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Merck announced that the New Drug Application (NDA) for its investigational anti-thrombotic medicine, vorapaxar, has been accepted...

July 25, 2013 — The 2013 ESC (European Society of Cardiology) Guidelines on Cardiac Pacing and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy, developed in collaboration with the European Heart Rhythm...

CorPath Robotic Angioplasty Corindus Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center South Dakot

Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center in Aberdeen, S.D. became the first hospital to perform a robotic angioplasty for a patient with an acute heart attack, achieving a far better door-to-balloon time...

July 24, 2013 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced regulatory approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) and launch of the Accent MRI pacemaker and the Tendril MRI ...

InfraredX TVC Imaging System Clinical Study STEMI

Infraredx Inc. announced the publication of key data supporting the ability of its TVC imaging system to detect lipid core plaque in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI...

July 23, 2013 — BioVentrix, known for the Less Invasive Ventricular Enhancement (LIVE) procedure for the treatment of heart failure, announced publication of baseline and 12-month comparative data...

IMRIS has announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510K clearance to market VISIUS iCT, the first and only ceiling-mounted ...

Zoll Medical Corp has announced that survival from one of the leading causes of death in the United States, out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, more than doubled from 26 percent to 56 percent when...

Cleaning your mouth and cleaning your arteries could be as simple as a once-a-day oral rinse if additional clinical studies confirm preliminary findings about a new product. The Biomedical...

Radiation exposure from multidetector computed tomography (CT) has become a pressing public health concern in both lay and medical publications. Implementation of iterative reconstruction offers...

Just when positron emission tomography (PET) appears to be eclipsing single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) for cardiac imaging, new advances make SPECT more attractive. Both...

Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) balloon catheters were the first devices used in the field of interventional cardiology. The growth of the stent market, which is the largest...

Computerized and semi-automated inventory control system technology offers a more efficient way for cardiovascular departments, especially catheterization and electrophysiology (EP) labs, to track...

Healthcare reform requiring wider access and enterprise sharing of patient images and records are making Web-based cardiology picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) a more attractive...

Finding ways to lower patient radiation dose from both medical imaging and interventional cardiology has become a major trend. However, when vendors start talking dose, it is important to realize...

AngioScore AngioSculpt Drug-Coated Scoring Catheter FIH Study

AngioScore Inc. announced the completion of enrollment in the Drug-Coated AngioSculpt Scoring Balloon Catheter First-in-Human (FIH) Study (PATENT-C). AngioScore anticipates that preliminary data...

Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. has partnered with Unfors RaySafe Inc. to offer a new radiation dose monitoring and...

July 22, 2013 — A new report issued by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and developed in collaboration with 10 other professional societies provides detailed criteria to help clinicians...

T2 Biosystems announced the presentation of data strongly correlating T2Hemostat results with patients’ clinical outcomes. In 26 patients who presented with chest pain and underwent cardiac...

July 19, 2013 — The Mount Sinai Medical Center is the first medical center in New York City to offer the HeartMate II pocket controller, newly approved by the U.S. Food and Drug...