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Neovasc Inc. announced that the first patent covering the company's innovative Tiara transcatheter mitral valve replacement technology has been issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The...

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As health IT leaders make their way to New York for the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC)...

Professional cardiovascular societies and many working cardiologists question the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) recent recommendation that patients undergo genetic testing before...

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AngioScore, Inc., a developer of novel angioplasty catheters for use in the treatment of cardiovascular disease...

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Clear Image Devices LLC (CiD) announced the release of its step platform to be used for standing patient ...

To help reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease, the nation's leading killer, New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical College have created the Dalio Institute of...

The Eurozone economic slowdown has made it difficult for hospitals, particularly in Southern Europe, to procure new imaging...

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The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) published a first-of-its-kind paper defining best practices for the use of the transradial approach for diagnosing and treating...

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InspireMD Inc., a developer of embolic protection stents, announced 12-month results from the MGuard for Acute ST Elevation Reperfusion (MASTER) ...

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Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc., a developer, manufacturer and distributor of diagnostic imaging agents,...

Petr Neuzil, M.D., Nemocnice Na Homolce Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic, presented three-month results from the WAVE II study and complete six-month results for the WAVE I (first-in-man) at the...

No law prevents doctors from freely prescribing U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved drugs and devices for off-label uses, yet regulators continue to aggressively pursue civil and...

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Medtronic Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE), allowing the company to initiate SYMPLICITY HTN-4, the first...

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Aycan will feature its mobile iPad application, which is designed to quickly, easily and securely transfer DICOM...

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NEC Display Solutions will be offering additional insight and demonstrations of its latest products including the MultiSync MD210C2 medical-grade ...

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Personnel of Wyle, a provider of engineering, scientific and technical service to the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), at the Johnson Space Center have selected Fujifilm Medical Systems U.S.A....

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Men undergoing testosterone therapy had a 29 percent greater risk of heart attack, stroke and death according to a study...

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Doctors have known for years that atrial fibrillation (AF) increases the risk for stroke, but now researchers...

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Biotronik announced that the PK Papyrus covered coronary stent system has received CE mark for the treatment of...

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Corindus Vascular Robotics presented a live percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) during the Transcatheter...

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Researchers at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute led a study that showed marked, long-term improvement...

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a Class I recall of Baylis Medical’s TorFlex Transseptal Guiding Sheath Kit device designed for ...

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A new way of using blood pressure-lowering medications could prevent more than a fourth of heart attacks and ...

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According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the anticipated Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of Boston Scientific's Watchman device will drive rapid growth in the market for...

Medtronic Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its Lead Integrity Alert (LIA) software for use with non-Medtronic ...

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Blackford Analysis, a provider of software products that accelerate comparison of medical images, announced it will launch its complete product range at the 2013 Radiological Society of North...

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A Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute patient became the first in the nation to undergo the newly approved non...

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The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) and the Uppsala Clinical Research Center (UCR) of Uppsala, Sweden announced the initiation of the Providing Regional Observations to Study Predictors...

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Cardiovascular Systems Inc.’s Diamondback 360 Coronary Orbital ...

PHS Technologies Group LLC, a division of PACSHealth LLC, announced that it has been awarded a group purchasing agreement with Premier, Inc. for DoseMonitor, its radiation dose tracking system....

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Corindus Vascular Robotics, a provider of precision medical robotics, announced the launch of its CorPath One Stent Program.

MitraClip, Abbott, Abbott Vascular

Abbott announced clinically meaningful changes to quality of life, a reduction in rehospitalization for heart failure, and functional improvements for patients treated with the...

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The American College of Radiology (ACR) applauded a joint Senate Finance and House Committee on Ways and Means’ proposal to require ordering physicians to consult appropriateness criteria for...

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The Boston Scientific Corp. Lotus Valve System met a performance measure in the treatment of symptomatic patients with severe aortic ...

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MedStar Heart Institute of Washington, D.C. and Infraredx, Inc. announced the initiation of the Lipid-Rich Plaque (LRP) Study, a prospective, multi-center study designed to evaluate the...

