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MRI Systems IMV Medical Information Division

The average age of installed MRI scanners in the United States has increased from 8.7 years in 2010 to 11.4...

Mercom Capital Group Venture Capital Funding Healthcare IT

Mercom Capital Group LLC, a global communications and consulting firm, released its annual report on funding and mergers and acquisition (M&A) activity for the healthcare information...

GlobalMed CapSure Cloud CT Systems Radiation Dose Management Clinical Decision

GlobalMed’s CapSure Cloud application can eliminate a second radiation dose by making an initial...

defibrillator-monitors

For U.S. hospitals and emergency medical services (EMS) looking to upgrade their aging defibrillator-monitors, new technologies added to these systems enable more feedback to first responders...

Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) centers are unequal relative to population and heart attack prevalence across the United States, according to a study in the Journal of the...

InfoBionic MoMe Remote Arrhythmia Monitoring Patient Holter ECG Monitors

InfoBionic’s MoMe System for cardiac arrhythmia monitoring received CE marking. The MoMe System is a remote patient ...

therapeutic hypothermia, Philips InnerCool

Use of therapeutic hypothermia is used to prevent neurological damage in patients who suffer sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), and there are many advocates suggesting a similar approach can...

ImaCor hTEE QuickStart Mobile App Cardiovascular Ultrasound Transeosophageal TEE

ImaCor Inc., developer of hemodynamic transesophageal echocardiography (hTEE) technology, released the hTEE...

Edwards Lifesciences Embol-X Glide Protection System Embolic Device Surgery

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Class I Recall of Edwards Lifesciences LLC’s Embol-X Glide ...

Thorne Research Itamar Medical EndoPAT WatchPAT Cardiac Diagnostics

Thorne Research Inc. and Itamar Medical Inc. entered into a three-year non-exclusive agreement to co-market Itamar's EndoPAT and WatchPat. EndoPat is a device to assess arterial (endothelial)...

CVIS, cardiovascular information system

The push for healthcare to be digitally transformed and paper-free means having access to electronic medical records anytime/anywhere. This effort amplified, has left many cardiology departments...

Medtronic Valiant Captivia Thoracic Stent Graft System Aneurism Repair AAA TAA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Medtronic Inc.’s Valiant Captivia Thoracic Stent Graft System to treat type B aortic dissections. Supported by the results of the U.S. Medtronic...

radiation dose management, monitoring

Radiation dose continues to rise as the number of computed tomography (CT), nuclear, angiography and fluoroscopy examinations grow, leading to a greater risk of patient overexposure to radiation....

AngioDynamics AngioVac Atherectomy Systems Cath Lab Thrombectomy Devices

Instead of making a chest incision for open heart surgery, cardiovascular surgeons can now use a new vacuum-like tool to remove potentially deadly, large clots that lodge in patients’ hearts....

A large-scale analysis assessing the real-world risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in chemotherapy patients...

DoseWatch

Physicians have used radiation in medicine for more than a century. The use of radiation in diagnostic imaging, including computed tomography (CT), fluoroscopy, angiography, mammography...

Ekos BTG EkoSonic Endovascular System Pulmonary Embolism PE Thrombectomy

Ekos Corp., a BTG International group company, published results of its Ultrasound Accelerated Thrombolysis of Pulmonary Embolism (PE) trial (ULTIMA) in the peer-reviewed journal of the American...

Miracor Medical PICSO Impulse System Clinical Trial Cath Lab

Miracor Medical Systems completed four months’ follow-up of patients enrolled in the “Prepare RAMSES” clinical trial...

Heart transplant patients may live 20 years or more after surgery, according to a ...

Gore AAAneurysm Outreach Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm AAA Stent Graphs

W. L. Gore & Associates Inc. (Gore) and AAAneurysm Outreach have partnered to raise awareness and drive screening of individuals at-risk of ...

Ascendian Healthcare Consulting announced a service line to assist clients with planning, design, development and implementation of ...

Percuntaneous Coronary Intervention PCI Cath Lab Stents Clinical Trial Study

Expanded use of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is seeing more patients with acute coronary syndromes treated more quickly, according to the latest National ...

Best in KLAS 2013 Software Service Cardiology

New leaders, new categories, new Best in KLAS segments and an aethetic overhaul are some of the highlights of the 2013 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services report. 

