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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.

May 8, 2009 - Positron Systems Inc. signed a Letter of Intent with Idaho State University (ISU) that will set the stage in a public/private partnership for the production and distribution of...

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...