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Eizo Corp. and Stryker Corp. announced their partnership to offer customers integrated large monitor management systems suitable for use in standard and hybrid operating rooms. As a...

Physicians at the Heart Hospital of Austin, enrolled and successfully treated the first patient in the Roadster study, a global, multicenter ...

telestroke service increases the rate of effective tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) therapy for patients...

Cath lab IMV market report

Purchasing activity for cardiac catheterization labs in the United States appears to be growing as more...

According to the KLAS report Clinical Market Share 2013: More than Meaningful Use, Cerner Corporation and Epic Systems combined captured more than three-fourths of new large-hospital electronic...

Immediate U.S. government furloughs affecting virtually all National Science Foundation (NSF) employees and three-fourths of those at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) could impact U.S....

Enabler-C, EndoCross, enabler catheter

EndoCross, Ltd. announced today that it has already enrolled one-third of the patients planned for the first-in-human study of its Enabler-C Catheter System for Crossing Coronary Chronic Total...

blood testing cath lab beckman coulter danaher

Delivering the precision, clinical sensitivity and clinical specificity necessary to assist physicians with the diagnosis of myocardial infarction (MI), Beckman Coulter Inc. announced the U.S...

At RSNA 2013, GE will continue to demonstrate its innovations in low dose and high image quality in computed tomography (CT) imaging. The Discovery CT750 HD is the world's first high...

At RSNA 2013, GE Healthcare will showcase a range of molecular ...

Diagnosoft CMR MRI System Software RSNA 2013

When echocardiograms prove insufficient for diagnosis, Diagnosoft’s offers a patented and U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k)-cleared cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) solution for...

RSNA 2013 flat panel displays frost sullivan barco

Independent global research organization Frost & Sullivan honored Barco, a healthcare imaging solutions company, with the 2013 North American Product Line Strategy Award in Diagnostic Imaging...

patient monitors cardiac rehabilitation scottcare innovo telemetry transmitter

The ScottCare Corp. announced Innovo, a rechargeable digital transmitter for the company’s VersaCare multi-parameter telemetry solution serving ...

MRI systems fabry disease MRI alberta canada

Fabry disease can be detected using a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique that was developed at...

Radial access cath lab bethesda transradial artery

While 95 percent of cardiac catheterizations in the United States are done through the groin, physicians at Bethesda Heart Hospital are utilizing special training to offer patients a safer, more...

Infinitt will introduce its new “Communicator” package at RSNA 2013. It is an add-on that ensures immediate communication of critical test results, provides peer review and emergency room...

Cath Lab pharmaceuticals clinical trial study CNIC spain icahn heart attack

Early treatment of heart attack patients with an inexpensive beta-blocker drug called metoprolol, while in transit to the hospital, can significantly reduce damage to the heart during a...

Sapien, TAVR, hybrid OR

As a cutting-edge technique, many hospitals around the country are investigating the development of their own TAVR programs. Starting a TAVR program requires a collaborative commitment to care and...

Toshiba Aplio 500 CV Athlete Heart Research Study Sudden Cardiac Death Student

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,...

stents cath lab FDA update guidance delivery system

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a draft of its proposed updates for the non-clinical engineering tests and recommended labeling for intravascular ...

Imaging cardiac PACS mckesson methodist le bonheur MLH data cardiovascular

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (MLH) will deploy McKesson’s portfolio of enterprise medical imaging products across its facilities to improve physician collaboration, streamline data management...

Carestream, Vue Cardio PACS, Vue, Carestream Vue

Rochelle Community Hospital purchased and installed Carestream’s Vue Cardio PACS (picture archive and communications system) that provides fully featured viewing and management for its echo...

cardioverter defibrillator cardiac resynchronization therapy biotronik ilesto DX

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Biotronik’s Ilesto family of implantable cardioverter-defibrillator/cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators (ICD/CRT-D devices)....

Gore FDA Approval Conformable Gore TAG Endovascular Repair of Aortic Dissection

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Conformable Gore TAG Thoracic Endoprosthesis for endovascular repair of acute and chronic Type B dissections of the descending thoracic...

stent peripheral artery disease treatment complete se medtronic

Expanding its role in the treatment of peripheral artery disease in the United States, Medtronic Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Complete...

Esaote eHD Technology Cardiovascular Ultrasound RSNA 2013

Clinicians face the challenge of effectively imaging larger patients. Recognizing this trend, Esaote’s new eHD Technology improves every element of the imaging chain and increases ultrasound’s...

