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May 13, 2008 - Philips today announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Brazilian-based Dixtal Biomédica e Tecnologia (Dixtal), a Brazilian manufacturer of in-hospital patient monitoring...

May 13, 2008 – Spectranetics’ excimer laser sheath safely and effectively assists removal of pacing and defibrillator leads, according to the study, “Large, Single-catheter, Single-operator...

May 9, 2008 – Philips launched the new Xcelera R2.2, the latest version of its Xcelera multimodality cardiology image management, analysis and reporting solution, offering improved support for...

May 9, 2008 – The FDA approved Covidien’s contrast delivery system with radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology, integrating the technology to create a system that is designed to enhance...

May 8, 2008 – The first human procedure using the Volcano OCT imaging catheter, which uses optical coherence tomography (OCT) designed to enhance the diagnosis and treatment of coronary and...

May 6, 2008 - Philips' IntelliVue mobile viewer application gives physicians access to patient information from anywhere within the hospital by providing patient data and alerts through a personal...

May 6, 2008 - Vascular Insights received 510(k) clearance from the FDA to market its ClariVein infusion catheter for infusion of physician-specified agents in the peripheral vasculature.

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May 6, 2008 - Donal Quinn has been appointed new head of the Diagnostics division of the Siemens Healthcare Sector, succeeding Jim Reid-Anderson, to become the new CEO of this sector.

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May 1, 2008 – Royal Philips Electronics and BrainLAB said they would be collaborating on the integration of intra-operative angiography and image-guided surgery (IGS).

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April 30, 2008 - A new study indicates that use of the minimally invasive W.L. GORE TAG Thoracic Endoprosthesis to treat descending thoracic aneurysms appears to be superior to open surgical...

April 29, 2008 - HealthEast Care System publicized The National Brain Aneurysm Center and the www....

April 29, 2008 - The FDA has approved the LipiScan Coronary Imaging System, an angiography laser scanner by InfraReDx Inc., which is intended to characterize fatty deposits in coronary vessel...

April 29, 2008 - Sorin Group Cardiac Rhythm Management completed the first implant in a clinical trial of its new-generation PARADYM 8770 sonR cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-...

April 28, 2008 - Researchers at the University of Warwick have found a that the protein E-selectin is a marker for endothelial dysfunction and sub-clinical systemic inflammation, which can help...

April 28, 2008 - There was no difference in mortality between men and women for patients who suffered a myocardial infarction, according to a study in Germany that included 132,000 men and women...

April 25, 2008 - CV Therapeutics reported the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMEA) recommended approval of ranolazine in the European...

April 24, 2008 - Boston Scientific Corp. completed enrollment in the Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial with Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (MADIT-CRT), engineered to test...

April 23, 2008 – BayScribe has launched the BayScribe Virtual Appliance, which the company says is the first virtual reporting solution to help healthcare facilities in their virtualization...