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TherOx Inc. released results from the company's multicenter Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) pilot study that showed a 9.6 percent infarct size at 30 days in high-risk patients treated...

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Toshiba introduced its Adaptive Diagnostics computed tomography (CT) technology, which simplifies complex exams...

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee voted favorably Dec. 11 in a 13-1 vote that the benefits of the Watchman...

The National Cheng Kung University Heart Science and Medical Devices Research Center (NCKU HSDMRC) and the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Duke University, Durham, NC,...

AccessClosure Inc. announced that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied a request by St. Jude Medical Inc. to rehear an appeal on a double patenting ruling concerning its U.S....

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For patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) who are not experiencing a heart attack and an abnormal stress test, treatment of their narrowed arteries by the common procedure of...

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized updates to payment policies and payment rates for services furnished under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) on or...

The human body begins to adapt to microgravity of low Earth orbit shortly after launch, according to surgeon astronaut Lee Morin, M.D., Ph.D., and astronaut mission specialist, NASA Johnson Space...

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Interventional cardiologists at Mount Sinai Hospital are the first in the world to use a newly U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved device for the treatment of severely calcified...

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Medtronic Inc. announced the first-in-human implant of the world’s smallest pacemaker: the Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS...

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TomTec Imaging Systems GmbH announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its new TomTec-Arena software solution.

GE Healthcare showcased several new offerings that enable low-dose imaging procedures and help...

Konica Minolta Medical Imaging announced that its parent company, Konica Minolta, Inc., has signed a business transfer agreement with Panasonic Healthcare Co., Ltd. (Panasonic Healthcare) under...

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The procedure, first performed in Germany in 2011, has corrected both defects and instilled Brian, a young swimmer and martial arts aficionado, with newfound energy that was in short supply...

With increased penalties in effect for hospitals with excessive readmissions for heart attack and heart failure,...

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Konica Minolta Medical Imaging announced the launch of the Sonimage P3 hand-held ultrasound device. The...

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Siemens Healthcare introduced an angiography system optimized for broad clinical utilization at the...

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HeartWare International Inc. has acquired CircuLite, Inc., a developer of the Synergy Circulatory Support System, which is designed to treat less sick, ambulatory, chronic ...