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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...

Paradise System ReCor Medical Hypertension Therapies Renal Denervation

November 5, 2012 — ReCor Medical reported one-year follow-up data on patients who have been treated via renal denervation...

DISCOVER Clinical Trial Direct Medical Trial Direct Flow Medical Transcatheter

Direct Flow Medical Inc. announced that its DISCOVER CE mark trial met its primary mortality endpoint. The study also demonstrated that greater than 95 percent of patients had mild or less aortic...

November 2, 2012 – A clinical trial that compared catheter-based PFO closure using an investigational device found that there was no significant reduction in ischemic and bleeding events compared...

ADAPT-DES study TCT, 2012, Plavix, stent

November 2, 2012 — Patients who receive a drug-eluting stent (DES) and demonstrate low levels of platelet inhibition are more likely to have blood clots form on the stent and suffer a possible...

Several features/plug-ins have been added to aycan’s OsiriX PRO workstation to significantly expand its functionality. The new features will be showcased at Radiological Society of North America (...

November 1, 2012 — TomTec Imaging Systems GmbH announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its new 2-D Cardiac Performance Analysis MR (2-D CPA MR) software solution for...

HIMMS Electronic Medical Records Information Technology

November 1, 2012 — HIMSS opposes the Oct. 4 call from four House Republican leaders for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to “immediately suspend the distribution of incentive...

Engager TAVI Device Medtronic Inc Heart Valve Repair Clinical Study

Medtronic Inc. announced promising data from the Engager European Pivotal Trial for the investigational Medtronic Engager transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) system. The first results...

Primus Drug-Eluting Balloon Balloon Catheters Peripheral Artery Disease devices

November 1, 2012 — It looks as though drug-eluting balloons (DEBs), already widely used in Europe, are set to burst...

November 1, 2012 — Terumo Interventional Systems announced the nationwide availability of its new Pinnacle Precision Access System, a new vascular access system specifically designed for smooth,...

November 1, 2012 — InspireMD Inc. announced that its proprietary MGuard embolic protection stent (EPS) was shown to be significantly superior when compared to standard bare metal and drug-eluting...

October 31, 2012 — Boston Scientific Corp. received CE mark approval for the Synergy everolimus-eluting...

Breast Cancer Radiation Therapy Clinical Trial/Study

Breast cancer patients who receive radiation treatment do not have a higher risk of long-term cardiac morbidity when compared to patients undergoing modified radical mastectomy (MRM), according to...

Maquet Sensational Plus IABP

Maquet Cardiovascular received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and CE mark approval for its new Sensation Plus 7.5 French 40 cc...

Gore Helex Septal Occcluder REDUCE Clinical Study Cath Lab

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) responded to initial results reported in St. Jude Medical Inc.’s RESPECT clinical trial. The RESPECT study investigated whether transcatheter closure of patent...

DESolve Nx Pivotal Trial Bioresorbable Coronary Stent Elixir Cath Lab

Elixir Medical Corp. announced enrollment completion of the 120-patient, pivotal clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of the DESolve Novolimus-Eluting...

October 29, 2012 — At RSNA 2012, GE Healthcare will unveil innovations in healthcare IT, including...

Boston Scientific Corporation Reliance 4-Front Lead

Boston Scientific Corporation has received regulatory approval to market the Reliance 4-Front lead, its...

October 29, 2012 — Brainlab released Buzz Digital OR, a major step forward in information integration for the surgical suite. Buzz encompasses a vast spectrum, from pure DICOM viewing to complete...

Covidien DEFINITIVE LE Study Peripheral Artery Disease

Covidien announced final 12-month results from its DEFINITIVE LE (Determination of Effectiveness of SilverHawk/TurboHawk Peripheral Plaque Excision Systems for the Treatment of Infrainguinal...

Biotroniks BioMonitor EP Lab Implantable Cardiac Monitors

Biotronik began its European market release of BioMonitor, an implantable cardiac device designed for accurate and reliable monitoring and management of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) or...

October 25, 2012 — Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. announced it has extended its contract with Nordion to supply molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) for use in its TechneLite (Technetium Tc-99m) generators...

