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fibrin, MSCs, stem cells, heart failure, Antoni Bayes-Genis, umbilical cord

To date, the only definitive treatment for heart failure – an organ transplant – is hampered by both the limited number of organ donors and the potential for the patient’s body to reject the new...

CardioMEMS, Scott & White Memorial, Texas, heart failure, remote monitoring

Scott & White Memorial – Temple for the first time implanted a new miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor to help manage heart failure (HF). Scott & White Memorial is one of six...

CT System

Texas Children’s Hospital successfully separated Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith Mata in late February, completing one of the most complex conjoined twins separations ever. The procedure...

Philips, Lumify, app-based ultrasound, debut

Philips announced the introduction of Lumify, its first app-based ultrasound solution that will extend the reach of ultrasound applications across the health continuum using mobile...

InspireMD, CGuard, PARADIGM study, EuroPCR 2015, Musialek

InspireMD Inc. announced that its CGuard embolic prevention system reported positive results in the PARADIGM study at the EuroPCR conference, May 22 in Paris. The study was lead by principle...

Micra TPS, world's smallest pacemaker, Heart Rhythm Society, study, MHIF

Results from a clinical trial evaluating the Micra transcatheter pacing system (TPS), the world’s smallest pacemaker, were presented at the Heart Rhythm Society’s 36th annual scientific sessions...

defibrillators, older heart patients, Duke Medicine study, Tracy Wang

Heart attack patients age 65 and older who have reduced heart function might still benefit from implanted defibrillators, according to a Duke Medicine study published in the Journal of the...

Medtronic, CoreValve Evolut R, FDA approval, TAVR, recapturable

Medtronic plc announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and U.S. launch of the recapturable, self-expanding CoreValve Evolut R System. The first-and-only recapturable and...

CIEDs, UCSF, UC San Francisco, defibrillator, pacemaker, monitoring, SCD

The current monitoring of patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) may be underestimating device problems, according to UC San Francisco researchers. They propose systematic...

cangrelor, Kangreal, FDA approval, The Medicines Company, antiplatelet agent

The Medicines Company announced the approval of cangrelor (Kengreal) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as an adjunctive therapy to percutaneous coronary...

ASE, Ke Labs, cardiac ultrasound, echocardiography, software collaboration

The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) and Ke Labs jointly announced in May an agreement to co-develop and co-market a new cardiac ultrasound software application. The application is...

Epsilon Imaging, EchoInsight, ASE 2015, cardiac ultrasound image analysis

Epsilon Imaging Inc. announced that several studies were presented at the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) 2015 conference, June 13-16, on its EchoInsight automated measurement suite for...

Agfa, Xero Viewer, Full Fidelity, FDA clearance

Agfa HealthCare announced that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for diagnostic viewing with the XERO Viewer. This Full Fidelity View...

Pie Medical Imaging, CAAS MRV, MRI, cardiac perfusion

Pie Medical Imaging announced its new release of CAAS MRV, for analysis of the heart to support diagnosis of cardiovascular conditions. This new version contains intuitive and guided analysis...

ClearFlow, PleuraFlow, FDA, expanded Indications for Use

ClearFlow Inc. announced that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has granted expanded Indications for Use of the company’s patented PleuraFlow Active Clearance Technology...

Edwards, Sapien 3, FDA approval, transcatheter heart valve

Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the Edwards Sapien 3 valve with the Commander Delivery System for the treatment of high-risk patients...

ERT, wearable biosensor, eCOA, DIA, electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment

ERT announced the integration of a wearable biosensor which captures and wirelessly transmits real-time, continuous, clinical-grade biometric measurements into the ERT electronic...

GE Healthcare, DoseWatch Explore, Microsoft, Azure cloud, radiation dose data

GE Healthcare announced the launch of its new introductory dose management solution, DoseWatch Explore, which is now available on select GE computed tomography (CT) systems in the United States....

ResolutionMD 5.1, Calgary Scientific, FDA, intuitive interface

Calgary Scientific Inc. announced the release of ResolutionMD 5.1. The latest software version enables physicians to make faster and more informed treatment decisions, by providing even...

VHA, dabigatran, patient adherence, JAMA, Mintu Turakhia

Atrial fibrillation patients on the anticoagulant dabigatran were more likely to adhere to the medication with appropriate patient selection and pharmacist-led monitoring, according to a study in...