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August 26, 2014 — The quality of cardiac rehabilitation programs across Canada is strong, with specific criteria areas now identified as requiring further enhancement to improve patient outcomes,...

The mantra for treatment for high blood pressure has been "the lower, the better," but that goal can potentially put patients at risk of kidney failure or death, according to a Kaiser Permanente...

Columbia University Univ. South Florida Clinical Trial Therapy Artery Repair

A new therapy developed by researchers at the University of South Florida (USF) Morsani College of Medicine and Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) may help reduce the life-threatening...

Esaote MyLab Six Flexible Enhanced Ultrasound ESC

Esaote is launching MyLab Six, a fast, accurate and highly flexible enhanced ultrasound system at ESC (European Society of Cardiology) in Barcelona, to be held Aug. 30 to Sept. 3. Configured for...

New data revealing the reduction in cardiovascular (CV) deaths with Novartis' LCZ696 in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HF-REF) will be presented at the world's largest...

Esaote MyLab Gamma Cardiovascular Ultrasound System

Esaote is launching MyLab Gamma, a best-in-class, highly portable “green” cardiovascular ultrasound system at ESC Congress (European Society of Cardiology, Barcelona, Aug. 30-Sept. 3). 

August 22, 2014 — AliveCor announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the company clearance for its algorithm to detect atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common form of...

Biotronik announced the first implantations worldwide of its new ICD and CRT-D series (implantable cardioverter-defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators).

Sunshine Heart's C-Pulse System Heart Failure Treatment

Sunshine Heart Inc. announced that the current condition of a heart failure patient implanted with the C-Pulse System improved after six weeks of treatment, allowing him to attend his daughter's...

August 21, 2014 — Christie Medical Holdings and Wolfson Children’s Hospital announced an agreement to replace all current peripheral vascular access visualization devices at the hospital with 17...

August 21, 2014 — diaDexus announced it has received notice from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that an administrative acceptance review was conducted on the traditional 510(k)...

August 21, 2014 — Efforts over the past decade to improve the quality of care for cardiovascular disease patients and increase the use of evidence-based treatments have led to a significant drop...

August 21, 2014 — Corindus Vascular Robotics announced the results of a retrospective study comparing use of radiation and contrast for patients enrolled in its CorPath PRECISE (Percutaneous...

Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute Clinic Heart Vascular Disease Stem Cell Studies

Regenerative medicine experts at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute have opened a new clinic to evaluate heart and vascular disease patients for participation in stem cell medical studies.

Cardiva Medical Inc. Vascade Vascular Closure System Series 3 financing U.S.

Cardiva Medical Inc. said it closed the first two tranches of a $16.5 million Series 3 private equity financing and a $12.5 million senior secured facility with GE Capital. The company will use...

NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes LLC signed a non-exclusive letter of intent with GE Healthcare, a division of General Electric Co., marking further progress toward establishing the first existing...

GE Healthcare Vscan Pocket-sized Ultrasound System With Dual Probe

GE Healthcare introduces the Vscan with Dual Probe with the first of its kind 2-in-1 probe to give healthcare providers more uses for pocket ultrasound.

U.S. Department of Justice Close Investigation PLATO Clinical Trial Ticagrelor

AstraZeneca announced it has received confirmation from the United States Department of Justice that it is closing its investigation into PLATO, a clinical trial that tested the safety and...

Boston Scientific Corp. and Asahi Intecc have formalized plans to develop a new, differentiated fractional flow reserve (FFR) wire. 

August 20, 2014 — Advanced Ultrasound Electronics announced the availability of Sono-Wipes, a one-step disinfectant deodorizer wipe specifically made for ultrasound equipment.