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August 29, 2014 — Cook Medical recalled 696 of its CloverSnare four-loop vascular retrieval snare devices, model number VRS-6.0-9.0. The device was recalled because of a potential for the loop to...

August 29, 2014 — CardiacAssist announced it has received a Class 2 medical device license from Health Canada for its new Protek Duo veno-venous cannula. The Protek Duo is licensed for use as a...

August 29, 2014 — MedAxiom Consulting announced the release of its 2014 Provider Compensation & Productivity Report, based on 2013 data submitted by 134 cardiology programs...

DNA, sudden cardiac death

A research study published in the July issue Journal of the American College of Cardiology reports that genetic mutations in a neuronal sodium channel gene are associated with...

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Tony Parris has worked for banks and electronics companies and has even driven an 18-wheel truck 995 miles a day for more than nine years as part of his working career. The 57-year-old Anniston...

CMS announced the Open Payments system is once again available for physicians and teaching hospitals to register, review and, as needed, dispute financial payment information received from...

Directional atherectomy is safe and effective as a frontline therapy for the treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), according to a landmark Covidien study published online today in the...

August 28, 2014 — The University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center is the first heart center in the nation to perform percutaneous implantation of the Edwards Sapien valve to...

August 28, 2014 — Medtronic Inc. announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its newest cardiac resynchronization therapy-pacemaker, Viva CRT-P, for indicated patients with...

August 28, 2014 — Renal artery stenting to open blockages in the kidney arteries may benefit patients who have historically been excluded from modern clinical trials, according to new...

The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association today released a revised guideline for minimizing the risk of cardiovascular complications around the time of...

August 27, 2014 — Philips Healthcare announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its precision planning application for transcatheter...

August 27, 2014 — The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) has published the “SCCT Guidelines on the Use of Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography for Patients Presenting with...

Hemostasis Biolife StatSeal Advanced Disc Cath Lab

Cath Labs, interventional radiology suites and hospitals are continually trying to improve patient comfort as well as save time and reduce costs. With these goals in mind, Biolife introduces...

FDA Fysicon DataLinQ Pacemaker Programmer Acquisition Device

Fysicon received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market Fysicon DataLinQ. The Fysicon DataLinQ products enable complete automation.

August 26, 2014 — Toshiba America Medical Systems’ MR (magnetic resonance) systems have received approval to operate (ATO) with the U.S. Air Force. This makes Toshiba the only manufacturer to have...

August 26, 2014 — The quality of cardiac rehabilitation programs across Canada is strong, with specific criteria areas now identified as requiring further enhancement to improve patient outcomes,...

The mantra for treatment for high blood pressure has been "the lower, the better," but that goal can potentially put patients at risk of kidney failure or death, according to a Kaiser Permanente...

Columbia University Univ. South Florida Clinical Trial Therapy Artery Repair

A new therapy developed by researchers at the University of South Florida (USF) Morsani College of Medicine and Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) may help reduce the life-threatening...

Esaote MyLab Six Flexible Enhanced Ultrasound ESC

Esaote is launching MyLab Six, a fast, accurate and highly flexible enhanced ultrasound system at ESC (European Society of Cardiology) in Barcelona, to be held Aug. 30 to Sept. 3. Configured for...