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August 22, 2014 — AliveCor announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the company clearance for its algorithm to detect atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common form of...

Biotronik announced the first implantations worldwide of its new ICD and CRT-D series (implantable cardioverter-defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators).

Sunshine Heart's C-Pulse System Heart Failure Treatment

Sunshine Heart Inc. announced that the current condition of a heart failure patient implanted with the C-Pulse System improved after six weeks of treatment, allowing him to attend his daughter's...

August 21, 2014 — Christie Medical Holdings and Wolfson Children’s Hospital announced an agreement to replace all current peripheral vascular access visualization devices at the hospital with 17...

August 21, 2014 — diaDexus announced it has received notice from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that an administrative acceptance review was conducted on the traditional 510(k)...

August 21, 2014 — Efforts over the past decade to improve the quality of care for cardiovascular disease patients and increase the use of evidence-based treatments have led to a significant drop...

August 21, 2014 — Corindus Vascular Robotics announced the results of a retrospective study comparing use of radiation and contrast for patients enrolled in its CorPath PRECISE (Percutaneous...

Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute Clinic Heart Vascular Disease Stem Cell Studies

Regenerative medicine experts at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute have opened a new clinic to evaluate heart and vascular disease patients for participation in stem cell medical studies.

Cardiva Medical Inc. Vascade Vascular Closure System Series 3 financing U.S.

Cardiva Medical Inc. said it closed the first two tranches of a $16.5 million Series 3 private equity financing and a $12.5 million senior secured facility with GE Capital. The company will use...

NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC signed a non-exclusive letter of intent with GE Healthcare, a division of General Electric Co., marking further progress toward establishing the first existing...

GE Healthcare Vscan Pocket-sized Ultrasound System With Dual Probe

GE Healthcare introduces the Vscan with Dual Probe with the first of its kind 2-in-1 probe to give healthcare providers more uses for pocket ultrasound.

U.S. Department of Justice Close Investigation PLATO Clinical Trial Ticagrelor

AstraZeneca announced it has received confirmation from the United States Department of Justice that it is closing its investigation into PLATO, a clinical trial that tested the safety and...

Boston Scientific Corp. and Asahi Intecc have formalized plans to develop a new, differentiated fractional flow reserve (FFR) wire. 

August 20, 2014 — Advanced Ultrasound Electronics announced the availability of Sono-Wipes, a one-step disinfectant deodorizer wipe specifically made for ultrasound equipment.

August 20, 2014 — Vital Images Inc. received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Image Denoising software, a post-processing filter designed to be used in...

Cardiovascular Systems is recalling certain lots of the Diamondback 360 Peripheral Orbital Atherectomy System, because they may contain defective saline sheaths that could fracture during use. If...

Medical Record Software Medical Collaboration EMR PACS

Healthcare technology has evolved immensely in the past few years. With electronic medical records (EMR), medical image transfers or telemedicine, it is easy to forget that the priority is the...

Bluegrass Vascular Technologies closed $4.5 million in Series A financing, that will allow the company to obtain CE mark for the Surfacer Inside-Out Access Catheter System. 

Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics 2014 Infinix X-ray Toshiba

At the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2014 meeting Sept. 13-17, Toshiba will display newer features offered on its Infinix cardiovascular X-ray system to improve diagnostic...

August 18, 2014 — Two Mount Sinai research studies in the August issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (ACC): Cardiovascular Imaging show the potential of using tele-...