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May 12, 2014 — Patients using the Boston Scientific Latitude remote patient management system with wireless telemetry demonstrated significantly lower mortality and fewer hospitalizations...

New data presented for the first time at the World Heart Federation’s World Congress of Cardiology 2014 shows a significant improvement in both patient adherence and risk factor control when...

IABP, Datascope, Maquet, FDA recall

Datascope Corp./Maquet initiated a voluntary worldwide field correction of some of its intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABPs) due to a potential mechanical failure of the fan assembly associated with...

MassMEDIC ACA Medical Device Tax Innovation

Medical device executives from across the region are not sure the influx of new patients using their devices and the promised sales boost expected from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will offset...

May 8, 2014 — The past year has been a turbulent one for U.S. physicians, according to the 2014 Practice Profitability Index (PPI). Approximately 5,064 physicians contributed their...

GE Healthcare Discovery IGS 740 Mobile Angiography System FDA Approval

GE Healthcare received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for its Discovery IGS 740, a new rail-free mobile angiography system with a 41x41 cm detector. 

web-based PACS, CVIS, Agfa, Impax CV12

The need for improved interoperability between healthcare IT systems and medical devices has been a growing problem in an increasingly integrated medical field. This is especially true in light of...

myocardial perfusion, PET/CT, Siemens, Biograph, mCT

The past year saw the release of several new, innovative technologies to improve nuclear imaging in both positron emission tomography (PET) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)....

GE Healthcare, XDclear, Vivid E9, cardiac ultrasound

Cardiac ultrasound technology has advanced to keep up with several trends. These include improved workflow for greater efficiency, expanded use of qualification metrics, expanded use of 3-D echo...

May 6, 2014 — Google Glass and its potential to improve patient care will be the focus of a first-of-its-kind special session at the 2014 Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and...