UAB, University of Alabama at Birmingham study, stroke prevention, non-valvular atrial fibrillation, NVAF
News | Atrial Fibrillation | October 25, 2016

October 25, 2016 — A recent study from University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) researchers published in PLOS ONE ...

pediatric echocardiograms, cardiovascular ultrasound, therapy dog impact, animal-assisted therapy, Human Animal Bond Research Initiative, HABRI
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | October 25, 2016

October 25, 2016 — The Human Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) announced it has awarded a $44,000 grant to...

SJM, st. Jude Medical, FDA recall, Battery depletion, Recalls ICDs and CRT-D
Feature | Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD) | October 25, 2016 | Dave Fornell

October 25, 2016 — St. Jude Medical is recalling 251,346 of its Fortify, Unify and Assura implantable cardioverter...

iSmartweaR, smart clothing, jIndustrial Technology Research Institute, ITRI, wearable heart monitoring

An example of an iSmartweaR shirt that can monitor patient vital signs without the need for electrode wires.

News | Wearable Sensors | October 24, 2016

October 24, 2016 — Conventional smart clothing uses conductive fibers or rubber as sensing electrodes, and cardiac...

medicare bundled cardiac payments, CMS cardiology payments
Feature | Business | October 24, 2016 | By John W. Meyer, MPH, FACHE

(Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part series on the proposed Medicare five-year demonstration for a...

HawkOne atherectomy system
Technology | Atherectomy Devices | October 24, 2016

October 24, 2016 — Medtronic received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the HawkOne ...

bioresorbable stents, bioabsorbable stents, visualizing the Absorb BVS, dissolving stent, disappearing stent on IVUS and OCT

A comparison of how the Abbott Absorb BVS appears with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) on the left, and optical coherence tomography (OCT) of the right. The stent is difficult to visualize and sizing is critical, so both modalities can help in bioresorbable stent measurements and to confirm stent apposition. Left image from the Volcano IVUS system and the right image from St. Jude Medical's OCT system

 

Feature | Stents Bioresorbable | October 20, 2016 | Dave Fornell

There has been a lot of interest in the interventional community regarding the Abbott Absorb Bioresorbable Vascular...

SentreHeart, Lariat Suture Delivery Device, financing round, aMAZE Trial
News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | October 20, 2016

October 20, 2016 — SentreHeart Inc. announced in late September the closing of a $35 million Series D round of...

Avinger, Pantheris atherectomy catheter, OCT, Lumivascular technology, expanded FDA indication, diagnostic imaging device
News | Atherectomy Devices | October 20, 2016

October 20, 2016 — Avinger Inc. recently announced that the company has received expanded indications from the U.S....

St. Jude Medical, ADO II AS trial, congenital heart disease, PDA, Amplatzer Duct Occluder II AS
News | Congenital Heart | October 19, 2016

October 19, 2016 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the launch of the ADO II AS (AMPLATZER Duct Occluder II...

recall, alligator retrieval device, X-Celerator hydrophilic guidewire, UltraFlow flow directed micro catheters, Marathon flow directed micro catheters
News | Cath Lab | October 18, 2016

October 18, 2016 — Medtronic plc announced last week that it has notified customers of a voluntary recall of certain...

Inventory management, Cardinal, RFID inventory tracking, cath lab inventory
Whitepapers | Inventory Management | October 18, 2016

As healthcare moves into the era of bundled payments, providers need to be especially focused on ensuring delivery...

Analogic Corp., bk3500 ultrasound system, cardiac imaging software, ACEP 2016, RSNA 2016
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | October 18, 2016

October 18, 2016 — Analogic Corp. announced last week that it will introduce its new premium cardiac imaging...

Siemens Healthineers, Symbia Intevo SPECT/CT system, xSPECT Quant, RSNA 2016
Technology | SPECT-CT | October 18, 2016

October 18, 2016 — At the 2016 annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA 2016), Siemens...

angioseal, angio-seal, terumo, St. Jude, vascular closure devices
News | Vascular Closure Devices | October 18, 2016

October 18, 2016 — Abbott and St. Jude Medical Inc. announced today an agreement to sell certain products from their...

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