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Terumo has introduced the GlideSheath Slender Hydrophilic Introducer Sheath, a 6 French sheath that has the outer diameter of a 5 French sheath. Its narrower profile makes it optimal for...

C. R. Bard Inc. has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire Rochester Medical Corp. at a price of $20 per share, or approximately $262 million in the...

Based on its recent analysis of the cardiology informatics market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Ascend HiT with the 2013 North America Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Leadership....

September 3, 2013 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the CE mark approval of its next-generation EnligHTN renal denervation system for treating patients with drug-resistant, uncontrolled...

EP Lab, EP mapping/imaging systems, Ablation systems

St. Jude Medical Inc. today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and first use of MediGuide Enable Ablation Catheters. The ablation catheters, which are used to treat...

Avinger Inc. has received CE Mark approval for Pantheris – a system that combines directional atherectomy capabilities with real-time intravascular visualization to remove plaque from blocked...

Ascendian Healthcare Consulting has announced a comprehensive vendor neutral ...

PFM Medical

August 30, 2013 — PFM Medical received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) premarket approval (PMA) for its Nit-Occlud Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) device, a permanently implanted prosthesis...

Epiq ultrasound system, anatomical intelligence, echo

Philips Healthcare launched the Epiq ultrasound system, a first-of-its-kind ultrasound architecture that offers a new approach to creating ultrasound images. Making its debut at the European...

Diagnosing Pericardial Disease Using Multi-modality Imaging Protocols

To counter the significant levels of morbidity and mortality associated with pericardial disease (disease of the sac around the heart), experts from the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE...

Digirad Corp. Dilon Diagnostic Distribution Agreement

Digirad Corp. and Dilon Diagnostics have signed an exclusive international distribution agreement for Dilon to distribute Digirad's lines of nuclear imaging cameras. . 

Bayer HealthCare announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared two new Jetstream atherectomy catheters. The SC (Single Cutter) atherectomy catheter is available in 1....

August 28, 2013 — Effective Oct. 1, Cook Medical’s Zilver PTX drug-eluting peripheral stent qualifies for new-technology add-on payments under Medicare’s hospital inpatient prospective...

Millenium Research Group, Stents (peripheral), Cath Lab,

According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), efforts to streamline the regulatory approval process in Japan have resulted in the recent entry of numerous devices in the Japanese...

Experts have found that radiation dosage can have serious complications for patients with cancer. Cancer patients who receive chest radiation should be evaluated for heart disease before beginning...

AliveCor AliveECG App Heart Monitor ECG Wireless Remote Access Mobile Device

AliveCor Inc. released a new AliveECG App for its Heart Monitor that features an Enhanced Filter, a noise cancelling technology that improves the visual output of the ECG. The AliveCor Heart...

Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced that Japan's Central Social Insurance Medical Council (Chuikyo) has approved the recommendation by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare's (MHLW)...

JenaValve TAVI System Canada

JenaValve Technology Inc. has successfully completed the first two implantations of its second-generation transapical JenaValve transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) system in Canada....

Adopting an approach that encourages continued progress while simultaneously acknowledging short-term obstacles, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) recommends...