Direct Flow Medical, TAVI, DirecTrack Delivery System, European launch

Direct Flow Medical Transcatheter Aortic Valve System image courtesy of Direct Flow Medical

News | Heart Valve Repair | March 30, 2016
March 30, 2016 — Direct Flow Medical Inc. announced European commercial market launch of the DirecTrack Delivery System...
clinical decision support, QPID, ACR AUC

An example of a dropdown menu for chest pain and the possible reasons to order an exam forn the QPID clinical decision support software. Chosing specific selections then leads to a list of possible imaging exams and rates them based American Collge of Radiology (ACR) appropriate use criteria. 

Feature | Clinical Decision Support | March 30, 2016 | Dave Fornell
Healthcare providers will need to start preparing for the next big healthcare information technology (IT)...
Toshiba, ACC 2016, American College of Cardiology, CT, MR, ultrasound, angiography, interventional radiology

Infinix 4-D CT image courtesy of Toshiba America Medical Systems.

News | Cardiac Imaging | March 30, 2016
March 30, 2016 — Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. announced it would demonstrate the following diagnostic imaging...
Corindus, CorPath Robotic System, FDA clearance, peripheral vascular interventions
Technology | Robotic Systems | March 29, 2016
March 29, 2016 — Corindus Vascular Robotics Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared...
CMS, Mapping Medicare Disparities Tool, MMD, healthcare quality
News | Analytics Software | March 29, 2016
March 29, 2016 — The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) released a new...
St. Jude Medical, CE Mark and launch, quadripolar pacing leads
News | Leads Implantable Devices | March 29, 2016
March 29, 2016 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced CE Mark approval and launch of three new Quartet...
NeoChord, U.S. pivotal trial, principal investigators, DS1000 system, degenerative mitral valve regurgitation, DMR

The NeoChord DS1000 (A) has the following features: A tip with expandable jaws to grasp the leaflet and four fiber-optic channels (B), each of which corresponds to an indicator light on the device monitor (C) to confirm proper leaflet capture. The needle (D) is also included in the device to deploy the suture after confirmation of leaflet capture. Image courtesy of NeoChord Inc.

News | Heart Valve Repair | March 29, 2016
March 29, 2016 — NeoChord Inc. announced that David H. Adams, M.D., and Michael A. Borger, M.D., Ph.D., will serve as...
Feature | March 28, 2016 | Matt Peterson
A person’s healthcare records contain a wealth of sensitive information. This does not involve just their medical...
Kardia Band, Alivecor

The Alivecor Kardia Band for the Apple Watch enables anyone to perform a medical-grade ECG anywhere.

Technology | Wearable Sensors | March 28, 2016
AliveCor, Inc., the leader in FDA-cleared electrocardiogram (ECG) technology for mobile devices, announced today the...
Technology | March 28, 2016
Merge Healthcare, an IBM company, offers award-winning cardiology and hemodynamics solutions that provide a complete...
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | March 28, 2016
March 28, 2016 — Civco Medical Solutions announced that it has acquired PCI Medical, a market leader in high-level...
GE cSound
News | March 28, 2016
Conventional ultrasound systems too often yield non-diagnostic exams. Recognizing this, GE Healthcare has developed an...
NuCryo Vascular, Next Generation Cryoplasty Inflation Device, PolarCath Balloon Dilatation System

PolarCath Balloon Dilatation System image courtesy of NuCryo Vascular

Technology | Balloon Catheter | March 28, 2016
March 28, 2016 — NuCryo Vascular LLC announced the launch of the Next Generation Cryoplasty Inflation device. The...
V-Wave Interarterial Shunt, first human results, The Lancet, heart failure, HF
News | Structural Heart | March 28, 2016
March 28, 2016 — V-Wave Ltd, maker of an investigational...
ACC 2016, JACC, mammography, heart disease, screening, study
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | March 28, 2016
March 28, 2016 — Routine mammography, widely recommended for breast cancer screening, may also be a useful tool to...
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