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CT Radiation Dose Management ECRI Institute

Computed tomography (CT) imaging utilization has grown markedly across many clinical disciplines during the past decade, raising concerns about radiation overexposure.

Health Level announced the availability of Foundations Cardiology, a packaged solution that increases the speed and agility for cardiology centers by blending data from multiple applications and...

BioTelemetry Inc. entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the cardiac patient services business of Biomedical Systems Corp. (BMS) for aggregate consideration of $8.65 million at closing.

Sorin Group has purchased Oscor Inc. lead business, including a lead manufacturing facility in the Dominican Republic for a value of approximately $20 million.

New Vinyl Blood Pressure Cuffs from SunTech Medical deliver accurate blood pressure (BP) readings while providing an economical alternative to traditional durable blood pressure cuffs. Designed...

atrial fibrillation, LARIAT

Doctors at the Stony Brook Heart Institute Electrophysiology Lab are using a new nonsurgical technique called the Lariat Suture Delivery Device to treat patients with atrial fibrillation who...

ScImage, Cedaron, Registry Reporting Software, PICOM365

ScImage Inc. has partnered with Cedaron Medical Inc. to deliver CardiacCare with ScImage’s enterprise picture archive and communications system (PACS), PICOM365. 

Boston Scientific Ingevity Leads MRI Systems Pacemakers CRT EP Lab

Boston Scientific Corp. received CE marking and launched in Europe the Ingevity family of magnetic resonance imaging...

AccessClosure Mynx Ace Vascular Closure Device Hemostasis Management Cath Lab

AccessClosure plans to launch the Mynx Ace Vascular Closure Device at the 2014 American College of Cardiology meeting, March 29-31. It is an upgrade of the company’s Mynx mechanical ...

Surgeons in France have successfully replaced the aortic valve in two patients without opening the chest during surgery....

PVAD, percutaneous VAD, hemodynamic support, aortix

Percutaneous ventricular assist (pVAD) devices offer more hemodynamic support than the 40-year-old gold standard of intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABPs), but their cost and...

I have watched a trend in medical technology grow from a small ripple a couple years ago into what I expect will be a tidal wave in 2014 due to growing concern over patient radiation dose levels...

St. Jude Medical Nanostim Leadless Pacemaker EP Lab Clinical Trial

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the first enrollments in the company’s LEADLESS Pacemaker Observational Study ...

Lumedx Corp. is a provider of vendor-neutral cardiovascular imaging and information systems (CVIS). It announced it has contracted to provide Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital with a comprehensive...

Thoratec HeartMate II LVAS Pocket System Controller Heart Failure Devices VAD

Thoratec Corp. initiated a voluntary worldwide Medical Device Correction in order to update its labeling and training materials for the HeartMate II LVAS Pocket System Controller. The following...

Medtronic Endeavor Stents Drug-eluting Antiplatelet Therapy Clinical Study

Patients with coronary artery disease who received an Endeavor or Resolute drug-eluting stent from Medtronic Inc. and subsequently interrupted their dual ...

The increasing number of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) being performed at low-volume centers without on-site cardiac surgery backup has driven the need for new safety and quality...

Cardiac Stem Cells Regeneration Therapy

Generating new cardiac muscle from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) and/or induced pluripotent stem cells (...

Cath Lab Clinical Trial Study Cardiovascular Surgery

National Institutes of Health researchers have identified a biological pathway that contributes to the high rate of vein graft failure following ...

Boston Scientific Rebel Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent System Bare Metal

Boston Scientific Corp. received CE marking for the Rebel Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent System, the company's latest generation ...