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When a beating heart slips into an irregular, life-threatening rhythm, the treatment is well known: deliver a burst of electric current from a pacemaker or defibrillator. But...

Stress Testing System

Philips showcased several new products at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) 2013, including a new stress test system and a new cardiac PACS solution.

Use of the novel anticoagulant otamixaban did not reduce ischemic events compared with unfractionated heparin plus eptifibatide but increased bleeding among patients with non–ST-segment elevation...

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is feasible in patients with bicuspid aortic valve (BV), according to research presented at European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2013 by Dr...

September 5, 2013 — Scientists at Rice University have trapped bismuth in a nanotube cage to tag stem cells for X-ray tracking. Details of the work by a team from Rice and collaborators at the...

Researchers announced this week that an attempt to expand cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) to include more patients with heart failure has failed and an international clinical trial ended...

September 5, 2013 — ITC Nexus Holding Co., a company in hemostasis management and point-of-care (POC) testing, announced it has acquired Accumetrics, a specialist in assessing patient response to...

HeartWare International Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an IDE (Investigational Device Exemption) Supplement that allows HeartWare to commence...

This webinar focuses on how robotic-assistance can serve to optimize percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). This talk explains the value of robotic-assistance in the cath lab, which includes...

Terumo has introduced the GlideSheath Slender Hydrophilic Introducer Sheath, a 6 French sheath that has the outer diameter of a 5 French sheath. Its narrower profile makes it optimal for...

C. R. Bard Inc. has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire Rochester Medical Corp. at a price of $20 per share, or approximately $262 million in the...

Based on its recent analysis of the cardiology informatics market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Ascend HiT with the 2013 North America Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Leadership....

September 3, 2013 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the CE mark approval of its next-generation EnligHTN renal denervation system for treating patients with drug-resistant, uncontrolled...

EP Lab, EP mapping/imaging systems, Ablation systems

St. Jude Medical Inc. today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and first use of MediGuide Enable Ablation Catheters. The ablation catheters, which are used to treat...

Avinger Inc. has received CE Mark approval for Pantheris – a system that combines directional atherectomy capabilities with real-time intravascular visualization to remove plaque from blocked...

Ascendian Healthcare Consulting has announced a comprehensive vendor neutral ...

August 30, 2013 — PFM Medical received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) premarket approval (PMA) for its Nit-Occlud Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) device, a permanently implanted prosthesis...

Epiq ultrasound system, anatomical intelligence, echo

Philips Healthcare launched the Epiq ultrasound system, a first-of-its-kind ultrasound architecture that offers a new approach to creating ultrasound images. Making its debut at the European...

Diagnosing Pericardial Disease Using Multi-modality Imaging Protocols

To counter the significant levels of morbidity and mortality associated with pericardial disease (disease of the sac around the heart), experts from the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE...