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June 17, 2014 — AtheroNova Inc. received a Notice of Issuance for an additional compound for cardiovascular treatments. This patent issuance further exemplifies a plan to develop a broad platform...

June 17, 2014 — University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center is among the first in the country to offer the BioSense Webster's ThermoCool SmartTouch catheter, the first catheter approved by the U...

Watchman, LAA occluder

Interventional thought leaders at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2014 meeting shared their predictions about the cutting-edge technologies emerging today that will become commonplace in...

FDA Recommendation Lutonix Drug Coated Balloon Catheter

C. R. Bard Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Circulatory System Devices Advisory Panel provided a unanimous favorable recommendation to FDA for use of the Lutonix...

New appropriate use expert consensus documents developed by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) provide guidance on treating the most common form of peripheral...

June 16, 2014 — PolyNova, a startup company that has grown out of an inter-institutional collaboration between the University of Arizona (UA) and Stony Brook University, announced it is developing...

June 16, 2014 — Carestream’s Smart Link helps ensure optimal system performance and uptime by continuously monitoring operations of its healthcare IT and digital imaging systems at healthcare...

June 16, 2014 — Boston Scientific Corp. has initiated the RESPOND post-market registry to assess real-world performance of the Lotus valve system. The RESPOND registry will collect data on...

June 16, 2014 — Children with heart disease are exposed to low levels of radiation during X-rays, which do not significantly raise their lifetime cancer risk. However, children who undergo...

Medtronic announced it is purchasing Covidien in a cash-and-stock deal for $42.9 billion. Once the transaction is completed, Medtronic will have significantly advanced its position as a premier...

CVIS, cardiovascular information system, webinar

Join Ascendian Healthcare Consulting and GE Healthcare during a webinar Wednesday, July 16 to learn about the access, productivity, and revenue cycle efficiency benefits of a modern cardiovascular...

Mynx Vascular Closure Device Cardinal Health 2 Millionth Shipment June 2014

Cardinal Health announced the 2 millionth shipment of the Mynx Vascular Closure Device (VCD).

MedAptus announced First Coast Cardiovascular Institute (FCCI) is live on the company's Professional Charge Capture (Pro) application and is already experiencing significantly reduced charge lag...

June 12, 2014 — Three-dimensional imaging known as 3-D quantitative coronary angiography (3D-QCA) accurately identifies hard-to-see coronary artery lesions that merit further evaluation, according...

corevalve, FDA, high risk patients, TAVR

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today expanded the indicated use for the CoreValve self-expanding transcatheter aortic valve system for patients with severe aortic stenosis who are at...

June 12, 2014 — Philips Healthcare recently introduced Vereos PET/CT, the first digital PET/CT (positron emission tomography/computed tomography) scanner, at the 2014 annual meeting of...

Ischemic heart disease, a narrowing of the arteries supplying blood to the heart, is a leading cause of death throughout the world. A hybrid molecular imaging technique called positron emission...

Capricor Therapeutics Inc. announced the execution of an Exclusive License Agreement with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for intellectual property (IP) related to the development of exosomes. ...

Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (CSI) announced that the first patient has been enrolled in its Coronary Orbital Atherectomy System Trial (COAST) trial.

June 11, 2014 — GE Healthcare introduced its Discovery IQ PET/CT (positron emission tomography/computed tomography) system at the 2014 annual meeting of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and...