FDA, CDRH, Patient Engagement Advisory Committee, regulatory decision-making
News | Patient Engagement | September 24, 2015

September 24, 2015 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it is establishing an advisory committee...

guideline, treating supraventricular tachycardia, ACC, AHA, HRS
News | EP Lab | September 23, 2015

September 23, 2015 — A new guideline aimed at helping clinicians treat patients with...

CeloNova BioSciences, Cobra PzF coronary stent system, second randomized trial, COBRA-REDUCE

Cobra PzF coronary stent system image courtesy of CeloNova BioSciences Inc.

News | Stents | September 23, 2015

September 23, 2015 — CeloNova BioSciences Inc. announced that it has received conditional approval to start an...

blood clot detection, single scan, rats, radionuclides, Peter Caravan, whole body

The whole body of a rat can be imaged for blood clots with one PET scan (which is overlaid here on an MRI image) using the FBP8 probe. Arrow points to a blood clot. Image courtesy of Peter Caravan, Ph.D.

News | PET Imaging | September 23, 2015

September 23, 2015 — New research...

Hansen Medical, CIRSE 2015, Magellan robotic catheter, cath lab, radiation safety, embolization procedures

Magellan Robotic System image courtesy of Hansen Medical Inc.

News | Interventional Radiology | September 22, 2015

September 22, 2015 — Hansen Medical Inc. announced it will exhibit its Magellan...

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...

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)...

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...

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