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) announced the late breaking trials and first report investigations that will be presented at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2013...

Whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may serve as a valuable noninvasive tool for assessing the risk of heart attack and stroke in diabetic patients, according to a new...

Sunshine Heart Inc. has launched a website dedicated to providing information to patients suffering from moderate to severe heart...

Medtronic Inc. announced clinical trial results showing that heart failure patients treated with its AdaptivCRT feature experienced a nearly 50 percent reduction in atrial fibrillation (...

Discovery IGS 730

At RSNA 2013, GE Healthcare will highlight the latest hardware and advanced applications for its Discovery IGS angiography platform. These updates are geared towards addressing the challenges of...

Critical Diagnostics announced the clinical study, “Head-to-head comparison of two myocardial fibrosis biomarkers for long-term heart failure risk stratification: ST2 vs. Galectin-3,” recently...

Ascendian Healthcare Consulting RSNA 2013 Archive PACS Information Technology

Ascendian Healthcare Consulting announced a new service line to assist clients with ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of patient data — the medical imaging client’s privacy...

A study by Cutting Edge Information found that pharmaceutical companies measure cost per patient per month to allow trials of different sizes and durations to be compared easily. This measurement...

Helium, MRI

The U.S. Senate passed legislation Sept. 26 to reauthorize, extend and improve operations of the Federal Helium Reserve in Texas, which will guarantee a stable supply of the gas used for cooling...

CardioLogical Solutions announced that it has been issued two additional patents for its family of aortic embolic protection devices designed to prevent stroke and other ischemic complications....

The highest levels of radiation dose in medical imaging are reported in nuclear medicine and pressure is growing for lower dose.

CTA, CCTA, CT angiography

A large number of emergency room visits are for chest pain evaluation, and many hospitals are adopting CT angiography as a primary test to quickly rule-out coronary disease.

Methodist Le Bonheur Imaging Data Access McKesson

When leaders at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (MLH), a not-for-profit health system based in Memphis, Tenn., saw the opportunity to standardize their suite of diagnostic imaging solutions, they...

Patient enrollment has been initiated in a post-market registry for the COMBO Dual Therapy Stent to evaluate its long-term safety and performance in routine clinical practice. The...

JenaValve, TAVI system, heart valve repair, CE Mark, JenaValve CE Mark

JenaValve Technology, Inc. announced that it has raised $62.5 million in a Series C venture round.

Rox Medical has crossed the halfway point in the CONTROL-HTN international, multi-center, randomized controlled hypertension trial. The milestone was met with the enrollment of the first patient...

thermasonic, gel warmers, thermasonic gel warmers

Parker Laboratories is introducing three, completely redesigned Thermasonic Gel Warmers at RSNA 2013. These include a single bottle gel warmer, a three-bottle gel warmer with preset temperature...

FDA regulates apps, mobile devices

In an effort to guide regulation of mobile medical apps, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final guidance document for developers of mobile medical apps. 

Medicare Expenses Growth Heart Attack Patients 1998 2008

Medicare expenses for patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI, heart attack) increased substantially between 1998 and 2008, with much of the increase coming in expenses 31 days or more...

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai PARIS Study Antiplatelet Therapy PCI

Lead study investigators from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai presented their Patterns of Non-Adherence to Anti-Platelet Regimens in Stented Patients (PARIS) study findings at the ESC...

Siemens’ PETNET Solutions has announced a three-year agreement with The US Oncology Network to supply its entire portfolio of Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved positron emission...

Biotronik, home monitoring, Biotronik Home Monitoring, BIOTRONIK

Biotronik announced the highly-anticipated results of the Reform study. The study demonstrates that ICD (implantable cardioverter-defibrillator) patients with Biotronik's Home Monitoring...

In 1988, the first Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics conference was held with less than 200 attendees in the basement of the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. The first meeting, a...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a final rule for the unique device identification system (UDI) that, once implemented, will provide a consistent way to identify...

A new study of patients who died of sudden cardiac arrest, a usually fatal condition that causes the heart to stop beating, shows the majority who qualified to receive potentially lifesaving...

Physio-Control launched its comprehensive solution designed to improve cardiac resuscitation in hospitals. The CodeManagement Module, which adds capnography and wireless data capabilities to the...

Loyola, Loyola Health, Loyola Medical Center

Researchers have determined that fingerstick cardiac troponin I assay testing using the point-of-care i-STAT device is not accurate enough to determine the exact troponin level without the...

