Heart Failure

Feature | Business | April 28, 2016 | Dave Fornell
  April 28, 2016 — Abbott and St. Jude Medical Inc. announced a definitive agreement for Abbott to acquire St. Jude...
CABG, bypass surgery, heart failure, NHLBI study
News | Cardiovascular Surgery | April 25, 2016
April 25, 2016 — Scientists have found that a greater number of patients with coronary artery disease may benefit from...
News | Heart Failure | April 19, 2016
April 19, 2016 — In one of the largest trials ever conducted of...
St. Jude Medical, SJM, MultiPoint Pacing, CRT, cardiac resynchronization therapy, U.S. launch
Technology | Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices (CRT) | April 18, 2016
April 18, 2016 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the U.S. launch and first U.S. implants of the Quadra Assura MP...
News | Heart Failure | April 15, 2016
April 15, 2016 — An investigational stem cell therapy derived from patients’ own blood marrow significantly improved...
cardiofit, vagus nerve stimulation for heart failure, bio control medical

An illustration showing the implant of the Cardiofit device.

Feature | Heart Failure | April 15, 2016
April 15, 2016 — A new implantable medical device intended to help patients with heart failure by stimulating the vagus...
Edema Guard Monitor, RS MEDICAL
News | Heart Failure | April 15, 2016
April 15, 2015 — In patients with heart failure, use of an investigational device that monitors the accumulation of...
ixCELL-DCM trial, stem cell therapy, heart failure, ACC 2016, Amit Patel

Three-dimensional electrochemical mapping was used to target ixmyelocel-T cell therapy to damaged areas of hearts in patients with end-stage heart failure. Image courtesy of Matthew Brobeck.

News | Stem Cell Therapies | April 06, 2016
April 6, 2016 — End-stage heart failure...
CMS, Mapping Medicare Disparities Tool, MMD, healthcare quality
News | Analytics Software | March 29, 2016
March 29, 2016 — The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) released a new...
V-Wave Interarterial Shunt, first human results, The Lancet, heart failure, HF
News | Structural Heart | March 28, 2016
March 28, 2016 — V-Wave Ltd, maker of an investigational...
SynCardia Total Artificial Heart, TAH-t, documentary, Retro Reports, The New York Times
News | Artificial Heart | March 24, 2016
March 24, 2016 — A new documentary produced by Retro Report for The New York Times looks at the history and modern use...
Blog | HIMSS | March 24, 2016
The need for improved efficiency in healthcare and the new requirements of U.S. healthcare reform have rapidly made the...
News | Blood Testing | March 22, 2016
March 22, 2016 — Critical Diagnostics announced that it entered into a license agreement for the exclusive worldwide...
Neovasc, Tiara, transcatheter mitral valve, TMVR

Transcatheter mitral valve technology was among the most popular content on the DAIC website in 2015. Pictured is the Neovasc Tiara transcatheter mitral valve, which is currently in clinical trials.

Feature | March 22, 2016 | Dave Fornell
DAIC readers chose the following stories as the most popular content in 2015, based on website analytics. The list is...
Bryan Tyo, Baylor University Medical Center, bridge to transplant, Total Artificial Heart
News | Artificial Heart | March 18, 2016
March 18, 2016 — A surgical team at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas successfully performed a heart...
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