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June 8, 2009 - The Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation With Diabetes Trial (BARI-2D) is a useful and focused trial that builds on the body of scientific knowledge physicians use to...

June 5, 2009 - Utilizing next generation sequencing and the latest advancements in sequence capture, genomic and molecular biology services company SeqWright, is collaborating with Roche Applied...

June 5, 2009 - State of the Heart Cardiology in Grapevine, Texas, recently selected Digisonics DigiNet Pro, a fully-functional, Web-based cardiovascular image management and reporting system for...

June 5, 2009 – This year’s Transcatheter Therapeutics (TCT 2009) conference will offer a Cardiovascular Nurse and Technologist Symposium, Sept, 21-22.

June 5, 2009 - Raydiance Corp. introduced Smart Light MD — a software-controlled ultrafast laser for manufacturing cardiovascular stents and other medical micro-devices.

June 5, 2009 - TomTec launches its 2D Cardiac Performance Analysis software as part of its CardioArena multimodality imaging solution at the American Society of Echocardiography Congress 2009,...

June 4, 2009 - Royal Philips Electronics today introduced its microTEE, the world’s smallest transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) transducer for cardiac imaging of neonatal patients.

June 4, 2009 – New research proves the feasibility of leadless pacing in heart failure patients with ultrasound-mediated stimulation energy, which was published in the June edition of the...

June 4, 2009 - LifeSync Corp. this week said Florida Hospital in Orlando completed implementation of the LifeSync System throughout its Cardiovascular Institute for patients undergoing...

June 4, 2009 - Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. said today the company’s leading imaging agent, Cardiolite (Kit for the Preparation of Technetium Tc99m Sestamibi for Injection), was used in a...

June 3, 2009 – UltraSPECT said yesterday it will launch its Attenuation Correction/Scatter Correction (ACSC) package to its nuclear medicine image reconstruction products following the FDA...

June 3, 2009 - The Chalk River Laboratories (CRL) nuclear reactor, which supplies about a third of the world’s medical isotopes, has been shut down since May 14 and is not expected to be back for...

June 2, 2009 – During their report Friday at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Vascular Surgery, Seshadri Raju, M.D., FACS, and other researchers from the University of Mississippi in...

June 2, 2009 - Transoma Medical Inc., manufacturer of Sleuth and Sleuth AT wireless, automated implantable cardiac monitoring (ICM) systems, received FDA 510(k) marketing clearance for its new...

June 2, 2009 - IDEAL LIFE Inc. and home care agency Bayada Nurses Inc. said today hospitalizations for patients using IDEAL LIFE’s remote health management products for congestive heart failure (...

June 2, 2009 - Cordex Pharma Inc. said today the FDA cleared the design of pivotal, phase 2b/3 clinical trials evaluating its lead product ATPace as an antiarrhytmic drug for the acute treatment...

June 1, 2009 - Devax Inc. today said FDA has conditionally approved an investigational device exemption (IDE) for its AXXESS Biolimus A9-Eluting Bifurcation Stent System, allowing the company to...

June 1, 2009 - Six months after placement of a vProtect Luminal Shield to treat a "vulnerable plaque,” a follow-up exam revealed reduced plaque burden and reduced stenosis in the target vessel.

June 1, 2009 - A new study shows about 2 percent of 18,165 patients undergoing cardiac catheterization had femoral vascular complications.

The study conducted by the Bad Berka Central...

May 29, 2009 - Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston, Ill. has become the first hospital in Illinois to offer the new PRIME ECG made by Heartscape Technologies, which has a disposable vest containing...

May 29, 2009 - Celladon Corp. this week presented phase 1 data from the Calcium Up-Regulation by Percutaneous Administration of Gene Therapy in Cardiac Disease (CUPID), a first-in-human phase 1/2...

May 28, 2009 - Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. has completed patient enrollment of CaRES (Contrast Echocardiography REgistry for Safety Surveillance), the first, multicenter Phase IV observational...

May 28, 2009 - Boston Scientific Corp. said yesterday it received FDA clearance to market its TAXUS Liberte Atom Paclitaxel-Eluting Coronary Stent System, a next-generation drug-eluting stent (DES...

May 28, 2009 – Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. today said it completed patient enrollment of CaRES (Contrast Echocardiography REgistry for Safety Surveillance), the first, multicenter phase IV...

May 26, 2009 – HeartCare Cardiovascular Specialists in Libertyville, Ill. expanded its CVIS capabilities with a new DigiNet Pro system. This system will provide the site with Web access enabling...

