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Medtronic, Reveal Linq ICM, in-office insertion, RIO 2 study

Medtronic plc announced the first in-office implant of its miniaturized cardiac monitor as part of the Medtronic Reveal LINQ In-Office 2 (RIO 2) Study. One of the world’s smallest cardiac monitors...

Medtronic, Protege GPS self-expanding peripheral stent, FDA approval

Medtronic plc announced that its Protégé GPS self-expanding peripheral stent system has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of stenotic lesions of...

Vital Images, Toshiba, CT Myocardial Perfusion, cardiac CT, CORE 320 study

Vital Images Inc. will debut its U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k)-cleared CT Myocardial Perfusion application at the 10th annual scientific meeting of the Society of...

Infinitt, partner plus agreement, TridentUSA Health Services, Infinitt PACS

Infinitt announced today that it has entered into a seven-year Partner Plus Agreement with TridentUSA Health Services based on an unlimited software licensing model for Infinitt PACS and...

Konica Minolta, Blue Moon Lifecycle Solutions, ultrasound, Sonimage, P3, HS1

Konica Minolta Medical Imaging announced new Blue Moon Lifecycle Solutions designed to help customers minimize downtime, maximize productivity, and eliminate risk for the lifetime of their...

Thoratec, HeartMate PHP. CE Mark approval, SHIELD I

Thoratec announced that the HeartMate PHP (Percutaneous Heart Pump) received CE Mark approval, permitting sale in the European Union and other international countries. Approval was based on data...

Biotronik, TAVI device, BIOVALVE trial, Hamburg, Germany

Biotronik announced the completion of the BIOVALVE first-in-human trial for its new transcatheter aortic valve. Study doctors successfully implanted the device in patients suffering from severe...

Mindray, TE7 Touch Enabled Ultrasound System, point of care, POC

Mindray announced the release of its TE7 Touch Enabled Ultrasound System, which supports rapid and confident evaluation in multiple point-of-care (POC) settings. The intuitive tablet-like...

CMS, physician fee schedule, payment, Sustainable Growth Rate, MACRA, MIPS

On July 8, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the first proposed update to the physician payment schedule since the repeal of the Sustainable Growth Rate in April. The...

Accuro, handheld ultrasound, Rivanna Medical, spinal anesthesia guidance, FDA

Rivanna Medical announced that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance to market Accuro, a handheld and untethered smart phone-sized ultrasound device. Accuro...

PACSHealth, Virtual Phantoms, partner, DoseMonitor, VirtualDose CT, radiation

PHS Technologies Group LLC, a division of PACSHealth LLC, announced that it will integrate VirtualDose CT (computed tomography) software from Virtual Phantoms Inc. into their DoseMonitor product...

carotid artery stenting, outcomes, JACC, Beau Hawkins, Robert Yeh, CARE Registry

Hospitals performing carotid artery stenting vary considerably in rates of in-hospital stroke or death, according to a study published in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions. Those...

CardiAQ, Edwards, acquire, acquisition, Fortis, TMVI, mitral valve replacement

Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced that it has agreed to acquire CardiAQ Valve Technologies Inc., a privately held company and developer of a transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) system...

sentraheart lariet, LAA occlusion, FDA safety alert

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting healthcare providers and patients of reports of patient deaths and other serious adverse events associated with the use of the Lariat Suture...

21st Century Cures Act, H.R. 6, HR-6, HR 6, medical device innovation

The U.S. House of Representatives July 10 passed its version of the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 6), designed to improve the U.S. healthcare innovation infrastructure. It was approved in a...

platelet-like particles, PLPs, clotting, substitute, Carver, Lyon, NIBIB

Researchers have created tiny gel particles that can perform the same essential functions as platelets. The particles could one day be used to control excessive bleeding following traumatic injury...

wearable sensors, Verizon, fitness trackers, smart watches

Wearable sensors are expected to play a big role in healthcare in the coming years, according to Verizon, as data from these devices are integrated into patient electronic medical records. They...

Opsens Medical, FFR, OptoWire, OptoMonitor, FDA, fractional flow reserve

Opsens Inc. announced 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the OptoWire and OptoMonitor, its products developed to measure fractional flow reserve (FFR). This...

ICD-9, ICD-10, transition, CMS, AMA, October 1 deadline, guidance

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA) announced efforts to help physicians prepare for the nationwide switch from ICD-9 to ICD-10 ahead...

Most Wired, CHIME, information technology, secuirty, patient engagement

Health data security and patient engagement are top priorities for the nation's hospitals, according to results of the 17th annual HealthCare's Most Wired Survey. The annual survey was released by...