ASE, echocardiography, hypertension, document, EACVI, JASE, Thomas H. Marwick
Feature | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 07, 2015
July 7, 2015 – A new document from the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) provides detailed guidance for...
idarucizumab, dabigatran, anticoagulant, Boehringer Ingelheim, RE-VERSE AD
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | July 07, 2015
July 7, 2015 - Results from an interim analysis of the...
Toshiba CT

PinnacleHealth selected Toshiba as its imaging systems vendor because of its quality and to help reduce imaging radiation dose to improve patient safety.

Case Study | Radiation Dose Management | July 07, 2015
Safety accidents drive up costs, damage reputations and lower patient satisfaction scores. For instance, if a patient...
Feature | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | July 07, 2015 | Dave Fornell, DAIC Editor
Here are a few observations on cardiovascular ultrasound advances I made while attending the 2015 American Society of...
Toshiba, CT-angiography, hybrid OR

Toshiba recently introduced a new line of combined CT and angiography systems, allowing true CT imaging on demand in the interventional lab.

Feature | Interventional Radiology | July 07, 2015 | Dave Fornell
Angiographic imaging system vendors have developed several new technologies to address emerging cath lab trends,...
Corvia Medical, IASD, REDUCE LAP-HF, InterAtrial Shunt Device, heart failure
News | Heart Failure | July 06, 2015
July 6, 2015 - DC Devices Inc. announced that it has completed enrollment and implants in the...
Medraysintell, nuclear medicine, World Market Report, radiopharmaceuticals
News | Nuclear Imaging | July 06, 2015
July 6, 2015 - Medraysintell released its updated World Market Report and Directory on...
osteoporosis, heart disease, linked, older people, Southampton MRC, CT
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | July 02, 2015
July 2, 2015 - University of Southampton scientists have discovered a link between...
Boston Scientific, Emblem, S-ICD, UNTOUCHED study, TV-ICDs, MADIT-RIT study
Feature | Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD) | July 02, 2015
July 2, 2015 - Boston Scientific has initiated a worldwide study to evaluate the rate and causes of shocks for patients...
Aptus Endosystems, Medtronic, acquisition, Heli-FX, Thoracic EndoAnchor, EVAR

Heli-FX image courtesy of Aptus Endosystems

News | Endovascular Aortic Repair | July 02, 2015
July 2, 2015 - Medtronic plc announced it has acquired the assets of Aptus Endosystems Inc., a privately held medical...
Ilumien Optis, 3D OCT, 3-D OCT

An OCT 3-D reconstructed image of a coronary vessel cutaway showing a stent and bifurcating vessels.

Feature | Intravascular Imaging | July 02, 2015 | Dave Fornell
Angiography alone for procedural image guidance in the catheterization lab is sometimes not enough, and it is helpful...
FFR, fractional flow reserve, Opsens Medical

Opsens' new FFR system is the most recent to enter the market, having gained FDA clearance in June.

Feature | FFR Catheters | July 01, 2015 | Dave Fornell
Key to ongoing U.S. healthcare reform are efforts to reduce costs by eliminating unnecessary medical procedures and...
radiation exposure, CT, X-ray, cancer, James Welsh, Jeffry Siegel, Loyola
Feature | Radiation Dose Management | July 01, 2015
July 1, 2015 - In recent years, there has been widespread media coverage of studies purporting to show that...
ACC, Statin Intolerance App, statin therapy, muscle symptoms, pain
Technology | July 01, 2015
July 1, 2015 - The American College of Cardiology (ACC) Statin Intolerance...
Medtronic, CardioInsight, acquisition, ECVUE, cardiac mapping system

Image courtesy of CardioInsight Technologies Inc.

Feature | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | July 01, 2015
July 1, 2015 - Medtronic has acquired CardioInsight Technologies Inc., a Cleveland-based medical device company that...
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