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Pie Medical Imaging, CAAS MRV, MRI, cardiac perfusion

Pie Medical Imaging announced its new release of CAAS MRV, for analysis of the heart to support diagnosis of cardiovascular conditions. This new version contains intuitive and guided analysis...

ClearFlow, PleuraFlow, FDA, expanded Indications for Use

ClearFlow Inc. announced that the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has granted expanded Indications for Use of the company’s patented PleuraFlow Active Clearance Technology...

Edwards, Sapien 3, FDA approval, transcatheter heart valve

Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the Edwards Sapien 3 valve with the Commander Delivery System for the treatment of high-risk patients...

ERT, wearable biosensor, eCOA, DIA, electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment

ERT announced the integration of a wearable biosensor which captures and wirelessly transmits real-time, continuous, clinical-grade biometric measurements into the ERT electronic...

GE Healthcare, DoseWatch Explore, Microsoft, Azure cloud, radiation dose data

GE Healthcare announced the launch of its new introductory dose management solution, DoseWatch Explore, which is now available on select GE computed tomography (CT) systems in the United States....

ResolutionMD 5.1, Calgary Scientific, FDA, intuitive interface

Calgary Scientific Inc. announced the release of ResolutionMD 5.1. The latest software version enables physicians to make faster and more informed treatment decisions, by providing even...

VHA, dabigatran, patient adherence, JAMA, Mintu Turakhia

Atrial fibrillation patients on the anticoagulant dabigatran were more likely to adhere to the medication with appropriate patient selection and pharmacist-led monitoring, according to a study in...

Stentys, Xposition S, CE Mark, EuroPCR

Stentys announced in April that it received CE Marking for its new Self-Apposing stent system ahead of plan. The designation will allow the company to market the new products in Europe and in...

IMRIS Inc. received a letter May 26 from the NASDAQ Stock Market stating that it would be delisted and trading suspended on June 4. IMRIS said this was in accordance with Listing Rules 5101, 5110(...

Toshiba, Aquilion ONE, enhancements, FDA, patient safety

Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for detector and computed tomography (CT) software enhancements for its Aquilion ONE family...

Karam Moon, M.D., winner of the DePuy Synthes Cerebrovascular Section Resident/Fellow Award, presented his research, The Myth of Restenosis after Carotid Angioplasy and Stenting, at the American...

Xposition S, Stentys, SETUP trial, results, EuroPCR, EuroIntervention

Stentys announced that the findings of the first Xposition clinical experience, as part of the SETUP trial, were presented at the EuroPCR conference in May. The results of this study were also...

Merck, IMPROVE-IT, results, New England Journal of Medicine, NEJM, Vytorin

Merck announced that the New England Journal of Medicine published the results of the IMPROVE-IT trial, an investigational study comparing treatment with Vytorin (ezetimibe and...

Portico, St. Jude Medical, FDA, U.S. evaluation, resume

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the resumption of the company’s U.S. investigational device exemption (IDE) trial evaluating the Portico transcatheter aortic valve implantation system. The Portico...

CareChex, top quality health systems, cardiac care, heart attack, heart failure

CareChex, a division of Comparion Medical Analytics, released a new study which identifies the nation’s highest quality health systems for providing cardiac services. The study analyzed three...

Apple, ResearchKit, open software research, medical research apps

In March, Apple announced the launch of ResearchKit, an open source software framework designed for medical and health research. The platform is designed to help doctors and scientists gather data...

Philips, Epiq 7, Anatomically Intelligent Ultrasound, AIUS, cardiac ultrasound

Royal Philips announced the introduction of HeartModelA.I., a new Anatomically Intelligent Ultrasound (AIUS) tool that brings advanced quantification, automated 3-D views and robust...

Mayo Clinic, CCU, echocardiography, model, mortality, ASE

Researchers announced the results of a study to develop and validate a model, comprised of echocardiographic and clinical data, to predict three-year mortality of patients hospitalized in coronary...

echocardiography, ASE, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, HCM, interpretation, Narula

A research team from New York has announced advances in automated echocardiography decision systems that could help clinicians more accurately assess complex heart disease. The team developed a...

Researchers announced results of a new study which demonstrated that smartphone-based mHealth devices, coupled with handheld echocardiography, can provide improved assessment and are readily...