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McKesson released its Cardiology 13.0 system, which offers a single database solution for cardiac and peripheral catheterization, hemodynamic monitoring, electrophysiology (EP), echocardiography,...

April 27, 2012 — GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company, announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance and availability of the latest version of its Vivid E9...

CorPath200 Detroit Medical Center Cardiovascular Institute

The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) announced that a team of heart specialists at its Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) has successfully conducted the Midwest's first-ever "robotic-assisted" coronary...

January 11, 2013 — Guided Interventions LLC, a startup company developing new, easier to use fractional flow reserve (FFR) a product to help cardiologists better assess the physiological impact of...

August 20, 2012 — Zoll Medical Corp., a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, announced that physicians at all of the 17 “Honor Roll” hospitals and all of the 50 “Best...

Toshiba Aquilion One Vision Edition RSNA 2012 CT Systems CTA

Toshiba has unveiled a 640-slice computed tomography (CT) scanner at the 2012 annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). The Aquilion One Vision Edition is equipped with a...

Angioslide TriVentures Financing Embolic Protection Devices PAD

Angioslide announced the closing of $6.3 million financing led by new investor TriVentures. In addition Biostar joined returning investors Viola Partners, Agate and XT Investments to complete the...

AliveCor Heart Monitor Phone Atrial Fibrillation

The results of a recent study presented yesterday at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2012 conference in Los Angeles showed that a high-quality single-lead ECG can be quickly and...

CardiAQValve Technologies Inc. received $37.3 million in funding in its second round of equity financing. OrbiMed led the round and was joined by Versant Ventures, Advent Life Sciences and...

Spectranetics Upstream Peripheral Technologies Ltd. Peripheral Artery Disease

Spectranetics Corp. announced an agreement to purchase the assets of Upstream Peripheral Technologies Ltd., an affiliate of Aran Research Development and Prototypes Ltd. Included in the...

Abbott Absorb bioresorbable stent

Abbott announced the initiation of the ABSORB III clinical trial in patients in the United States. The randomized controlled trial will enroll about 2,250 patients and compare the performance of...

Biosensors International has announced enrollment of the first patient in LEADERS FREE, a clinical study involving BioFreedom, a polymer-free drug-coated stent (DCS) from Biosensors.

Fovia Medical Inc. Blackford Analysis Ltd. 3-D Registration

Fovia Medical Inc. and Blackford Analysis Ltd. announced plans to deliver compatible SDKs to the medical advanced visualization market.

Accumetrics VerifyNow II CE mark Antiplatelet Therapy

Accumetrics Inc. announced that its next generation VerifyNow II System has achieved CE marking for point-of-care measurement of platelet reactivity to antiplatelet agents. This marks the...

Biotronik Home Monitoring ECOST Clinical Trial ICDs

Biotronik announced that the European Heart Journal has published the clinical results of the ECOST trial (...

January 3, 2013 — Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (CSI) announced it has completed enrollment in its ORBIT II clinical trial, enrolling 443 patients. ORBIT II is evaluating the safety and...

January 3, 2013 — BioVentrix announced it has received CE mark for its Revivent myocardial anchoring system, which makes possible Less Invasive Ventricular Enhancement (LIVE), a procedure...

Miracor Medical Systems PICSO Clinical Trial Study

Miracor Medical Systems GmbH announced that its PICSO system was used for the first time under CE mark in the United Kingdom to treat a patient with a large acute heart attack, or ST-segment...

Tensys Medical Systems Inc. TL-300 Hemodynamic Monitoring System

Tensys Medical Inc has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the TL-300, the company’s latest generation system. The TL-300 is a member of Tensys’...

The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) announced the publication of the SCCT Expert Consensus Document on Computed Tomography Imaging Before Transcatheter Aortic Valve...

CathPCI Registry Interventional Cardiology Data Cath Lab JACC

A report from the CathPCI Registry, a data registry that includes information from 85 percent of the heart catheterization laboratories in the United States, is providing a vivid snapshot of the...

abbott Xience Xpedition stent

Abbott announced that the Xience Xpedition everolimus-eluting coronary stent system received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and is launching immediately in the...

The Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA) said that failure to delay the new medical device excise tax, along with Medicare cuts for imaging and radiation therapy services passed by...

