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April 2, 2009 - Volcano Corp. this week at ACC 2009 announced the availability of its integrated fractional flow reserve (FFR) technology on all major cardiovascular X-ray systems.

April 2, 2008 – Siemens Healthcare has been awarded Frost & Sullivan’s 2009 North American Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scanners Market Leadership Award.

April 2, 2009 - A device implanted in the heart using minimally invasive techniques may replace the most widely prescribed drug for stroke prevention in patients with nonvalvular atrial...

April 2, 2009 - New findings from a landmark investigational study demonstrated that, for patients with atrial fibrillation who were at increased risk for stroke and could not take an oral...

April 2, 2009 - The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) and the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) are collaborating to deliver free, unlimited access to Cardiosource’s Arrhythmias and...

April 2, 2009 — Abbott yesterday announced the initiation of the MOBILITY clinical trial to study the safety and efficacy of the Absolute Pro Peripheral Self-Expanding Stent System in patients...

April 2, 2009 - Vasomedical Inc. this week conducted two presentations on the beneficial effects of EECP external counterpulsation therapy at the 58th Annual Scientific Session of the American...

April 2, 2009 - The 24-month findings from the REVERSE (Resynchronization Reverse Remodeling in Systolic Left Ventricular Dysfunction) trial, sponsored by Medtronic Inc.

April 2, 2009 - Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center's division of vascular and endovascular surgery, examined the national frequency, predictors, outcomes...

April 2, 2009 - TCA Cellular Therapy’s Medical Director Gabriel Lasala, M.D. presented preliminary results of an adult stem cell treatment for severe limb ischemia Sunday at the American College...

April 2, 2009 – Invatec received 510(k) clearance from the FDA to market its Amphirion Deep 150 mm Long PTA Balloon and Tapered 210 mm Long PTA Balloon in U.S.

The Amphirion Deep Long...

As a member of the media, people always ask me what I think the big trends are at the shows I attend. At the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) imaging conference in December the economy...

April 1, 2009 - Vital Images Inc. has become the first and only advanced medical visualization provider to achieve certification for Excellence in Service Operations by the Service & Support...

April 1, 2009 - Medtronic Inc. this week began the international launch of the Driver Sprint RX Coronary Stent System, which received the CE Mark in February and is planned to be commercially...

April 1, 2009 - Mortara Instrument unveiled its new go wireless technology platform with the introduction of its Wireless Acquisition Module (WAM) for resting ECG and the T12 transmitter for...

April 1, 2009 - Abiomed Inc. said this week the FDA cleared its AB Portable driver to facilitate intra-facility patient transport, patient mobility for participation in physical and rehabilitation...

April 1, 2009 – At the 2009 American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) Annual Convention this week, ContextVision is set to release the GOPiCE US, reportedly the first real-time...

April 1, 2009 - Healthcare provider attitudes toward the adoption of electronic medical record (EMR) technology at outpatient facilities and physician practices have changed significantly over the...

April 1, 2009 - In a study comparing the ability of various medical techniques to accurately determine the extent of heart disease and stratify patients according to disease severity, researchers...

April 1, 2009 – Siemens Healthcare will highlight workflow enhancements and demonstrate role-based portals, innovative applications, and intelligent information systems for radiology and...

April 1, 2009 - On March 30, the Heart Hospital of Austin, TX became the first hospital in the world to treat a patient enrolled in a groundbreaking Phase II study designed to test the...

April 1, 2009 - Cardiac Data Solutions’ research findings presented at ACC this week report that the number of revascularization procedures, related in-hospital mortality and some complications...

April 1, 2009 – The April 2009 issue of the Harvard Heart Letter explores the delicate balance between benefit and risk and demands the judicious use of radiation for diagnosing and treating...

March 31, 2009 - St. Jude Medical Inc. and GE Healthcare said at ACC that they have commercially launched the first fully integrated wireless solution for the measurement of Fractional Flow...

March 31, 2009 - On Thursday, April 2, 2009, at 5 p.m., cardiothoracic surgeon John E. Streitman, M.D. will present a live Webcast of a minimally invasive aortic valve replacement from the Heart...

