St. Jude Medical, Portico, TAVR, larger valves, 27 mm, 29 mm, aortic stenosis, CE Mark

Portico TAVR System image courtesy of St. Jude Medical

News | Heart Valve Repair | September 18, 2015
September 18, 2015 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced European CE Mark approval for the 27mm and 29mm Portico...
Freedom Driver, SynCardia, recall, Total Artificial Heart, TAH-t, part failure

Freedom Driver attached to Total Artificial Heart. Image courtesy of SynCardia.

News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | September 18, 2015
September 18, 2015 — SynCardia Systems initiated a Class I recall of the Freedom Driver Systems used with the company’s...
MedLumics, OCT, real-time assessment, catheter ablation, atrial fibrillation
Feature | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | September 17, 2015
September 17, 2015 — MedLumics has announced the completion of a successful single-case pre-clinical feasibility study...
Novation, Mo-99, NNSA 2015 meeting, reliable supplies, domestic production
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | September 17, 2015
September 17, 2015 — At the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) 2015 Mo-99 Topical Meeting, Novation...
heart age, CDC, Americans, U.S., risk, heart attack, stroke
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | September 16, 2015
September 16, 2015 — According to a new Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Vital Signs report, 3 out of 4 U.S. adults...
ICER, CardioMEMS, Entresto, congestive heart failure, cost-effectiveness

CardioMEMS image courtesy of St. Jude Medical.

News | Heart Failure | September 16, 2015
September 16, 2015 — The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) has released a new report offering a...
Thoratec, HeartMate II LVAS, Urgent Device Correction Letter, Pocket System Controller, backup battery
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | September 16, 2015
September 16, 2015 — Thoratec Corp. issued a voluntary Urgent Medical Device Correction Letter to all hospitals who...
SPRINT, blood pressure management, UAB, save lives
Feature | Hypertension | September 16, 2015
September 16, 2015 — Initial results of a landmark clinical trial found patients randomized to a systolic blood...
Mortara, ELI 280, TouchScreen ECG, ECG advances, new ECG technology

The Mortara Eli 280 is part of a new generation of ECG systems that integrate touchscreen monitors to improve workflow.

Feature | ECG | September 16, 2015 | Dave Fornell
The resting electrocardiogram (ECG) has been used as a basic cardiac diagnostic for a century, and while the premise...
Brilinta, expanded indication, long-term use, FDA

Brilinta image courtesy of AstraZeneca

Technology | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | September 15, 2015
September 15, 2015 — AstraZeneca announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Brilinta (...
Michigan, See You in 7, heart failure, readmissions, ACC
News | Patient Engagement | September 15, 2015
September 15, 2015 — Michigan hospitals participating in the American College of Cardiology’s “See You in 7” program...
News | Heart Valve Repair | September 15, 2015
September 15, 2015 — coramaze technologies GmbH, a German medical device company, announced the closing of a EUR 4.5...
Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, TCAI, first in United States, EpiAccess System, epicardial ablation

Image courtesy of EpiEP

News | Ablation Systems | September 15, 2015
September 15, 2015 — The Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute (TCAI) at St. David's Medical Center recently became the...
Medtronic, Evera, ICD, MR-conditional, MRI, FDA approval
Technology | Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD) | September 14, 2015
September 14, 2015 — Medtronic received the first U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for an...
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