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cath lab tct advanced visualization hybrid or philips realview holographic 3-D

Philips and RealView Imaging Ltd. have completed a clinical study that demonstrated the feasibility of using an innovative live 3-D holographic ...

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition of Nanostim Inc., developer of a miniaturized, leadless pacemaker, and that the device received CE mark clearance in Europe....

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a final rule for the unique device identification system (UDI) that, once implemented, will provide a consistent way to identify...

Vascular closure devices have a definite niche in areas where they were not originally intended but have found frequent off-label use because of their utility.

vascular closure device

Vascular closure devices (VCD) were first introduced in the early 1990s with a goal to achieve quick hemostasis, thus reducing patients’ stay in the hospital (shorter time to ambulation) as...

LINC Study Resuscitation Devices Defibrillator CPR Lucas Chest Compression

The main results of the large randomized LINC study, which compared the effectiveness of the Lucas mechanical chest compression system to high quality manual chest compressions, were...

Nationwide data show that although only about 12 percent of X-ray exams are for interventional cardiology or electrophysiology (EP) procedures, nearly 50 percent of a patient’s lifetime radiation...

When a beating heart slips into an irregular, life-threatening rhythm, the treatment is well known: deliver a burst of electric current from a pacemaker or defibrillator. But...

Researchers announced this week that an attempt to expand cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) to include more patients with heart failure has failed and an international clinical trial ended...