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SunTech Medical, VitalView, connectivity software, VitalView software

The new VitalView software from SunTech Medical provides physicians with a data management tool to help efficiently diagnose and treat patients. The new software works with the company’s non-...

Edwards Lifesciences Medtronic Injunction Sapien XT Heart Valves Germany

The injunction against sales of Medtronic's transcatheter heart valves in Germany — issued in a July 12, 2013, court ruling — has gone into effect, according to Edwards Lifesciences Corp. The...

WebPAX, Heart Imaging Technologies, PACS, Cardiac PACS, Echo Imaging

 Heart Imaging Technologies released the WebPAX cardiac echo reporting module.

Vascular closure devices have a definite niche in areas where they were not originally intended but have found frequent off-label use because of their utility.

vascular closure device

Vascular closure devices (VCD) were first introduced in the early 1990s with a goal to achieve quick hemostasis, thus reducing patients’ stay in the hospital (shorter time to ambulation) as...

The use of 3-D echo can help improve the accuracy and reproducibility of cardiac quantification. The technology has the advantage of removing the inter-operator variability by imaging whole volume...

Atherotech Diagnostics Lab has added three new genetic tests to its cardiometabolic test offering: warfarin sensitivity, Plavix sensitivity and the thrombophilia risk test.

 

CardioMEMs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee will review two new technologies to help treat heart failure (HF) Oct. 8-9,...

Abbott promised preliminary results from a study presented at the ESC Congress 2013, suggesting that its high sensitive troponin test may help doctors improve the diagnosis and prognosis of...

LINC Study Resuscitation Devices Defibrillator CPR Lucas Chest Compression

The main results of the large randomized LINC study, which compared the effectiveness of the Lucas mechanical chest compression system to high quality manual chest compressions, were...

Direct Flow Medical Inc. announced the first patient enrollment in the U.S. SALUS clinical trial. The trial will study the Direct Flow Medical Transcatheter Aortic Heart Valve System,...

UltraSPECT Xpress.Cardiac, UltraSPECT, nuclear imaging, gamma cameras

UltraSPECT announced that MaineHealth, a family of hospitals and medical centers throughout Maine, has selected the UltraSPECT Xpress.Cardiac and Xpress3.Cardiac solutions as part of the...

In patients with atrial fibrillation, delayed enhancement magnetic resonance imaging (DE-MRI) performed before ablative treatment can stage the degree of damaged heart tissue (atrial fibrosis) and...

Echo, ultrasound DVD recorder, Sony, HVO-550MD

At RSNA 2013, Sony will be showing a works-in-progress medical recorder, the HVO-500MD (without DVD optical drive) and the HVO-550MD (with DVD optical drive). These models are designed...

Toshiba is introducing a new Aquilion One platform at RSNA 2013. The new Aquilion One family allows providers to more precisely choose the system that fits their needs today while giving them an...

September 9, 2013 — Toshiba’s new Aquilion Prime is a versatile, scalable and patient-friendly computed tomography (CT) system. The system’s technologies are built for the clinical and financial...

September 9, 2013 — Keystone Heart, a company in the development of cerebral protection devices for interventional cardiology and cardiac surgery procedures, announced its TriGuard cerebral...

xSPECT, SPECT/CT, Siemens Intevo

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) market clearance for Siemens’ Symbia Intevo, the first system to completely integrate high sensitivity of single-photon emission...

aycan Specialty Workstations Mammography Oncology Vessel Analysis RSNA 2013

At the 2013 Radiological Society of North America’s annual meeting (RSNA 2013), aycan, a provider of cost-saving PACS solutions, will highlight new release plugins for its post-processing...

Stents Clinical Trials Benefit Women

Cardiac stents to open blocked heart arteries and reduce chest pain have been used for decades. However, cardiologists have never been certain that women benefitted from their use because clinical...