Lantheus, flurpiridaz F-18, myocardial perfusion imaging, MPI, cardiac stress testing, ASNC 2016
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | October 17, 2016

October 17, 2016 — Lantheus Holdings Inc. announced in late September that sub-analysis data from the first Phase 3...

Medtronic, FIRE AND ICE trial, Arctic Front, cryoballoon catheter ablation, radiofrequency RF ablation, study results, Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions
News | Ablation Systems | October 17, 2016

October 17, 2016 — Medtronic plc last week unveiled new health economic analysis data from the FIRE AND ICE trial...

CDC warning, LivaNova Stockert 3T heater-cooler devices, open-heart surgery patients
News | Cardiovascular Surgery | October 14, 2016

October 14, 2016 — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning healthcare providers and patients...

Philips, Lumify smart-device ultrasound, S4-1 cardiac transducer, RSNA 2016
Technology | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | October 14, 2016

October 14, 2016 — Philips announced at The American College of Emergency Physicians' (ACEP) annual meeting that it...

Toshiba CT, picking a CT scanner, choosing a CT scanner, CT 101, what to look for in CT scanners, Aquilion ONE ViSION

The Toshiba Aquilion One Vision system is among the new generation of CT systems on the market that offers several dose lowering technologies and a hardware/software combination to enhance image quality over previous-generation scanners.

Feature | CT Angiography (CTA) | October 14, 2016 | Dave Fornell

As hospitals begin replacing their first-generation 64-slice computed tomography (CT) scanners after a decade of use...

HHS, Health and Human Services, MACRA, Quality Payment Program, Medicare physician payment
Feature | Business | October 14, 2016

October 14, 2016 — The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) today finalized a landmark new...

News | Wearable Sensors | October 13, 2016

October 13, 2016 — Biotricity Inc. announced recently that it will be expanding its existing research partnership...

Medtronic, FDA approval, MRI, MR-conditional scanning, cardiac devices
Technology | EP Lab | October 13, 2016

October 13, 2016 — Medtronic plc is the first company to receive U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval...

transcarotid artery revascularization, TCAR Surveillance Project, Society for Vascular Surgery Patient Safety Organization, SVS PSO,
News | Stents Carotid | October 13, 2016

October 13, 2016 — A surveillance project to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of transcarotid artery...

SentreHeart, Eclipse Surgical Device, left atrial appendage, LAA closure, first clinical use, Poland
News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | October 13, 2016

October 13, 2016 — SentreHeart Inc. announced this week it has treated the first patients using the Eclipse Surgical...

3-D bioprinting, 3-D printing, printed organs, 3D bioprinting

3-D printed vessel made from living cells implanted in an animal to test feasibility of using such structures clinically. Blood vessels are a stepping stone to the creation of more complex 3-D printed organs made from biomaterials. Image from the South Carolina Project for Organ Biofabrication.

 

Feature | 3-D Printing | October 13, 2016 | Dave Fornell

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) changed its rules concerning custom medical devices Oct. 12, adding new...

Shockwave lithoplasty system, VIVA 16, Vascular Interventioanl Advances, VIA Physicians, late-breaking endovascular clinical trial results
News | Cath Lab | October 12, 2016

October 12, 2016 — VIVA (Vascular Interventional Advances) Physicians announced a number of highly anticipated late-...

Society for Vascular Surgery, SVS, new PAD reporting standards, peripheral artery disease
News | Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) | October 12, 2016

October 12, 2016 — The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) has released new reporting standards focused on...

Terumo Finecross, guidewires, guide wires, guidewires 101, basics of guidewire technology

An illustration of Terumo's Finecross guidewire crossing a tight lesion. 

Feature | Guidewires | October 12, 2016 | Dave Fornell

While guidewires are a key tool used by...

Medtronic, FDA clearance, TrailBlazer peripheral angled support catheter, PAD, peripheral artery disease
Technology | Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) | October 12, 2016

October 12, 2016 — Medtronic plc announced recently that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the...

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