ONC, Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020, information technology, healthcare
Feature | Information Technology | September 22, 2015
September 22, 2015 — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health...
Frost & Sullivan, top medical technologies, growth, healthcare

Corindus CorPath Vascular Robotic System image courtesy of Corindus Vascular Robotics.

Feature | Information Technology | September 22, 2015
September 22, 2015 — Frost & Sullivan released its list of top...

Big data from regional health exchanges can help identify patients who are at high risk for developing cardiovascular disease and stroke based on blood pressure readings and trends from their office visits over time that arestored in the electronic health records. This information can be used to target these patients with more followups, education and more intensive prevention programs. 

Feature | Population Health | September 22, 2015 | Jeff Zagoudis and Dave Fornell
As healthcare converts to an entirely electronic health record (EHR)-based system, it opens up new opportunities to...
aging, mechanism that impairs blood flow, University of Missouri study, mesenteric arteries
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | September 21, 2015
September 21, 2015 — With the world’s elderly population expected to double by 2050, understanding how aging affects...
genomic testing, NGS, FDA, Precision Medicine Initiative, PMI, workshops
Feature | Genetic Testing | September 21, 2015
September 21, 2015 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will hold a pair of public workshops in November to...
UTSW, Ben Lecomte, Benjamin Levine, Pacific Ocean, swimmer, remote guidance echocardiography

UTSW cardiologist Dr. Benjamin Levine, left, will use NASA-honed technology to monitor swimmer Ben Lecomte in his record-setting goal to become the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean. Image courtesy of UT Southwestern.

News | Remote Monitoring | September 21, 2015
September 21, 2015 — University of Texas Southwestern cardiologist Benjamin Levine, M.D., will use NASA-honed...
Zoll, acquires, Kyma Medical Technologies, LifeVest, µ-Cor System, heart failure, remote monitoring

µ-Cor System image courtesy of Kyma Medical Technologies

News | Remote Monitoring | September 21, 2015
September 21, 2015 — Zoll Medical Corp. announced that it has acquired Tel Aviv, Israel-based Kyma Medical Technologies...
Cook Medical, FDA approval, Zenith Alpha Thoracic Endovascular Graft

Zenith Alpha Thoracic Endovascular Graft image courtesy of Cook Medical

News | Stent Grafts | September 18, 2015
September 18, 2015 —Cook Medical has received premarket approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for...
ESC guidelines, radial approach, percutaneous coronary intervention, PCI, acute coronary syndrome, ACS
News | Radial Access | September 18, 2015
September 18, 2015 — For the first time, European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines give the highest degree of...
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 Technology | 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...
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