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I had become accustomed to making the necessary tradeoffs when choosing the appropriate defibrillator for my patients and until recently thought that these choices were ones that I would always...

Merge, CVIS, cardiac PACS

Patients do not have to be the only beneficiaries of technological innovation. Indeed, many technological hardware and software solutions are emerging to help cardiac care providers negotiate...

Congress recently passed the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, which requires use of appropriate use criteria (AUC) and clinical decision support (CDS) software to get Medicare...

In a comparison of two blood-thinning medications, heparin was associated with significantly fewer major cardiovascular events at 28 days than bivalirudin in patients receiving primary...

Epsilon Imaging EchoInsight Cardio Oncology Echo Cardiac Ultrasound

Epsilon Imaging Inc. has expanded its EchoInsight automated measurement suite for improved analysis and interpretation in echo.

April 7, 2014 — A first-ever randomized head-to-head comparison of two devices commonly used to treat aortic stenosis finds balloon-expandable transcatheter valves (such as the Edwards Sapien)...

April 7, 2014 — Strategies aimed at reducing the number of patients with heart failure and other cardiovascular conditions who find themselves back in the hospital after discharge were identified...

Medtronic, SYMPLICITY, SYMPLICITY HTN-3 trial, renal denervation, ACC.14

A major disappointment earlier this year was the announcement by Medtronic that its renal denervation system failed to meet its primary endpoint for efficacy in the U.S. SYMPLICITY HTN-3 trial....

Iodixanol Iopamidol Contrast Media Peripheral Arteriography ACC.14 Clinical Stud

GE Healthcare announced results from a new clinical study, which showed that patients receiving iodixanol (Visipaque) 320mg I/ml reported less discomfort, characterized by heat or cold sensation...

Biolimus Everolimus Stent Clinical Trial ACC.14

A new stent covered with biodegradable coating continues to show statistical equivalence to Japan’s market leader in cumulative second-year data and subgroup analyses, according to research from...

April 3, 2014 — The new app-driven Seer 1000 Holter recorder from GE Healthcare utilizes new technology to simplify Holter monitor management.

April 3, 2014 — Siemens Healthcare announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Cios Alpha, a new mobile C-arm system with flat-panel detector that boasts a power output...

April 2, 2014 — At the 2014 annual scientific session of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), GE Healthcare introduced a new version of its Muse ECG (electrocardiograph) management system...

Corevalve beats surgery, ACC 2014, TAVR vs surgery

The key trial presented at the 2014 American College of Cardiology (ACC) that will likely be the one attendees will remember “they were there for” in the years to come was data showing...

April 2, 2014 — At the 63rd annual scientific session of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), Esaote premiered its new CrystaLine imaging technology that improves ultrasound’s diagnostic...

Statins are associated with a significant improvement in erectile function, a fact researchers hope will encourage men who need statins to reduce their risk of heart attack to take them, according...

Acist RXi Rapid Exchange FFR System April 2014 ACC.14

Acist Medical Systems Inc. announced at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session in Washington, D.C., the global introduction of the new Acist|RXi Rapid Exchange...

April 1, 2014 — Citing accelerating healthcare costs and finite resources, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) announced they will begin incorporating...

April 1, 2014 — Medtronic Inc. announced the one-year results of the Melody transcatheter pulmonary valve (TPV) U.S. post-approval study, which found that real-world use of the Melody TPV was...

April 1, 2014 — GE Healthcare introduced the new Mac 2000 resting ECG (electrocardiography) system.