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atherosclerosis, vitamin C, heart disease, Dr. Rath Research Institute

Scientific confirmation has just been published in the American Journal of Cardiovascular Disease that atherosclerosis, the underlying process of heart attacks and strokes, is generally...

Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, Rush, tele-robotic ultrasound, telehealth

A new clinical trial is testing the feasibility and efficiency of a doctor in New York City remotely performing long-distance, tele-robotic ultrasound exams over the Internet on patients in...

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, TMVR, Tendyne, FDA, first implant, U.S.

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF) physicians are conducting a research study using the first transcatheter mitral valve replacement in the United States at Minneapolis Heart Institute...

CSI, Diamondback 360, atherectomy, PAD, Stealth 360

Cardiovascular Systems Inc. announced that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for the 4 French, 1.25 Solid Diamondback 360 Peripheral Orbital Atherectomy System...

Philips introduced CareSage at HIMSS 2015, which is new predictive analytics engine that enables health systems to better monitor and care for elderly patients by combining actionable insights...

Comparing mechanical prosthetic and bioprosthetic mitral valves, a study in the April 14 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found no significant difference in...

3D Systems announced that a 20-month-old toddler is breathing and swallowing easier thanks to a team of cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons at Washington University School of Medicine in St...

Although ultrasound remains the primary imaging modality used in prenatal imaging, fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is playing an increasing role in further evaluation of fetuses suspected...

carotid artery stenting, F-EPD, P-EPD, ACC, embolic protection devices

A study published in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions showed that in-hospital and 30-day stroke or death rates were equally low with either a distal filter embolic protection device (F-...

Boston Scientific, S-ICD, long-term data, TV-ICD, trial

The Journal of the American College of Cardiology published data confirming the long-term safety and efficacy of the Boston Scientific Corp. S-ICD System (subcutaneous implantable...

ASRT, Joint Commission, modules, CT, MRI, safety, dose reduction

The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) has launched new online products to help members improve safety practice and dose reduction techniques for computed tomography (CT) and...

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) introduced star ratings on the Hospital Compare public information website to make it easier for consumers to choose a hospital and...

Mobile medical apps, survey, UK, Research Now

A new study from digital data collection provider Research Now looks into the use of mobile health apps and assesses their potential in healthcare. Research Now spoke to 500 healthcare...

UltraSPECT, dose management, lower dose SPECT

Nuclear myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) with positron emission tomography (PET) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) have been the gold standard for noninvasive detection of...

Contego Medical announced the completion of a $5.6 million Series B financing round, led by Hatteras Venture Partners. Hatteras is an early stage venture firm with a focus on medical devices,...

Penn Medicine, congestive heart failure, readmissions, Health Recovery Solutions

Penn Medicine’s Penn Care at Home program reported a 53 percent reduction in 30-day readmission rates for 130 congestive heart failure patients since implementing software from Health Recovery...

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) released the results of the 2015 HIMSS Mobile Technology Survey. This year’s study, of more than 200 healthcare provider employees...

On April 17, 2015 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule to update fiscal year (FY) 2016 Medicare payment policies and rates under the Inpatient Prospective...

EBR Systems Inc. announced it has raised $20 million for clinical studies and regulatory filings, including commitments toward a second quarter closing. EBR Systems is using the funds to build on...

GE Healthcare, Vivid E9, XDclear, cardiac ultrasound, cardiac echo

The latest advances in echocardiography were discussed at a special evening symposium at the 2015 American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting, organized by Methodist Debakey Heart and Vascular...