May 26, 2009 - ProSolv Cardiovascular, a Fujifilm company, this week released its Synapse ProSolv Cardiovascular version 4.0.2 software.

May 27, 2009 - Cytori completed enrollment in the first study to investigate adipose derived stem and regenerative cells in chronic heart disease.

May 26, 2009 – The Medical Imaging and Technology Alliance said today a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania confirms computed tomography angiography (CTA) to be...

May 26, 2009 – AMG International GmbH last week submitted its second-generation drug-eluting stent (DES), Itrix, for regulatory review in Europe. The stent offers a bioabsorbable polymer that...

May 26, 2009 – Biotronik Inc. recently launched its Lumax 540 series implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) devices during Heart...

May 26, 2009 – Medtronic intends to seek FDA approval for the use of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in certain mildly symptomatic heart failure patients.

While CRT is a proven...

May 26, 2009 - United Therapeutics Corp. said today the FDA approved ADCIRCA (tadalafil) tablets for oral administration, with a recommended dose of 40 mg, as the first once-daily...

May 22, 2009 - Rafael Medical Technologies Inc. said this week it received FDA clearance for its SafeFlo Vena Cava Filter.

The clearance is for the permanent implantation of the filter in...

May 22, 2009 - CPC of America Inc. filed its first patent of a synthetic sealant for the MedClose Vascular Closure System (VCS), which is an internal puncture-closing system for use in...

May 22, 2009 - According to IMV’s recent census of cath labs in the U.S., starting in 2007 the total number of patient cases declined, with a 10 percent decline from 4.21 million in 2006 to 3.8...

May 21, 2009 - Boston Scientific Corp. this week announced results from an analysis of economic and quality of life outcomes, based on one-year data from its landmark SYNTAX trial.

May 22, 2009 – Biotronik said today it is partnering with Belgian biotechnology company Cardio3 BioSciences in its C-Cure stem cell clinical trial, where it will provide implantable cardioverter...

May 22, 2009 - New data presented yesterday at EuroPCR from an international, post-approval, single-arm study show that Abbott's XIENCE V Everolimus Eluting Coronary Stent System demonstrated low...

May 21, 2009 - LightLab Imaging Inc. this week is launching its next generation optical coherence tomography (OCT) system, the C7XR FD-OCT Imaging System with the C7 Dragonfly Imaging Catheter, at...

May 21, 2009 - Direct Flow Medical Inc. this week announced the first human use of its new 18 Fr. Percutaneous Aortic Valve (PAV) System, to successfully treat two high-risk surgical candidates at...

May 21, 2009 - InspireMD Ltd. said today it completed enrollment for the MAGICAL Trial (MGuard in Acute Myocardial), which is designed to confirm the clinical feasibility, safety and performance...

May 21, 2009 – Edwards Lifesciences Corp. last week announced the successful completion of the first human implants of its next-generation transcatheter aortic heart valve used with its new 18 Fr...

May 21, 2009 – Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. introduced two advanced multidetector CT systems, the Aquilion Premium edition and the Aquilion CX edition. The Aquilion Premium provides an...

May 20, 2009 – Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. has signed an agreement with NTP Radioisotopes (Pty) Ltd., a subsidiary of the South African Nuclear Energy Corp. (NECSA), to manufacture and supply...

May 19, 2009 - Invatec announced today the availability of its newly CE-marked coronary balloon, the IN.PACT Falcon paclitaxel-eluting PTCA balloon catheter at the EuroPCR Congress 2009 in...

May 19, 2009 - MVP (Managed Ventricular Pacing), an exclusive programming feature on Medtronic pacemakers that has been effective in reducing unnecessary pacing in patients, was applied in the MVP...

May 19, 2009 - Volcano Corp. yesterday announced an exclusive worldwide distribution agreement to initiate the formal launch of the Xtract thrombus aspiration catheter, manufactured by Lumen...

May 19, 2009 - Pervasis Therapeutics Inc. today announced new preclinical data for its minimally invasive cell therapy, PVS-10200, which is used following an intervention for peripheral arterial...

May 18, 2009 – Stereotaxis Inc. displayed updated versions of its Odyssey Workstation, Cinema and Connect systems during Hearth Rhythm 2009 in Boston, May 13-16.

May 18, 2009 – Boston Scientific showcased its new Blazer Dx-20, a bidirectional duodecapolar diagnostic catheter, during Heart Rhythm 2009 last week in Boston.

