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St. Jude Medical, ICD, MRI-conditional, CE mark, Europe, pacemakers

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced CE Mark approval of expanded labeling for its Ellipse implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), in addition to its Durata and Optisure defibrillation leads. The...

Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence, standards, EP, ICDs, guidelines

Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) has just released the first-ever electrophysiology (EP) and implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) standards for accreditation. Driven by...

A new study reports that antiplatelet drug ticagrelor (Brilinta) works faster and is more effective in blocking platelet activity in low-risk patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) than...

blood pressure, LDL, medication therapy, coronary plaque, SCAI

Combining statins for low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and calcium channel antagonists for blood pressure reduces harmful coronary plaque, according to a study presented at the Society of...

HRS, National Stroke Association, atrial fibrillation, AF, misperceptions, paper

A white paper published by the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and National Stroke Association characterizes the impact of stroke on patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and presents common barriers...

ScImage, PICOM365, VHA, Veterans Administration, VistA Imaging, DIACAP, DIN-PACS

ScImage announced that it has received validation for its PICOM365 enterprise picture archiving and communication system (PACS) within the framework of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA)...

A new independent evaluation report from the Department of Health and Human Services showed that the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization (ACO) payment model has generated substantial savings to...

Premier, population health management, alternative payment

Pressure to create alternative payment models has led to a significant increase in provider interest in partnering with Premier Inc. to develop and implement population health management...

Cath lab

Most community hospitals with cardiac catheterization labs share these facilities with multiple, non-interventional cardiology users, which can be challenging to manage various specialties’ needs...

Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. said it completed its acquisition of TeraMedica Inc., a global healthcare informatics company and a provider of vendor neutral, enterprise solutions. The...

Nebraska Medicine, telehealth, Google Glass, video conferencing, ResolutionMD

At Nebraska Medicine, technology innovations bring with them opportunities to enhance patient care. The ability to integrate patient images with synchronized and simultaneous audio and video has...

Abbott, GE, CardioLab, RhythmView, atrial fibrillation, source

Abbott and GE Healthcare announced an agreement that will bring real-time, patient-specific data about the heart's electrical activity to cardiac electrophysiology labs. The goal of the...

ACE, accreditation, cath lab, PCI, SCAI 2015, case studies

For the first time, cardiac catheterization laboratory stakeholders now have quality metrics that confirm the value of Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) accreditation. Three...

A team from Stanford University School of Medicine has developed and combined new paper and flexible polymer substrates with special sensing devices for rapid and accurate detection of pathogens...

ORBIT II, Diamondback 360, CSI, SCAI 2015, atherectomy

Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (CSI) featured two-year data from its ORBIT II study of the company’s Diamondback 360 coronary orbital atherectomy system (OAS) in a late-breaking presentation at...

CardiAQ, TMVI, FDA, IDE, feasibility study, mitral valve, Beth Israel Deaconess

CardiAQ Valve Technologies announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) approval for a feasibility study of its second generation transfemoral (TF) and...

Big data in cardiology, social media big data analytics, data mining

The buzz term “big data” has made a rapid entry onto the healthcare scene in the past couple years with promises of improving healthcare, but there are still many who are trying to figure out how...

Spok, Spok Mobile, Apple Watch, notifications, messages

Spok Inc. announced the availability of message notifications on the Apple Watch wrist wearable device to enable clinicians to enhance care coordination. The Spok Mobile secure texting app is...

Empa, chest strap heart rate monitor, Techtextil, ECG monitoring

While demand for electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring systems is increasing, a major hurdle has been the necessity of gel electrodes for reliable long-term measurements. The electrodes dry out...

May 11, 2015 — The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) has released the list of its 12 late-breaking electrophysiology (EP) clinical trials that will be presented at Heart Rhythm 2015, which takes place...