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information technology, PACS, cardiac PACS, Roadmap Version 1.0

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released Connecting Health and Care for the Nation: A Shared Nationwide...

ASCERT, coronary bypass graft surgery, angioplasty, quality of life, value

Coronary bypass graft surgery commonly used to treat patients with coronary heart disease results in improved quality of life but also costs more than another often-used less invasive technique,...

University of the Basque Country, ICDs, pacemakers, Internet, security, remote

A researcher in the University of the Basque Country’s (UPV/EHU) Department of Communications Engineering has developed the Ladon security protocol, an efficient mechanism to authenticate,...

Stem Cell Therapy, Congenital heart, clinical trial/study

Researchers at Okayama University and Okayama University Hospital show that children suffering from a condition known as hypoplastic left heart syndrome experienced some improvement in cardiac...

Business, HSCA, Budget and Economic Outlook, Congressional Budget Office

Healthcare Supply Chain Association (HSCA) President Curtis Rooney released a statement on the annual Budget and Economic Outlook compiled by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).

AliveCor, Heart Monitor, atrial fibrillation, AF, ECG, mobile, CE Mark

AliveCor Inc. announced it has received CE Mark clearance for its automated analysis process (algorithm) to detect atrial fibrillation (AF). The latest version of the AliveECG app for...

Abbott, troponin, women, myocardial infarction, blood testing, diagnosis

The British Medical Journal published results online that show Abbott’s Architect Stat High Sensitive Troponin-I (hsTnl) test may help doctors to detect twice as...

Cath lab

In his lecture, Harrington will argue that simplification of larger trials, better early-phase investigations and the use of electronic health records can ease the path to new research.

Stents, BioMimics 3D, Veryan Medical, Biosensors International Group

Biosensors International Group has announced a distribution agreement with Veryan Medical Ltd. for BioMimics 3D, a nitinol stent with three-dimensional helical geometry designed for use in the...

drug-eluting balloons, DEB, ECRI, report, peripheral artery disease, PAD, cath

ECRI Institute has created a report that offers an overview of drug-eluting balloon (DEB) technology, “Health Technology Forecast report, "Drug-eluting Angioplasty Balloons for...

Artificial Heart, Ventricular Assist Device, Heart failure, SynCardia

SynCardia Systems Inc. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to conduct a clinical study of the effectiveness of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart for...

Pamela Woodard, nanoparticle, Washington University, PET scan, plaque

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved for human evaluation a nanoparticle-based imaging agent jointly developed at Washington University School of Medicine in St....

Cardiac Resynchonization Therapy (CRT), Implantable cardioverster defibrillators

Medtronic announced new results from the PainFree SST and Shock-Less clinical studies published in the journal HeartRhythm.

Merge Healthcare, Merge Cardio, Merge Hemo, Best in KLAS, 2014, PACS

Merge Healthcare Inc. announced that Merge Cardio has been named Best in KLAS for the cardiology software category in the "2014 Best in KLAS: Software & Services" report. In addition, Merge...

The 2014 Best in KLAS report ranks healthcare vendors and their solutions by the professionals who use them—healthcare providers.

CardioKinetix, Parachute, Heart failure

There are several new interventional and minimally invasive surgical heart failure (HF) devices in development or in trials that might offer new ways to boost patient volume in the coming years....

Clinical trial/Study, Heart Valve Repair, CoreValve System

Medtronic revealed new one-year clinical data showing that transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with the self-expanding CoreValve System offers advantages in survival and safety compared...

Ablation Catheters, Atrial Fibrillation, EP Lab, FlexAbility Ablation Catheter

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the FlexAbility Ablation Catheter, a new ablation technology used by electrophysiologists for the treatment of...

Siemens, Stratus CS 200, blood testing, cardiac diagnostics, Arab Health 2015

The Diagnostics Division of Siemens Healthcare unveiled its latest point-of-care acute care analyzer for the management of patients with cardiovascular disease symptoms at Medlab in Arab Health...

acute heart failure, patient readmission, ER, self-care, challenges

A tool designed to assess what interferes with acute heart failure patients' ability to care for themselves after hospital discharge holds promise for improving patient outcomes and reducing...