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Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced that it received investigational device exemption (IDE) approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to initiate a clinical trial of the Sapien 3...

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 MediValve Ltd. announced that it has received clearance of a Pre-Marketing Notification Application (510(k)) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its acWire ...

A clinical trial found that Xa inhibitor edoxaban met the primary efficacy endpoint of non-inferiority compared to warfarin for the prevention of stroke or systemic embolic events (SEE) in...

This CME webinar will explain novel noise reduction technology for digital subtraction angiography and how this reduces radiation dose and affects image quality. The presenter is Michael Soderman...

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CVRx Inc. announced findings from a health-economic analysis published in the Journal of Hypertension that indicates Barostim Therapy is a cost-effective treatment option for...

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In a preclinical study, researchers from Boston Children's Hospital, BWH and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) developed a bio-inspired adhesive that could rapidly attach biodegradable...

SunTech Medical, a Halma company that provides noninvasive blood pressure monitoring products and technologies...

Medtronic, symplicity, renal denervation

Medtronic Inc. announced its U.S. pivotal trial for its Symplicity renal denervation system to treat resistant hypertension, the SYMPLICITY HTN-3 trial, failed to meet its primary efficacy...

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Topera Inc. received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the latest generation of its 3D Mapping System.

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iRhythm Technologies announced that a prospective study by Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) has found that use of...

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Biodex Medical Systems Inc. introduced its line of ultrasound tables, which feature redesigned optional side...

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A report by MarketsandMarkets analyzes and studies the major technology and market drivers, restraints and opportunities in North America, Europe, Asia and Rest of the World.

Vasomedical Inc. announced that the FDA issued its final order Dec. 30, 2013, reclassifying external counterpulsation (ECP) devices for treatment of chronic stable angina for patients that are...

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Stentys, developer of the world's first self-apposing stent to treat acute myocardial infarction (AMI), announced...

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Barco, a visualization technology company, and Brainlab AG, Germany-based medical software technology manufacturer and marketer, announced their collaboration to provide medical content...

The annual Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) scientific assembly and annual meeting is where imaging systems vendors showcase their latest technology. While aimed at the radiology...

ACC, iPad cardiology apps

DAIC readers chose the following stories as the most popular content in 2013, based on website analytics.

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A University of California, Los Angeles research team has found no evidence of an association between iron levels in the body and the risk of atherosclerosis.

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As the global medical isotope shortage continues indefinitely following the plant leak in South Africa, Berks Cardiologists Ltd., a cardiovascular imaging center in central Pennsylvania, is...

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has established the PINNACLE Registry Research Alliance to connect cardiovascular care teams with information about ...

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Endologix Inc. announced that it has received Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin a clinical trial to evaluate the safety and...

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St. Jude Medical Inc. received European CE mark approval for its 25-mm Portico Transcatheter Aortic Heart...

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Medtronic Inc. announced that the first patients were randomized in Symplicity HTN-4, which will evaluate the Symplicity ...

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An investigational, manmade blood vessel used in vascular grafts for kidney dialysis patients may potentially...

Massachusetts was on the same brink in 2006 that the entire nation is on today: the brink of expanding health insurance to cover far more people than before through government-driven, market-based...

 A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association revealed findings...

To the gratification of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the...

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Boston Scientific Corp. has received CE mark approval of its X4 line of quadripolar ...

Digisonics and Medis have partnered to provide a single system solution for image analysis and structured reporting of pediatric and adult ...

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A University of Alabama at Birmingham surgical team has performed the first surgery using a virtual augmented reality technology called VIPAAR (Virtual Interactive Presence in Augmented Reality)...

FFR, Volcano

Comprised of the cardiologist and the heart surgeon, the heart team collaboratively assesses and determines the best course of treatment for cardiac patients. ECHI has a large and successful...

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A report released by IMV Medical Information Division found that providers of nuclear medicine (NM)...

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The National Institutes of Health announced that a network of 25 regional stroke centers working with nearby...

AtriCure Inc., an atrial fibrillation (AF) medical device provider, and Endoscopic Technologies Inc, doing...

study shows that coronary artery calcium (CAC) screening, an assessment tool that is not currently...

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Clinical trials for a promising new class of cholesterol-lowering medications, a long-awaited repair of the Medicare formula for paying physicians, the Affordable Care Act, new technology and the...

