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July 18, 2014 — AliveCor announced that more than one million ECGs (electrocardiograms) have been recorded using the AliveCor heart monitor since the first ECG was recorded in January...

Syncardiac, driver, artificial heart

July 18, 2014 — The Freedom portable driver has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for use with the SynCardia temporary total artificial heart as a bridge to transplantation...

Boston Scientific Louts Tavi System CE mark Heart Repair

Boston Scientific Corp. received CE mark and began the European commercial launch of its new 25 mm Lotus transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) System, complementing the...

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) launched the Fetal Neuroprotection and Neuroplasticity Program. 

cardiac ultrasound, FOCUS exam

July 17 2014 — The Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography (JASE) announced the publication of a new consensus statement on the use of focused cardiac ultrasound (FoCUS) in...

CVS Caremark Study Copay Heart Attack Non-white Patient Outcomes

A study by researchers at CVS Caremark, Aetna and Brigham and Women’s Hospital published in the May issue of Health Affairs, finds that eliminating copays for preventive medications...

CorMatrix Cardiovascular ECM Enrollment RESTORE Study Poland

CorMatrix Cardiovascular and the Central Clinical Hospital of the Ministry of Interior in Warsaw (Centralny Szpital Kliniczny MSW) of Warsaw, Poland, announced the successful enrollment and...

A new physician poster presentation at the Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 19th Annual International Meeting in Orlando, Fla., reports long-term outcomes for the convergent procedure, a...

Each year, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) leads to hospitalization for approximately 250,000 Americans, and often leads to serious — and even fatal —complications. Fortunately, at the...

Surgical aortic valve replacement generally improves patients’ symptoms and prolongs survival. However, the perceived risk of surgical aortic valve replacement in patients over 80 may result in...

July 15, 2014 — Micell Technologies Inc. announced the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a patent related to Micell's technology for enhancing the performance of medical...

July 15, 2014 — Chelation treatments reduce cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks, and death in patients with diabetes but not in those who did not have diabetes, according to analyses of...

July 15 2014 — Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have documented the safety benefits of aortic stent grafts inserted during minimally invasive surgery to...

July 15, 2014 — Telemed Solutions has reached an agreement with GlobalMedia Group LLC to become the exclusive global distributor for the TM-12, a PC-based wireless resting 12-lead ECG (...

Tony Parris has worked for banks and electronics companies and has even driven an 18-wheel truck 995 miles a day for more than nine years as part of his working career. The 57-year-old Anniston,...

Objective Medical Systems LLC announced that its Electronic Health Record (EHR) system has earned Meaningful Use Stage 2 Certification from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health...

TeleRehab VersaCare 2.1 Windows 7 The ScottCare Corp. Cardiac Rehabilitation

The ScottCare Corp. announced the newest version of its multi-parameter telemetry solution, TeleRehab VersaCare 2.1, which is the industry’s first Windows 7-based cardiopulmonary rehab telemetry...

DC Devices Inc. has closed a $34 million Series D financing round. Accelmed led the round with contributions from existing investors Third Rock Ventures, General Catalyst Partners and Lumira...

July 11, 2014 — Cordis Corp. announced the launch of its Saber PTA (percutaneous transluminal angioplasty) dilatation catheter for the treatment of patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD...

July 11, 2014 — On July 3, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would update payment policies and payment rates for services furnished under the...