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Itamar-Medical announced that the American Medical Association (AMA) has awarded a Current Procedure Terminology (CPT) Category III reimbursement code to a test performed by its EndoPAT...

Abbott Technologies Acquires IDEV Technologies

Abbott announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase IDEV Technologies, a privately held company focused on developing next-generation medical devices for use by interventional...

July 18, 2013 — Two reports from AmericanEHR Partners, based on a survey of nearly 1,400 physicians, suggest that tablets are of greater use for clinical purposes than smart phones.

July 18, 2013 — In a study of more than 2,000 adults, researchers found that two MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) measurements of the abdominal aorta — the amount of plaque in the vessel and the...

July 18, 2013 — Boston Scientific Corp. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance and CE mark approval for the Guidezilla guide extension catheter.

Welch Allyn Inc. CP 150 CP 50 ECG Management System

Welch Allyn announced the availability of two connectivity-ready electrocardiograph devices in the United States. The Welch Allyn CP 150 offers flexible report formatting, intuitive design and...

The first-ever presentation at a medical conference using hologram technology instead of traditional video projection screen took place July 1 at the American Society of Echocardiography’s (ASE)...

hTEE 24/7 Clinical Support Program ImaCor

ImaCor Inc. announced the implementation of the 24/7 hTEE Clinical Support Program.

July 15, 2013 — Leonhardt Ventures and Core Manufacturing LLC have announced a new partnership to manufacture and bring to market a lineup of medical technologies.

July 15, 2013 — Janssen Research & Development LLC announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a complete response letter for the supplemental new drug application (sNDA)...

Lariat Suture Device Left Atrial Appendage Occluder Stroke Risk

Shore University Medical Center is one of only a handful of hospitals in the country offering the recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved Lariat Suture Delivery Device procedure....

July 12, 2013 — A Chicago native living in southern California was the first patient at Scripps Health to receive a MitraClip as part of the clinical outcomes assessment of the MitraClip...

July 12, 2013 — Micell Technologies Inc. received CE mark approval for its MiStent sirolimus-eluting absorbable polymer coronary stent system. The MiStent SES is unique in providing local...

In a move that would significantly boost its capabilities in the fast-growing market for advanced electrophysiology procedures, Boston Scientific Corporation has entered into a definitive...

Clinical Study Aspirin Duke Medicine Blood Test Platelet Functioning Testing

Aspirin has been widely used for more than 50 years as a common, inexpensive blood thinner for patients with heart disease and stroke, but doctors have little understanding of how it works and why...

Abiomed’s Impella percutaneous left ventricular assist device (pLVAD) was recently deployed at Baylor Medical Center in McKinney, Texas, to treat country music singer Randy Travis.

Toshiba Medical Systems Aplio 500 CV Sudden Cardia Arrest Clinical Study

Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is the leading cause of death in high school-aged athletes. To determine if SCD can be prevented with a heart screening, The Christ Hospital Health Network (Cincinnati,...

Clinical Study JAMA Percutaneous Coronary Interventions Angiography

In a clinical study that included nearly 6 million Medicare Advantage and Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries from 12 states, rates of angiography and percutaneous coronary...

Researchers have announced the results of a five-year study that shows early fetal echocardiography provides reliable prenatal...

EchoInsight for Cardio Oncology Clinical Study Left Ventricle Function

Epsilon Imaging Inc. announced a clinical study demonstrating EchoInsight for Cardio Oncology to be a high quality, efficient application for comprehensive assessment of left ventricle (LV)...