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April 1, 2014 — Medtronic Inc. announced the one-year results of the Melody transcatheter pulmonary valve (TPV) U.S. post-approval study, which found that real-world use of the Melody TPV was...

April 1, 2014 — GE Healthcare introduced the new Mac 2000 resting ECG (electrocardiography) system.

AccessClosure Next-Generation Vascular Closure Device ACC.14 March 2014

AccessClosure Inc. commercially launched itsMynx Ace vascular closure device, a safe and secure vascular closure product that provides consistent results with a new, easy-to-use deployment system...

The Senate passed the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 (H.R. 4302) March 31, in a vote of 64 to 35.

FDA Abbott Supera Self-Expanding Stent Peripheral Artery Disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Abbott’s Supera Peripheral Stent System to treat people with blocked blood vessels in the upper leg caused by peripheral artery disease (PAD...

March 31, 2014 — BioCardia Inc. announced it received CE mark for its Morph AccessPro steerable introducer, designed for easier navigation through the vasculature during delivery of...

March 31, 2014 — Biotronik announced new results from a sub-analysis of the TRUST trial, published in the European Heart Journal. This analysis examined recommended ICD (implantable...

March 31, 2014 — Led by members of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), American Heart Association (AHA) and Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), 14 professional...

Terumo Corp. Arterial Remodeling Technologies Bioresorbable Coronary Stent

Privately held Arterial Remodeling Technologies (ART) signed a structured buyout agreement with Terumo Corp. Under the agreement, ART and Terumo Corp. will collaborate in the development of a drug...

eCardio Diagnostics will highlight its expertise for integrating its services with customers' existing electronic medical records (EMR) systems at upcoming conferences.

St. Jude Medical Optisure Defibrillation Lead

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the global launch of the Optisure defibrillation lead.

At the 63rd Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), March 29-31 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., Siemens Healthcare will deliver...

defibrillator, heart study

Medtronic, Inc. announced the first patients were enrolled in the Improve SCA Clinical Study, a first-of-its-kind study that will identify patients in developing countries at high risk for sudden...

CBSET Renal Denervation Hypertension Therapies Symplicity-3 Trial

Scientists at CBSET are reminding thought leaders in renal denervation that there is a seminal experimental and computational template for the more rational, comprehensive preclinical evaluation...

Atherotech Diagnostics Lab opened its patient service center in Sarasota, Fla. 

Trinias, Shimadzu, angiography systems

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) clearance for three new digital angiography systems...

InspireMD Inc. has enrolled the first patient into the CARENET (CARotid Embolic protection study using microNET) multi-center European...

Manhattan Scientifics announced a collaboration with Azano Biotech that will make NanoMRX Precision Nanoparticles available for purchase.

MRI scans, magnesium diboride

Based on its recent analysis of the superconductor technology for MRI market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Cutting Edge Superconductors, Inc. with the 2013 North American Frost &...

St. Jude Medical Inc. has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Allure Quadra Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Pacemaker (CRT-P), which...

Aerotel Medical Systems has received the CE Mark approval for its new electrocardiogram (ECG) devices, HeartView P12/8i and HeartView 12L.

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...

statins, heart scan, CT scan

As long as inexpensive statins, which lower cholesterol, are readily available and patients do not mind taking them, it does not make sense to do a heart comuted tomography (CT) scan to measure...

Patient enrollment has been completed four months ahead of plan in the Phase III clinical trial EUCLID study for AstraZeneca's ticagrelor (Brilinta) tablets. Part of PARTHENON,...

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...

Digisonics will showcase its upcoming DigiView Release 3.8.4. for its Cardiovascular Information System (CVIS) at this year’s American College of Cardiology (ACC) annual scientific session in...

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.

Health Level announced the availability of Foundations Cardiology, a packaged solution that increases the speed and agility for cardiology centers by blending data from multiple applications and...

