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hot flashes, endothelial function, cardiovascular disease, risk, women, age

Two new studies suggest women who experience hot flashes earlier in life appear to have poorer endothelial function — one of the earliest signs of cardiovascular disease— than those who have hot...

The opening session speakers at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2015 Scientific Sessions will examine the current state of cardiovascular care and why it is...

Agfa HealthCare, Portal, North America

Agfa HealthCare announced that it will be launching its new clinical Portal in North America. The Agfa HealthCare Portal gives a patient-centric overview of information from different sources, to...

TeraMedica, Evercore, VNA, analytics platform, HIMSS 2015

TeraMedica will introduce a sophisticated analytics platform and dashboard for its vendor neutral archive (VNA) at the 2015 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual...

PatientPoint announced that PatientPoint Outreach 3.2 is now certified for Meaningful Use in an ambulatory setting. The software is also compliant with the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC...

hospital, stay, heart attack, angioplasty, study

Patients 65 or older discharged from the hospital as early as 48 hours after angioplasty following a major heart attack have similar outcomes as those who stay four to five days, provided...

Virginia Zoo, Sentara Heart Hospital, orangutans, ultrasound

The Virginia Zoo veterinary team partnered with a team from Sentara Heart Hospital to perform ultrasound on the hearts of orangutans Pepper and Schnitz as part of the animals’ annual wellness...

Agfa HealthCare, Enterprise Imaging, HIMSS15

Agfa HealthCare will unveil enhancements to its suite of technologies during the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference that are designed to integrate...

Samsung Electronics America Inc. has partnered with Heart Across America to host the Heart Across America cycling tour, aimed at increasing awareness on how to prevent heart disease and stroke.

Children's Hospital of Michigan, Ariana Smith, aortic aneurysm, 3-D printing

Seventeen-year-old Ariana Smith recently became the first patient at the Children's Hospital of Michigan, and the first in Michigan, to benefit from a revolutionary 3-D printed heart model to...

blood urea nitrogen, BUN, postoperative stroke, risk, test, Wake Forest Baptist

The results of a blood test done immediately after heart surgery can be a meaningful indicator of postoperative stroke risk, a study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has found...

Medtronic, CoreValve, Japan, approval, trial

Medtronic announced Japanese regulatory approval for the self-expanding transcatheter CoreValve system for patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS). Japanese regulatory authorities granted...

SynCardia, Total Artificial Heart, 50cc, FDA, investigational study

SynCardia Systems Inc. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to conduct an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) clinical study on the effective use of its 50cc SynCardia...

Medtronic plc announced the initiation of the SPYRAL HTN Global Clinical Trial Program, a phased clinical program studying renal denervation in uncontrolled hypertension. This announcement follows...

UHC has released the findings of a new study that evaluated the use of medical devices based on cost and quality outcomes. The goal of the study was to uncover several trends related to high-...

Logicalis, enterprise imaging, IT, CIO, strategy

According to information technology (IT) company Logicalis US, managing a high volume of patient images in varying formats requires development of a comprehensive enterprise imaging strategy that...

Mobile Heartbeat, MH-CURE, smartphone application, HIMSS15

Mobile Heartbeat announced it will be demonstrating its MH-CURE communication and workflow smartphone application at the 2015 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual...

Nuance, physicians, patients, relationship, technology, engagement, survey

The physician-patient relationship still plays a primary role in the overall patient experience despite increasing use of technology, according to a survey conducted by Nuance Communications Inc....

KLAS, business intelligence, healthcare, vendors, data

A new KLAS report on business intelligence (BI) found that healthcare organizations are looking for BI vendors with industry expertise and content to handle the growing complexities of data...

NavisHealth, Engage, Salina Regional Health Center, mobile, patient, app

NavisHealth Solutions Inc. announced the general availability of its mobile patient engagement platform, Engage.