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Merck, IMPROVE-IT, results, New England Journal of Medicine, NEJM, Vytorin

Merck announced that the New England Journal of Medicine published the results of the IMPROVE-IT trial, an investigational study comparing treatment with Vytorin (ezetimibe and...

Portico, St. Jude Medical, FDA, U.S. evaluation, resume

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the resumption of the company’s U.S. investigational device exemption (IDE) trial evaluating the Portico transcatheter aortic valve implantation system. The Portico...

CareChex, top quality health systems, cardiac care, heart attack, heart failure

CareChex, a division of Comparion Medical Analytics, released a new study which identifies the nation’s highest quality health systems for providing cardiac services. The study analyzed three...

Apple, ResearchKit, open software research, medical research apps

In March, Apple announced the launch of ResearchKit, an open source software framework designed for medical and health research. The platform is designed to help doctors and scientists gather data...

Philips, Epiq 7, Anatomically Intelligent Ultrasound, AIUS, cardiac ultrasound

Royal Philips announced the introduction of HeartModelA.I., a new Anatomically Intelligent Ultrasound (AIUS) tool that brings advanced quantification, automated 3-D views and robust...

Mayo Clinic, CCU, echocardiography, model, mortality, ASE

Researchers announced the results of a study to develop and validate a model, comprised of echocardiographic and clinical data, to predict three-year mortality of patients hospitalized in coronary...

echocardiography, ASE, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, HCM, interpretation, Narula

A research team from New York has announced advances in automated echocardiography decision systems that could help clinicians more accurately assess complex heart disease. The team developed a...

Researchers announced results of a new study which demonstrated that smartphone-based mHealth devices, coupled with handheld echocardiography, can provide improved assessment and are readily...

June 12, 2015 — Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. will demonstrate the latest generation of Synapse Cardiovascular version 6.0 at the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) 26th ...

Researchers announce the results of an early study that shows a fused fluoroscopic/ echocardiographic imaging (FFEI) system is feasible and provides improved guidance of interventional procedures...

intracranial aneurysm, endovascular treatment, EVT, MRA, Naggara

Endovascular treatment (EVT) of intracranial aneurysm is effective in preventing long-term bleeding, but may be followed by aneurysm recurrences in a significant proportion of cases, according to...

STEMI, ultrasound to treat heart attacks, ultrasound to treat STEMI

Breakthrough Research Demonstrates Contrast Ultrasound Can be Used as Heart Attack Treatment 

Siemens, SNMMI 2015, Biograph RT Pro, Symbia Evo, syngo.via for MI

At the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), June 6-10 at the Baltimore Convention Center, Siemens Healthcare debuted new technologies designed to...

Patients who received a bare metal coronary stent did not display significant differences in rates of adverse events with an additional 18 months of dual antiplatelet therapy rather than placebo,...

Lutonix DCB, CMS, reimbursement, pass-through payment, outpatient use

C.R. Bard Inc. announced that the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has improved the pass-through payment for the Lutonix drug-coated balloon (DCB) under the Medicare hospital...

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 the device provides immediate...

MitraClip, ACC, TVT registry, STS, Betty Vaughn

Outcomes from the initial commercial experience of transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR) with Abbott’s MitraClip were deemed favorable in a late-breaking clinical trial session at the American...

perfusion imaging, CT perfusion

Cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is known to have excellent anatomical imaging, but has lacked the ability for functional assessments, requiring chest pain patients with intermediate...

Aspire, thrombectomy, C. Dorn Smith, aspirators, clot, cold leg, removal

C. Dorn Smith, M.D., vascular surgeon in Kingstree, South Carolina, was successful in using a new device to remove blood clots from a patient with a cold leg using the Aspire mechanical...

Biotronik, Pulsar-18, Michael Lichtenberg, study

Biotronik announced the publication of promising clinical results regarding its Pulsar-18 stent platform. Adding to the similarly encouraging data collected in the earlier 4EVER and PEACE...