Heart Failure

While the human heart can’t heal itself, the zebrafish heart can easily replace cells lost by damage or disease. Now, researchers have discovered properties of a mysterious outer layer of the heart known as the epicardium that could help explain t...

Gene therapy can clip out genetic material linked to heart failure and replace it with normal genes, according to a study from the Cardiovascular Research Center at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The study is published in the April 29 ed...

wearables, ACC.15, ACC 2015, cardiac technology, new technology, cardiology

Several futuristic technologies and their potential impact on healthcare were discussed during the Future of Cardiovascular Medicine track sessions at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2015 annual meeting. Among these were use of big data,...

Biotronik announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its DX line of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) that can deliver ultra-high energy on the first shock. Also included in the approval response from the...

Sunshine Heart, C-Pulse, $2 million, loan, COUNTER HF, heart failure
Sunshine Heart Inc. has borrowed an additional $2 million to continue work on its U.S. pivotal study for the C-Pulse Heart Assist System. The minimally...
fibrin, MSCs, stem cells, heart failure, Antoni Bayes-Genis, umbilical cord
To date, the only definitive treatment for heart failure – an organ transplant – is hampered by both the limited number of organ donors and the potential for...
CardioMEMS, Scott & White Memorial, Texas, heart failure, remote monitoring
Scott & White Memorial – Temple for the first time implanted a new miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor to help manage heart failure (HF). Scott &...
ECRI Institute, review, Impella RP, Abiomed
ECRI Institute recently reviewed published data on Abiomed’s Impella RP (Right Percutaneous) transcatheter ventricular assist device (VAD). The institute said...
Biotronik, CLS, Itrevia, CRT-D, heart failure
Biotronik announced that a unique physiologic sensor is now available in the latest family of cardiac resynchronization therapy
Biotronik announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its DX line of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (...
Cerner Corp. and Qualcomm Life Inc. announced an agreement to extend Cerner’s medical device connectivity capabilities beyond the hospital...

Articles

fibrin, MSCs, stem cells, heart failure, Antoni Bayes-Genis, umbilical cord
To date, the only definitive treatment for heart failure – an organ transplant – is hampered by both the limited number of organ donors and the potential for...
cardiomems, st. jude medical, heart failure
Important new data presented during the Heart Rhythm Society's (HRS) 36th annual Scientific Session supporting improved outcomes and cost-effectiveness of the...
The buzz term “big data” has made a rapid entry onto the healthcare scene in the past couple years with promises of improving healthcare, but there are still...
heart regeneration, zebrafish, epicardium, Duke, Poss
While the human heart can’t heal itself, the zebrafish heart can easily replace cells lost by damage or disease. Now, researchers have discovered properties of...

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Here are a few observations on cardiovascular ultrasound advances I made while attending the 2015...
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The latest advances in cardiovascular echocardiography will be presented at the 2015 American...
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There were several technology takeaway messages for the future of electrophysiology (EP) at the...
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Centricity, webinar, ZFV, ZFP, viewer, remote viewing system, enterprise
Healthcare organizations are demanding more capabilities for image viewers accessed by clinicians. Zero footprint (ZFP) viewers provide imaging tools from...
The webinar "State of the Art in MRI Pediatric Brain Perfusion Imaging" educates participants about the state of the art clinical and emerging translational...
This webinar discusses why contemporary adult cardiac interventions require significant ionizing radiation with potential health risks to both the patient and...

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