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St. Jude Medical Portico TAVR System U.S. Implants Clinical Study

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced that the first patient implants occurred in the Portico Re-sheathable Transcatheter Aortic Valve System U.S. IDE Trial (PORTICO trial).

May 20, 2014 — Siemens Healthcare announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the 16- and 32-slice iterations of its Somatom Perspective computed tomography (CT) system.

May 20, 2014 — GE Healthcare and Tesla Engineering Ltd. are collaborating to produce 7T human whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners. The companies made the announcement at the joint...

Transcatheter Technologies Gmbh Trinity TAVI Heart Valve Repair EuroPCR 2014

Transcatheter Technologies GmbH, an emerging medical device company that is developing a third-generation transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) system — Trinity) — announced that its...

Corevalve, FDA, Edwards, TAVR, TAVI, lawsuit, injunction

In a surprise move, Edwards Lifesciences Corp. and Medtronic reached an agreement this week to settle all outstanding patent litigation between the companies, including cases related to...

cardiology Inventory management

Computerized and semi-automated inventory control system technology offers a more efficient way for cardiovascular departments, especially catheterization and electrophysiology (EP) labs, to track...

May 19, 2014 — A new study found that adding an electrocardiogram (ECG) to existing pre-participation screening of high school athletes increases the likelihood of identifying disorders associated...

May 19, 2014 — St. Jude Medical announced that data presented during a late-breaking clinical trial session at the 2014 annual scientific sessions of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) found an...

Power Plate Whole Body Vibration Blood Pressure Florida State University

Six independent studies published within the past 10 years have shown a link between whole body vibration and lowered blood pressure.

For the first time, a minimally invasive transcatheter valve — tested by Baylor Research Institute in Dallas (BRI) — has been shown to save more lives than open-heart surgery, according to new...

American Heart Assn. Statement Babies Congenital Heart

Fetal heart experts working with the American Heart Assn. have developed guidelines to help healthcare providers care for unborn babies with heart problems, as well as their families.

Advanced Circulatory, makers of medical devices providing Intrathoracic Pressure Regulation (IPR) Therapy, will continue to work with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on a pathway to...

May 16, 2014 — New data presented as a late-breaking clinical trial at the Heart Rhythm Society's (HRS) 2014 annual scientific sessions show that an advanced pacing feature exclusive to Medtronic...

May 16, 2014 — In a move to expand significantly its portfolio of solutions for peripheral interventions, Boston Scientific Corp. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the...

May 15, 2014 — Medweb announced the introduction of several new features for Medweb Collage that will further enable the sharing of information across healthcare systems and promote secure access...

May 15, 2014 — Blackford Analysis is demonstrating its suite at the 2014 annual meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) in Long Beach, Calif. Blackford’s technology...

Digisonics (Booth #211) will showcase its Enterprise PACS and Structured Reporting Solutions for all imaging study types at this year’s Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) Annual...

Cardiac Diagnostics Clinical Trial Journal of Experimental Medicine

A study in The Journal of Experimental Medicine shows that IκB kinase β (IKKβ) functions in smooth muscle cells to regulate vascular inflammatory responses and atherosclerosis...

CathMaps+ App Cath Lab Patient Engagement Mobile Devices

CathMaps demonstrated how mobile technology can provide emergency assistance and peace of mind to millions of Americans at risk for a cardiac event. 

OrbusNeich announced the launch of the Sapphire II NC coronary dilatation catheter, a non-compliant balloon catheter engineered to cross tight lesions, outside the United States.