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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...

Cordis Corp., Cordis Crossing Portfolio, Elitecross, Outback Elite, CTO

Cordis Corp. announced the launch of the new Elitecross support catheter in the United States and Outback Elite re-entry catheter in the United States, Europe and Japan. This expands the Cordis...

Simbionix, 3D Systems, echo simulator

More than 50 companies and organizations will display their latest products and services at the American Society of Echocardiography’s (ASE) 26th Annual Scientific Sessions, June 12-16 at in...

CPeH, CMS, ONC, Meaningful Use Stage 3 requirements, comments

The nation’s top consumer, patient and labor advocates recently praised the proposed Stage 3 Meaningful Use rules, describing how they would help ensure health information technology (IT) meets...

Brilinta, Ticagrelor, PEGASUS TIMI-54, ACC, results

AstraZeneca announced full results from the PEGASUS-TIMI 54 study, a large-scale outcomes trial investigating Brilinta (ticagrelor) tablets plus low dose aspirin, at the American College of...

UH Case Medical Center, Impella RP, first in Ohio, Abiomed, Mobile Learning Lab

University Hospitals Case Medical Center physicians in the Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute were the first in Ohio to implant a new device to treat right ventricular heart disease.

pre-operative testing, NYU Langone, guidelines

Professional physician associations consider certain routine tests before elective surgery to be of low value and high cost, and have sought to discourage their utilization. Nonetheless, a new...