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Medtronic, GOLD AF Registry, PVAC GOLD, atrial fibrillation, ablation catheter

Medtronic plc announced the first patient enrollment in the GOLD AF Registry, a prospective, observational clinical study of its Phased Radiofrequency (RF) Ablation technology for treating...

intraaortic balloon pumps, IABP, ventricular assist devices, VAD, cost effective

Maquet Cardiovascular USA announced publication of a manuscript comparing the clinical and economic impact of percutaneous ventricular assist devices (pVAD) with intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABP)...

Lexmark will debut its new healthcare banner, Lexmark Healthcare, at the 2015 Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference, April 12-6 in Chicago.

ORSIF, fluoroscopy, interventional, health risks, awareness

A new non-profit association, the Organization for Occupational Radiation Safety in Interventional Fluoroscopy (ORSIF), was recently launched to generate awareness of the potential serious health...

Enterprise imaging vendor ScImage Inc. will show Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2015 annual conference attendees how it seamlessly integrates picture archiving and...

Calgary Scientific, Apollo PACS, ResolutionMD, Apollo EPMM, integrated, images

Calgary Scientific Inc. announced a partnership and distribution agreement with Apollo PACS. Calgary Scientific’s ResolutionMD enterprise image-viewer will be integrated with the Apollo Enterprise...

TEE, 3-D TEE, 4-D TEE, GE

Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is quickly establishing itself as an essential tool in the interventional cardiologist’s daily toolbox. An alternative to the more traditional...

Vital Images, VioSuite, Vitality Solutions, HIMSS15, VitreaView, VioArchive

Vital Images Inc. announced the release of VioSuite Image Management and Vitality Solutions Business Intelligence, giving healthcare administrators a robust set of tools to improve system-wide...

expert consensus, SCAI, ACC, HFSA, STS, heart pumps, MCS devices

An expert consensus statement released by four leading cardiovascular societies provides new guidance on percutaneous mechanical circulatory support (MCS) devices for treatment of heart failure....

IMRIS, Visius iCT, Health Canada, licensing

IMRIS Inc. announced that Visius iCT, its ceiling-mounted intraoperative computed tomography scanner, has received Health Canada licensing allowing for sales and marketing in the country.

BridgeHead Software, Bradford Teaching Hospitals, image migration, VNA, PACS

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Bradford) has completed one of the UK’s largest image migration projects thanks to a four-way partnership alongside healthcare data management...

Paxeramed Corp., PaxeraUltima360°, enterprise, vendor neutral, HIMSS

Boston-based medical imaging developer Paxeramed Corp. will introduce its PaxeraUltima360° enterprise-class and vendor neutral platform during the 2015 Healthcare Information and Management...

iFR Scout, pullback software, iFR Modality, fractional flow reserve, FFR

Royal Philips announced that Volcano, a Philips business, has received CE Mark for the iFR Scout pullback software. iFR Scout is a functional extension of its existing instant wave-Free Ratio...

hot flashes, endothelial function, cardiovascular disease, risk, women, age

Two new studies suggest women who experience hot flashes earlier in life appear to have poorer endothelial function — one of the earliest signs of cardiovascular disease— than those who have hot...

The opening session speakers at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2015 Scientific Sessions will examine the current state of cardiovascular care and why it is...

Agfa HealthCare, Portal, North America

Agfa HealthCare announced that it will be launching its new clinical Portal in North America. The Agfa HealthCare Portal gives a patient-centric overview of information from different sources, to...

TeraMedica, Evercore, VNA, analytics platform, HIMSS 2015

TeraMedica will introduce a sophisticated analytics platform and dashboard for its vendor neutral archive (VNA) at the 2015 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual...

PatientPoint announced that PatientPoint Outreach 3.2 is now certified for Meaningful Use in an ambulatory setting. The software is also compliant with the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC...

hospital, stay, heart attack, angioplasty, study

Patients 65 or older discharged from the hospital as early as 48 hours after angioplasty following a major heart attack have similar outcomes as those who stay four to five days, provided...

Virginia Zoo, Sentara Heart Hospital, orangutans, ultrasound

The Virginia Zoo veterinary team partnered with a team from Sentara Heart Hospital to perform ultrasound on the hearts of orangutans Pepper and Schnitz as part of the animals’ annual wellness...