March 30, 2009 – Toshiba America Medical Systems will showcase the company’s newest additions to the Aplio Artida ultrasound system used for diagnosing cardiovascular disease at ACC09 (Booth #...

March 31, 2009 - Data presented at the ACC in Orlando, FL show that the Rheos Hypertension System from CVRx can lead to significant reductions in hypertension and improvements in heart structure...

March 30, 2009 – The April 16, 2009 Webinar entitled "The Compelling Evidence-Based Case for Hospital IT Investments" will explore why hospitals that invest in information technology (IT) perform...

March 31, 2009 – Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc.

March 31, 2009 - Patients who undergo several CT scans over their lifetime may be at increased risk for cancer, according to a study published in the April issue of Radiology.

March 30, 2009 – At ACC 2009, CircuLite Inc. today presented positive clinical data for its Synergy Pocket Micro-pump for chronic heart failure.

March 30, 2009 – At ACC 2009, Atherotech Inc., developer of the VAP Cholesterol Test, debuted new cardiovascular and metabolic testing panels.

March 30, 2009 - GE Healthcare showed new technology for cardiovascular CTA to improve image quality and workflow, while reducing radiation dose during the 58th Annual American College of...

March 30, 2009 - Beaumont Hospitals, based in Royal Oak, MI, will be expanding its current IMPAX radiology PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System) to include IMPAX Cardiovascular for...

March 30, 2009 – Improving upon the success of its current X-ray technologies, Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc.

March 30, 2009 - The FDA and Watson Pharmaceuticals notified healthcare professionals and patients of a recall of cardiac arrhythmias drug Propafenone HCL 225 mg tablets because some tablets may...

March 30, 2009 - New analysis from the JUPITER study presented at the ACC in Orlando, FL shows that CRESTOR (rosuvastatin calcium) 20mg significantly cut the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE)...

March 30, 2009 - GE Healthcare and Archimedes Inc., an independent Healthcare Modeling organization, announced at ACC that they will collaborate to launch a new virtual study to identify an...

March 30, 2009 - Impulse Dynamics announced findings from the FIX-HF-5 study of its OPTIMIZER System at the 58th Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology in Orlando, FL,...

March 30, 2009 - Agfa HealthCare’s latest version of its IMPAX HeartStation, a comprehensive management system for electrocardiograms (ECGs) is now available.

IMPAX HeartStation features...

March 30, 2009 - An AHRQ-funded study finds a lower risk of death and heart attack in heart disease patients 65 and older who were treated with drug-coated stents to prevent blockages as compared...

March 30, 2009 – Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. released at ACC 2009 new data regarding the use of DEFINITY Vial For (Perflutren Lipid Microsphere) Injectable Suspension that finds significant...

March 30, 2009 -Kardia Health Systems, a company incorporated to commercialize the Mayo Clinic-invented Echocardiography Information Management System, launched its latest intelligent reporting...

March 30, 2009 – Analysis of Boston Scientific’s SYNTAX trial found that while the overall cost effectiveness of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) versus coronary artery bypass graft (CABG...

March 30, 2009 - Cardiac Science today added DICOM connectivity to its Quinton Q-Stress cardiac stress testing system and Quinton Q-Tel cardiac rehabilitation system.
The Quinton Q-Stress...

March 30, 2009 - Twelve-month data from the high-risk registry arm of the EVEREST II study shows that percutaneous mitral valve repair using the MitraClip system in symptomatic high-risk surgical...

March 30, 2009 – Medtronic and the FDA announced a Class I recall of the Innervision Snap Shunt Ventricular Catheter, BioGlide and Snap Shunt Ventricular Catheter, BioGlide.

March 30, 2009 - AtriCure Inc.’s new disposable cryoablation system, Cryo1, has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for the cryosurgical treatment of cardiac arrhythmias.

March 30, 2009 - ProSolv CardioVascular, a FUJIFILM company, and GE Healthcare’s cardiovascular ultrasound unit announced a formal affiliation under which the companies will work collaboratively...

