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Tennessee, Knoxville, heart valve, tissue engineered, calcification proof

There could soon be new hope for those facing one of humanity's biggest health issues, thanks to research from the University of Tennessee Knoxville College of Engineering.

Cardiac diagnostics, blood testing, University of Leicester

A study involving scientists from the University of Leicester has established a link between hypoglycaemia and increased risk of cardiovascular events and mortality in patients with diabetes.

Clinical trial/study, EP lab, Ablation Systems, Atrial Fibrillation, GoldTip

Biotronik announced the first enrollments in its prospective, multi-center, international Reduce-TE Pilot study (Reduction of AF Ablation Induced Thrombo-Embolic Incidence).

CVRx, Barostim neo Legacy System, pacemaker, hypertension, FDA, HDE

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted a humanitarian device exemption for the CVRx Inc. Barostim neo Legacy System.

radiation therapy, breast cancer, breath hold, heart, clinical study

Women who have breast cancer on their left side present a particular challenge to radiation oncologists. Studies have shown that the risk of heart disease is higher in this group of women after...

Nuclear Imaging, ImageGuide Registry

The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) has announced the launch of the first cardiovascular nuclear imaging data registry, ImageGuide. 

CT systems, CT angiography, FFR Catheters, Direct Flow Medical Transcatheter

Direct Flow Medical Inc. announced the closing of a new round of financing for the company totaling $32 million. 

Bellerophon Therapeutics LLC announced that it has completed enrollment of its PRESERVATION I clinical trial of Bioabsorbable Cardiac Matrix (BCM), an investigational implantable medical device...

St. Jude, heart screenings, telephone counseling, childhood cancer

Supplementing written heart screening guidelines with telephone counseling from specially trained nurses more than doubled the likelihood that adult survivors of childhood cancer received...

Ultrasound, Transesophageal, cardiovascular ultrasound, Zura EVO1

ImaCor Inc. will be showcasing for the first time Zura EVO1, its all-in-one platform for advanced hemodynamic management, at three annual scientific meetings.

Clinical trial, MRI system, Peripheral Artery Disease, Renal Artery Stenosis

Non-contrast enhanced MR angiography (MRA) techniques have attracted interest in the medical community for diagnosing renal artery stenosis, as it eliminates the need for contrast agents used with...

The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) unveiled a new brand for the society and its research organization, the SIR Foundation.

StatVideo, EchoBox, GE, Vivid, India, tele-echo, telecardiology, teleradiology

At Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon, India, five EchoBox devices were connected to five GE Vivid ultrasound systems, streaming live echo images over the Web to experienced sonographers located in the...

3-D printing, advanced visualization, Yale-OPM joint research program

Oxford Performance Materials Inc. (OPM) announced the commencement of an extensive joint research program with Yale University to develop innovative and cost-effective 3-D printed biomedical...

CT systems, X-ray phase tomography, AIP publishing

X-ray phase tomography is an imaging technique that uses penetrating X-rays to create volumetric views through "slices" or sections of soft biological tissues, such as tumors, and it offers...

FFR catheters, Cath lab, OptoWire, OptoMonitor

The OptoWire and OptoMonitor are Opsens’ products for FFR measurements to optimize the diagnosis and guide the therapy in patients with coronary heart disease.

More than 10 percent of patients treated with aspirin therapy for primary cardiovascular disease prevention were likely inappropriately prescribed medication, according to a new study in the...

ultrasound, market, cardiovascular, 3-D, 4-D, United States, U.S.

According to a new report by iData Research, ultrasound equipment providers in the United States are likely to see stable, reliable growth in the coming years. Already a billion-dollar...

HeartFlow, CT-FFR, computed tomography fractional flow reserve, UH Case Medical

University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical is now offering a new, non-invasive test for coronary artery disease designed to help physicians develop the right treatment plan for each patient. Developed...

Our daily diet may help lower bad cholesterol, in turn reducing risk for heart disease, according to health researchers in the Jan. 7 edition of the Journal of the American Heart Association...