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A new study has found that high phosphate levels can cause a stress signal inside the cells that line blood vessels, leading to the release of microparticles that promote the formation of blood...

Toshiba, Dose Tracking System, DTS, cardiovascular x-ray

Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc.’s Dose Tracking System makes interventional procedures safer for patients by measuring peak radiation skin dose during the exam. To expand clinical...

Siemens, KLAS, preferred vendor, partnership agreements

In a recent survey by the KLAS research firm, Siemens Healthcare was the designated vendor for healthcare providers in 47 percent of current partnership agreements. Moreover, the survey also found...

Aspire, Pablo Uceda, DFW Vascular, deep vein thrombosis, thrombectomy

Pablo Uceda, M.D., vascular surgeon with DFW Vascular, Dallas, Texas, was successful in using a new device to clear blood clots out of a patient's legs.

congenital heart, adults, early detection, Penn State Hershey, CHD

At one time, many children born with congenital heart disease (CHD) suffered from issues that carried fatal prognoses. Thanks to technological advancements in the past 30 to 40 years, Elizabeth...

VenaSeal, varicose veins, Covidien, FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the VenaSeal closure system to permanently treat varicose veins of the legs by sealing the affected superficial veins using an adhesive agent...

Point of Care Decision Support, anticoagulation software, PCDS AC, therapy

Point of Care Anticoagulation software (PCDS AC) optimizes delivery of anticoagulation (AC) drugs and reduces adverse events associated with anticoagulation therapy.

Radiance Ultra, NDS Surgical Imaging, flat panel displays, hybrid OR

NDS Surgical Imaging (NDSsi) announced the release of the 27-inch Radiance Ultra, a next-generation surgical visualization platform. The ultra-high level of brightness from the LED backlight...

UTHealth, telemedicine, acute stroke, telestroke

For the first time, researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) were able to enroll patients at other hospitals into an acute stroke clinical trial.

TAVR, TAVI, acc, ACC.15, corevalve

Key data from many transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) clinical trials will be presented as late-breakers at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific Session this weekend,...

tele-stroke program, UMMC, Carroll, telemedicine, stroke

Carroll Hospital Center physicians will now have 24/7 remote access to the University of Maryland Medical Center’s (UMMC) Brain Attack Team through a new telemedicine service for stroke patients...

Aspire, Control Medical, thrombectomy, atherectomy devices, cath lab

George Adams, M.D., an interventional cardiologist with North Carolina Heart and Vascular, successfully treated a patient having an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) with the Aspire Mechanical...

TAVR, study, one-year outcomes, heart valve repair, JAMA, Mayo Clinic

In an analysis of outcomes of about 12,000 patients who underwent transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), death rate after one year was nearly one in four, according to a study in the March...

VTEC, NYU Langone, venous therapies, deep vein thrombosis, DVT, PE

NYU Langone Medical Center has announced the creation of a new multidisciplinary Venous Thromboembolic Disease Center (VTEC) to treat those with life-threatening blood clots. The new...

ResQCPR System, resuscitation devices, cardiac arrest, CPR, FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the ResQCPR System, a system of two devices for first responders to use while performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on cardiac arrest...

Corindus, CorPath, trial, cath lab, PCI, robotic

Corindus Vascular Robotics Inc. announced it has initiated a clinical trial of its CorPath System in peripheral vascular interventions. The study is currently enrolling patients at the...

Merck announced results from two post-hoc analyses of the TRA 2°P TIMI 50 (Thrombin Receptor Antagonist in Secondary Prevention of Atherothrombotic Ischemic Events) trial of Zontivity (vorapaxar...

TomTEc, 4D RV-Function, advanced visualization, cardiovascular ultrasound

TomTec Imaging Systems GmbH will introduce its 4-D RV-Function software for right ventricular function analysis at the 64th Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology (ACC....