March 27, 2009 - Based on study results, researchers at Mayo Clinic say that a simple, noninvasive finger sensor test is "highly predictive" of a major cardiac event, such as a heart attack or...

March 27, 2009 - The first data from PLC Systems’ pilot safety trial for RenalGuard will be presented in a poster session at the American College of Cardiology Annual Conference, on Sunday, March...

March 27, 2009 - Sudhir P. Srivastava, M.D., a cardiothoracic surgeon at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta and a leader in performing beating heart, totally endoscopic, coronary artery bypass...

March 27, 2009 - The Philips HeartStart MRx monitor/defibrillator now includes new clinical decision support tools, updated data management solutions and next-generation Q-CPR technology to help...

March 27, 2009 - Physio-Control Inc. has received FDA clearance to market its LIFEPAK 15 monitor/defibrillator in the U.S.

March 27, 2009 - Siemens Healthcare demonstrates fast speed and low dose for cardiac applications with the SOMATOM Definition Flash dual source computed tomography (CT) scanner at the 58th Annual...

March 26, 2009 – Abiomed Inc. will exhibit its portfolio of heart recovery products spanning the continuum of cardiovascular patient care from the cath lab to the surgery suite at ACC 2009 in...

March 26, 2009 - Digirad Corp. has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA to market and manufacture its Cardius X-ACT imaging system.

March 26, 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...

March 25, 2009 – GE Healthcare launched Alcyone Technology, a nuclear cardiology SPECT platform combining cadmium zinc telluride (CZT) detectors, focused pin-hole collimation, 3D reconstruction...

March 25, 2009 - Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics’ C-reactive protein (hsCRP) test is cleared by the FDA for use as a predictor of risk for cardiovascular disease, and educational materials about...

March 25, 2009 – Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc.

March 24, 2009 - Abbott said today it initiated the next phase of the ABSORB clinical trial to evaluate the safety and performance of the company's fully bioabsorbable drug-eluting coronary stent...

March 24, 2009 - W. L. Gore & Associates today said it received FDA approval to market a 31 mm diameter version of the GORE EXCLUDER AAA Endoprosthesis.

March 24, 2009 - Ardian Inc said yesterday Medtronic Inc. has led a $47 million financing of the company to develop a new catheter-based medical device to treat hypertension.

Joining...

March 24, 2009 - INFINITT North America announced today it will launch the INFINITT Cardiology PACS, a complete image management solution for the cardiology enterprise that provides image...

March 23, 2009 – CardiacAssist Inc. yesterday introduced a longer cannula set to cardiologists and cardiac surgeons to be used with its TandemHeart cardiac-assist device, the TandemHeart...

March 24, 2009 - Frost & Sullivan has awarded GE Healthcare with the 2009 Growth Strategy Leadership of the Year Award in Medical Imaging.

The award is based upon Frost & Sullivan’...

March 24, 2009 - Efficacy and safety study results for Corthera's investigational drug relaxin for the treatment of acute heart failure (AHF) will be presented Sunday, March 29, during the...

March 24, 2009 - Frost & Sullivan has awarded Philips Healthcare with the 2009 North American Frost & Sullivan Product Innovation of the Year Award for its Brilliance iCT 256 slice and iCT...

March 24, 2009 - The Society of Chest Pain Centers’ new Acute Heart Failure Center Accreditation program is aimed at helping healthcare facilities improve patient outcomes and reduce costs through...

March 23, 2009 – The FDA has cleared the Nellcor OxiMax N-600x pulse oximeter with OxiMax SPD alert for adults, which enables the pulse oximeter to detect and alert clinicians of oxygen...

March 23, 2009 - Pathway Medical Technologies Inc. today said the FDA granted the company 510(k) clearance to market the Jetstream G2 specifically for use in breaking apart and removing thrombus (...

March 23, 2009 - FiatLux Imaging and Panasonic Computer Solutions Co. will demonstrate at HIMSS 2009 the advanced visualization capabilities of FiatLux Visualize optimized for the next generation...