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August 15, 2014 — The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched the NIH 3-D Print Exchange, a public website that enables users to share, download and edit 3-D print files related to...

August 15, 2014 — Mardil Medical announced earlier this year the first-in-human implants using the VenTouch ventricular reshaping device performed by a surgical team at the Institut...

August 15, 2014 — Zoll Medical Corp. announced its Japanese subsidiary, Asahi Kasei Zoll Medical (AZM), has received Shonin approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare to...

August 15, 2014 — Marking the 30th anniversary of the publication of their first joint guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, the American College of Cardiology (ACC)...

August 14, 2014 — Toshiba Medical Systems Europe will introduce the SURE Subtraction Coronary software at the 2014 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress in Barcelona, to be held Aug. 30 to...

SunTech Centron Diagnostics Central Blood Pressure Technology

SunTech Medical acquired King’s College London’s central blood pressure technology as well as the assets of Centron Diagnostics Ltd., including the clinically-validated cBP301 Central Blood...

Approximately 70 percent of the recent decline in healthcare spending growth from 2009-2011 was due to the economic downturn, and not to other factors such as health sector responses to the...

August 13, 2014 — ECRI Institute’s SELECTplus User Experience Network recently polled hundreds of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) system users on a variety of criteria, including image quality,...

MYDICAR Celladon Corp. Clinical Trial Heart Failure Treatments LVADs

Celladon Corp. announced that the first patient has been dosed in a clinical trial titled "Investigation of the Safety and Feasibility of AAV1/SERCA2a Gene Transfer in Patients with Heart Failure...

 The polypill, a combination pill taken just once a day that includes key medications for secondary prevention of heart disease, may be an effective low-cost strategy to improve adherence to...

August 12, 2014 — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) took action to improve access to Abbott’s MitraClip system after issuing its fiscal year 2015 ruling on the inpatient prospective...

August 12, 2014 — Like clues to a crime, specific molecules in the body can hint at exposure to toxins, infectious agents or even trauma, and therefore help doctors determine whether and how to...

A new study found that staff members who joined structured team debriefings after emergency care for children suffering in-hospital cardiac arrests improved their CPR performance and substantially...

Teleflex Inc.’s subsidiary Hotspur Technologies Inc. received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance to market the Arrow GPSCath Balloon Dilatation Catheters designed for use...

Medtronic Viva Quad XT CRT-D Adaptiv CRT

August 11, 2014 — Medtronic announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Attain Performa model 4298 quadripolar lead, and the Viva Quad XT and Viva Quad S...

August 11, 2014 — Toshiba America Medical Systems is making it possible for clinicians to use ultrasound to see the smallest vessels in and around areas like tumors and lymph nodes, giving them a...

August 11, 2014 — NeoCoil LLC announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its new stand-alone wireless headphones and patient alert system...

Imaging experts from the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) released a paper, "Guidelines for the Cardiac Sonographer in the Performance of Contrast Echocardiography: A Focused Update from...

SynCardia Total Artificial Heart SynHall Valves FDA approval

SynCardia Systems Inc. received approval in July from the U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) for the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart with SynHall valves, giving the company control...