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Cardinal Health announced an agreement to acquire privately held AccessClosure Inc. for $320 million. 

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions (SCAI) issued a list of five specific, evidence-based recommendations that should be avoided in the care of patients who have, or are at risk for, cardiovascular disease. 

Heparin More Effective Than Bivalirudin in Treating Patients During PCI

In a comparison of two blood-thinning medications, heparin was associated with significantly fewer major cardiovascular events at 28 days than bivalirudin in patients receiving primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) after a heart attack,...

April 7, 2014 — A first-ever randomized head-to-head comparison of two devices commonly used to treat aortic stenosis finds balloon-expandable transcatheter valves (such as the Edwards Sapien) result in more successful procedures and relieve sympt...

April 14, 2014 — CardiacAssist announced it has received a Class 4 medical device license for its TandemHeart system from Health Canada. The TandemHeart system...
 Mitralign Inc. has completed enrollment in a study in Europe investigating its lead device, the Mitralign System, in patients with functional mitral...
April 10, 2014 — The largest single-center study of patients implanted with a total artificial heart found the device may help patients in severe heart failure...
Cardiac Ultrasound Blood Clots Heart Brain ACC.14
A study with a new ultrasonic scanning technique shows that scanning of the carotid arteries can reveal who is at high risk of being hit by a blood clot. 
Epsilon Imaging EchoInsight Cardio Oncology Echo Cardiac Ultrasound
Epsilon Imaging Inc. has expanded its EchoInsight automated measurement suite for improved analysis and interpretation in echo. This
Esaote's CrystaLine imaging technology improves ultrasound’s diagnostic efficiency by enhancing image clarity and providing clinicians the...
Penrad’s Visualize:Vascular software that allows the creation of 3-D images of the carotid artery lumen from slides created byconvention 2-...
Esaote North America and Pie Medical Imaging provide 3mensio Structural Heart software for cardiovascular planning solutions...

Articles

SCAI ACC.14 Choosing Wisely Campaign Tests Treatments to Avoid Cath Lab
The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions (SCAI) issued a list of five specific, evidence-based recommendations that should be avoided in...
Merge, CVIS, cardiac PACS
Patients do not have to be the only beneficiaries of technological innovation. Indeed, many technological hardware and software solutions are emerging to help...
In a comparison of two blood-thinning medications, heparin was associated with significantly fewer major cardiovascular events at 28 days than bivalirudin in...
April 7, 2014 — A first-ever randomized head-to-head comparison of two devices commonly used to treat aortic stenosis finds balloon-expandable transcatheter...

Video Center

By Dave Fornell The biggest news item from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 63rd Annual...
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By Dave Fornell, DAIC editor Data from several cutting-edge device clinical trials will be...
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By Dave Fornell, editor I have watched a trend in medical technology grow from a small ripple a...
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The webinar "PET/CT: A New Frontier" discusses potential benefits of digital relative to analog PET/CT. The session will discuss how digital PET can improve image quality, lesion detection and...
CVIS, cardiovascular information system
This webinar reviews multi-ology, multi-site, vendor neutral solutions that transform rigid departmental information silos into fluid, consolidated, information sharing systems. It discusses how to...
Centricity Cardio Enterprise, Cardiac PACS, Cardio PACS, CVIS
February is American Heart Month, the perfect time to evaluate the health of your cardiology IT system. 
Join us Feb. 25, 2-3 p.m. Eastern for a live demonstration on Centricity Cardio Enterprise...