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Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A. said it completed its acquisition of TeraMedica Inc., a global healthcare informatics company and a provider of vendor neutral, enterprise solutions. The...

Nebraska Medicine, telehealth, Google Glass, video conferencing, ResolutionMD

At Nebraska Medicine, technology innovations bring with them opportunities to enhance patient care. The ability to integrate patient images with synchronized and simultaneous audio and video has...

Abbott, GE, CardioLab, RhythmView, atrial fibrillation, source

Abbott and GE Healthcare announced an agreement that will bring real-time, patient-specific data about the heart's electrical activity to cardiac electrophysiology labs. The goal of the...

ACE, accreditation, cath lab, PCI, SCAI 2015, case studies

For the first time, cardiac catheterization laboratory stakeholders now have quality metrics that confirm the value of Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) accreditation. Three...

A team from Stanford University School of Medicine has developed and combined new paper and flexible polymer substrates with special sensing devices for rapid and accurate detection of pathogens...

ORBIT II, Diamondback 360, CSI, SCAI 2015, atherectomy

Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (CSI) featured two-year data from its ORBIT II study of the company’s Diamondback 360 coronary orbital atherectomy system (OAS) in a late-breaking presentation at...

CardiAQ, TMVI, FDA, IDE, feasibility study, mitral valve, Beth Israel Deaconess

CardiAQ Valve Technologies announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) approval for a feasibility study of its second generation transfemoral (TF) and...

Big data in cardiology, social media big data analytics, data mining

The buzz term “big data” has made a rapid entry onto the healthcare scene in the past couple years with promises of improving healthcare, but there are still many who are trying to figure out how...

Spok, Spok Mobile, Apple Watch, notifications, messages

Spok Inc. announced the availability of message notifications on the Apple Watch wrist wearable device to enable clinicians to enhance care coordination. The Spok Mobile secure texting app is...

Empa, chest strap heart rate monitor, Techtextil, ECG monitoring

While demand for electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring systems is increasing, a major hurdle has been the necessity of gel electrodes for reliable long-term measurements. The electrodes dry out...

May 11, 2015 — The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) has released the list of its 12 late-breaking electrophysiology (EP) clinical trials that will be presented at Heart Rhythm 2015, which takes place...

Medtronic, Micra TPS, pacemaker, world's smallest, CE Mark

Medtronic plc announced it has received CE (Conformité Européenne) Mark for the Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS), the world’s smallest pacemaker. At less than one-tenth the size of...

Boston Scientific, investors, cardiology, growth, expansion

Boston Scientific Corp. presented an overview of its continued business momentum and long-term growth strategies at a meeting with the investment community May 1.

ScottCare, Ambucor, HRS, 2015, ECG, remote monitoring

The ScottCare Corp. announced it will highlight Ambucor, the company’s employable labor service division for CIED monitoring, at the 2015 Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions in Boston, May 13...

ECRI Institute, point-of-care ultrasound, POC, guide

As the use of point-of-care (POC) ultrasound continues to expand throughout hospitals and clinics, the ECRI Institute has released a new guide to the modality for practitioners. The document...

heart regeneration, zebrafish, epicardium, Duke, Poss

While the human heart can’t heal itself, the zebrafish heart can easily replace cells lost by damage or disease. Now, researchers have discovered properties of a mysterious outer layer of the...

Medtronic, Euphora, SC, semicompliant balloon dilatation catheter, FDA, U.S.

Medtronic plc announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance and U.S. launch of the Euphora Semicompliant Balloon Dilatation Catheter. Euphora is a pre-dilatation therapy used...

Pie Medical Imaging, 3mensio Structural Heart, mitral, septal crossing, workflow

Pie Medical Imaging announces its new release of 3mensio Structural Heart, dedicated to planning of structural heart interventions. This new release contains an optimized Mitral workflow and a new...

gene therapy, stem cells, heart failure, mutations, Mount Sinai, Hajjar

Gene therapy can clip out genetic material linked to heart failure and replace it with normal genes, according to a study from the Cardiovascular Research Center at Icahn School of Medicine at...

MRI, redesigned, implanted devices, pacemakers, MGH, Bonmassar, RTS

New technology developed at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) may extend the benefits of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to many patients whose...