Cerner’s PowerChart cardiovascular solution unifies diagnostic cardiology activities, therapeutic interventions and follow-up regimens into a unified electronic health record (EHR) for the patient...

MedCurrent Corp. will debut OrderRight 3.0 at the Radiological Society of North America’s Annual Meeting (RSNA), December 1-5, 2013 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. MedCurrent will exhibit in...

According to a study of diabetic patients who underwent revascularization for multivessel coronary artery...

A new study demonstrated that some patients may not need to receive prolonged anti-clotting therapy after drug-...

According to a new study, aspirating blood clots does not significantly reduce microvascular obstruction or reduce the risk of death in patients with non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI...

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Patients who do not experience a major cardiac event in the first year after receiving drug-eluting stent (DES) may not need to receive prolonged dual ...

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In a clinical trial of the Boston Scientific Lotus valve, a second-generation ...

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hybrid approach to treating coronary artery disease that involves a hybrid procedure combining a minimally...

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Direct Flow Medical Inc. announced six-month data from the fully enrolled DISCOVER CE mark trial of the Direct Flow Medical Transcatheter Aortic Valve System.

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Abbott announced clinically meaningful changes to quality of life, a reduction in rehospitalization for heart failure and functional improvements for patients treated with the company's first-in-...

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clinical trial designed to measure the effectiveness of using a dedicated side branch-covering bare metal...

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In the first head-to-head randomized controlled trial of third-generation durable-polymer drug-eluting stents for the treatment of coronary artery disease in an all-comers patient population, the...

A new study showed that a conservative approach to revascularization for patients with intermediate coronary...

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The first clinical trial in the United States to study the use of drug-coated ...

CT FFR, HeartFlow

Clinical trial results demonstrated that a noninvasive coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA)-based test accurately assesses coronary artery disease (CAD) with results closely...

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clinical trial shows that rapidly cooling patients who have suffered ST-elevation myocardial infarction (...

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study supports the use of instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR) to simplify assessment and determine the severity of coronary...

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clinical trial conducted exclusively in women suggests that an initial strategy of using the ...

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In a clinical trial, a self-expanding transcatheter aortic valve met the key performance objective of reducing...

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Tryton Medical Inc., a developer of stents designed to treat bifurcation lesions, announced activities...

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Philips and RealView Imaging Ltd. have completed a clinical study that demonstrated the feasibility of using an innovative live 3-D holographic ...

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Boston Scientific Corp. has received CE mark for its Lotus Valve System, a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) technology. This key approval offers an effective new...

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St. Jude Medical Inc. announced positive results for the 23 and 25mm Portico Transcatheter Aortic Heart Valves in the Portico Transfemoral CE mark trial (Portico TF CE Trial)....

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Patients treated with the Boston Scientific Vessix Renal Denervation System experienced a significant and...

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Abbott announced it plans to initiate a randomized, controlled trial in the United States to evaluate the use...

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Amaranth Medical, a privately held medical device company, presented positive six-month angiographic results from its first-in-human study including patients undergoing percutaneous...

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The CoreValve U.S. pivotal trial showed very positive results for the Medtronic CoreValve system, comparable or better than data from the Sapien Partner Trial.

Terumo cath lab guidewires glidewire advantage 0.0180 peripheral

Terumo Interventional Systems announced the launch of the 0.018-inch Glidewire Advantage peripheral guidewire during the 25th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference in...

Infraredx, TVC Imaging System, imaging, cardiac imaging

Philips and Infraredx Inc. announced a non-exclusive resale agreement for Infraredx’s TVC imaging system. Under the terms of the agreement, Philips will sell Infraredx’s TVC imaging...

The findings of a Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) confirm a major shift in...

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OrbusNeich announced the publication of a study demonstrating that lesion preparation with the company’s...

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Nonin Medical Inc., the inventor of finger pulse oximetry and a leader in noninvasive medical ...

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Biotronik Japan announced enrollment of the first patient in the Bioflow-IV study, which aims to verify the efficacy...

The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) Foundation is announced the Echo AUC, a new mobile application...