News | Cardiac Diagnostics | February 08, 2016
February 8, 2016 — A parent’s incarceration has immediate, devastating effects on a family. Now, Virginia Tech and...
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...
Abbott, Alere, acquisition, point of care diagnostics
News | Point of Care Testing | February 03, 2016
February 3, 2016 — Abbott and Alere Inc. announced a definitive agreement for Abbott to...
News | EP Lab | January 29, 2016
January 29, 2016 — Diseased hearts may be thrown out of rhythm by structural differences, now visible for the first...
Kyoto University, Panasonic, remote heartbeat sensing, millimeter-wave radar

Japanese researchers have come up with a way to measure heartbeats remotely, in real time, and under controlled conditions with as much accuracy as electrocardiographs. The technology utilizes spread-spectrum radar to catch signals from the body and an algorithm that distinguishes heartbeats from other signals.

News | Remote Monitoring | January 26, 2016
January 26, 2016 — Heartbeats can now be...
ACC, ACR, chest pain, diagnostic imaging, emergency department, recommendations document
News | Cardiac Imaging | January 25, 2016
January 25, 2016 — New recommendations from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American College of...
heart disease risk, radiotherapy patients, cardioncology, Detroit Medical Center study, DMC
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | January 20, 2016
January 20, 2016 — A lengthy review of increasing medical evidence shows that cancer treatments such as chemotherapy...
Abbott, Absorb, BVS, FDA review, FDA panel

The Abbott Absorb BVS.

News | Cath Lab | January 20, 2016 | Dave Fornell
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Circulatory System Devices Panel is set to review data and offer...
bradycardia, Wake Forest Baptist study, development of heart disease
News | EP Lab | January 19, 2016
January 19, 2016 — Bradycardia – a slower than normal...
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | January 19, 2016
January 19, 2016 — Global Genomics Group (G3) and GNS Healthcare (GNS), announced preliminary results of the GLOBAL...
Profusa, integrated biosensors, long-term continuous monitoring
News | Patient Monitors | January 15, 2016
January 15, 2016 — Biointegrated sensors for long-term, continuous tracking of body chemistry may make health and...
heart valve formation, newborns, congenital heart defects, Cornell study
News | Congenital Heart | January 14, 2016
January 14, 2016 — Cornell biomedical engineers have discovered natural triggers that could reduce the chance of life-...
Frost & Sullivan, biomarkers, cardiac disease diagnosis, analysis
News | Blood Testing | January 12, 2016
January 12, 2016 — Even though brain natriuretic peptide (BNP)/pro-BNP and troponin...
Cath lab radiation dose reduaction, doseaware, raysafe

The Philips DoseAware Xtend system is an advanced version of the Unfors RaySafe system, combining real time radiation detection badges and a live video screen showing each person in the cath lab in a different color. The system reports their real-time exposure rate and cumulative dose since the start of a procedure. It shows changes in dose exposure the closer a person gets to the C-arm.

Feature | Cardiac Imaging | January 12, 2016 | Dave Fornell
Each year radiology vendors use the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting as a springboard to unveil...
News | Wearable Sensors | January 12, 2016
January 12, 2016 — Consumers from California, Colorado and Wisconsin filed a nationwide class action lawsuit against...
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