May 18, 2009 - With electrophysiology procedures continuing to grow in a time of increasing economic constraints, the need for cost-effective clinical systems is acute, and to address this need,...

May 18, 2009 - CardioNet Inc. launched SomNet, a new clinical indicator for severe sleep disorders available in the company’s existing Mobile Cardiac Outpatient Telemetry (MCOT) system, during...

May 18. 2009 - TYRX Inc. announced the initial, interim clinical results from its AIGISRX Antibacterial Envelope Retrospective Registry during Heart Rhythm 2009 in Boston last week.

May 18, 2009 – At Heart Rhythm 2009 last week Biotronik said it completed the first enrollment in the pivotal phase of its IMPACT clinical study, which investigates whether the risk of stroke can...

May 17, 2009 – GE Healthcare announced new and expanded collaborations with Hansen Medical Inc., STERIS Corp. and Imricor Medical Systems Inc. to enhance its electrophysiology (EP) portfolio and...

May 15, 2009 - Intraoperative fluorescence imaging (IFI) can evaluate graft patency during off-pump coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, making possible immediate graft revision, if needed...

May 15, 2009 – New data announced today at Heart Rhythm 2009, the annual congress of the Heart Rhythm Society, demonstrate that patients implanted with the investigational EnRhythm MRI SureScan...

May 15, 2009 - GE Healthcare will demonstrate a key new antidote to the X-ray dose challenge at the annual Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) meeting, May 13-16.

There has been much discussion and concern among physicians over the Obama administration’s call to overhaul the American healthcare system, but experts who spoke at this week’s Heart Rhythm 2009...

May 14, 2009 - St. Jude Medical Inc. yesterday announced European CE mark approval of its Accent RF pacemaker and Anthem RF CRT-P (cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemaker).

May 14, 2009 - Partnering with Healthworks Inc., the Philips Learning Center is offering a series of live lecture webinars called “Electrophysiology: The Essentials.”

The series is...

May 14, 2009 – In final, one-year results of a multicenter randomized clinical study, catheter ablation demonstrated significantly better outcomes compared to anti-arrhythmic drug (AAD) therapy...

May 14, 2009 - Cardiola AG received CE mark recertification to market its m.pulse system for at-home use to treat chronic heart failure (CHF), the most frequent cause of hospitalization in persons...

May 13, 2009 – Siemens Healthcare is demonstrating the clinical benefits of the world’s first volume intracardiac echocardiography (VICE) catheter, the ACUSON AcuNav V ultrasound catheter, this...

May 13, 2009 - NewCardio Inc. this week is introducing the QTinno, an automated analysis of ECGs used to determine cardiac toxicity during drug development, and the Visual3Dx, which generates 3D...

May 13, 2009 – Stereotaxis Inc. said this week the Heart Rhythm 2009 formal program contains 21 podium and poster presentations in which its Niobe system is either featured or discussed regarding...

May 13, 2009 - Medtronic Inc. today announced the start of a nationwide trial to examine the relationship between the company’s OptiVol Fluid Status Monitoring technology and the ability to...

May 13, 2009 - St. Jude Medical Inc. today said it will display a number of new products and technologies at the annual Heart Rhythm Society meeting in Boston this week, including therapies and...

May 12, 2009 - PETLinQ LLC, a radiology solutions provider, released its newest product innovation - SoftStationWeb - a thin client web-based application created for the viewing of full PET/CT...

May 11, 2009 - With 12 million Americans at risk for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), Cambridge Heart’s Microvolt T-Wave Alternans (MTWA) diagnostic test reportedly offers a cost-effective treadmill...

May 11, 2009 - Medtronic Inc. today announced the successful implant of its Cardioblate Closure Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Device by Patrick McCarthy, M.D., co-director of the Bluhm...

May 10, 2009 - Edwards Lifesciences Corp. Friday said it received clearance from the FDA for the Carpentier-Edwards PERIMOUNT Magna Ease aortic valve, designed for easier implantation in the heart...

May 10, 2009 - Biosite and the FDA notified healthcare professionals of the Class 1 recall of the Biosite brand Triage Cardiac Panel, a test is used by as an aid in the diagnosis of a heart attack...

May 10, 2009 - Medtronic Inc. Friday announced the settlement of all royalty disputes with Johnson and Johnson (J&J) that concern Medtronic’s licensed use of the Palmaz, Schatz and Pinchuk...

May 8, 2009 – Siemens Healthcare announces FDA 510(k) clearance for the new Biograph TruePoint 16-slice PET/CT system, which is now commercially available.