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Hitachi Aloka Medical, cardiovascular ultrasound, sales force

Hitachi Aloka Medical America Inc. announced the creation of a new dedicated sales force targeting cardiovascular ultrasound opportunities in physician’s offices and hospitals.

AirStrip ONE, Life Monitor, Australia, New Zealand, Sense4Baby, mobile

AirStrip and Life Monitor Pty Ltd. announced the formation of a strategic partnership to sell AirStrip solutions in Australia and New Zealand. Both the AirStrip ONE...

AMSSM, F-MARC, ECG, summit, Seattle, interpretation, athletes

The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) and the FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Center (F-MARC) joined together to host the 2nd Summit on ECG Interpretation in Athletes, Feb...

Four-month-old Jackson Lane has a large scar that looks like a giant zipper down the center of his chest, the result of undergoing a lifesaving surgical procedure at just five days old to repair...

Merge Healthcare announced it recently acquired DR Systems Inc. for about $70 million. DR Systems is a privately held San Diego-based company in medical imaging information systems.

Nanometer-sized “drones” could become a new way to prevent heart attacks caused by atherosclerosis, according to a study in pre-clinical models by scientists at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH)...

Patients who experienced a certain type of heart attack who received the anticoagulant fondaparinux had a lower risk of major bleeding events and death compared to patients who received low-...

nanoparticles, stroke, tPA, blood clot, magnetic, MRI, antiplatelet

By loading magnetic nanoparticles with drugs and dressing them in biochemical camouflage, Houston Methodist researchers say they can destroy blood clots 100 to 1,000 times faster than a commonly...

Hielscher, Columbia, PAD, OCT, diabetes, optical tomographic imaging, peripheral

Approximately 8 to 12 million people in the United States alone are suffering from peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a common vascular problem that is also one of the most serious complications...

ScottCare, novi, Holter monitor, EP lab, ACC 2015, remote monitoring

The ScottCare Corp. announced its new novi patch Holter monitor will be available in the United States for the first time at the 2015 Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology in...

Boston Scientific, Jetstream, CBSET, atherectomy, PAD

CBSET, a not-for-profit preclinical research institute, announced that its scientists have defined the optimal tissue debulking protocol for treating in-stent restenosis (ISR) with ...

Sunshine Heart, C-Pulse, COUNTER HF, study, FDA, heart failure

Sunshine Heart Inc. announced it has received unconditional approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to conduct an interim analysis of COUNTER HF, the company's U.S. pivotal study...

SuperSonic Imagine announced a partnership with U.S.-based Unetixs Vascular Inc. to bring SuperSonic Imagine’s technology to more customers in the vascular market.

TMVR, Europe, heart valve repair, GlobalData

In light of a recent American Heart Association report stating that U.S. mitral valve regurgitation prevalence was 1.7 percent in 2014, a significant opportunity exists for development of an...

Daiichi Sankyo and the Heart Rhythm Society announced results from a global survey, which polled cardiologists from around the world and revealed that a majority (58 percent) agree there is no...

Stronger Hearts Helpline, heart failure, telecardiology, California

The National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention announced the launch of the Stronger Hearts Helpline, a 24/7 free call-center resource for people with heart failure and...

Pulse of Online Health survey, patient engagement, telehealth, remote monitoring

Americans are ready and willing to leverage health apps and wearable devices to improve their personal health, according to the findings released from the fifth annual Makovsky/Kelton "Pulse of...

In.PACT Admiral, PAD, Medicare, pass-through payment, Medtronic, balloon cath

Medtronic announced that the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved a transitional pass-through payment for the company’s IN.PACT Admiral drug-coated balloon (DCB)...

Bard, Lutonix, drug coated balloon, DCB, CMS, pass-through payment, outpatient

C. R. Bard Inc. announced that the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved a pass-through payment for the Lutonix drug-coated balloon (DCB) under the Medicare hospital...

Pie Medical Imaging, CAAS A-Valve, qRA, angiography, heart valve repair

Pie Medical Imaging BV announced that it received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its CAAS A-Valve product including the quantitative Regurgitation Analysis (qRA)...