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Boston Scientific, Emblem, S-ICD, UNTOUCHED study, TV-ICDs, MADIT-RIT study

Boston Scientific has initiated a worldwide study to evaluate the rate and causes of shocks for patients implanted with the Emblem subcutaneous implantable defibrillator (S-ICD). The device is...

Ilumien Optis, 3D OCT, 3-D OCT

Angiography alone for procedural image guidance in the catheterization lab is sometimes not enough, and it is helpful to augment X-ray lumen imaging with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) or optical...

FFR, fractional flow reserve, Opsens Medical

Key to ongoing U.S. healthcare reform are efforts to reduce costs by eliminating unnecessary medical procedures and using information technology (IT) to justify costs that are incurred to make...

radiation exposure, CT, X-ray, cancer, James Welsh, Jeffry Siegel, Loyola

In recent years, there has been widespread media coverage of studies purporting to show that radiation from X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans and other medical imaging causes cancer. But such...

Medtronic, CardioInsight, acquisition, ECVUE, cardiac mapping system

Medtronic has acquired CardioInsight Technologies Inc., a Cleveland-based medical device company that has developed a new approach to improve the ...

CardiAQ Valve Technologies, TMVI, second generation, implantation, Tor Vergata

CardiAQ Valve Technologies (CardiAQ) announced that its second-generation transcatheter bioprosthetic mitral heart valve was successfully implanted as a compassionate treatment. The device...

REDUCE FMR, Cardiac Dimensions, Carillon Mitral Contour System, FMR

Cardiac Dimensions announced the first patients have been enrolled in the REDUCE FMR clinical trial. REDUCE FMR is a prospective, double-blind, randomized multi-center trial, evaluating the...

ACC, HRS, SCAI, left atrial appendage occlusion, recommendations

The American College of Cardiology (ACC), Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) released a new overview on the implantation of left atrial...

HIMSS, survey, cybersecurity, cyberattacks, healthcare organizations, IT

Cybersecurity was identified as an increased business priority over the past year according to 87 percent of respondents in the newly released 2015 HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management...

The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) Annual Scientific Sessions is the premier echocardiographic professional conference. The ASE is an organization of professionals dedicated and...