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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...

December 12, 2012 — Nearly 12 months after their first collaborative medical outreach project, the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) and GE Healthcare are in rural northwest India again...

The latest advances in cardiovascular imaging are usually shown first at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting, the largest radiology show in the world, held the last...

AliveCor Heart Monitor iPhone

AliveCor Inc. announced it has received CE mark and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance on its mobile Heart Monitor. This clinical-quality, low-cost mobile electrocardiogram (...

At RSNA 2012, GE Healthcare showcased a number of new advanced imaging solutions for the surgical space, helping clinicians see more in the OR. These new innovations from OEC take surgical imaging...

RSNA 2012 Coronary Artery Disease Clinical Study

While obesity is considered a cardiovascular risk factor, a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) showed that African-American patients with...

Vascular Closure Systems Inc. announced the successful conclusion of Phase I and Phase II of the first-in-human (FIH) clinical trial for its 6/7 French FastSeal Bioabsorbable Vascular Access...

FDA Heparin Container Labels

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is notifying healthcare professionals, caregivers and patients about a change to the container and carton labels for heparin products.

Siemens, syngo.MR Cardiac 4-D, MRI software

Increasingly software applications are providing many of the major advancements in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) rather than hardware. In recent years, this has translated into software that...

There were several evident trends on the show floor at RSNA 2012, including interest in software fueled by Stage 1 and 2 meaningful use requirements, new mammography solutions and innovations in...

More than half of patients treated for claudication or critical limb ischemia (CLI) with stenting of the superficial femoral artery (SFA) had primary patency at five years, says a recent study.

RSNA 2012 Toshiba Infinix X-ray WorkRite Technology

Featuring hovercraft-like C-arm movement and the unique Access Halo, the WorkRite technology on Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc.’s Infinix-i cardiovascular X-ray systems makes interventional...

Tryton Side Branch Stent TRYTON Pivotal FDA IDE trial

Tryton Medical Inc. announced the completion of enrollment in the TRYTON Pivotal U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) IDE trial evaluating the Tryton Side Branch...

Volcano Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sync-Rx Ltd., a privately-held company based in Israel that develops advanced software applications that...

December 6, 2012 — Neusoft Medical Systems Co. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Neusoft Corp., announced this week that its NeuViz 64 multi-slice computed tomography (CT) scanner has received...

December 6, 2012 — Daiichi Sankyo Inc. and Eli Lilly and Co. announced results of two retrospective studies comparing rates of readmission for subsequent heart attack and initial hospitalization...

Spot Fluoroscopy RSNA 2012 Toshiba Angiongraphy System

Giving clinicians a more complete picture while improving safety during interventional procedures, Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. introduces Spot Fluoroscopy for its Infinix-i systems....

 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted premarket approval (PMA) for the HeartWare Ventricular Assist System (VAS) designed as a bridge to cardiac transplantation.

Scimage, ECG management system

As electronic medical records become more sophisticated and healthcare moves to an increasingly paperless system, electrocardiogram (ECG) integration has become a priority for many hospitals. For...

S-ICD, subcutaneous ICD

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in October granted Boston Scientific Corp. regulatory approval for its S-ICD System, the world’s first commercially available subcutaneous ...

Radial access, arm board,

Radial access has been a standard for most patient cases for several years at both the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Medical Center and the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. The centers are...

Flight Plan for Liver GE Healthcare RSNA 2012

GE Healthcare announced at RSNA 2012 receipt of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for its...

Bracco Diagnostics Inc. is voluntarily initiating a Class I recall of nine lots of Isovue (iopamidol injection) pre-filled power injector syringes (Isovue PFS, to be used in combination with...

Clopidogrel Prasugrel TCT 2012 Smoking PARADOX Study Antiplatelet Therapy

Results of a study investigating the effects of smoking on the antiplatelet medications clopidogrel and prasugrel were presented at the 24th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT)...

A large observational study found the increased risk associated with dual antiplatelet therapy cessation after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is tied to patient non-adherence, as opposed...

TeraRecon iNtuition Advanced Visualization Billing Option

TeraRecon previewed a flexible new pay-as-you-go billing option for it cloud and laptop users of its iNtuition advanced visualization tools. The software supports physicians involved in TAVI/TAVR...

St. Jude Medical EnligHTN Renal Denervation System

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced that the company’s EnligHTN renal denervation system provides a safe, effective and sustained reduction in office and ambulatory blood pressure measurements at six...

TriVascular Inc. Ovation Abdominal Stent Graft System Aneurism Repair

TriVascular Inc. announced premarket approval (PMA) of the Ovation Abdominal Stent Graft System by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA...

Siemens Artis Q Artis Q.zen Angiography Systems

November 26, 2012 — At the 98th annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, Siemens...

