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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...

March 7, 2013 — Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (CSI) presented three-year data from its ORBIT I feasibility study of calcified coronary lesions during a poster session at the 2013 Cardiovascular...

LEU TechneLite generator

As the U.S. government works to strengthen its global nuclear security strategy by eliminating potential sources of bomb-grade highly enriched uranium (HEU), it has eyed the production of medical...

cardiac apps, ACC CardioSource

In the past few years, especially since the introduction of the iPhone and iPad, there has been an explosion of healthcare related mobile device applications (apps). Most physicians today have...

Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston conducted a pilot study of a Web-enabled computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system (another Stage 2 requirement) with embedded imaging decision...

In an era of healthcare reform and a push to meet appropriate use guidelines for tests, imaging and therapy amid declining reimbursements, there has been much discussion about implementation of...

Zoll wearable defibrillator

Oklahoma Heart Hospital (OHH), Oklahoma’s first dedicated heart hospital, has excelled at creating quality outcomes through an integrated approach to patient care. To maintain this culture of...

Over the past decade in the United States, there has been growing interest in transradial artery percutaneous access as a way to significantly reduce bleeding rates and access site complications....

Terumo Medical Corp. announced it filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Vascular Solutions Inc. and Lepu Medical Technology (Beijing) Co. Ltd. in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey.

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Esaote launched its next generation imaging technology for dedicated MRI and ultrasound. The eHD for ultrasound and eXP technology for dedicated MRI represent step-change innovations in the...

In the current era of healthcare reform and increasing requirements to follow appropriate use criteria, any technology that offers a basic yes or no answer to whether a patient should be treated...

Zoll’s RescueNet 12-Lead is a free and versatile transmission system that allows healthcare providers to receive and manage 12-lead ECGs from just about anywhere. It is browser based for maximum...

A recent review of data from the CathPCI Registry, part of the American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR), offers some insight into average, real-world D2B...

D2B, door to balloon time, Physio-Control, STEMI

Time is critical for the thousands of patients that suffer from an ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) each year. Current American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA...