Valtech Cardioband, reimbursement, Germany, mitral regurgitation in heart failure
News | Heart Valve Repair | February 09, 2016
February 9, 2016 — Valtech Cardio Ltd. announced that it has received German Neue Untersuchungs und Behandlungsmethoden...
Mount Sinai Heart, TANSNIP-PESA study, worksite lifestyle intervention, cardiovascular risk
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | February 09, 2016
February 9, 2016 — Mount Sinai Heart is undertaking a three-year study to determine whether a workplace-based lifestyle...
cardiomyocytes, electrical stimulation, human stem cells, Columbia Engineering

Electrically conditioned human cardiomyocytes. Striated ultrastructure containing troponin ( stained in green) forms around cell nuclei (stained in blue.) Image courtesy of Benjamin Lee, Columbia Engineering

News | Stem Cell Therapies | February 09, 2016
February 9, 2016 — Columbia Engineering researchers have shown, for the first time, that...
ACC late breakers
News | ACC | February 09, 2016
February 9, 2016 — The late-breaking clinical trial presentations have been announced for the 2016 American College of...
Watchman, left atrial appendage closure, LAA occluder
Technology | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | February 09, 2016
February 9, 2016 — Boston Scientific Corp. announced the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will cover...
transcatheter repair of a mitral valve paravalvular leak

Transcatheter repair of a surgical mitral replacement paravalvular leak with an Amplatzer Vascular Plug II.

Feature | Heart Valve Repair | February 08, 2016 | Dave Fornell
Off-label use of the St. Jude Amplatzer vascular plug devices offers a new solution for the minimally invasive repair...
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | February 08, 2016
February 8, 2016 — A parent’s incarceration has immediate, devastating effects on a family. Now, Virginia Tech and...
Find Your Heart a Home, ACC, cardiac care hospital, comparison database, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute
News | Patient Engagement | February 08, 2016
February 8, 2016 — MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center is one of two hospitals...
St. Jude Medical, Optis Mobile Sytem, Europe and Japan launch, OCT and angiography
Technology | Intravascular Imaging | February 08, 2016
February 8, 2016 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the launch of the company’s Optis Mobile System in Japan and Europe...
Stentys, commercialization, BTK stent, below-the-knee arteries
News | Stents Peripheral | February 08, 2016
February 8, 2016 — Stentys announced the first distribution agreements for its...
medical imaging, low-dose radiation, cancer, LNT model study
News | Radiation Dose Management | February 04, 2016
February 4, 2016 — The widespread belief that radiation from X rays, CT scans and other...
caffeine consumption, extra heartbeats, UCSF study, UC San Francisco, Journal of the American Heart Association
News | EP Lab | February 04, 2016
February 4, 2016 — Contrary to current clinical belief, regular caffeine consumption does not lead to...
sleep apnea, heart failure readmissions, Thomas Jefferson University study
News | Heart Failure | February 04, 2016
February 4, 2016 — Early diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea may reduce six-month readmissions for patients...
Stereotaxis, Philips, collaboration, Niobe ES remote magnetic navigation system, Allura Xper FD10 cardiovascular X-ray

Niobe ES image courtesy of Stereotaxis Inc.

Technology | Cath Lab | February 04, 2016
February 4, 2016 — Stereotaxis and Philips have signed an addendum pursuant to their existing Development and...
News | Heart Failure | February 04, 2016
February 4, 2016 — New research from scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) published...
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