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NorthStar, RadioGenix, isotopes, separation system, Tc-99m

NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC will unveil the commercial model of its RadioGenix isotope separation system during three events on March 27 and March 28 at The Keating Hotel in San Diego. The...

Sterne Agee, ACC, Medtronic, Edwards, St. Jude, TAVR, heart failure

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) hosted its 64th Annual Scientific Session & Expo over the weekend in San Diego, California. Key data from multiple transcatheter aortic valve...

CoreValve, high risk study, TAVR, Medtronic, ACC

Medtronic plc unveiled new two-year data from the CoreValve U.S. Pivotal High Risk Study, which demonstrated superior two-year survival benefits from transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)...

Edwards, Sapien, PARTNER trial, five-year outcomes, ACC

Five-year data suggest that the Sapien transcatheter heart valve (Edwards Lifesciences) is a feasible option for patients with severe aortic stenosis deemed to be at high risk for open-heart...

St. Jude, CardioMEMS, CHAMPION trial, heart failure, reduced ejection fraction

Heart failure patients with reduced ejection fraction experienced significant HF mortality and hospitalization reductions via guideline-directed medical therapy managed by pulmonary artery...

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, PCI, STEMI, late presenters

New research from the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF) finds that percutaneous coronary intervention for heart attacks can still be beneficial for patients who get to their more than...

Computed tomography, coronary CT angiography, PROMISE trial, ACC

Results from the PROMISE clinical trial confirmed what many cardiologists and radiologists have long suspected to be true: Coronary computed tomographic angiography (coronary CTA) is...

Medtronic, Drug Filled Stent, clinical trial, ACC

Medtronic plc unveiled the preclinical outcomes of its novel Drug-Filled Stent (DFS) at the 64th Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). The preclinical data showed...

Boston Scientific, Watchman LAA device, FDA approval

Boston Scientific Corp. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Watchman left atrial appendage closure device. The Watchman device offers a new stroke risk reduction...

Toshiba, Infinix 4-D CT, angiography, interventional radiology,

Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc.’s Infinix 4DCT provides clinicians with faster, safer and more accurate interventions. Combining interventional radiology (IR) and computed tomography (CT),...

Precision Image Analysis (PIA) will be showcasing their remote post-processing solution for cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) and cardiac computed tomography (CT) at the 2015 American College of...

AtriCure Inc. announced the first two patients in the Dual Epicardial and Endocardial Procedure (DEEP) clinical study have been enrolled and treated at PinnacleHealth CardioVascular...

Researchers at the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine have found the blood platelet protein Rasa3 is critical to the success of the common anti-platelet drug Plavix. Plavix...

Infraredx, NIRS, IVUS, catheter, Advanced TVC Imaging System, ACC 15

Infraredx announced it will premiere the Advanced TVC Imaging System and the Muller NIRS-IVUS Catheter featuring Extended Bandwidth IVUS technology at the American College of Cardiology’s 2015...

St. Vincent Heart Center, Nellix EVAS, Indiana, aneurysm repair, stent graft

St.Vincent Heart Center is first in Indiana and second in the nation to participate in a clinical study for the Nellix EndoVascular Aneurysm Sealing System (EVAS), a surgical procedure designed to...

women veterans, heart disease, test, depression, AHA, VA

Women veterans who had specialized heart tests were younger and more likely to be obese, depressed and suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder than male veterans, according to a study published...

A new study has found that high phosphate levels can cause a stress signal inside the cells that line blood vessels, leading to the release of microparticles that promote the formation of blood...

Toshiba, Dose Tracking System, DTS, cardiovascular x-ray

Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc.’s Dose Tracking System makes interventional procedures safer for patients by measuring peak radiation skin dose during the exam. To expand clinical...

Siemens, KLAS, preferred vendor, partnership agreements

In a recent survey by the KLAS research firm, Siemens Healthcare was the designated vendor for healthcare providers in 47 percent of current partnership agreements. Moreover, the survey also found...

BPH, prostate, interventional radiology, PAE, embolization, SIR

Men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), have a new, breakthrough treatment option that is less invasive and has fewer complications than other minimally invasive treatments, according to...