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May 8, 2009 - Preliminary data presented yesterday at the 32nd annual SCAI Scientific Sessions show that 82 percent of patients treated with Cook Medical’s Zilver PTX drug-eluting peripheral stent...

May 8, 2009 - ProSolv CardioVascular said Allina Hospitals and Clinics in Minneapolis, Minn., recently selected the Synapse ProSolv cardiovascular solution to become its enterprise cardiovascular...

May 8, 2009 - The 63rd Vascular Annual Meeting hosted by the Society for Vascular Surgery is expected to draw 1,200 of the world's top vascular surgeons June 11-12 at the Colorado Convention...

May 7, 2009 - The University of Illinois Medical Center, the primary teaching facility for the UIC College of Medicine, is the first such institution to install and the innovative Shape-HF...

May 7, 2009 - GE Healthcare and Hansen Medical Inc. today said they have entered into a collaboration to promote the use of GE Healthcare’s imaging technologies and Hansen Medical’s robotic...

May 7, 2009 - Medtronic Inc. yesterday said it completed enrollment in its investigational device exemption (IDE) study of the Endurant Stent Graft System, which is designed to enable the...

May 7, 2009 - The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) said this week a report, “Guidelines for the Performance of Coronary Computed Tomographic Angiography,” will be printed in...

May 7, 2009 - St. Jude Medical Inc. today started the U.S. launch of its Attune Flexible Adjustable Annuloplasty Ring for the repair of diseased heart valves.

The company received FDA...

May 7, 2009 - GE announced today that it will spend $3 billion over the next six years on healthcare innovation that will help deliver better care to more people at lower cost. In addition, the...

May 6, 2009 - GE Healthcare will introduce three new CardioLab electrophysiology (EP) recording systems to address the need for cost-effective clinical systems at the upcoming Heart Rhythm Society...

May 6, 2009 - Endosense said today it received the CE mark for its TactiCath system, reportedly the first force-sensing ablation catheter developed to gives physicians a real-time, objective...

May 6, 2009 - Spectranetics Corp. yesterday said it made a pre-IDE (investigational device exemption) submission to the FDA regarding the use of laser ablation to treat in-stent restenosis (ISR)...

May 6, 2009 - GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt will hold a press conference at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 7, in Washington, D.C., at the Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. , to unveil GE’s new global...

May 6, 2009 - Medtronic Inc. today said the FDA approval and availability of the Attain Ability left‐heart lead (Model 4196) for use with cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices for heart...

May 6, 2009 - University of Utah Health Care this week celebrated the opening of the first integrated electrophysiology (EP) MRI laboratory in North America.

May 6, 2009 - Physicians should review a patient's CT imaging history and cumulative radiation dose when considering whether to perform another CT exam, according to researchers at Brigham and...

May 5, 2009 - The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) reported that the final registration figures for the 2009 Annual Healthcare Information and Management Systems...

It’s official. Diagnostic & Invasive Cardiology is now owned by Scranton Gillette Communications, a progressive, privately held trade publishing company based in Arlington Heights, Ill....

May 5, 2009 - Spectranetics Corp. today released initial data from the four-year, retrospective LExICon (Lead Extraction in Contemporary Settings) study demonstrating the safety and efficacy of...

May 5, 2009 - The Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) will highlight the Cardiac Dimensions Inc. AMADEUS study during its 32nd annual scientific sessions in Las Vegas,...

May 5, 2009 - ITGI Medical Ltd. Said last week the FDA granted HUD (humanitarian use device) designation to Over and Under and Aneugraft pericardium covered stents for treatment of perforations...

In an effort to lower the radiation doses patients receive from CT scans, Unilabs Röntgen Majorstuen in Oslo, Norway, installed dose-lowering enhancement software on a trial basis between May and...

May 4, 2009 –UltraSPECT said April 30 it intends to offer the Xpress3.Cardiac SPECT WBR-based SPECT image reconstruction package for sale in the U.S., which the company said enables short...

May 4, 2009 - The Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) Symposium on Multimodality Cardiovascular Molecular Imaging convened April 30 and May 1 at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda,...