BioTelemetry Inc. entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the cardiac patient services business of Biomedical Systems Corp. (BMS) for aggregate consideration of $8.65 million at closing.

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

New Vinyl Blood Pressure Cuffs from SunTech Medical deliver accurate blood pressure (BP) readings while providing an economical alternative to traditional durable blood pressure cuffs. Designed...

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...

ScImage, Cedaron, Registry Reporting Software, PICOM365

ScImage Inc. has partnered with Cedaron Medical Inc. to deliver CardiacCare with ScImage’s enterprise picture archive and communications system (PACS), PICOM365. 

Boston Scientific Ingevity Leads MRI Systems Pacemakers CRT EP Lab

Boston Scientific Corp. received CE marking and launched in Europe the Ingevity family of magnetic resonance imaging...

AccessClosure Mynx Ace Vascular Closure Device Hemostasis Management Cath Lab

AccessClosure plans to launch the Mynx Ace Vascular Closure Device at the 2014 American College of Cardiology meeting, March 29-31. It is an upgrade of the company’s Mynx mechanical ...

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

PVAD, percutaneous VAD, hemodynamic support, aortix

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...

St. Jude Medical Nanostim Leadless Pacemaker EP Lab Clinical Trial

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the first enrollments in the company’s LEADLESS Pacemaker Observational Study ...

Lumedx Corp. is a provider of vendor-neutral cardiovascular imaging and information systems (CVIS). It announced it has contracted to provide Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital with a comprehensive...

Thoratec HeartMate II LVAS Pocket System Controller Heart Failure Devices VAD

Thoratec Corp. initiated a voluntary worldwide Medical Device Correction in order to update its labeling and training materials for the HeartMate II LVAS Pocket System Controller. The following...

Medtronic Endeavor Stents Drug-eluting Antiplatelet Therapy Clinical Study

Patients with coronary artery disease who received an Endeavor or Resolute drug-eluting stent from Medtronic Inc. and subsequently interrupted their dual ...

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...

Cardiac Stem Cells Regeneration Therapy

Generating new cardiac muscle from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) and/or induced pluripotent stem cells (...

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 ...

Boston Scientific Rebel Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent System Bare Metal

Boston Scientific Corp. received CE marking for the Rebel Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent System, the company's latest generation ...

Janssen Research & Development LLC (Janssen) announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued complete response letters (CRLs) regarding supplemental New Drug Applications (sNDAs)...

Privately held On-X Life Technologies Inc. (On-X LTI) launched its European marketing campaign for the On-X Plus 1.5 Aortic Heart Valve in concert with its Great Britain distributor Vascutek Corp...

Micell Technologies Inc. announced that imaging and clinical results from the DESSOLVE I and DESSOLVE II trials...

Toshiba Houston Healthcare Texas PROTECT Program CT Iterative Reconstruction

Houston Healthcare is putting patient safety first by offering low dose computed tomography (CT) exams with the industry’s best solutions and a comprehensive dose management approach from Toshiba...

iRhythm Technologies Inc., a healthcare information services company, announced that new study data support the use of its ZIO Service to help identify underlying cardiac arrhythmias in patients...

Toshiba CT Myocardial Perfusion Advanced Visualization CT Systems

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared Toshiba’s CT Myocardial Perfusion capability. Available on Toshiba’s Aquilion One and Aquilion OneVison Edition ...

McKesson QICS Cardiac PACS QA Systems Cardiology Data Management

McKesson announced a cardiology solution called Qualitative Intelligence and Communication System (QICS). QICS for cardiology helps organizations automate and manage ...

Corindus CorPath Robotic Navigation Telemedicine Telecardiology Cath Lab

For patients living in rural areas, life-saving procedures such as an angioplasty may only be available at a facility more than 200 miles away. To bridge this distance, ...

clinical decision support software CDSS

Countries across the globe are struggling to combat issues such as escalating healthcare costs, poor or inconsistent quality of healthcare, rapid expansion in healthcare insurance and changing...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared Cardiovascular Systems Inc.’s Diamondback 360 60 cm Peripheral Orbital Atherectomy Systems (OAS) for the treatment of peripheral arterial...

