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Kalorama, electronic medical records, market, growth

Kalorama Information expects the nearly 25 billion-dollar market for electronic medical records (EMR) to grow well past the period where there are incentives for U.S. healthcare providers,...

CT-FFR, Heartflow Analysis, coronary artery disease, EuroPCR, RIPCORD

Adding the HeartFlow FFRCT Analysis to a standard coronary computed tomography angiogram (cCTA) may change the course of treatment in more than one-third of patients with...

botox, atrial fibrillation, cardiac surgery, HRS

A study presented at Heart Rhythm 2015 found that botulinum toxin (botox) injections into epicardial fat pads during coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery can be beneficial for the patient....

St. Jude Medical, Merlin, remote monitoring, lower costs, hospitalizations, HRS

New data from St. Jude Medical found that patients with cardiac devices who use remote monitoring have significantly fewer hospitalizations and lower overall healthcare costs than patients who do...

Wexner Medical Center, Michael Weinstock, chest pain, emergency, admitted

Chest pain sends more than 7 million Americans to the emergency department each year. About half of them are admitted to the hospital for further observation, testing or treatment. Now, emergency...

Greatbatch Medical, Myopore Sutureless Myocardial Pacing Lead

A new epicardial pacing lead has been cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Adminitysration (FDA) as an option for the implant of a pacemaker, defibrillator, or cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT...

Shimadzu, Trinias, first West Coast installation, Kalispell

Shimadzu Medical Systems USA announced the first U.S. West Coast installation of its Trinias C-12 high performance “crossover” system at Kalispell Regional Medical Center in Kalispell, Montana....

Edwards, Fortis, transcatheter mitral valve, trial, halts enrollment

Edwards Lifesciences announced it has temporarily halted its clinical trial of the Fortis mitral transcatheter heart valve. The company said that in consultation with trial investigators, it was...

Abbott, Absorb, dissolving stent, resorbable, CE Mark, Europe

Abbott announced that it has received CE Mark for the latest advancement of its Absorb stent system, called Absorb GT1. Absorb GT1 combines a fully dissolving stent with a next-generation delivery...

Medtronic, Arctic Front, Advance Cryoablation Catheter, FDA, CE Mark

Medtronic plc announced the Arctic Front Advance ST Cryoablation Catheter has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the treatment of patients with drug refractory,...

MyChoiceMD, northern Colorado, self-pay patients, mobile

A new service called MyChoiceMD is preparing to launch in Colorado that aims to revolutionize the way patients find, pay for, schedule and track their routine medical care. The service has...

antiplatelet medication, prasugrel, clopidogrel, risk algorithm, SCAI

A risk assessment algorithm combining clinical risk factors and platelet function test results may help interventional cardiologists better identify patients who stand to benefit from intensive...

safe exercise level, atrial fibrillation, AF, men, women, HRS

New research reports significant differences between men and women with atrial fibrillation (AF) and the safety of intense physical activity. The study found that both moderate and vigorous levels...

cilostazol, DAPT, bridge therapy, surgery, bleeding risk, SCAI

Patients with a high-risk paclitaxel drug-eluting stent given the shorter-acting antiplatelet drug cilostazol prior to a surgical procedure safely transitioned off of dual antiplatelet therapy (...

The webinar Maximize Your Clinical Imaging With a VNA Strategy will explain the changing face of medical imaging and data, and the challenges to overcome.

HRS, early menopause, atrial fibrillation, Women's Health Study

A largest-of-its kind study has found that women who experience menopause at a younger age are at a decreased risk of atrial fibrillation (AF). The study followed nearly 18,000 women and revealed...

HRS, ECG, smartphones, atrial fibrillation, AF, Heart Rhythm 2015

A new, large-scale study has found adding an electrocardiogram (ECG) to the latest generation of body-worn sensors accurately detects atrial fibrillation (AF) and significantly increases awareness...

HRS, remote monitoring, RM, standard of care, CIEDs

A new expert consensus statement by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) recommends remote monitoring (RM) become standard of care for patients with cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs...

PROMETHEUS, prasugrel, clopidogrel, heart disease, bleeding, SCAI

Prasugrel (Effient) is more likely to be given to lower-risk heart disease patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) compared to clopidogrel, according to a new study. Results...

Geneva Healthcare, Geneva Healthcare Suite 2.0, HRS, patient engagement

Geneva Healthcare will showcase a set of new features on The Geneva Healthcare Suite – a technology platform for managing data from cardiac devices – at Heart Rhythm Society's annual scientific...