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Toshiba, activation imaging, ACC, 2013

This is a roundup of some of the DAIC editor's choice of the most innovative new technologies showcased at ACC 2013, including products in the areas of interventional cardiology, patient...

EP lab, Tom De potter, depotter, angiography dose reduction

This webinar focuses on implementation of different strategies to reduce radiation exposure during interventional electrophysiology (EP) procedures. It offers an overview of the current state-of-...

Medtronic Resolute Drug Eluting Stent Dual Antiplatelet Therapy Clinical

Cardiologists at ACC.13 learned that patients with coronary artery disease who received a Resolute drug-eluting stent from Medtronic Inc. as participants in one of several clinical studies and...

Thoratec Corp. announced that it has successfully completed the first human use of HeartMate PHP (percutaneous heart pump). The first PHP patient was supported for over 60 minutes during a high-...

 

St. Jude Medical announced publication of results from its landmark RESPECT clinical trial in The New England Journal of Medicine.

 

Minimally invasive procedures significantly lower health payer costs and result in fewer missed workdays when compared to open surgery, according to a study published this week in the ...

AngioDefender Everist Genomics Inc. CE mark

A new test that detects asymptomatic individuals who may be at risk for cardiovascular disease is being launched in Europe at the Healthcare Innovation Expo 2013. The device, known as...

Biotronik Iforia ICD/CRT-D CE-Approval

Biotronik received CE mark for its most advanced ICD/CRT-D (implantable cardioverter defibrillator/cardiac resynchronization therapy device) series. Iforia is the world’s first DF4 ICD/CRT-D...

Cardiobridge, VAD, heart pump, hemodynamic support

The Heart Failure 2013 LA meeting will include a showcase of several startup companies offering innovative new approaches to address heart and cardiovascular disease.

Guardian II Hemostais Valve, recall

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) notified healthcare professionals of a Class I recall of the Vascular Solutions Inc. Guardian II and Guardian II NC Hemostasis Valves. The firm is...

Fujifilm Medical Systems USA Inc Synapse 3D Advanced Visualization ACC

FujiFilm Medical Systems U.S.A. Inc. showcased its Synapse 3D at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) conference March 9 to 11, 2013 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Calif. Fully...

March 26, 2013 — According to two different reports from Millennium Research Group (MRG), the overall European market for peripheral vascular devices will grow strongly, reaching $1.3 billion...

NeuroVive announces that the 600th patient has been recruited to a pivotal Phase III European, multi-center clinical trial (CIRCUS trial) assessing CicloMulsion (a special formulation of...

March 26, 2013 — A multicenter analysis, led by Weill Cornell Medical College and published in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, shows the use of temporary "fully covered...

TeraMedica announced a Partner Agreement with Frontier Solutions Group. FrontierSG now offers complete VNA solutions including integrated storage products from IBM and TeraMedica’s Evercore...

In addition to improving life quality and diminishing pain, total hip replacement (THR) is associated with reduced mortality, heart failure, depression and diabetes rates in Medicare patients with...

Choosing Wisely ASE Echocardiogram

The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) released a list of five interventions whose appropriateness physicians and patients should discuss as part of Choosing Wisely, an initiative of the...

March 25, 2013 — W. L. Gore & Associates introduced its Gore DrySeal Sheath with hydrophilic coating in Europe.

March 25, 2013 — The largest randomized study of the vitamin niacin in patients with occlusive arterial disease (narrowing of the arteries) has shown a significant increase in adverse side effects...

The Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA), Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) and the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA) applauded the adoption of an amendment...