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InspireMD MGuard Prime Prime Embolic Protection Stent Clinical Trial

InspireMD Inc. said the first patient has been enrolled in the Master II IDE clinical trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the MGuard Prime Embolic Protection Stent (EPS) in patients...

August 1, 2013 — Boston Scientific Corp. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the Rhythmia mapping system, a next-generation 3-D mapping and navigation...

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of children who have had chemotherapy can detect early changes in their hearts, according to research findings in BioMed Central's open access journal...

Polymer Technology Systems Inc. has introduced the CardioChek Plus analyzer. It is a combination reflectance lipid and electrochemical glucose analyzer that delivers rapid test results for lipids...

The healthcare sector in the United States is facing several reforms, mainly from the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. However, the results from a survey of 1,710...

MEDTRONIC, symplicity renal denervation catheter

One of the exciting new frontiers for interventional cardiology is the use of renal denervation therapy to treat pharmacologically uncontrolled hypertension. It is estimated there are more...

Aspire Thrombectomy Device Aspiration Medical

Nick Cavros, interventional cardiologist with Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) at Lafayette General Medical Center in Lafayette, La., used a new hand-held mechanical aspiration system...

Biotronik has launched its next generation of guide wires. Galeo Pro has a high tensile stainless steel core, increased durability and excellent shape retention. These allow the physician to treat...

Epsilon Imaging Inc. has received the CE mark for its EchoInsight visualization and analysis platform with...

McKesson, RFID cabinet

To assist providers in managing high-dollar inventory, McKesson has introduced radio frequency identification (RFID) cabinets as part of McKesson Point of Use Supply.  The vendor-neutral...

GE Healthcare has initiated a Class I recall of all its nuclear imaging systems and called for its systems to not be operated until the vendor can inspect the scanner. The recall follows the death...

There is a “new normal” for the global medical device market where financial constraints increasingly impact both treatment and purchasing decision-making. As a result, companies develop products...

OptiCross Boston Scientific Cath Lab IVUS

The Boston Scientific Corporation has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance, CE mark and Japan PMDA approval for its OptiCross Coronary Imaging Catheter and has launched the...

PET vs SPECT, flurpiridaz

Myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) with positron emission tomography (PET) has been shown to be superior to single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). Nevertheless, widespread clinical...

Worldwide healthcare cognitive computing markets are poised to achieve continuing growth as the healthcare delivery system responds to new products. Growth is achieved in response to changing...

Heart IT has released version 8 of its flagship products: WebPax picture archive and communications system (PACS) and ...

Merck announced that the New Drug Application (NDA) for its investigational anti-thrombotic medicine, vorapaxar, has been accepted...

July 25, 2013 — The 2013 ESC (European Society of Cardiology) Guidelines on Cardiac Pacing and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy, developed in collaboration with the European Heart Rhythm...

CorPath Robotic Angioplasty Corindus Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center South Dakot

Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center in Aberdeen, S.D. became the first hospital to perform a robotic angioplasty for a patient with an acute heart attack, achieving a far better door-to-balloon time...

July 24, 2013 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced regulatory approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) and launch of the Accent MRI pacemaker and the Tendril MRI ...