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September 9, 2013 — Keystone Heart, a company in the development of cerebral protection devices for interventional cardiology and cardiac surgery procedures, announced its TriGuard cerebral...

xSPECT, SPECT/CT, Siemens Intevo

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) market clearance for Siemens’ Symbia Intevo, the first system to completely integrate high sensitivity of single-photon emission...

aycan Specialty Workstations Mammography Oncology Vessel Analysis RSNA 2013

At the 2013 Radiological Society of North America’s annual meeting (RSNA 2013), aycan, a provider of cost-saving PACS solutions, will highlight new release plugins for its post-processing...

Stents Clinical Trials Benefit Women

Cardiac stents to open blocked heart arteries and reduce chest pain have been used for decades. However, cardiologists have never been certain that women benefitted from their use because clinical...

Medtronic Inc. has formed Medtronic Hospital Solutions, a new business focused on developing novel partnerships with hospitals to provide services directly related to hospital operational...

Among patients with prehypertension and coronary artery disease, use of the renin (an enzyme secreted by the kidneys) inhibitor aliskiren, compared with placebo, did not result in improvement or...

CVIS, cpacs, cardiac PACS

Measuring the benefits against the risks (and costs) is an integral component of a sound business plan and will assist in the design, development and deployment of a successful cardiovascular...

Reportlinker.com released a new report on the MRI market titled “Advances in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Market (2013-2018) - Technology Trend Analysis – By Architecture, Field Strengths,...

Physio-Control launched its comprehensive solution designed to improve cardiac resuscitation in hospitals. The CodeManagement...

Carto 3, Biosense Webster, CartoUnivu

Nationwide data show that although only about 12 percent of X-ray exams are for interventional cardiology or electrophysiology (EP) procedures, nearly 50 percent of a patient’s lifetime radiation...

When a beating heart slips into an irregular, life-threatening rhythm, the treatment is well known: deliver a burst of electric current from a pacemaker or defibrillator. But...

Stress Testing System

Philips showcased several new products at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) 2013, including a new stress test system and a new cardiac PACS solution.

Use of the novel anticoagulant otamixaban did not reduce ischemic events compared with unfractionated heparin plus eptifibatide but increased bleeding among patients with non–ST-segment elevation...

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is feasible in patients with bicuspid aortic valve (BV), according to research presented at European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2013 by Dr...

September 5, 2013 — Scientists at Rice University have trapped bismuth in a nanotube cage to tag stem cells for X-ray tracking. Details of the work by a team from Rice and collaborators at the...

Researchers announced this week that an attempt to expand cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) to include more patients with heart failure has failed and an international clinical trial ended...

September 5, 2013 — ITC Nexus Holding Co., a company in hemostasis management and point-of-care (POC) testing, announced it has acquired Accumetrics, a specialist in assessing patient response to...

HeartWare International Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an IDE (Investigational Device Exemption) Supplement that allows HeartWare to commence...

This webinar focuses on how robotic-assistance can serve to optimize percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). This talk explains the value of robotic-assistance in the cath lab, which includes...

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...