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Most “risk calculators” used by clinicians to gauge a patient’s chances of suffering a heart attack and guide treatment decisions appear to significantly overestimate the likelihood of a heart...

MiStent SES, Micell Technologies, Europe, bioresorbable stents

Micell Technologies, Inc. announced the commercial availability of the MiStent Sirolimus Eluting Absorbable Polymer Coronary Stent System (MiStent SES) in Europe. Stentys,...

cancer survivors, cardiovascular ultrasound, echocardiograms

Certain types of chemotherapy are associated with heart issues known as cancer therapeutics-related cardiac dysfunction. However, symptoms don’t appear until the issue is already advanced and...

University of Michigan, heart defect, baby, screening test

Thanks to a two-minute newborn screening test designed to help detect heart defects, a Michigan couple was made aware of their newborn daughter’s unexpected heart defect. The test is now a...

Boston Scientific, Bard, Lutonix, DCB, drug coated balloon, distribute

Boston Scientific and C. R. Bard announced a deal where Boston Scientific will distribute the Lutonix 035 drug coated balloon (DCB) percutaneous transluminal angioplasty catheter in the...

Shimadzu, Trinias C-12, First Coast Heart, angiography system, cath lab

Shimadzu Medical Systems announced the first United States installation of its Trinias C-12 crossover system at First Coast Heart & Vascular Center in Jacksonville, Fla. This first North...

Medi-Lynx Cardiac Monitoring LLC and Medicalgorithmics have announced their participation in a research project investigating the impact of lifestyle modification on ablation outcome in atrial...

Symphony Health Solutions (SHS) and the American College of Cardiology announced the completion of a new research platform. The HIPAA-compliant platform combines anonymized patient-level data from...

Covidien, Trellis peripheral infusion system, FDA recall, balloon inflation port

A manufacturing error caused the balloon inflation ports to be mislabeled on Covidien’s Trellis 6 and Trellis 8 Peripheral Infusion systems, prompting a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

Fantom, Reva Medical, Rutgers, bioresorbable stents

A new stent for treating cardiovascular disease that incorporates a polymer invented at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, has been implanted in patients for the first time.

Renal denervation, hypertension, Peregrine System

Ablative Solutions Inc. announced the addition of Michael Weber, M.D., FACP, FACC, FAHA, to its Scientific Advisory Board. 

Clinical trial/study

What should doctors wear? And how does something as simple as their choice of a suit, scrubs or slacks influence how patients view them?

Sudden cardiac arrest, resuscitation devices, AutoPulse, ZOLL

Zoll Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, announced that RAV Gelderland-Midden in the Netherlands has equipped its fleet of 20 ambulances with the...

Bayer HealthCare’s Mark 7 Arterion angiographic contrast injector

There have been several recent advances with contrast media injector technology, including cutting costs by reducing contrast waste and automated data collection for the dose a patient receives....

Advanced visualization (AV) software and clinical applications are essential in the interpretation workflow of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In the last few years...

Here are my predictions for technologies to watch in the coming year that have the potential to fundamentally change the practice of cardiology:

Yale, CORE, IV fluids, diuretics, heart failure, study

Many patients hospitalized with severe heart failure are receiving potentially harmful treatment with intravenous fluids, a Yale-led study has found.

blood pressure, systolic, hypertension, younger adults, cardiovascular, risk

Younger adults with elevated systolic blood pressure have a higher risk for cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease than those with normal blood pressure, according to a large long-...

Ablation system, atrial fibrillation, Medtronic Arctic Front Advance Cryoballoon

Medtronic announced the initiation of the Cryo4 Persistent AF (Cryoballoon Ablation for Early Persistent Atrial Fibrillation) clinical trial.

Heart failure, remote monitoring, CardioMEMS, St. Jude Medical

Swedish Medical Center is the first facility in the Rocky Mountain Region to implant a new miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor to manage heart failure (HF).