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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...

IMI Matrix Volumetric Analytics Software Advanced Visualization

November 12, 2012 — Intrinsic Medical Imaging (IMI) introduced its Matrix Volumetric Analytics software for advanced anatomical interrogation at the 24th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular...

More than 350,000 deaths occur each year as a result of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), which occurs when the heart abruptly and unexpectedly stops beating. A survey issued by the Heart Rhythm...

Boston Scientific Promus Element Plus Promus Element Drug Eluting Stent

November 9, 2012 — Boston Scientific Corp. has received approval to update the directions for use (DFU) labeling for Promus Element and Promus Element Plus coronary drug eluting stent (DES)...

Svelte Acrobat Bare Metal Stents Svelte Medical Systems Inc

November 9, 2012 — Svelte Medical Systems announced it received conditional approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin a pivotal study for the Svelte coronary stent...

November 9, 2012 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently cleared Bolton Medical’s Relay Thoracic Stent Graft with Plus Delivery System.

November 9, 2012 — A study found that the use of rosuvastatin prior to angioplasty did not influence the levels of troponin I, a sensitive indicator of muscle damage. Results were presented at the...

November 9, 2012 — Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Pfizer Inc. announced that the reductions in stroke or systemic embolism, major bleeding, and mortality demonstrated with Eliquis compared to...

Amplatzer Structural Heart Occulder Closure Device RESPECT Clinical Trial

November 8, 2012 — Results of the RESPECT clinical trial, presented at TCT 2012, indicates that using an investigational...

Clinical Study Catherization Kindey Damage Contrast Media

November 8, 2012 — A hydration regimen tailored to the patient’s fluid status was effective in reducing damage to kidneys in patients undergoing cardiac catheterization, according to a study...

FDA Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps

November 8, 2012 — A U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee is meeting Dec. 5 to discuss how to classify and regulate...

Boston Scientific Renal Denervation Vessix Vascular

November 8, 2012 — Boston Scientific Corp. is extending its reach into the renal denervation market by signing a...

November 7, 2012 — Kona Medical Inc. announced the initiation of the first clinical study of its device...

MiStent Micell Technologies Stents Bioresorbable Clinical Trial Study

November 7, 2012 — Micell Technologies Inc. announced positive data from two clinical studies of its investigational...

November 7, 2012 — Athera Biotechnologies AB announced that results from a new study were presented at the Pacific Northwest Vascular Society Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada. The data shows...

Xarelto rivaroxaban Janssen Pharmaceuticals Deep Vein Thromosis Treament

Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved rivaroxaban (Xarelto), an oral anticoagulant, for the...

November 6, 2012 — A study has found several benefits in using the radial artery in the arm as the entry point for angioplasty or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) compared to the femoral...

Corindus CorPath robotic system

Hospitals constantly try to predict what the future holds when planning new facilities and equipment purchases that need to last for the next decade. Martin Leon, M.D., attempted to answer that...

November 6, 2012 — Vascular Solutions launched the R-Band radial hemostasis compression device in the United...

Ultrasound systems RSNA 2012 Cardiovascular ultrasound Toship Assurance Program

November 6, 2012 — Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. has expanded its Assurance Program to offer reconditioned Toshiba...

Imaging Clinical Study CT Systems Medical Stays Medical Cost

A new report by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute shows that the length of the average hospital stay in the United States has increased at the same time as use of medical imaging scans...

Medtronic CoreValve  CoreValve ADVANCE Study

Medtronic Inc. announced new findings from the Medtronic CoreValve ADVANCE Study for one-year survival and health-related quality of life (HRQoL). The findings were presented at Transcatheter...

Edwards Sapien Valve Partner Clinical Trial Heart Valve Repair

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation announced three-year results of a pivotal clinical study of inoperable patients with severe aortic stenosis treated with the Edwards Sapien transcatheter heart...