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TMVR, Europe, heart valve repair, GlobalData

In light of a recent American Heart Association report stating that U.S. mitral valve regurgitation prevalence was 1.7 percent in 2014, a significant opportunity exists for development of an...

Daiichi Sankyo and the Heart Rhythm Society announced results from a global survey, which polled cardiologists from around the world and revealed that a majority (58 percent) agree there is no...

Stronger Hearts Helpline, heart failure, telecardiology, California

The National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention announced the launch of the Stronger Hearts Helpline, a 24/7 free call-center resource for people with heart failure and...

Pulse of Online Health survey, patient engagement, telehealth, remote monitoring

Americans are ready and willing to leverage health apps and wearable devices to improve their personal health, according to the findings released from the fifth annual Makovsky/Kelton "Pulse of...

In.PACT Admiral, PAD, Medicare, pass-through payment, Medtronic, balloon cath

Medtronic announced that the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved a transitional pass-through payment for the company’s IN.PACT Admiral drug-coated balloon (DCB)...

Bard, Lutonix, drug coated balloon, DCB, CMS, pass-through payment, outpatient

C. R. Bard Inc. announced that the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved a pass-through payment for the Lutonix drug-coated balloon (DCB) under the Medicare hospital...

Pie Medical Imaging, CAAS A-Valve, qRA, angiography, heart valve repair

Pie Medical Imaging BV announced that it received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its CAAS A-Valve product including the quantitative Regurgitation Analysis (qRA)...

Quadripolar lead, Medtronic, Attain, VivaQuad, CRT-D

There have been several recent advancements in implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) technology to extend battery life, improvements in patient monitoring to avoid needless shocks, the...

Agfa, TomTec, Enterprise Imaging for Cardiology, cardiac PACS, ACC.15

Agfa Healthcare announced the commercial launch of its Enterprise Imaging for Cardiology Suite and strategic relationship with TomTec to provide a unified cardiology diagnostic and clinical...

Medtronic, Reveal Linq ICM, atrial fibrillation, AF, study, remote monitoring

Medtronic announced the results of a new "real-world" study of patients who have had a cryptogenic stroke, in which the Reveal Linq Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) detected atrial fibrillation (...

VasSol Inc., NOVA, VERiTAS trial, recurrent stroke, MRI, software

A recently completed National Institutes of Health-funded trial confirms the efficacy of blood flow measurement technology from VasSol Inc. to predict the possibility of repeated stroke...

Pediatric cardiology researchers and clinicians from numerous centers around the world gathered at the Cardiology 2015: the 18th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease...

Carestream, Clinical Collaboration Platform, HIMSS 2014, VNA, remote viewing

At the 2015 annual meeting of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Carestream will demostrate its flexible Clinical Collaboration Platform, which now offers a new...

Discovery MR750, MRI recall, GE, FDA recall

GE Healthcare initiated a voluntary field corrective action for all of its magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems with superconducting magnets that were manufactured from 1985 through today. The...

Biotronik, DREAMS, BIOSOLVE-II trial, bioresorbable stent, magnesium

Biotronik announced the completion of enrollment in the BIOSOLVE-II trial — a clinical study investigating the safety and performance of DREAMS (DRug Eluting Absorbable Metal Scaffold).

Peak 10, healthcare IT, information technology, study, mandates, PACS, EHR

Three out of five healthcare IT professionals believe that government mandates are having a negative effect on their industry, according to a study conducted by Peak 10, a national...

Lutonix, drug eluting balloon, drug coated balloon

Drug-eluting balloons (DEBs) have been one of the long-awaited new transcatheter technologies to help reduce high restenosis rates in peripheral artery disease (PAD). The U.S. Food and Drug...

At the SPIE Medical Imaging Conference,  ContextVision exhibited results from research conducted in collaboration with Texas Instruments and High Performance Consulting on 3-D adaptive...

ResolutionMD, version 5.0, Calgary Scientific, mobile devies, remote viewing

Calgary Scientific Inc. announced the release of ResolutionMD 5.0, which offers better access to health information, supports increased teamwork and enhances communication among practitioners and...

MICS-CABG, Grey's Anatomy, Heart Institute, McGinn Technique

Looking to “bypass the ordinary,” during last week’s episode titled: “The Bed's Too Big Without You,” the Grey’s Anatomy team at Seattle Grace Hospital was challenged with treating a radical tumor...