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congenital heart, adults, early detection, Penn State Hershey, CHD

At one time, many children born with congenital heart disease (CHD) suffered from issues that carried fatal prognoses. Thanks to technological advancements in the past 30 to 40 years, Elizabeth...

VenaSeal, varicose veins, Covidien, FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the VenaSeal closure system to permanently treat varicose veins of the legs by sealing the affected superficial veins using an adhesive agent...

Point of Care Decision Support, anticoagulation software, PCDS AC, therapy

Point of Care Anticoagulation software (PCDS AC) optimizes delivery of anticoagulation (AC) drugs and reduces adverse events associated with anticoagulation therapy.

Radiance Ultra, NDS Surgical Imaging, flat panel displays, hybrid OR

NDS Surgical Imaging (NDSsi) announced the release of the 27-inch Radiance Ultra, a next-generation surgical visualization platform. The ultra-high level of brightness from the LED backlight...

Critical Diagnostics announced it has expanded its cardiac biomarker testing product portfolio by CE marking the Aspect-PLUS ST2 test, a rapid quantitative ST2 test. Results are reported in under...

arrhythmia, heart cells, mapping, crosstalk, Johns Hopkins, Ashikaga

A team of scientists led by Johns Hopkins cardiologist and biomedical engineer Hiroshi Ashikaga, M.D., Ph.D., has developed a mathematical model to measure and digitally map the beat-sustaining...

UTHealth, telemedicine, acute stroke, telestroke

For the first time, researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) were able to enroll patients at other hospitals into an acute stroke clinical trial.

TAVR, TAVI, acc, ACC.15, corevalve

Key data from many transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) clinical trials will be presented as late-breakers at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific Session this weekend,...

STS, CHSD, congenital heart, trial, surgery, database, pediatric

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has released the first publicly accessible national report of surgical outcomes from its Congenital Heart Surgery Database (CHSD), a component of the STS...

radiotherapeutics, nuclear medicine, PET, SPECT, MEDraysintell

The first annual financial results of Xofigo (radium-223 dichloride) from Bayer are in line with the MEDraysintell analysis showing that the growth of nuclear medicine in the future will come...

protein, heart failure, trial, RBFox2, cardiac diagnostics, UC San Diego

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a key piece in the complex molecular puzzle underlying heart failure.

tele-stroke program, UMMC, Carroll, telemedicine, stroke

Carroll Hospital Center physicians will now have 24/7 remote access to the University of Maryland Medical Center’s (UMMC) Brain Attack Team through a new telemedicine service for stroke patients...

Aspire, Control Medical, thrombectomy, atherectomy devices, cath lab

George Adams, M.D., an interventional cardiologist with North Carolina Heart and Vascular, successfully treated a patient having an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) with the Aspire Mechanical...

TAVR, study, one-year outcomes, heart valve repair, JAMA, Mayo Clinic

In an analysis of outcomes of about 12,000 patients who underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), death rate after one year was nearly one in four, according to a study in the March...

Carestream, Touch, ultrasound system, AIUM

Carestream is demonstrating its new Touch Ultrasound System at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) annual meeting, March 21-25.

TeraRecon, iNtuition, iNteract+, ECR 2015, enterprise imaging

TeraRecon unveiled the latest release of the company’s flagship iNtuition enterprise viewing solutions in combination with the second-generation of its iNteract+ interoperability platform at the...

VTEC, NYU Langone, venous therapies, deep vein thrombosis, DVT, PE

NYU Langone Medical Center has announced the creation of a new multidisciplinary Venous Thromboembolic Disease Center (VTEC) to treat those with life-threatening blood clots. The new...

atrial fibrillation, women, seniors, guidelines, blood thinners, DCRI

Nearly all women and people over 65 in the United States with atrial fibrillation are advised to take blood thinners under new guidelines based on an analysis from the Duke Clinical Research...

ResQCPR System, resuscitation devices, cardiac arrest, CPR, FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the ResQCPR System, a system of two devices for first responders to use while performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on cardiac arrest...