Guerbet FlowSens Contrast Media Injectors CT Systems X-Ray

Guerbet announced a worldwide launch of FlowSens, a contrast agent injection solution used in...

Cardiac stem cells regeneration therapy clinical trial study

Marty Greenfield lives with crushing pain every day due to angina. He has suffered a heart attack, and a coronary bypass procedure and angioplasty have provided little relief. His doctor referred...

Stem Cell Therapy Gene Cardiac Regeneration

After a heart attack, there is often permanent damage to a portion of the heart. This happens, in part, because cardiac muscle cells are terminally differentiated and cannot proliferate after...

ImaCor ClariTEE Zura EVO hTEE Ultrasound transesophageal TEE Cardiac

ImaCor Inc., the developer of hemodynamic transesophageal echocardiography (hTEE) technology, announced four...

Without administering a simple blood test in the first few days after surgery, 85 percent of the heart attacks...

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Assn. (AHA) have released a mobile and Web-based app for health care professionals to use with their patients in determining 10-year...

Society of Interventional Radiology SIR Deep Vein Thrombosis DVT PTS Venous

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) often brings with it the risk of post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS), an under-recognized but...

Spectranetics Excite ISR Atherectomy Systems Cath Lab Clinical Trial Study

The Spectranetics Corp. announced that the Excite ISR trial achieved the statistical endpoints of the adjunct analysis...

Radial Access Interventional Radiology Fibroids

Interventional radiologists have devised a way to access a woman's fibroids by ...

Quail Digital Communications Wireless Headsets Cath Lab EP Lab

Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Ill., has chosen Quail Digital’s healthcare wireless headset system. It will be used in ...

Infraredx Inc. TVC Imaging System Intravascular Ultrasound IVUS Clinical Study

MedStar Heart Institute of Washington, D.C., and Infraredx Inc. enrolled the first participant in the Lipid-Rich Plaque (LRP) Study. The LRP Study is a prospective,...

Edwards Lifesciences Fortis Mitral Transcatheter Valve System Heart Valve Repair

Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced the successful completion of the first three human implants of its Fortis mitral transcatheter ...

Medtronic Reveal Linq Insertable Cardiac Monitor Implantable ECG Wireless EP Lab

The Valley Hospital is among a few hospitals in the nation to implant a tiny wireless heart monitor expected to...

Gore Excluder AAA Stent Graft

W. L. Gore & Associates’ Gore Excluder Iliac Branch Endoprosthesis is a complete, fully engineered system intended for endovascular treatment of common iliac artery aneurysms or aortoiliac...

Drug-eluting Balloon Angioplasty Clinical Study Trial Diabetes Restenosis

Despite good immediate results, in up to 40 percent of patients, obstructed arteries in the leg treated with a stent will again become blocked. This in-stent restenosis is typically treated with...

Biotronik Home Monitoring CRT Leads, Implantable Devices EP Lab

Biotronik announced the first implantations of the Sentus ProMRI lead. Biotronik’s bipolar cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) lead is the first MR conditional lead with a 4 French...

American College of Radiology ACR CT Systems Imaging

The American College of Radiology applauded steps to reign in medical imaging and radiation oncology self-referral...

Merge Blanchard Valley Health Cardiac PACS

Blanchard Valley Health System is a non-profit, integrated health system with more than 2,000 associates serving eight counties in Ohio. It selected Merge Healthcare Inc. for its enterprise-wide...

TAVR Heart valve repair Hybrid OR Edwards Lifesciences Sapien

At age 88, Lena M. Smith visited her doctor, Larry Hunt, M.D., at the University of Alabama at Birmingham to find out why her energy level had diminished.