis device for use on a lower...

Advancements in the design of prohealing surfaces have led to stents that can reduce the required duration of dual antiplatelet therapy by decreasing the time required for stent endothelialization.

Feature | February 21, 2011 | David Smith, M.D.
In the world of endovascular devices, the rule is no longer one size fits all. The recent increase in the variety of...

The Philips StressVue system offers a wireless patient module for patient comfort and software that gives a clear indication of ST anomalies and morphology changes.

Feature | February 21, 2011 | Dave Fornell
Recent advances in electrocardiogram (ECG) stress testing systems include better waveform analysis algorithms, improved...

Left: standard-dose image at 396 mAs, 140 kVp. Right: SafeCT reconstructed image from the same patient imaged at 198 mAs, 120 kVp. The software offers a similar image with 50 percent less dose.

Feature | February 21, 2011 | Dave Fornell
Computed tomography (CT) offers a very important, noninvasive diagnostic tool, but the price of high image quality...
Technology | February 18, 2011
February 18, 2011 – A zero-footprint mobile application that enables remote access to imaging tools from hand-held...
Technology | February 18, 2011
February 18, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared an ultrasound software tool to measure the...
News | February 18, 2011
February 18, 2011 – An independent study in the journal Circulation confirmed the early and sustained clinical...

Point-of-care platelet aggregation testing systems, such as VerifyNow from Accumetrics, can quickly determine if a patient will respond to clopidogrel.

Feature | February 18, 2011 | Dave Fornell
Clopidogrel (Plavix) has been the standard antiplatelet therapy for a decade, but it is now facing challenges with...

Third-party cardio PACS vendors often partner with other vendors to increase interoperability. An example: Fujifilms Synapse Cardiovascular 4.0.5, which integrates with both GE Healthcares EchoPAC and Philips QLab cardiac ultrasound applications.

Feature | February 17, 2011 | Dave Fornell
Healthcare IT vendors offer a variety of cardiovascular information systems (CVIS), picture archiving and...

Sophisticated report templates with auto-population of data, such as the Infinitt Cardiology PACS Vascular Imaging with Cerebrovascular Carotid Report, have reduced errors and vastly improved data management at Warren Hospital.

Feature | February 17, 2011
Warren Hospital, an acute care community hospital serving Warren and Hunterdon counties in rural New Jersey, supports...

The cath lab table, along with a slide board, provides more surface area to work during radial procedures. UIC and the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center both use a slide board they modified in-house with a saw.

Feature | February 17, 2011 | Bernadette Speiser
The femoral artery approach for cardiac catheterizations has been used as the gold-standard in the United States, but...

UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh adopted the Lumedex Apollo PACS to unify all the cardiology departments components into one workstation. They found many integration issues are due to older equipment data formats.

Feature | February 17, 2011 | Dave Fornell
As healthcare marches toward completely wireless electronic medical records, Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology...
Feature | February 17, 2011 | Dave Fornell
Based on my observations and the devices that caught the eye of the doctors on the Diagnostic & Interventional...
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