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February 4, 2008 - Heart conditions cost $76 billion to treat in 2005, according to the latest News and Numbers from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

January 30, 2008 - TopSpin Medical Inc. announced the first commercial installation of the Cathamaran Intravascular MRI System at ZOL Hospital, Genk, Belgium, with the first procedures performed...

January 30, 2008 - TopSpin Medical Inc. installed the Cathamaran Intravascular MRI System at ZOL Hospital in Belgium, marking the first installation of the system and its entrance in a study on...

January 30, 2008 - Iroko Pharmaceuticals (Iroko) acquired all non-U.S. commercial rights to Aggrastat (tirofiban HCl) from Merck & Co. Inc., used for patients undergoing coronary angioplasty...

January 30, 2008 - Aporo Biomedical signed an exclusive global licensing agreement with mNEMOSCIENCE GmbH for its proprietary biodegradable shape memory polymers (BIO-SMP), enabling Aporo to offer...

January 28, 2008 - A new multi-center, international clinical trial that compares the safety and effectiveness of thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) to open surgery for descending...

January 28, 2008 - MediGuide signed an agreement with Medtronic for co-development of medical positioning system-enabled products, providing Medtronic products with GPS-like navigation...

January 28, 2008 - Terumo Interventional Systems launches the AZUR Peripheral HydroCoil Embolization System for the occlusion of blood vessels, vascular malformations and aneurysms, extending its...

January 28, 2008 - Inverness Medical Innovations will acquire Matria Healthcare, Inc. for approximately $1.18 billion, consisting of approximately $900 million to acquire the Matria shares of...

January 24, 2008 – “Unadjusted mortality…was significantly lower for drug-eluting stents than bare-metal stents in unapproved indications,” noted Donald S.

January 23, 2008 - American healthcare can be greatly improved by embracing “openness” throughout the healthcare arena is the principle finding of a new report, Harnessing Openness to Transform...

January 22, 2008 - Researchers at the Universite de Montreal have run the largest mathematical simulation of a heart, a two billion element model, enabling discoveries of the electrical triggers...

January 22, 2008 - A new stent with a nanothin surface application shows promise in opening and healing blocked heart arteries without the life-threatening dangers of thrombosis and heart attack...

January 22, 2008 - Boston Scientific Corp. today announced CE Mark approval for its COGNIS cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) and TELIGEN implantable cardioverter...

January 22, 2008 - A new stent with a nanothin surface application known as Polyzene-F shows promise in opening and healing blocked heart arteries reportedly without the potential risks of...

January 22, 2008 - The FDA cleared St. Jude Medical's EnSite Fusion Registration Module, software designed to help physicians create detailed heart models to facilitate the diagnosis and delivery...

January 22, 2008 - The International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE) issued the first standardized cardiac pacing exam for Japanese allied professionals, which marks the first time the...

January 21, 2008 - More than 200 hospitals were involved in merger or acquisition deals in 2007, continuing a surge in hospital deal-making that began three years earlier, according to Modern...

January 14, 2008 - Scientists from the University of Minnesota Center for Cardiovascular Repair created a beating heart in the laboratory, according to research published in the online January 13...

January 10, 2008 – The FDA today granted Ethicon Inc. an expanded indication for EVICEL Fibrin Sealant (Human), which is one of the first fibrin sealants available as an adjunct to hemostasis for...

January 10, 2008 — Fujifilm Medical Systems USA Inc. will phase out the production of medical imaging film products at Fujifilm Manufacturing USA Inc. in Greenwood, S.C., by April 1, 2008, due to...

January 11, 2008 - The American Medical Association (AMA) released the American Medical Association Guide to Preventing and Treating Heart Disease: Essential Information You and Your Family Need...

January 11, 2008 – Siemens Medical Solutions changed the name of its healthcare division to Siemens Healthcare, as part of a global restructuring of the Erlangen company, taking effect this month...

January 10, 2008 - Patients who received OrbusNeich’s Genous Bio-engineered R Stent had significantly fewer major cardiac adverse events (MACE) than patients who received FDA-cleared drug-eluting...

January 10, 2008 – Molecular imaging agents development will enhance the use of single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET) for early diagnosis of...

January 7, 2008 - Ischemia experienced in brief episodes could protect the heart by preparing it for a heart attack, according to early findings from an animal study by researchers at the...

January 8, 2008 - Compared with paclitaxel-eluting stents (PES), sirolimus-eluting stents (SES) appear to decrease the risk of in-stent late luminal loss in diabetics with coronary artery disease...

January 8, 2008 – Young, obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may be at increased risk for early subclinical coronary atherosclerosis, independent of the presence of traditional...