October 25, 2012 — InterSystems Corp., a provider of software for healthcare interoperability, and eHealth Technologies, a provider of imaging solutions for electronic health records (EHR)...

CONNECT II Clinical Trial CTO Crossing Catherter Peripheral Artery Disease

Avinger Inc., a medical device manufacturer of multi-functional catheters for crossing CTOs in patients with...

Medicare Reform Romney Obama Poll

An online poll of physicians who lead hospitals, health systems and large group practices across the United States conducted after the first presidential debate found more preferred Republican...

October 23, 2012 — A study found that a tailored therapy approach that adjusts the loading dose of clopidogrel according to measured platelet reactivity is superior to prasugrel therapy in...

October 23, 2012 — In the DEBATE-SFA trial, researchers found that the use of a paclitaxel drug-eluting balloon (DEB) to widen the artery prior to implanting a self-expanding nitinol stent yielded...

Gore Helex Septal Occcluder Clinical Study

October 22, 2012 — W. L. Gore & Associates announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of the new Gore septal...

RSNA 2012 GE Healthcare Logiq Ultrasound Women's health

At RSNA 2012, GE Healthcare will be showcasing a comprehensive portfolio of...

NEC Display Solutions of America Flat Panel Displays RSNA 2012 MultiSync MD211G3

NEC Display Solutions of America announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) market clearance of the 21.3-in MultiSync MD211G3 medical diagnostic,...

QuantiaMD, the largest online physician community, and The International CardiOncology Society (ICOS) announced at the ICOS 6th annual meeting in Milan, Italy a partnership to launch the ICOS...

The Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference showcases key advancements being made in interventional cardiology, focusing this year on the next generation of drug-eluting stents...

DESolve Bioresorbable Coronary Scaffold System Clinical Trial

Elixir Medical Corporation, a developer of products that combine state-of-the-art medical devices with advanced pharmaceuticals, announced six-month clinical,...

October 19, 2012 — Volcano Corp. announced it has received both U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance and CE mark to market its new Visions PV .035 digital IVUS catheter in both...

October 19, 2012 — Boston Scientific Corp. entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Rhythmia Medical Inc., a developer of next-generation...

Edwards Lifesciences announced today it received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat high-risk aortic stenosis patients with the Edwards Sapien...

Infraredx Inc. (TVC) Imaging System Philips’ Allura Xper Imaging System

Infraredx Inc., a medical device company, and Royal Philips Electronics announced they have signed a joint development and collaboration agreement that is focused on integrating Infraredx’s true...

October 18, 2012 — Claron Technology has introduced Withinsight Framework (WIF) version 2.1, which adds advanced new segmentation tools, registration enhancements and performance improvements to...

AngioDynamics Vortex Medical Inc.Thrombectomy devices

AngioDynamics said it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all the outstanding capital stock of Vortex Medical Inc., a privately held company focused on the development of innovative...

October 16, 2012 — Proteon Therapeutics Inc. has initiated enrollment in a Phase 1 clinical study of its lead product, PRT-201, in patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD) of the...

The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine Ultrasound First Forum

October 16, 2012 — The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) will host an Ultrasound First Forum on Nov. 12, 2012, in New York City. The forum will address the expanding role of...

Holter Monitoring systems EP Lab Burdick 4250

October 15, 2012 — Cardiac Science has unveiled its Burdick 4250 Holter recorder — a wearable heart monitor half the size and weight of its...

Zilver PTX Randomized Controlled Trial Stents Peripheral artery disease (PAD)

Three-year data from the Zilver PTX randomized controlled trial of paclitaxel-eluting stents for femoropopliteal disease from Cook Medical demonstrate 70.7 percent primary patency in the...

Surefire Medical Angiographic Catheters Interventional Rediology

Surefire Medical Inc. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance to market its line of Surefire angiographic catheters. Surefire Medical will launch these products in...

October 12, 2012 — Biotronik announced the start of the prospective multicenter PARCADIA study. The study aims to identify risk factors that can help predict appropriate ICD...

October 12, 2012 — Boston Scientific announced it has enrolled the first patient in the REPRISE II clinical trial to evaluate the safety and performance of the Lotus valve system in up to 120...

October 12, 2012 — Estech, a provider of minimally invasive cardiac ablation devices, last month announced the market release of its Cobra Fusion...