November 26, 2012 — At the 98th annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago, Siemens...

medical imaging software

November 21, 2012 — MIM Software Inc., a global provider of medical imaging software, announced that Mobile MIM has exceeded 250,000 downloads on the Apple App Store.

November 21, 2012 — NDS Surgical Imaging (NDSsi) has expanded its family of advanced LED backlight surgical displays with the release of the new 24-inch Radiance G2, 55-inch Radiance G2...

November 20, 2012 – With the Acuson X700 ultrasound system, Siemens Healthcare has developed a powerful ultrasound system that offers exceptional image quality, robust technologies, and...

TeraRecon Inc. has received the North American New Product Innovation Award in Medical Imaging Informatics from the respected independent research firm Frost and Sullivan. This award represents...

The environment surrounding a medical imaging system can now be monitored with Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc.’s e-Watch. This integrated solution monitors power, temperature and humidity in...

November 20, 2012 — The American College of Cardiology (ACC), in collaboration with several other professional societies, has released the first comprehensive consensus document outlining clinical...

Image Wisely, in collaboration with the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI), SNMMI Technologist Section and American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), has created easily...

Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. and two medical isotope producers have agreed to work together to help ensure supplies of potentially life-saving nuclear medicine using molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) sourced...

November 15, 2012 – GE Healthcare Canada announced Health Canada clearance of its new cardiac imaging platform, the Discovery* CT750 HD FREEdom Edition. Addressing the main challenges of...

Gore Hybrid Vascular Graft Aneurism Repair Stent Grafts

W. L. Gore and Associates has announced the commercial availability of its new 10-cm configuration of the Gore Hybrid Vascular...

November 20, 2012 — More than 570 providers identify McKesson, Merge, Philips and Siemens as the top vendors in terms of overall provider satisfaction and adoption, according to the recently...

Medtronic Inc. announced the first treatment of a U.S. patient in its global, multicenter, randomized clinical trial comparing the Medtronic CoreValve system with surgical aortic valve replacement...

Evia HF-T  Biotronik Pacemaker Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

Biotronik announced that high profile medical centers across the country are implanting the new Evia HF-T triple-chamber cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) pacemaker.

stable ischemic heart disease American College of Cardiology (ACC)

Ischemic heart disease affects nearly 10 million Americans, and remains the leading cause of death among U.S. adults. This condition is most often due to a build-up of fat or plaque in the heart’s...

PAD Treatment Devices Stent Peripheral Cordis Corp. S.M.A.R.T., SMART, SFA stent

Cordis Corp. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the S.M.A.R.T. Control Vascular Stent Systems for use in the superficial femoral artery (SFA) and/or the...

CardioNet Inc. announced the launch of its new wireless event monitor, wEvent.

The introduction of hybrid technology — positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)/CT -— has revolutionized the imaging world...

Stryker announced the global commercial launch of the new Trevo ProVue Retriever. The Trevo ProVue Retriever is the first clot removal device fully visible during the procedure for precise...

Avinger Ocelot OCT CTO catheter

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted market clearance for the Avinger Inc. Ocelot optical coherenace tomography (OCT) catheter to help cross...

Heart Valve Edwards Lifesciences Medtronic Corevalve

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed an April 2010 federal jury decision that Medtronic CoreValve LLC is willfully infringing  Edwards Lifesciences' U.S. Andersen...

Biomedical Systems TruVue Wireless Ambulatory ECG Monitoring System

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded Biomedical Systems U.S. Patent Number 8301236 for its TruVue Wireless Ambulatory ECG Monitoring System.  Biomedical Systems developed TruVue...

Cook, Zilver PTX, stent, expanding, delivery sheath

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted market clearance for Cook Medical’s Zilver PTX drug-eluting peripheral stent. It is the first device of its kind on several fronts to go...

November 14, 2012 — Medtronic Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company’s Valiant Captivia stent graft system for the endovascular repair...

VitreaView Advanced Visualization 3-D

November 14, 2012 — Vital Images received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for 3-D viewing through its universal viewer, VitreaView. The company also released...

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is more effective than electrocardiography (ECG) at identifying "silent" heart attacks, also known as unrecognized myocardial infarctions, according to a study...

November 14, 2012 — Two years after the joint launch of Optima MR360 and Brivo MR355, GE Healthcare announced a major milestone with the 500th shipment of these products combined, making the...

November 12, 2012 — Abiomed Inc. said it received an investigational device exemption (IDE) approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the use of the new Impella RP (right-side...

Boston Scientific Clinical Trial Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

November 12, 2012 — Boston Scientific Corp. and the University of Rochester Medical Center presented positive results from the Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial-Reduce...