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ECRI Institute, review, Impella RP, Abiomed

ECRI Institute recently reviewed published data on Abiomed’s Impella RP (Right Percutaneous) transcatheter ventricular assist device (VAD). The institute said the device provides immediate...

MitraClip, ACC, TVT registry, STS, Betty Vaughn

Outcomes from the initial commercial experience of transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR) with Abbott’s MitraClip were deemed favorable in a late-breaking clinical trial session at the American...

perfusion imaging, CT perfusion

Cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is known to have excellent anatomical imaging, but has lacked the ability for functional assessments, requiring chest pain patients with intermediate...

Aspire, thrombectomy, C. Dorn Smith, aspirators, clot, cold leg, removal

C. Dorn Smith, M.D., vascular surgeon in Kingstree, South Carolina, was successful in using a new device to remove blood clots from a patient with a cold leg using the Aspire mechanical...

Biotronik, Pulsar-18, Michael Lichtenberg, study

Biotronik announced the publication of promising clinical results regarding its Pulsar-18 stent platform. Adding to the similarly encouraging data collected in the earlier 4EVER and PEACE...

Cordis Corp., Cordis Crossing Portfolio, Elitecross, Outback Elite, CTO

Cordis Corp. announced the launch of the new Elitecross support catheter in the United States and Outback Elite re-entry catheter in the United States, Europe and Japan. This expands the Cordis...

Simbionix, 3D Systems, echo simulator

More than 50 companies and organizations will display their latest products and services at the American Society of Echocardiography’s (ASE) 26th Annual Scientific Sessions, June 12-16 at in...

CPeH, CMS, ONC, Meaningful Use Stage 3 requirements, comments

The nation’s top consumer, patient and labor advocates recently praised the proposed Stage 3 Meaningful Use rules, describing how they would help ensure health information technology (IT) meets...

Brilinta, Ticagrelor, PEGASUS TIMI-54, ACC, results

AstraZeneca announced full results from the PEGASUS-TIMI 54 study, a large-scale outcomes trial investigating Brilinta (ticagrelor) tablets plus low dose aspirin, at the American College of...

UH Case Medical Center, Impella RP, first in Ohio, Abiomed, Mobile Learning Lab

University Hospitals Case Medical Center physicians in the Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute were the first in Ohio to implant a new device to treat right ventricular heart disease.

pre-operative testing, NYU Langone, guidelines

Professional physician associations consider certain routine tests before elective surgery to be of low value and high cost, and have sought to discourage their utilization. Nonetheless, a new...

Toshiba, CT Vitality, Aquilion ONE, protocol management

Healthcare networks can now remotely manage computed tomography (CT) protocols and capture valuable analytics that could improve safety with Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc.’s CT Vitality...

Start-up company GraftWorx was chosen as "Best in Show" at the Mid-Atlantic Bio Angels (MABA) 1st Pitch Life Science event, an investors’ conference held in New York in June. Graftworx is a...

Medtronic, CoreValve Evolut R, first clinical study, ACC.15

Medtronic plc announced initial clinical outcomes for its next-generation CoreValve Evolut R System at the 64th annual scientific session of the American College of Cardiology, March 14-16 in San...

GE Healthcare, FASTlab 2, FDG Duo, GENtrace cyclotron, PET imaging

GE Healthcare announced that it has created a solution to make positron emission tomography (PET) tracers for diagnostic imaging more readily available. At the Society for Nuclear Medicine and...

eVance, Kromek, SPECT cameras, CZT, OEM

Kromek announced the launch of eVance, a new generation of cadmium zinc telluride (CZT)-based SPECT (single photon emission computed tomography) cameras.

Toshiba, Celesteion, Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging, U.S., first

Steinberg Diagnostic Medical Imaging (SDMI) of Las Vegas has bolstered its capabilities by installing the United States’ first Celesteion PET/CT system from Toshiba America Medical Systems...

At Health Datapalooza, the Acting Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Andy Slavitt announced a new policy that will allow innovators and entrepreneurs to access CMS...

Unfors Raysafe, LowerMyDose.com, radiation risk, website, community

For years, the radiology industry has focused on reducing, or eliminating patient exposure to radiation. Recently, the industry has shifted attention to the cumulative effect radiation exposure...

Penumbra, ACE64, aspiration thrombectomy, acute ischemic stroke, FDA

Penumbra Inc. announced that the company’s ACE64 aspiration thrombectomy system received 510(k) marketing clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the revascularization of large...