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released findings on a number of its initiatives to reform the healthcare delivery system. These include interim financial results for select...

Cardiac Ultrasound Systems Point-of-Care Cardiology Clinical Study

A paper in the journal of the World Heart Federation, Global Heart, reported mounting evidence of the utility of ...

Biotronik ProMRI Clinical Study Pacemaker EP Lab Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Biotronik enrolled the first patients in an expansion of their ongoing ProMRI trial to test its ...

CoreValve System Heart Valve Repair

The Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Medical Center adopted a minimally invasive medical device to treat patients with severe aortic stenosis who are too ill or frail to have their...

Gore Viabahn Endoprosthesis Heparin Bioactive Surface Stent Grafts Aneurism

January 28, 2014 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved W. L. Gore & Associates’ 25 cm Gore Viabahn Endoprosthesis with Heparin Bioactive Surface for the treatment of...

ReCor Medical Paradise System Renal Denervation RDN Therapy Hypertension

ReCor Medical advanced its Paradise System for renal denervation (RDN) for treatment resistant ...

Pressure Products SafeSept Needle Free Transseptal Guidewire EP Cath Lab

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Pressure Products Inc.’s SafeSept Needle Free Transseptal ...

AtheroMed Phoenix Atherectomy System Device Peripheral Artery Disease PAD

AtheroMed, a developer of catheter technologies for treating ...

Experts from the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE), in collaboration with the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (SCMR) and the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR), released...

Ultrasound Systems Cardiovascular Ultrasound

A paper in World Heart Federation’s journal Global Heart advocates for the inclusion of ...

Claret Medical Sentinel Cerebral Protection System CPS TAVR Embolic Protection

Claret Medical Inc. received CE marking for the Sentinel Cerebral Protection System (CPS) for embolic protection during transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). 

Sapien 3, TAVR, CE mark, european approval

Edwards Lifesciences Corp. received CE marking for its Edwards Sapien 3 transcatheter aortic valve.

Bard Drug Coated Balloon Below the Knee Clinical Trial Peripheral Artery Disease

Experts presented six-month LEVANT 2 trial results for C. R. Bard Inc.’s Lutonix drug coated balloon (DCB) and provided updates on the ongoing Lutonix Below the Knee (BTK) Clinical Trial...

St. Jude Medical Nanostim Leadless Pacemaker EP Lab

Prof. Richard Schilling implanted St. Jude Medical Inc.’s Nanostim retrievable leadless pacemaker at St....

Infraredx Inc. TVC Imaging System Intravascular Coronary Artery Disease

Infraredx Inc.’s TVC Imaging System will be manufactured and distributed in Japan by Nipro Corp. Infraredx intends to commercialize the TVC Imaging System in Japan, China, Korea and other Asia...

BioLeonhardt Implantable Stem Cell Pump Cath Lab Therapies Heart Failure

BioLeonhardt, a Leonhardt Ventures company based in Los Angeles, unveiled its implantable stem cell pump at the 9th Annual Cell Therapy for Cardiovascular Disease meeting at Columbia University,...

Biotronik Home Monitoring Remote Monitoring Systems ECG Wireless EP Lab

An Effectiveness and Cost of ICD Follow-Up Schedule with Telecardiology (ECOST) study indicated the Biotronik Home Monitoring may reduce follow-up costs in patients with implantable...

SHEA Infection Control General Cardiology CT Systems White Coats

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), an infection control organization, issued voluntary...

Centricity Cardio Enterprise, Cardiac PACS, Cardio PACS, CVIS

February is American Heart Month, the perfect time to evaluate the health of your cardiology IT system. 
Join us Feb. 25, 2-3 p.m. Eastern for a live demonstration on Centricity Cardio Enterprise...

CorMatrix Cardiovascular Extracellular Matrix ECM Bioscaffold

CorMatrix Cardiovascular Inc. received a patent for an augmented injectable extracellular matrix (ECM) bioscaffold. 

ViScope MD HD Medical Stethoscope Cardiac Diagnostics Murmur

The ViScope MD by HD Medical Inc. features murmur detection capability and offers an integrated ...

Boston Scientific Direxion Torqueable Microcatheter Interventional Radiology

Boston Scientific has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance and CE mark approval for its Direxion Torqueable Microcatheter.

Cour Pharmaceutical Development Co. Inc. published data in Science Translational Medicine showing the potential of Immune Modifying Nanoparticles (IMP) to reduce inflammation...

