Articles

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...

The use of 3-D echo can help improve the accuracy and reproducibility of cardiac quantification. The technology has the advantage of removing the inter-operator variability by imaging whole volume...

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...

Direct Flow Medical Inc. announced the first patient enrollment in the U.S. SALUS clinical trial. The trial will study the Direct Flow Medical Transcatheter Aortic Heart Valve System,...

xSPECT, SPECT/CT, Siemens Intevo

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) market clearance for Siemens’ Symbia Intevo, the first system to completely integrate high sensitivity of single-photon emission...

CVIS, cpacs, cardiac PACS

Measuring the benefits against the risks (and costs) is an integral component of a sound business plan and will assist in the design, development and deployment of a successful cardiovascular...

Reportlinker.com released a new report on the MRI market titled “Advances in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Market (2013-2018) - Technology Trend Analysis – By Architecture, Field Strengths,...

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...