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Mummies Egypt Atherosclerosis CT Systems

Atherosclerosis is usually considered to be related to contemporary risk factors such as smoking, obesity and lack of exercise. However, researchers suggest that high prevalence of atherosclerosis...

Contrast Agents Mayo Clinic Clinical Study Kidney Injury

Many physicians have long believed that the use of intravenous contrast agents for computed tomography (CT) scans can cause acute kidney injury. New Mayo Clinic research questions the strength of...

Using a telemedicine system to engage people in underserved, urban communities to measure and report their blood pressure remotely — outside of the doctor’s office — appears to help them achieve...

Symplicity Renal Denervation System Medtronic Inc. Parallel Review Program

Medtronic Inc. announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have accepted the inclusion of the Symplicity renal denervation system...

AHA/ASA Guidelines LifeNet OnePush Stroke Treatment Device

With the recent release of the updated American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association (ASA) Guidelines for Early Management of Acute Stroke Patients, Physio-Control announced that...

March 11, 2013 — HealthHelp announced it will launch in select markets in May its MedTree QDS, a transparent clinical decision support (CDS) system that allows providers to self-govern the...

Royal Philips Infraredx TVC Imaging System Allura Xper

Royal Philips Electronics and Infraredx Inc. announced the availability of a new solution that enables seamless access to Infraredx’s true vessel characterization (TVC) Imaging System via Philips...

Weight Loss American College of Cardiology ICD Implants Risk

Even minor weight loss is associated with worse health outcomes among patients implanted with a certain type of defibrillator known as cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillator (CRT-D...

Lumedx unveiled a host of new HealthView products at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions in San Francisco, March 9-11, 2013. New solutions include a comprehensive, Web-based...

Siemens Angiography Systems Artis Q Artis Q.zen FDA Approval Cath Lab

Siemens Healthcare has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared its Artis Q and Artis Q.zen angiography system families, which feature revolutionary new X-ray tube...

As cardiologists assemble in San Francisco for the 2013 Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology, they are faced with the challenge of how to handle the high volume of additional...

Boston Scientific Corporation has begun the launch of its 0.035-inch and 0.018-inch Rubicon Support Catheter in the United States. The device is designed to assist physicians with placement and...

Texas A&M

March 7, 2013 — Ultrasound technology could soon experience a significant upgrade that would enable it to produce high-quality, high-resolution images, thanks to the development of a new key...

March 7, 2013 — A newly identified genetic variant doubles the risk of calcium buildup in the heart’s aortic valve. Calcium buildup is the most common cause of aortic stenosis, a narrowing of the...

March 7, 2013 — Experts from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia were among the leaders of two large national studies showing that extending cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) longer than...

MobileDemand VectraCor Inc. xTablet C1200 VectraplexECG System

MobileDemand and VectraCor Inc. have partnered to provide a turnkey solution to the healthcare industry for patients presenting with chest pain to detect real-time ECG changes suggestive of a...

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

March 7, 2013 — Philips Healthcare announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its EchoNavigator live image-guidance tool.

CardioNet Inc. announced a multi-year development agreement with the Belgium-based nanoelectronics research center IMEC and its Dutch affiliate Holst Centre. Over the next 18 months, the companies...

Mercator MedSystems Cricket Bullfrog Micro-Infusion Catheters

 Mercator MedSystems Inc. announced it has received CE mark approval to market its Cricket and Bullfrog Micro-Infusion Catheters in Europe, significantly expanding the market for these...