Radius Medical Prodigy Support Catheter Guidewire Cath Lab Elastomeric Balloon

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared Radius Medical LLC’s Prodigy Support Catheter. Engineered to provide back-up support to ...

Veniti Vici Venous Stent System Venous Therapies Clinical Study CE Mark

Patients in the European Union (EU) received the first Veniti Vici Venous Stent System implants to treat symptomatic...

Men with enlarged prostates can find relief with a non-surgical treatment that shrinks the gland, suggests...

Espirt Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold BVS Peripheral Artery Disease PAD

Six-month results of the ESPRIT trial suggest a bioresorbable drug-eluting scaffold is effective in opening...

FDA Premarket Approval PMA Clinical Study EP Lab Cath Leads Implantable Devices

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved many cardiac implantable electronic device...

Argon Medical OptionElite retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filter guidewire

Argon Medical Devices Inc. received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin marketing the OptionElite retrievable inferior ...

Icahn Mount Sinai HDL LDL Nanotherapy Stem Cell Therapies Cath Lab

An international research team, led by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai investigators, designed and tested a high-density lipoprotein (HDL) nanoparticle loaded with a statin drug. In mouse...

An international research team at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is testing a sugar-based tracer ...

Reva Medical ReZolve2 Bioresorbable Scaffold Stent Clinical Trial

An implant of the ReZolve2 bioresorbable scaffold was transmitted live via satellite at the Transcatheter...

Carotid Stent Clinical Study Abbott Cordis National Cardiovascular Data Registry

The three most common systems to place stents in blocked carotid arteries of the neck have similarly low rates of...

Research published in the American Journal of Managed Care indicated using telemedicine to...

Irvine Biomedical Therapy Cool Flex Ablation Catheter St. Jude Medical

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave market clearance to Irvine Biomedical Inc., a St. Jude Medical company, for its Therapy Cool Flex Ablation Catheter and IBI 1500T9-CP v.1.7 Cardiac...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee recommended approval of vorapaxar, Merck’s investigational ...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee voted against the approval of the use of oral anticoagulant Xarelto (rivaroxaban) to reduce the risk...

Elixir Medical DESolve Bioresorbable Coronary Scaffold System Stents

The first commercial implant of Elixir Medical’s CE Mark-approved DESolve Novolimus Eluting Coronary Scaffold was performed in Germany. Elixir’s fully ...

BioVentrix Revivent-TC Heart Failure Treatment Cath Lab Structural Heart

BioVentrix’s Revivent-TC Ventricular Enhancement System was implanted in a man via Less Invasive Ventricular Enhancement (LIVE) in Prague, Czech Republic. The procedure, which is used to ...

BeneChill RhinoChill Therapeutic Hypothermia Cath Lab Intranasal Cooling System

BeneChill Inc. received the 2014 Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation Leadership for its RhinoChill intranasal cooling system. BeneChill's RhinoChill is a nasopharyngeal device...

syngo.via, Siemens, iPhone, remote image access

As the world becomes more wired and mobile devices offer instant access to email, apps and the Web, it is only natural this technology is migrating into the healthcare sector, where physicians are...

Computed Tomography (CT) procedure rates have declined by an average annual 5.5 percent in the United States over the...

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation’s Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2013 offers many new insights about the latest cardiovascular technologies and treatment techniques. These...

Toshiba America Medical Systems’ Dose Tracking System allows clinicians to track x-ray skin dose exposure in real...

boston scientific s-icd implantable cardioverter defibrillator ICD ep lab

A new internal defibrillator that treats patients with major heart risks, is...

Through the existing Innovator in Residence (IIR) program, HIMSS and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are collaborating to move forward on the creation of a nationwide...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted U.S. market approval for Medtronic’s self-expanding transcatheter aortic...

sorin perceval s heart valve repair cardiovascular surgery

Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons (CTVS) is the first practice in Texas to implant a Sorin Perceval S self-anchoring aortic ...

Providers report that despite vendor efforts, clinical decision support (CDS) reference products are still not...

Medtronic, corevalve, edwards, litigation, TAVR, TAVI

In a move that calls into question the future of transcatheter valve competition in the United States, a jury in the Federal District Court of Delaware decided Jan. 15 the Medtronic CoreValve...