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Medtronic announced a partnership agreement between its Cardiocom business and LHC Group.

Ostar Healthcare Technology announced the North American launch of their Cellular P201 telehealth blood pressure monitoring system. This advanced chronic disease remote monitoring system...

ISET, aneurysms, blood flow, software, flow diverter, FFR catheters

A new computer program allows doctors to assess blood flow as they are using flow-diverter devices to treat life-threatening aneurysms, suggests a preliminary study being presented at the 27th...

EP lab, Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators, Heart Failure

Boston Scientific Corporation announced the launch and first U.S. implant of its line of Extended Longevity (EL) implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), including Dynagen EL and Inogen EL...

Cardiovascular ultrasound, ultrasound systems, RSNA 2015, 5D Heart

Samsung Electronics America introduced the Samsung WS80A with Elite performance package, its flagship ultrasound product for women’s healthcare designed to streamline exam workflows and deliver...

Perhaps the biggest trend health information technology today is the movement away from traditional picture archiving and communications systems (PACS) and cardiovascular information systems (CVIS...

Millions of people take angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) to help treat heart failure. But it turns out not all ARBs are created equally, according to one Nova Southeastern University (NSU)...

automated external defibrillators, AED, FDA, premarket approval, PMA, 2016

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it will strengthen its review of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to help improve the quality and reliability of these devices.

Blood pressure monitoring, hypertension, heart failure, remote monitoring, OSTAR

Ostar Healthcare Technology, a Washington State Based TeleHealth Solutions company, announced the North American launch of Cellular TeleHealth Blood Pressure Monitoring System.

information technology, PACS, cardiac PACS, Roadmap Version 1.0

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released Connecting Health and Care for the Nation: A Shared Nationwide...

ASCERT, coronary bypass graft surgery, angioplasty, quality of life, value

Coronary bypass graft surgery commonly used to treat patients with coronary heart disease results in improved quality of life but also costs more than another often-used less invasive technique,...

University of the Basque Country, ICDs, pacemakers, Internet, security, remote

A researcher in the University of the Basque Country’s (UPV/EHU) Department of Communications Engineering has developed the Ladon security protocol, an efficient mechanism to authenticate,...

Stem Cell Therapy, Congenital heart, clinical trial/study

Researchers at Okayama University and Okayama University Hospital show that children suffering from a condition known as hypoplastic left heart syndrome experienced some improvement in cardiac...

Business, HSCA, Budget and Economic Outlook, Congressional Budget Office

Healthcare Supply Chain Association (HSCA) President Curtis Rooney released a statement on the annual Budget and Economic Outlook compiled by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).

AliveCor, Heart Monitor, atrial fibrillation, AF, ECG, mobile, CE Mark

AliveCor Inc. announced it has received CE Mark clearance for its automated analysis process (algorithm) to detect atrial fibrillation (AF). The latest version of the AliveECG app for...

Abbott, troponin, women, myocardial infarction, blood testing, diagnosis

The British Medical Journal published results online that show Abbott’s Architect Stat High Sensitive Troponin-I (hsTnl) test may help doctors to detect twice as...

Cath lab

In his lecture, Harrington will argue that simplification of larger trials, better early-phase investigations and the use of electronic health records can ease the path to new research.

Stents, BioMimics 3D, Veryan Medical, Biosensors International Group

Biosensors International Group has announced a distribution agreement with Veryan Medical Ltd. for BioMimics 3D, a nitinol stent with three-dimensional helical geometry designed for use in the...

drug-eluting balloons, DEB, ECRI, report, peripheral artery disease, PAD, cath

ECRI Institute has created a report that offers an overview of drug-eluting balloon (DEB) technology, “Health Technology Forecast report, "Drug-eluting Angioplasty Balloons for...

Artificial Heart, Ventricular Assist Device, Heart failure, SynCardia

SynCardia Systems Inc. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to conduct a clinical study of the effectiveness of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart for...