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Stem cell therapies, heart failure, bone marrow cells, clinical trial

CardioCell LLC announced the treatment of its first patient in the University of Pennsylvania’s Phase IIa clinical trial for chronic heart failure (HF) of non-ischemic cardiomyopathy. 

Radiation dose management, RSNA 2014, x-ray, lead-free, acrylic shielding

Turner MedTech introduced ClearShield at RSNA, which is lead-free, eco-friendly, utilizes no lead and complies with European Union RoHS requirements. 

COR Medical Technologies (COR) introduces CORcare, a comprehensive instant outcome support system for rapid and accurate diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up management of patients with acute and...

Children’s hospitals in the United States delivering the highest-quality care for children undergoing heart surgery also appear to provide care most efficiently at a low cost, according to...

cardiovascular surgery, atrial fibrillation, Minneapolis Heart Institute Found.

Researchers at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation have found that when care teams started following a new set of guidelines for certain patients recovering from cardiovascular surgery...

marijuana use, clinical trial, secondhand smoke, cardiac diagnostics

Breathing secondhand marijuana smoke could damage heart and blood vessels as much as secondhand cigarette smoke, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart...

BioCardia Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the company’s application to begin a Phase III clinical trial of its bone marrow-derived CardiAMP...

Most patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) haven’t thought about device deactivation if they were to develop a serious illness from which they were not expected to recover...

interventional radiology, placenta accreta, RSNA, study

Researchers reported on a procedure that can preserve fertility and potentially save the lives of women with a serious pregnancy complication called placenta accreta. Results of the new study...

Clinical Trial, Heart valve repair, TAVR

New research from the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation has uncovered a way to help interventional cardiologists better predict which patients are at higher risk for death following TAVR,...

According to a new long-term study, diabetic patients with even mild coronary artery disease face the same relative risk for a heart attack or other major adverse heart events as diabetics with...

Results from a new study indicate that the addition of mitral valve (MV) repair to coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) did not result in significant benefit to the patient and was associated...

Fatigue, increased irritability and feeling demoralized may raise a healthy man or woman’s risk of first-time cardiovascular disease by 36 percent, according to a study led by researchers at ...

Medi‐Lynx Cardiac Monitoring LLC and MEDICALgorithmics will participate in a research project, investigating the impact of lifestyle modification on ablation outcome in atrial fibrillation (...

Balloon catheter, interventional radiology, FDA clearance, kidney disease

Covidien announced that it received U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance for its Fortrex over-the-wire (OTW) percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) balloon catheter.

obesity, interventional radiology, embolization devices

A new procedure to combat obesity was recently performed by physicians at Dayton Interventional Radiology. 

Biotronik announced the launch of ProMRI SystemCheck, a new online tool for tracking the ProMRI status of implantable devices. 

radiation dose management, ECRI, top 10 hazard list

To help hospitals reduce technology-related risks, ECRI Institute publishes an annual list of Top 10 Health Technology Hazards.

flat panel display, MultiSync MD212G3 LCD

NEC Display Solutions of America has announced the launch of the MultiSync MD212G3 LCD, a widescreen display for diagnostic review applications in healthcare organizations.

Clinical Trial at the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions 2014

Results of a new study challenge the current consensus in cardiology that peak myocardial edema only...