May 4, 2009 - ECRI Institute released its top 10 list of health technologies that hospital corporate-suite executives should have on their radar, including electronic medical records, hybrid...

May 1, 2009 - The FDA has approved Neusoft Positron Medical Systems 510(k) submission for its Attrius positron emission tomographyy (PET) scanner product line developed by Positron Corp. and its...

April 30, 2009 - Radiation safety experts at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) say overuse of high-tech scanning procedures, such as computed tomography (CT), may unnecessarily expose...

April 29, 2009 – Based on research presented at the 58th annual ACC Scientific Session, children with elevated levels of triglycerides may be at increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD)...

April 29, 2009 - The Abuja Heart Study, a long-term cardiovascular study involving up to 10,000 patients from multiple sites across Nigeria, will employ the OpenClinica Enterprise for electronic...

April 29, 2009 – An interoperability agreement involving the VUEMED VueTrack inventory management system and the Noblis RAMAS recall management service is designed to enhance supply-chain and...

April 29, 2009 – Honeywell HomMed said this week announced two new telehealth and remote patient care systems, the LifeStream Connect and LifeStream View, both part of the company’s LifeStream...

April 28, 2009 - On Monday HIMSS published its definitions of ‘meaningful use of certified EHR technologies,’ as outlined in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).

April 27, 2009 - Berlin Heart GmbH recently received approval in North America for the EXCOR Pediatric ventricular assist device with a License with Conditions from Health Canada, the federal...

April 27, 2009 - St. Jude Medical Inc. today announced European CE mark approval of its Merlin.net Patient Care Network (PCN), a secure, Internet-based remote care system that gathers and stores...

April 27, 2009 – Medifacts International Inc. and Japanese cardiac safety service provider Suzuken Co. Ltd. have formed a strategic alliance to deliver advanced technology and centralized cardiac...

April 27, 2009 – Siemens Healthcare said today that Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, was the first medical facility in the U.S. to install its SOMATOM Definition Flash dual-source computed...

April 27, 2009 - Recent studies from Massachusetts General Hospital show radiation during CT scans can be reduced when using an image enhancing technology developed by SharpView.

The...

April 23, 2009 - Ziosoft Inc. debuted a new SPECT/CT fusion application, MR cardiac function analysis and 4D brain perfusion showing dynamic analysis using images from a 320-slice CT scanner,*...

April 23, 2009 - A majority of U.S. residents believe electronic health records would improve coordination and quality of medical care, but most do not believe health IT will lead to cost savings...

April 22, 2009 - Abiomed Inc. said this afternoon it received FDA 510(k) clearance for the Impella 5.0 and Impella LD ventricular assist devices for circulatory support of periods up to six hours...

April 22, 2009 – There has been a lot of debate as to what the meaning of “meaningful use” is in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), and the definition will be discussed at the...

April 22, 2009 – CIRS today introduced the Model 072 Vascular Access Training Phantom Kit, which is designed to provide a realistic training medium for needle insertion.

April 22, 2009 - Corventis Inc. this week released a non-invasive, wireless cardiac monitor system, AVIVO Mobile Patient Management System for the detection of arrhythmias.

April 22, 2009 - The American Society of Hypertension Inc. (ASH) is launching the ASH Hypertension Accreditation Program to enhance the level of education of allied health professionals and...

April 22, 2009 – In response to the article “Association of Physician Certification and Outcomes Among Patients Receiving an Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator,” published in the April 22...

April 21, 2009 - St. Jude Medical Inc. yesterday announced CE mark approval of its AnalyST Accel and Current Accel implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), which automatically adjust...

April 21, 2009 - The Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus has successfully completed the first two implants of Sunshine Heart's C-Pulse Heart Assist System under a 20-patient clinical...

April 21, 2009 - Polymer Technology Systems Inc. (PTS) today introduced CardioChek Link software to interface the company’s cholesterol test system, CardioChek PA, with a Windows-based desktop...

April 20, 2009 - Symphony Medical Inc. said last week its Algisyl-LVR biopolymer was used on a human for the first time, successfully treating a 50-year-old male who was suffering from chronic...

April 20, 2009 - Sorin Group entered into a long-term exclusive distribution agreement with Japan Lifeline Co. Ltd. (JLL), a distributor of medical devices in Japan, for the entire portfolio of...