It was not until we began planning that we realized just how involved TAVR programs are — they require much more work than we originally anticipated. At Terrebonne General Medical Center (...

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Intact Vascular Inc., a developer of medical devices for minimally invasive peripheral vascular procedures, announced the start of enrollment in the Tack Optimized ...

Mobile Aspects announced that it has been awarded the patent for its iRISupply radiofrequency identification (RFID) system that supports the storage and ...

Atrial fibrillation (AF), long considered the most common condition leading to an irregular heartbeat, is a growing and...

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Careful documentation of patient selection and procedure appropriateness are critical — yet underutilized — steps in ensuring high-quality clinical care for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI...

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AliveCor announced Android compatibility for its AliveInsights analysis service, which launched for iOS (iPhone) users of the AliveCor Heart Monitor Nov. 18, 2013.

Following public comment received in the fall of 2013, The Joint Commission has released new accreditation standards for diagnostic imaging services. Nearly all of these new standard Elements of...

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Johns Hopkins Hospital surgeons say skipping one commonly taken step during a routine procedure to insert a wire mesh stent into a partially blocked carotid artery appears to prevent patients from...

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Ultrasound-stimulated microbubbles have been showing promise in recent years as a non-invasive method of...

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Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. introduced enhancements to its Vantage Titan magnetic resonance (MR) ...

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The American College of Radiology (ACR) commends the House Committee on Ways and Means and the United States Senate Committee on Finance for passing bicameral, bipartisan legislation to replace...

A new study by researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Fielding School of Public Health and McGill University in Montréal reveals that the United States health care system...

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 The American College of Cardiology (ACC), along with nine specialty and subspecialty societies, released Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for tests used in the ...

CSL Behring announced that Kcentra (Prothrombin Complex Concentrate [Human]) has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for an expanded indication — urgent reversal of acquired...

BioTelemetry Inc., a wireless medical technology company focused on the delivery of health information, announced that recently published research from an observational study of more than 200,000...

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Ultrasound will be able to depict blood flow with more detail and accuracy using Toshiba America Medical...

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Philips Healthcare introduced the IQon Spectral computed tomography (CT) system at RSNA 2013. It is the world’s first spectral-detector CT system built from the ground up for spectral imaging. It...

At RSNA 2013, GE Healthcare introduced the Discovery Interventional Guidance System (IGS) 740, a 510(k)-pending mobile X-ray angiography system with a 41 x 41 cm detector. The system is aimed at...

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Thomas Jefferson University researchers discovered that the formation of blood clots follows a different molecular route in African Americans versus European Americans, providing a new...

TherOx Inc. released results from the company's multicenter Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) pilot study that showed a 9.6 percent infarct size at 30 days in high-risk patients treated...

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Toshiba introduced its Adaptive Diagnostics computed tomography (CT) technology, which simplifies complex exams...

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee voted favorably Dec. 11 in a 13-1 vote that the benefits of the Watchman...

The National Cheng Kung University Heart Science and Medical Devices Research Center (NCKU HSDMRC) and the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Duke University, Durham, NC,...

AccessClosure Inc. announced that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied a request by St. Jude Medical Inc. to rehear an appeal on a double patenting ruling concerning its U.S....

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For patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) who are not experiencing a heart attack and an abnormal stress test, treatment of their narrowed arteries by the common procedure of...

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized updates to payment policies and payment rates for services furnished under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) on or...

The human body begins to adapt to microgravity of low Earth orbit shortly after launch, according to surgeon astronaut Lee Morin, M.D., Ph.D., and astronaut mission specialist, NASA Johnson Space...

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Interventional cardiologists at Mount Sinai Hospital are the first in the world to use a newly U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved device for the treatment of severely calcified...

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Medtronic Inc. announced the first-in-human implant of the world’s smallest pacemaker: the Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS...

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TomTec Imaging Systems GmbH announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its new TomTec-Arena software solution.

GE Healthcare showcased several new offerings that enable low-dose imaging procedures and help...

Konica Minolta Medical Imaging announced that its parent company, Konica Minolta, Inc., has signed a business transfer agreement with Panasonic Healthcare Co., Ltd. (Panasonic Healthcare) under...

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The procedure, first performed in Germany in 2011, has corrected both defects and instilled Brian, a young swimmer and martial arts aficionado, with newfound energy that was in short supply...

With increased penalties in effect for hospitals with excessive readmissions for heart attack and heart failure,...