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A study by Cutting Edge Information found that pharmaceutical companies measure cost per patient per month to allow trials of different sizes and durations to be compared easily. This measurement...

Helium, MRI

The U.S. Senate passed legislation Sept. 26 to reauthorize, extend and improve operations of the Federal Helium Reserve in Texas, which will guarantee a stable supply of the gas used for cooling...

CardioLogical Solutions announced that it has been issued two additional patents for its family of aortic embolic protection devices designed to prevent stroke and other ischemic complications....

The highest levels of radiation dose in medical imaging are reported in nuclear medicine and pressure is growing for lower dose.

CTA, CCTA, CT angiography

A large number of emergency room visits are for chest pain evaluation, and many hospitals are adopting CT angiography as a primary test to quickly rule-out coronary disease.

Methodist Le Bonheur Imaging Data Access McKesson

When leaders at Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (MLH), a not-for-profit health system based in Memphis, Tenn., saw the opportunity to standardize their suite of diagnostic imaging solutions, they...

Patient enrollment has been initiated in a post-market registry for the COMBO Dual Therapy Stent to evaluate its long-term safety and performance in routine clinical practice. The...

JenaValve, TAVI system, heart valve repair, CE Mark, JenaValve CE Mark

JenaValve Technology, Inc. announced that it has raised $62.5 million in a Series C venture round.

Rox Medical has crossed the halfway point in the CONTROL-HTN international, multi-center, randomized controlled hypertension trial. The milestone was met with the enrollment of the first patient...

thermasonic, gel warmers, thermasonic gel warmers

Parker Laboratories is introducing three, completely redesigned Thermasonic Gel Warmers at RSNA 2013. These include a single bottle gel warmer, a three-bottle gel warmer with preset temperature...

FDA regulates apps, mobile devices

In an effort to guide regulation of mobile medical apps, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final guidance document for developers of mobile medical apps. 

Medicare Expenses Growth Heart Attack Patients 1998 2008

Medicare expenses for patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI, heart attack) increased substantially between 1998 and 2008, with much of the increase coming in expenses 31 days or more...

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai PARIS Study Antiplatelet Therapy PCI

Lead study investigators from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai presented their Patterns of Non-Adherence to Anti-Platelet Regimens in Stented Patients (PARIS) study findings at the ESC...

Siemens’ PETNET Solutions has announced a three-year agreement with The US Oncology Network to supply its entire portfolio of Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved positron emission...

Biotronik, home monitoring, Biotronik Home Monitoring, BIOTRONIK

Biotronik announced the highly-anticipated results of the Reform study. The study demonstrates that ICD (implantable cardioverter-defibrillator) patients with Biotronik's Home Monitoring...

In 1988, the first Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics conference was held with less than 200 attendees in the basement of the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. The first meeting, a...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a final rule for the unique device identification system (UDI) that, once implemented, will provide a consistent way to identify...

A new study of patients who died of sudden cardiac arrest, a usually fatal condition that causes the heart to stop beating, shows the majority who qualified to receive potentially lifesaving...

Physio-Control launched its comprehensive solution designed to improve cardiac resuscitation in hospitals. The CodeManagement Module, which adds capnography and wireless data capabilities to the...

Loyola, Loyola Health, Loyola Medical Center

Researchers have determined that fingerstick cardiac troponin I assay testing using the point-of-care i-STAT device is not accurate enough to determine the exact troponin level without the...