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biotronik, MRI safe ICD

Biotronik has announced the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the expansion of Biotronik’s ongoing ProMRI clinical trial. The new phase of the trial (Phase C) will study...

CT scan, radiation dose management, UC Davis

UC Davis clinicians and physicists have recommended new strategies to make computed tomography (CT) safer, including adoption of a new metric for dose measurement, ways to manage...

CT Radiation Dose Management ECRI Institute

Computed tomography (CT) imaging utilization has grown markedly across many clinical disciplines during the past decade, raising concerns about radiation overexposure.

Sorin Group has purchased Oscor Inc. lead business, including a lead manufacturing facility in the Dominican Republic for a value of approximately $20 million.

atrial fibrillation, LARIAT

Doctors at the Stony Brook Heart Institute Electrophysiology Lab are using a new nonsurgical technique called the Lariat Suture Delivery Device to treat patients with atrial fibrillation who...

Surgeons in France have successfully replaced the aortic valve in two patients without opening the chest during surgery....

Percutaneous ventricular assist (pVAD) devices offer more hemodynamic support than the 40-year-old gold standard of intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABPs), but their cost and...

I have watched a trend in medical technology grow from a small ripple a couple years ago into what I expect will be a tidal wave in 2014 due to growing concern over patient radiation dose levels...

The increasing number of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) being performed at low-volume centers without on-site cardiac surgery backup has driven the need for new safety and quality...

Cath Lab Clinical Trial Study Cardiovascular Surgery

National Institutes of Health researchers have identified a biological pathway that contributes to the high rate of vein graft failure following ...