April 20, 2009 - Boston Scientific recently disclosed the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit upheld the District Court’s decision that Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) Bx Velocity and...

April 20, 2009 – The 2009 Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography Annual Scientific Meeting (SCCT 2009) has received nearly 200 scientific abstracts for its fourth annual show, which is...

April 20, 2009 - The University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI) has installed North America's first dual axis rotational cardiac X-ray for clinical use, allowing physicians to more clearly locate...

April 17, 2009 - GE Healthcare announced the company has signed a research agreement with Brigham and Women’s Hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, to establish an alliance in medical...

April 17, 2009 - Somanetics Corp. has received FDA 510(k) approval to expand the labeling for its INVOS Cerebral/Somatic Oximeter.

April 17, 2009 – GE Healthcare is introducing three service agreements for owners of GE monitoring and diagnostic cardiology products and solutions, including telemetry, patient and Holter...

April 16, 2009- Royal Philips Electronics launched a new product bundle that combines the Philips Digital Voice Tracer 660 (DVT 660) recording device and the voice recorder edition of Dragon...

April 16, 2009 - An estimated 1,000 lives could be saved each year if heart attack patients received faster emergency care during and immediately after a heart attack. Recognizing that each minute...

April 16, 2009 - Cardiac Science Corp., maker of AED, ECG, cardiac stress test, cardiac rehab, and Holter devices that connect to EMR and HIS systems, said today it completed certification for its...

April 16, 2009 -Twelve-month data from the ZEST trial presented at ACC 2009 showed the Endeavor Drug-Eluting Stent (DES) from Medtronic Inc. was associated with a statistically significant 29...

April 16, 2009 - Minnow Medical this week received the CE mark, clearing its disposable Guided Reshaping Technology (GRT) catheter to treat peripheral artery disease (PAD) for marketing in the...

April 15, 2009 - The results of the Detection of Ischemia in Asymptomatic Diabetes (DIAD) study, released in today’s Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), found that myocardial...

April 15, 2009 - Based on its recent analysis of the U.S. PET and PET/CT markets, Frost & Sullivan awarded Zecotek Photonics Inc. with its 2009 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for...

April 15, 2009 - Scranton Gillette Communications, located in Arlington Heights, IL, has agreed to acquire the assets of Imaging Technology News and Diagnostic & Invasive Cardiology from...

April 15, 2009 - Medtronic Inc. today announced the initiation of the global abdominal aortic aneurysm study known as ENGAGE, which will evaluate the performance of the Endurant stent graft,...

April 15, 2009 - The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA), in collaboration with the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, have joined...

April 15, 2009 - Only 7 percent of hospitals fully meet Leapfrog medication error prevention (CPOE) standards, and low percentages of hospitals are fully meeting mortality standards, according to...

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said the U.S. needs to reform its healthcare system if it is to fulfill its Medicare obligations and for American companies to stay competitive in...

For its success adopting and integrating an electronic medical record (EMR) tying together numerous scattered offices, Cardiology Consultants of Philadelphia (CCP) was honored at this year’s...

April 14, 2009 - Biotronik Inc. announced yesterday the first U.S. implant of the next-generation Lumax 540 Series defibrillator for treating patients with heart failure.

The Lumax 540...

April 14, 2009 – Regenerx Biopharmaceuticals Inc. said yesterday researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UTSW) in Dallas, TX, published a new paper elaborating on the...

April 14, 2009 - Transoma Medical Inc. announced the first enrollment and implant of the Sleuth AT, a wireless, automated implantable cardiac monitoring (ICM) system with programmable and frequent...

April 14, 2009 - The voluntary medical device recall initiated on Feb. 2, 2009 by Arrow International’s Cardiac Care Division involves volume connectors for its 30cc, 40cc and 50cc Intra-aortic...

April 14, 2009 - Symphony Medical Inc. announced today that its patented technology, Algisyl-LVR, was used on a human for the first time, successfully treating a 50-year-old male who was...

April 14, 2009 - Three research centers have been awarded funding from the American Heart Association, with support from the Jon Holden DeHaan Foundation, to study the development and mechanisms...