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Bellerophon Therapeutics LLC announced that it has completed enrollment of its PRESERVATION I clinical trial of Bioabsorbable Cardiac Matrix (BCM), an investigational implantable medical device...

St. Jude, heart screenings, telephone counseling, childhood cancer

Supplementing written heart screening guidelines with telephone counseling from specially trained nurses more than doubled the likelihood that adult survivors of childhood cancer received...

Ultrasound, Transesophageal, cardiovascular ultrasound, Zura EVO1

ImaCor Inc. will be showcasing for the first time Zura EVO1, its all-in-one platform for advanced hemodynamic management, at three annual scientific meetings.

Clinical trial, MRI system, Peripheral Artery Disease, Renal Artery Stenosis

Non-contrast enhanced MR angiography (MRA) techniques have attracted interest in the medical community for diagnosing renal artery stenosis, as it eliminates the need for contrast agents used with...

The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) unveiled a new brand for the society and its research organization, the SIR Foundation.

StatVideo, EchoBox, GE, Vivid, India, tele-echo, telecardiology, teleradiology

At Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon, India, five EchoBox devices were connected to five GE Vivid ultrasound systems, streaming live echo images over the Web to experienced sonographers located in the...

3-D printing, advanced visualization, Yale-OPM joint research program

Oxford Performance Materials Inc. (OPM) announced the commencement of an extensive joint research program with Yale University to develop innovative and cost-effective 3-D printed biomedical...

CT systems, X-ray phase tomography, AIP publishing

X-ray phase tomography is an imaging technique that uses penetrating X-rays to create volumetric views through "slices" or sections of soft biological tissues, such as tumors, and it offers...

FFR catheters, Cath lab, OptoWire, OptoMonitor

The OptoWire and OptoMonitor are Opsens’ products for FFR measurements to optimize the diagnosis and guide the therapy in patients with coronary heart disease.

More than 10 percent of patients treated with aspirin therapy for primary cardiovascular disease prevention were likely inappropriately prescribed medication, according to a new study in the...

ultrasound, market, cardiovascular, 3-D, 4-D, United States, U.S.

According to a new report by iData Research, ultrasound equipment providers in the United States are likely to see stable, reliable growth in the coming years. Already a billion-dollar...

HeartFlow, CT-FFR, computed tomography fractional flow reserve, UH Case Medical

University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical is now offering a new, non-invasive test for coronary artery disease designed to help physicians develop the right treatment plan for each patient. Developed...

Our daily diet may help lower bad cholesterol, in turn reducing risk for heart disease, according to health researchers in the Jan. 7 edition of the Journal of the American Heart Association...

Ambry Genetics, genetic testing, CardioNext, HCM, Rhythm

Ambry Genetics announces the launch of cardiovascular genetic testing panels for inherited cardiomyopathies and arrhythmias. These feature an intuitive, tiered approach to testing for...

Savaysa, Daiichi Sankyo, edoxaban, FDA, approval, NVAF, thromboembolism

Daiichi Sankyo Co. Ltd. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Savaysa (edoxaban) tablets, an oral, once-daily selective factor Xa-inhibitor, to reduce the risk of...

Balloon catheters, cath lab, peripheral artery disease (PAD), Lithoplasty

Lithoplasty is a balloon-based technology that utilizes integrated lithotripsy to disrupt both superficial and deep calcium and normalize vessel wall compliance prior to low-pressure balloon...

ECRI 2015 Top 10 Hospital C-Suite Watch List, 3-D printing, Telemedicine

ECRI Institute’s 2015 Top 10 Hospital C-Suite Watch List, available as a free public service, answers key questions on new and emerging health technologies that potentially provide new...

CardioFocus, HeartLight Endoscopic Ablation System, Japan Lifeline, distribution

CardioFocus Inc., developer of the HeartLight Endoscopic Ablation System for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF), announced that it has executed an exclusive, multi-year distribution...

Transcatheter Technologies GmbH has announced that it is expanding its product family to include Tresillo, a transcatheter mitral valve implantation (TMVI) version. 

Ablation Systems, Atrial Fibrillation, EP Lab, Clinical Trial/Study

Medtronic, Inc. announced the initiation of a randomized clinical trial in Europe to assess the benefits of ablation using the Medtronic Artic Front Advance cryoballoon as a first-line treatment...