Gore Carotid Stenting SCAFFOLD Clinical Trial Stroke Treatment Cath Lab

W. L. Gore & Associates has enrolled the first patient in its Gore Carotid Stent clinical study for the treatment of carotid Artery stenosis in patients at increased risk For...

GE Healthcare Silent Scan MRI Systems Noiseless Spectrum Health Michigan

GE Healthcare reported that Silent Scan, a revolutionary technology that dramatically quiets magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exams, is now commercially available and growing in clinical adoption...

ResMed announced at the ESC Congress 2013 that SERVE-HF has completed enrollment.1 SERVE-HF is an international, randomised study of 1,325 participants investigating if the treatment of...

aortic valve, Edwards Lifesciences, SAPIEN, SAPIEN aortic valve

Edwards announced a new post-hoc data analysis from The PARTNER Trial demonstrated that diabetic patients with aortic stenosis in need of heart valve replacement, but at high surgical risk,...

In an independent study presented during the North American Spine Society (NASS) Annual Meeting in October 2012, GE Healthcare’s OEC Elite 9900 ...

Aggredyne Inc., has received ISO 13485 certification for its quality control program related to the manufacture of the AggreGuide family of platelet function analyzers.

Cardiologists are increasingly accessing coronary arteries by way of the wrist rather than the groin to insert life-saving stents into patients with blocked arteries, according to the first broad...

TeraRecon announced positive ratings in the recently released KLAS 2013 Advanced Visualization performance report entitled “Advanced Visualization 2013: How Advanced Is It?” TeraRecon’s general...

AngioVac UCLA Blood Clot Removal California

Todd Dunlap, 62, arrived at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center's emergency room on Aug. 8 suffering from shortness of breath, fatigue and extreme cold. When a computed (CT) scan revealed a 24-inch...

OrbusNeich Medical Inc. and Boston Scientific Corp. have settled all stent-related litigation between the companies.

abbott vascular, abbott laboratories, abbott bioresorbable stents

The Mount Sinai Medical Center is participating in the nationwide Absorb III clinical trial testing the performance and potential clinical benefits of a fully dissolvable and temporary...

Corindus CorPath 200 RECISION Registry Clinical Trial

Corindus Vascular Robotics announced the PRECISION Registry, an ongoing study aimed at collecting data on the patterns of use, safety and effectiveness in the delivery and manipulation of...

CardiacAssist Protek17 Arterial Cannula for TandemHeart pVAD

CardiacAssist launched the Protek17 Arterial Cannula, a key component of the TandemHeart temporary circulatory support platform used to rest the heart and circulate blood for patients with severe...

Lotus Valve System, heart valves, Boston Scientific Corporation

Boston Scientific reported favorable six-month results from the first 60 patients enrolled in the REPRISE II clinical trial evaluating the safety and performance of the Lotus Valve System in...

JenaValve, TAVI system, heart valve repair, CE Mark, JenaValve CE Mark

JenaValve Technology Inc. has received CE (Conformite Europeenne) mark approval from European regulators for its transapical TAVI system for the treatment of aortic insufficiency (AI), also known...

Decision Resources forecasts that Bayer/Janssen's Xarelto will be the sales-leading therapy among the novel oral anticoagulants in the combined venous thromboembolism (VTE) markets. Xarelto...

Simbionix, Endovascular Basic Skills Training Module, endovascular simulator

Simbionix USA Corp. released the Endovascular Basic Skills training module for the ANGIO Mentor simulator. The Simbionix ANGIO Mentor is a virtual-reality training ...

Boston Scientific Concludes Evolve II Clinical Trial Enrollment Synergy Stent

In a significant milestone toward obtaining additional key regulatory approvals for the Synergy drug eluting...

SunTech Medical, VitalView, connectivity software, VitalView software

The new VitalView software from SunTech Medical provides physicians with a data management tool to help efficiently diagnose and treat patients. The new software works with the company’s non-...

Edwards Lifesciences Medtronic Injunction Sapien XT Heart Valves Germany

The injunction against sales of Medtronic's transcatheter heart valves in Germany — issued in a July 12, 2013, court ruling — has gone into effect, according to Edwards Lifesciences Corp. The...

WebPAX, Heart Imaging Technologies, PACS, Cardiac PACS, Echo Imaging

 Heart Imaging Technologies released the WebPAX cardiac echo reporting module.