Siemens Healthcare recently received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for syngo Aortic ValveGuide, an integrated image processing software that helps cardiologists and...

Philips Royal Electronics and Unfors RaySafe AB announced the signing of a Joint Development Agreement that will see the development of the next generation Philips DoseAware system, with the aim...

At RSNA 2012 Montage Healthcare Solutions and Radimetrics demonstrated the benefits of correlating dose information with Montage clinical report search results.

Ce mark St Jude Medical Assura Fortify ICD Unify CRT-D Quadra CRT-D

St. Jude Medical Inc. (announced European CE mark approval of the Assura portfolio of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators (CRT-Ds)....

MRI 2012: Broadening Your Field of View KLS MRI Systems

The introduction of new technology into the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) landscape has changed the face of the market segment over the last year. Although MRI satisfaction scores tend to...

SCAI Ad Hoc PCI Stenting Cath Lab Clinical Trial

When tests reveal that a patient’s heart artery is blocked and blood flow to the heart is restricted, should the doctor fix it with a stent or stop the test and discuss treatment options with the...

PowerServer PACS RIS Digisonics RamSoft

RamSoft announced its partnership with Digisonics to offer integrated, vendor-neutral cardiac post-processing and structured reporting for all cardiovascular modalities. Digisonics was recently...

TAVR Millenium Market Research Group

According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), approximately 80 percent of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures are being performed on high-risk patients who are ineligible for...

Merge Hemo 2012 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services hemodynamic monitoring

Merge Healthcare Inc. announced that Merge Hemo has been named the "Category Leader" in the "2012 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services" report for Cardiology Hemodynamics rankings for the...

Cerebral Angioplasty Stents Radiology Stroke treatment devices

Some stroke patients may benefit from cerebral angioplasty and stent placement, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology.

The first patient has been implanted with the Boston Scientific Corporation next generation Ingevity pacing leads in a clinical trial designed to establish the safety, performance and...

Among deployed U.S. service members who died of combat or unintentional injuries between 2001-2011 and underwent autopsies, the prevalence of coronary atherosclerosis was 8.5 percent, with factors...

Pulse Oximetry Screening Pulse Ox Tool critical congenital heart defect Software

Pulse Oximetry Screening is a life-saving test that can detect critical congenital heart defects (CCHD) in newborn babies before an infant is discharged from the hospital. The test is easy to...

Top Cardiovascular Stories 2012 Software CT angiography Heart Valve Repair

The past year in cardiology has continued to see progress and innovation in medicine. As the year comes to an end, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) identified some of the top...

2012 Top 10 Advances in Heart Disease and Stroke Research

Resuscitation, cell regeneration, a new high blood pressure treatment and developments in devices for treating stroke are among the key scientific findings that make up this year's top...

December 28, 2012 — Researchers have discovered that adding lovastatin, a widely used cholesterol-lowering drug, to traditional antimalarial treatment decreases neuroinflammation and protects...

December 27, 2012 — Cardiosonic Inc., a private developer of technology in the field of renal denervation for the treatment of hypertension, announced it has closed on the first $6.1 million of a...

December 27, 2012 — Biotronik announced that the first implant has taken place in the BIOHELIX-I trial in the United States. The BIOHELIX–I trial is set to evaluate the safety and...

According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), a company focused on global medical technology market intelligence, approximately 80 percent of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)...

MISAGO 2 Journal of Endovascular Therapy Stents Peripheral Artery Disease

A dozen years ago, controversial clinical trial results caused an international medical society to warn against the use of stents in leg arteries. But recent years have brought significant...

December 26, 2012 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the first patient enrollment in its ILUMIEN I clinical study. The observational study is designed to show the optimal way optical coherence...

December 26 , 2012 — Congress last week affirmed its dedication to securing a sustainable, domestic supply of molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) as it passed the American Medical Isotope Production Act of...

December 26, 2012 — Flexible Stenting Solutions Inc. (FSS) announced it gained CE mark in the European Union for its 6 French Reconstrainable FlexStent Femoropopliteal self-expanding...

December 26, 2012 — Covidien announced a definitive agreement to acquire CV Ingenuity. The companies expect to complete the acquisition in the first calendar quarter of 2013. Financial...

GE RSNA 2012 Discovery CT750 HD FREEdom Edition Optima CT540 Optima CT660

At RSNA 2012, GE Healthcare focused attention on next-generation products and solutions in its computed tomography (CT) and Advantage Workstation (AW) businesses with the announcement of three...