Tyrex AigisRx Antibacterial Envelope EP Lab Pacemakes ICD

TyRx Inc. announced that it has received a license from Health Canada to market its AigisRx Antibacterial Envelope. The AigisRx Envelope is specifically designed to stabilize...

October 11, 2012 — Spectranetics Corp. announced the U.S. market launch of the Tapas catheter at the 2012 Vascular...

October 11, 2012 — Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced it has completed the acquisition of BMEYE B.V., a privately held Dutch company that specializes in the development of noninvasive technology...

October 11, 2012 — With this month’s approval of the Standards and Guidelines for Advanced Cardiovascular Sonography by the Commission on Accreditation for Allied Health...

Boston Scientific Victory Crosswire Peripheral Artery Disease

Boston Scientific Corporation has begun the United States and European launch of its Victory guidewire, designed to facilitate crossing of resistant lesions and the placement and exchange of...

New research from the Netherlands suggests tiny microbubbles can be used to more effectively deliver a blood clot busting drug to patients while they are in the ambulance during acute heart attack...

Simbionix U/S Mentor Simulator

October 8, 2012 — Simbionix USA Corp. will introduce the new advanced U/S (ultrasound) Mentor simulator at the upcoming American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Exhibition in Denver, Colo....

Cook Medical Zilver Vena Venous Self-Expanding Stent

Following Health Canada approval, Cook Medical has made the Zilver Vena Venous Self-Expanding Stent available to physicians across Canada. Designed to restore blood flow in obstructed iliofemoral...

St. Jude Medical MediGuide Technology EP Mapping/imaging Systems

October 8, 2012 — St. Jude Medical Inc. has launched MediGuide Technology, the first 3-D navigation system intended for the evaluation of vascular and cardiac anatomy on a recorded fluoroscopic...

CoaguChek XS Plus System Point of Care Testing Blood Testing

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA)-waived status to the Roche CoaguChek XS Plus system. The point-of-care...

GE Healthcare University of Wisconsin Scool of Medicine Imaging

Imagine a place where doctors can tell patients in advance if cancer treatment will work for them, without going through an entire course of chemotherapy.

GE Blueprint Advocate Healthcare Radiation Dose Management

Advocate Health Care, one of the nation's top health systems and the largest integrated health care system in the state of Illinois, and GE Healthcare, a national leader in low dose, high...

Type 2 Diabetis Mellulitis Blood Testing Cardiac Diagnostics

LipoScience Inc., a highly innovative diagnostic company that is advancing patient care by developing high value proprietary blood tests using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) technology,...

Interventional Radiolody Bronchia Thermoplasty CPT Procedure Codes

The American Medical Association (AMA) Current Procedural Terminology (CPT 1) Editorial Panel has assigned Category I CPT codes specifically for bronchial thermoplasty in its recently published...

Cardiac Stem Cells Regeneration Therapy Structural Heart

Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, who are exploring novel ways to treat serious heart problems in children, have conducted the first direct comparison of the...

HeliFX Aortic Securement System Aptus Aneurism Repair

Aptus Endosystems Inc. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its thoracic-length HeliFX Aortic Securement System. Similar to the original...

Pharmaceuticals Eliquis Apixaban

This year’s European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress in Munich, Germany, was a stark example of exactly where the cardiovascular market space is headed. This congress fully emphasized the new...

Clinical Trial NIH NCI PET/CT Systems Standardization

The National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Cancer Institute (NCI) has awarded a five-year research project grant (R01) to identify harmonized reconstruction parameters for each currently-...

October 3, 2012 — Royal Philips Electronics announced it is donating the one-millionth HeartStart automated external defibrillator (AED) manufactured to Everett Mountain Rescue Unit (EMRU) of...

October 3, 2012 — Sharp Memorial Hospital was the first on the West Coast to participate in Medtronic's SYMPLICITY HTN-3 clinical trial in March, and is currently the leading trial site in ...

October 3, 2012 — Stentys, a medical technology company commercializing the world's first and only self-apposing stent to...

October 2, 2012 — AstraZeneca has announced the results from a sub-analysis of PLATO that evaluated the effects of age on clinical outcomes in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Results...