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Terumo VirtuoSaph Plus Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting System

Terumo Cardiovascular Systems has announced the introduction of the VirtuoSaph Plus Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting System following clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

October 2, 2012 — A new survey of physicians shows that if the U.S. presidential election were held today, 55 percent would vote for Mitt Romney and 36 percent would support President Barack Obama...

October 2, 2012 — A novel blood thinner recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Pradaxa (dabigatran), has been rapidly adopted into clinical practice, yet thus far has...

Ziehm Imaging Inc. Ziehm Vision RFD C-Arms Hybrid OR

October 1, 2012 — Effective immediately, Ziehm Imaging, a market leader for mobile C-arms, is offering operating room (OR)...

Pfizer Bristol-Myers Squibb Eliquis

October 1, 2012 — Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Pfizer Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has acknowledged receipt of the new drug application (NDA) resubmission...

SunTech Medical One-Piece Cuffs Blood Pressure Monitor

October 1, 2012 — SunTech Medical’s One-Piece Durable Cuffs are a new line of easily disinfected, reusable cuffs for reliable blood pressure monitoring. The highly durable cuffs feature a cost-...

Synergy Circulatory Support System CircuLite Inc. Ventricular Assist Device

October 1, 2012 — CircuLite Inc. announced that the latest data from patients enrolled in the company’s CE mark trial of the Synergy Circulatory Support System strengthened prior findings...

MindChild Medical Inc. Meridian Fetal ECG

September 28, 2012 — MindChild Medical Inc. announced that it has received 510(k) premarketing notification clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Meridian noninvasive...

September 28, 2012 — Accumetrics Inc., developer of the VerifyNow System, the first rapid and easy-to-use point-of-...

Abbott Bioabsorbable Stent  Absorb

The world’s first drug-eluting bioabsorbable vascular scaffold has been launched and will revolutionize the stent industry. On Sept. 25, 2012, Abbott announced the launch of its drug-eluting...

September 28, 2012 — Boston Scientific Corp. announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for the Emerge percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA)...

Medtronic Inc. CoreValve Evolut Heart Valve Repair

Medtronic Inc. announced it has received CE mark for its Medtronic CoreValve Evolut 23 mm valve, its latest self-expanding transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) system.

Boston Scientific Promus Element Plus BTK Stent

Boston Scientific has launched the Promus Element Plus BTK (Below The Knee) everolimus-eluting stent system in European countries for the treatment of certain severe peripheral artery lesions. The...

IMV Medical Information Division MRI Systems Clinical Trial

The average age of installed magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners in the United States has increased from eight years in 2007 to 10.9 years in 2011, according to a new market research report...

Lumedx Software American College of Cardiology

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has certified Lumedx software as fully interoperable between four ACC NCDR registries. Lumedx, a leading provider of integrated cardiovascular imaging and...

Abbott bioresorbable Absorb stent BVS

Abbott Vascular began its international launch of the Absorb coronary stent, the world's first drug-eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS). It is now widely available across...

September 25, 2012 — Patients are often aggressively treated with anticoagulants, or blood thinners, to help prevent...

Sept. 25, 2012 — America's healthcare system has become too complex and costly to continue business as usual, says a new ...

MedAxiom ASNC Nuclear Imaging

A new survey reveals that cardiologists around the United States are seeing more patients than ever before, yet performing fewer advanced nuclear tests on those patients on average. The survey...

According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, the saturated U.S. X-ray market will grow slowly to reach a value of $2.8 billion by...

The new U.S. Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA) imposes many Medical Device Establishment Registration and Listings requirements, effective Oct. 1, 2012. To assist the...

September 24, 2012 — Bio DG announced that its patent for a novel metal system, to use as biodegradable material in developing implantable medical devices, was granted by the U.S. Patent Office on...

September 21, 2012 — Endologix Inc. announced this month it received CE mark for the current version of the Nellix EndoVascular Aneurysm Sealing System for the...