RealView's 3-D holographic projection of a heart

The annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting brings many cutting-edge technologies to the forefront during its five days of clinical sessions. This is my editor’s choice of...

V-Chip Methodist Hospital Research Institute MD Anderson Cancer Center

A new device about the size of a business card could allow health care providers to test blood for insulin and other...

Despite earlier signs that a less-invasive surgery is safer and better than “open” operations to repair potentially lethal abdominal aortic aneurysms, a clinical study led by a Johns Hopkins...

December 21, 2012 — Nanostim Inc. announced the first successful implants of a leadless pacemaker in a series of 11 patients at Homolka Hospital in Prague, Czech Republic. The leadless pacemakers...

December 21, 2012 — Covidien announced the five-year results of the ClosureFast long-term European multicenter study in patients with chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). This study evaluates...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing healthcare professionals and the public that the anticoagulant Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate mesylate) should not be used to prevent stroke...

December 20, 2012 — At the 98th annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Royal Philips Electronics continued the Imaging 2.0 journey by showcasing several new features...

Covidien Soltaire FR Thrombectomy Devices Stroke Treatment

Covidien announced that the Solitaire FR Revascularization Device has been approved by Health Canada. The Solitaire FR device is used to restore blood flow to the brain in patients suffering from...

December 20, 2012 — BlipCare has presented the world's first Wi-Fi blood pressure monitor on international crowd funding site Indiegogo.

December 19, 2012 — The first patient has been enrolled in the Boston Scientific EVOLVE II clinical trial, which is designed to further assess the safety and effectiveness of the Synergy ...

New streamlined guidelines will help healthcare providers better treat patients with the most severe type of heart attacks, according to an American Heart Association/American College of...

One Snare Endovascular Snare System Merit Medical Systems

Merit Medical Systems Inc. announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the One Snare Endovascular Snare System.

BioControl Medical European Journal of Heart Failure Vagus Nerve Stimulation

BioControl Medical has announced that the pilot clinical study of its CardioFit vagus nerve stimulation system has been recognized as seminal original research in the European Journal of Heart...

Hospitalized children who suffer cardiac arrest are nearly three times more likely to survive than they were about a decade ago, and no more likely to suffer brain impairment, according to new...

December 19, 2012 — The latest generation of diagnostic tests in development is expected to provide information that will be important to patient outcomes, potentially reducing the time to...

December 19, 2012 — CardiacAssist Inc. announced it has received investigational device exemption (IDE) approval from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for a pivotal clinical study of...

December 18, 2012 — Zoll Medical Corp. announced that its new U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared OneStep pediatric CPR electrodes are the only electrodes on the market...

BioControl Medica Clinical Study CardioFit Vagus European Journal of Heart Failu

BioControl Medical has announced that the pilot clinical study of its CardioFit vagus nerve stimulation system has been recognized as seminal original research in the European Journal of Heart...

For functional mitral valve regurgitation, the results of open repair are poor, but the next generation of transcatheter heart valve repair technologies in development may offer new hope for these...

STEMI, iPhone, iPad, Airstrip, ECG

As mobile devices become more integrated into the healthcare workflow, immediate anywhere access to ECGs can help improve collaboration and speed door-to-balloon times. Physician smart phone and...

Abiomed Inc. announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Circulatory System Devices Panel voted to retain Class III status for the temporary ventricular support devices within the non-...

DAIC is seeking readers’ nominations for state-of-the-art cardiac departments and heart centers based on their use of cutting-edge technology. Key factors to be considered include how new...

Congenital Heart Disease Certification American Board of Medical Specialties

More than a million adult congenital heart disease patients in the United States will soon be able to choose a specialist who has demonstrated the unique knowledge and skills their care requires...

December 14, 2012 — KLAS has released the 2012 Best in KLAS Awards: Software and Services report ranking the best performing healthcare IT vendors in just under 100 market segments. This year...

December 13, 2012 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the first patient implant of its 23 mm Portico transcatheter aortic heart valve using the transapical delivery system.

December 13, 2012 — CardioNet Inc. announced the release of a new application for the iPad, designed to provide physicians and their support staff easy access to the cardiac monitoring services at...