Mitral Valve, cardiovascular ultrasound, GE E95

A view of the mitral valve with the new GE Vivid E95 ultrasound system. The E95 uses technology to process much more image data than previous ultrasound machines, enabling clear images than available on previous generation systems.

Feature | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | February 12, 2016 | Jeff Zagoudis and Dave Fornell
There were some big innovation trends in cardiac ultrasound in 2015. These included the launch of the first premium all...
ultrasound-activated microbubbles, heart attack, pig model, NIBIB, human clinical trials

An ultrasound-stimulated microbubble burrows through a fibrin clot (green) allowing penetration of the surrounding fluid into the clot (yellow). Image courtesy of Christopher Acconci and David Goertz, University of Toronto.

News | Ultrasound Imaging | February 11, 2016
February 11, 2016 — Researchers funded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) used...
Philips, FDA 510k clearance, Expression MR400, MRI patient monitor
Technology | Patient Monitors | February 11, 2016
February 11, 2016 — Royal Philips announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the Expression...
Fred Hoiberg, Chicago Bulls coach, On-X aortic heart valve, education campaign

Fred Hoiberg, head coach of the NBA Chicago Bulls, is launching a new campaign to help people with heart valve problems on www.heartvalvesurgery.com. Coach Hoiberg, pictured here with his family, wanted a single, life-long solution to his aortic heart valve problem, and received an On-X aortic mechanical valve from On-X Life Technologies Inc. in April 2015.

News | Heart Valve Repair | February 10, 2016
February 10, 2016 — Fred Hoiberg, head coach of the National Basketball Assocation’s (NBA) Chicago Bulls, is launching...

Image courtesy of Boston Scientific

Feature | Business | February 10, 2016 | Dave Fornell
After five years of almost constant lobbying efforts and numerous attempts by the U.S. House to push through a repeal...
CeloNova, COBRA REDUCE trial, first patient enrolled, Cobra PzF coronary stent
News | Stents | February 10, 2016
February 10, 2016 — CeloNova BioSciences Inc. announced this week that the first patient has been enrolled in its COBRA...
HeartWare, terminated acquisition, Valtech Cardio
News | Structural Heart | February 10, 2016
February 10, 2016 — HeartWare International Inc. and Valtech Cardio Ltd. announced the termination of HeartWare's...
new study, titin protein, blood pumping, heart failure
News | Heart Failure | February 10, 2016
February 10, 2016 — In a finding that could lead to new drugs to treat...
News | Business | February 09, 2016
February 9, 2016 — Cigna has entered into an...
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...
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