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Based on its ongoing analysis of the medical imaging market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. with the 2015 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for...

One life-threatening complication of lung cancer surgery is the formation of blood clots in the lungs (also called pulmonary embolism, PE) or in the legs (also known as deep vein thrombosis, DVT...

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) announced the following late-breaking clinical trials to be presented at its 2015 Scientific Sessions, May 6-9 in San Diego.

Brilinta, AstraZeneca, FDA, sNDA, PEGASUS-TIMI 54, new indication

AstraZeneca announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted a supplemental new drug application (sNDA) and granted Priority Review for Brilinta (ticagrelor) tablets for...

Medtronic, SWIFT PRIME, REVASCAT, Solitaire, stent thrombectomy, stroke

Two global trials have found that the addition of the Solitaire device stent thrombectomy procedure to current pharmaceutical treatment significantly reduced disability in patients...

Watchman, LAA, left atrial appendage

The long awaited U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the first transcatheter left atrial appendage (LAA) occluder in March is seen by many cardiologists as a disruptive technology...

Kaiba was just a newborn when he turned blue because his little lungs weren’t getting the oxygen they needed. Garrett spent the first year of his life in hospital beds tethered to a ventilator,...

COR Medical Technologies (COR) announced that Gregg W. Stone, M.D. has been appointed to its Senior Editorial Board.

ACE, accreditation, cath lab, PCI, SCAI 2015, case studies

For the first time, cardiac catheterization laboratory stakeholders now have quality metrics that confirm the value of Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) accreditation. During the...

Boston Scientific, Eluvia, MAJESTIC trial, vascular stent, PAD

A key trial evaluating the Boston Scientific Eluvia drug-eluting vascular stent system met its primary endpoint, with more than 94 percent of the lesions treated for peripheral arterial disease (...

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...

The Medicines Company, cangrelor, FDA advisory committee, approval

The Medicines Company announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee (CRDAC) voted 9 - 2 with one abstention to recommend approval of...

ACR, AAPM, Radiation Safety Officer Resources

The American College of Radiology (ACR) and American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) are offering a new resource document for physicians and medical physicists serving as radiation...

Johns Hopkins, motion-tracking MRI, stroke risk, atrial fibrillation

Researchers from Johns Hopkins performing sophisticated motion studies of heart magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans have found that specific altered function in the left atrium may signal...

Infraredx, LRP Study, TVC Imaging System, Lipid-Rich Plaques, 1,000 patients

Infraredx Inc. announced the enrollment of 1,000 patients in the Lipid-Rich Plaque (LRP) Study. The LRP Study is a prospective, multi-center clinical trial designed to identify a correlation...

Biotronik, DX, ICD, Inventra, Itrevia, FDA, ultra-high energy

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...

Protek Duo, VV ECLS, CE mark, CardiacAssist, veno-venous cannula

CardiacAssist Inc. announced that it received a Class 3 CE-mark for its Protek Duo veno-venous cannula. The Protek Duo is licensed for use as a single cannula for both venous drainage and...

atherosclerosis, vitamin C, heart disease, Dr. Rath Research Institute

Scientific confirmation has just been published in the American Journal of Cardiovascular Disease that atherosclerosis, the underlying process of heart attacks and strokes, is generally...

Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, Rush, tele-robotic ultrasound, telehealth

A new clinical trial is testing the feasibility and efficiency of a doctor in New York City remotely performing long-distance, tele-robotic ultrasound exams over the Internet on patients in...

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, TMVR, Tendyne, FDA, first implant, U.S.

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF) physicians are conducting a research study using the first transcatheter mitral valve replacement in the United States at Minneapolis Heart Institute...