News | Cath Lab Navigation Aids | January 15, 2016
January 15, 2016 — Teleflex Inc. has acquired privately held Nostix LLC, developer of innovative tip confirmation...
AVR, aortic valve replacement, middle-aged patients, University of Sydney study, metal, tissue
News | Heart Valve Repair | January 15, 2016
January 15, 2016 — Patients between the ages of 40 and 70 who undergo...
CardioKinetix, Parachute device, heart failure, PARACHUTE IV trial, half enrollment
News | Heart Failure | January 15, 2016
January 15, 2016 — CardioKinetix Inc. announced that it has enrolled more than half of the subjects in its pivotal...
CMS, Meaningful Use replacement, Meaningful Outcomes, JPM16
News | Electronic Medical Records (EMR) | January 15, 2016
January 15, 2016 — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Monday that it will be ending the...
Sapien III, Sapien 3, PARTNER III

The Edwards Sapien 3 valve uses a skirt at its base to prevent paravalvular leak. This is the newest version of the Sapien and will be used in the upcoming PARTNER III Trial.

Feature | Heart Valve Repair | January 15, 2016 | Dave Fornell
January 15, 2016 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given its approval for an expanded indication study...
heart valve formation, newborns, congenital heart defects, Cornell study
News | Congenital Heart | January 14, 2016
January 14, 2016 — Cornell biomedical engineers have discovered natural triggers that could reduce the chance of life-...
Penumbra, POD Packing Coil, embolization, peripheral vasculature
Technology | Embolization devices | January 14, 2016
January 14, 2016 — Penumbra Inc. announced the U.S. launch of its new POD Packing Coil, designed as a complementary...
AMA, Health2047, healthcare innovation company, Silicon Valley
News | Information Technology | January 13, 2016
January 13, 2016 — The American Medical Association (AMA) announced that it is investing $15M to become...
ISO 15382:2015, measuring radiation exposure, dosimeter
News | Radiation Dose Management | January 13, 2016
January 13, 2016 — Ionizing radiation can save lives, but it can also cause serious harm. Getting the right...
Frost & Sullivan, biomarkers, cardiac disease diagnosis, analysis
News | Blood Testing | January 12, 2016
January 12, 2016 — Even though brain natriuretic peptide (BNP)/pro-BNP and troponin...
Feature | Hemodynamic Monitoring Systems | January 12, 2016 | Dave Fornell
Beyond measuring blood flow, pressure, oxygen levels and other vital signs in the cardiac catheterization lab, current...
Cath lab radiation dose reduaction, doseaware, raysafe

The Philips DoseAware Xtend system is an advanced version of the Unfors RaySafe system, combining real time radiation detection badges and a live video screen showing each person in the cath lab in a different color. The system reports their real-time exposure rate and cumulative dose since the start of a procedure. It shows changes in dose exposure the closer a person gets to the C-arm.

Feature | Cardiac Imaging | January 12, 2016 | Dave Fornell
Each year radiology vendors use the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting as a springboard to unveil...
NuCryo Vascular, FDA clearance, next-gen, PolarCath System, cryoplasty inflation device
Technology | Balloon Catheter | January 12, 2016
January 12, 2016 — NuCryo Vascular LLC announced that they have received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k...
News | Wearable Sensors | January 12, 2016
January 12, 2016 — Consumers from California, Colorado and Wisconsin filed a nationwide class action lawsuit against...
GE Healthcare, headquarters move, Chicago
News | Business | January 12, 2016
January 12, 2016 — GE Healthcare announced that it has chosen Chicago as its...
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