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June 12, 2009 - Covidien will be highlighting at the 2009 SNM Annual Conference in Toronto, June 13-17, its abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) for its kit for the preparation of technetium-...

June 12, 2009 - Digirad Corp., a provider of medical diagnostic imaging products and personnel and equipment leasing services, will feature at SNM its recently 510(k) cleared Cardius X-ACT imaging...

June 12, 2009 – Siemens Healthcare will highlight at the 2009 SNM Annual Meeting in Toronto this week, Symbia.net, the new client-server solution for SPECT and SPECT/CT imaging applications for...

June 11, 2009 - According to a study published by the Journal of Vascular & Interventional Radiology, the VNUS ClosureFAST system for radiofrequency (RF) thermal ablation is "significantly...

June 10, 2009 - Royal Philips Electronics penned an agreement to become an official medical equipment supplier of the New York Yankees. As part of the agreement, a state-of-the-art digital...

June 11, 2009 – STERIS Corp. and Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc. announced today at the Society of Vascular Surgeons annual meeting in Denver, Colo., that they have agreed to collaborate to...

June 11, 2009 - Medtronic Inc. yesterday said the FDA has classified Medtronic’s previously announced physician advisory about a small subset of Kappa and Sigma series pacemakers, identified at...

June 11, 2009 - Surgical support and integration technologies company STERIS Corp. and Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc. said they are collaborating to offer optimized vascular, cardiovascular...

June 11, 2009 – PETNET Solutions, a subsidiary of Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc. that manufactures and distributes radiopharmaceuticals, has signed a supply agreement with Lantheus Medical...

June 09, 2009 – Talecris Biotherapeutics Inc., said today it was granted orphan drug designation by the FDA for the development of Plasmin (human) to treat acute peripheral arterial occlusion (PAO...

June 10, 2009 – GE Healthcare will demonstrate its latest solution for the assessment of heart failure at the 20th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE),...

June 10, 2009 – MDS Nordion said today it commenced the manufacture of CardioGen-82 (rubidium Rb 82 generators) for Bracco Diagnostics Inc.

MDS Nordion has designed and built a dedicated...

June 10, 2009 - St. Jude Medical Inc. today announced the first implant of its Current Plus implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), featuring the SJ4 connector system.

The SJ4...

June 10, 2009 - Interventional cardiac catheterization procedures are one of the most effective treatments for peripheral vascular disease (PVD), but the procedures are not an option for millions...

June 10, 2009 – CardioDynamics yesterday said it entered into a definitive merger agreement whereby SonoSite will acquire the company in exchange for $1.35 per share in cash.

June 10, 2009 - For the tenth consecutive year, IFMC (Iowa Foundation for Medical Care) will administer a contract with McKesson on behalf of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS...

June 9, 2009 – The Certification Commission today announced a series of two Town Call Web conferences from June 16-17 to gather stakeholder input on new paths to certification of electronic health...

June 10, 2009 - A study conducted by the Michigan Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging Consortium monitored radiation doses of patients receiving coronary artery CT scans over a year, and by providing...

June 9, 2009 – FUJIFILM Medical Systems USA said it has taken several steps to further its expertise in virtualization by becoming the first PACS vendor to officially validate its virtualization...

June 9, 2009 – Capintec’s new CapImage is a small field of view (FOV) gamma camera system designed for static, dynamic and gated imaging of small organs and body parts including thyroid,...

June 9, 2009 - AngioScore Inc. said today its flagship product, the AngioSculpt Scoring Balloon Catheter, received approval for the interventional treatment of peripheral artery disease from Japan...

June 8, 2009 - Royal Philips Electronics introduced its microTEE, reportedly the smallest transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) transducer for cardiac imaging of neonatal patients, which Philips...

June 8, 2009 – UltraSPECT announced today the addition of the half-dose imaging feature to the capabilities available on the Xpress.Cardiac, its half-time WBR image reconstruction product. This...

June 8, 2009 - Angiotech Pharmaceuticals Inc. today said the FDA granted 510(k) clearance for the Option Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter for use in both permanent and retrievable indications....

June 9, 2009 – Physicians can better predict potentially life-threatening cardiac events with real-time, three-dimensional echocardiography technology, according to a study released at the 20th...

June 8, 2009 - At the 20th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) June 6-10 in Washington, D.C., Siemens Healthcare (booth 411) is demonstrating a new...

June 8, 2009 - Patients unable to undergo open-heart surgery may be candidates for a new nonsurgical aortic valve replacement procedure, according to a study presented at the 20th Annual...

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...