September 21, 2012 — Following the success of Biotronik’s Pulsar-18 0.018-inch, 4 French platform self-expanding...

Primus Drug-Eluting Balloon

September 21, 2012 — Cardionovum GmbH announced that the results of a preclinical study and a first-in-man clinical study of its Primus drug-coated balloon (DCB) will be published in the October...

MDET Medical Device Excise Tax CT Systems Cath Lab

September 20, 2012 — Hospitals, medical facilities, doctors and long-term care facilities this fall are stocking shelves and purchasing items from their wish list and budgets before a new tax on...

BridgePoint Medical Boston Scientific CTO Crossing Catheters Cath Lab

September 20, 2012 — Boston Scientific Corp. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire BridgePoint Medical Inc., a privately held company based in Minneapolis. BridgePoint Medical has developed...

September 19, 2012 — Heart catheter procedures guided by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are as safe as...

September 19, 2012 — Merge Healthcare Inc. announced that its board of directors has retained Allen & Company LLC, a New York-based investment bank, to assist in exploring and evaluating a...

September 19, 2012 — This past week, surgeons and cardiologists at Sentara Heart Hospital were the first in the world to begin performing surgeries in the Dual Epicardial...

September 19, 2012 — In response to criticism by physicians about the restrictiveness of conditions put forth by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for reimbursement for...

GE Vscan Mount Sinai School of Medicine Ultracound Systems

First-year medical students at Mount Sinai School of Medicine will be the first in New York to be introduced to a digital-age ultrasound device that can visualize inside the body, and fit directly...

MRI Systems Clinical Trial/Study Stents Cath Lab Health Service Research

September 18, 2012 — Inpatient hospital treatment accounts for the largest proportion of healthcare spending in the United States, with the use of diagnostic imaging services such as magnetic...

Tiara transcatheter mitral valve

September 18, 2012 — Neovasc Inc. announced that acute results from preclinical studies of its Tiara valve for the transcatheter treatment of mitral regurgitation were published in the ...

Covidien Ltd Viance Crossing Catheter Enteer Re-entry System Cath Lab Catheters

Covidien announced the launch of the Viance Crossing Catheter and Enteer Re-entry System for treating chronic total occlusions (CTOs) endovascularly. The devices are now available in the United...

September 18, 2012 — Abiomed Inc. announced it received confirmation from the American Medical Association (AMA) of three new Category I Current Procedure Terminology (CPT) codes for Impella...

September 17, 2012 — The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has released the results of its 2012 Practice Census, showing that the number of physician-owned practices continues to decline,...

ESC Heart Valve Repair Hybrid OR Clinical trial/study

Cardiologists are restricting the use of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) to very old or very sick patients at high surgical risk, according to research presented at the European...

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) announced the late-breaking trials and first report investigations that will be presented at next month's ...

According to a study in the September issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology, overall noninvasive diagnostic imaging (NDI) costs to Medicare Part B dropped 21% from...

Calgary Scientific Inc. introduced ResolutionMD 3.1, a Web and mobile universal medical image viewing software that now supports 10 languages.

Barco MDSC-2226 Hybrid OR Flat Panel Display RSNA 2012

Barco announced the launch of its MDSC-2226, a 26-inch surgical display providing full compatibility with Barco’s networked digital operating room. Featuring an integrated IP-to-AV decoder, an...

September 14, 2012 — Coronary revascularization appropriate use criteria (AUC) are now just a click away with the new SCAI Quality Improvement Toolkit (SCAI-QIT) AUC and Guidelines App, launched...

September 14, 2012 — DR Systems announced that its cloud-based ambulatory electronic health record (EHR) for...

September 13, 2012 — Janssen Research & Development LLC announced that it has submitted the complete response to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the use of Xarelto (rivaroxaban...

September 13, 2012 — SunTech Medical will display its blood pressure monitoring technology at the International Society of Hypertension (ISH) 2012 exhibition. Visitors can view the Oscar 2...

September 12, 2012  – Positron Corp. announced that Jubilant DraxImage Inc., a Jubilant Life Sciences Company, and Positron have executed a Letter of Intent pertaining to Positron's supply of...

CircuLite Synenery Circulatory Support System VAD

CircuLite Inc. announced that it has received CE marking approval for the Synergy Circulatory Support System, a micro-pump designed to halt the progression of heart failure. By working with the...

Abiomed Impella CP VAD

Abiomed Inc. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a new percutaneous, catheter-based Impella ventricular assist device (VAD) providing...

September 11, 2012 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the realignment of its product divisions into two new operating units: the Implantable Electronic Systems Division (IESD) and the...

September 11, 2012 — Primary results from an ongoing trial by Maquet Cardiovascular using intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABP...

September 11, 2012 — Since the previous consensus document was published in 2007, catheter and surgical ablation of atrial...

September 11, 2012 — Data presented at the 2012 ESC Congress in Munich from the prospective DeFACTO study show that, when compared to standard...

September 10, 2012 — Maquet Cardiovascular LLC announced 30-day results from the large, randomized, multicenter intra-aortic...

September 10, 2012 — TeraRecon announced the launch of iNtuition Review, iNtuition Enterprise Medical Viewer (iEMV) and iNtuition Share. The software suite enhances the iNtuition portfolio with...

September 10, 2012 — In a recent study, researchers found that coffee consumption is inversely related to mortality, with consumption of greater than or equal to six cups of coffee per day...

September 10, 2012 — In a recent clinical trial, the Solitaire Flow Restoration Device dramatically outperformed the standard mechanical treatment. Findings from the trial, called SOLITAIRE With...

September 10, 2012 — Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common complication of cardiac surgery, occurring in 10 to 40...

September 7, 2012 — The American Medical Association (AMA) recently sent letters to Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland and Rep. Pete Olson of Texas supporting passage of the Diagnostic Imaging...

There has been much debate whether computer-aided detection software for computed tomography (CT) scanners to detect coronary blockages is really a worthwhile expense. There has long been...

September 7, 2012 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced results of the FAME II trial demonstrating that patients with...

September 6, 2012 — Drug-eluting stents (DES) are used less often in women treated with percutaneous coronary...

September 6, 2012 — Daiichi Sankyo Co. Ltd. and Eli Lilly and Co. announced data from the TRILOGY ACS study, a phase III trial comparing prasugrel plus aspirin to clopidogrel plus aspirin in...

Medtronic has reached two clinical program milestones for its CoreValve system in the United States. It completed enrollment in its study of high-risk patients in its CoreValve U.S. Pivotal...

September 4, 2012 — Philips Heathcare announced that mVisum Inc.’s STEMI Alert smartphone app is now available to work in conjunction with Philips TraceMasterVue and IntelliSpace...

The great Japanese earthquake and consequent tsunami of March 11, 2011, which hit the northeast coast of Japan with a magnitude of 9.0 on the Richter scale, was one of the largest ocean-trench...

August 30, 2012 — Aspirin combined with the antiplatelet drug clopidogrel is no better than aspirin alone for stroke prevention in people with a history of lacunar strokes, and the combination...

August 30, 2012 — According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), an authority on the medical technology market, as significant numbers of peripheral vascular and vascular access procedures move out...

August 30, 2012 — Implantable devices for treating cardiac arrhythmias, which include implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), are already underused in parts of Eastern and Central...

August 30, 2012 — Copeptin predicts prognosis in patients with heart failure, according to research presented at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress this week Professor Stefan Störk...

Elixir Medical Corp. announced it received CE (Conformité Européenne) mark approval for its drrug-eluting stent (DES) DESyne BD novolimus-eluting coronary stent system for the treatment of...

August 30, 2012 — Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) improves heart function and could become a novel treatment option for heart failure, according to research presented at the European Society of...

August 30, 2012 — An ultra-fast, 320-detector computed tomography (CT) scanner can accurately sort out which people...