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Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced an opportunity for healthcare providers to decrease cardiovascular disease risk for Medicare beneficiaries through a new payment...

Medtronic, Euphora SC balloon, CE Mark, Europe, Richard Edwards

Medtronic announced the launch of the Euphora semicompliant balloon dilatation catheter in countries that recognize the CE (Conformité Européene) mark in February. The first patient case with...

Researchers from the University of Chicago and Stanford University combed through scientific literature on the pharmacogenomics of 71 leading cardiovascular drugs to help physicians better...

Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak, Impella RP, right-side heart failure, Abiomed

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak is one of the first centers in the United States to use a new minimally invasive heart pump designed to provide temporary support for patients with severe right-side...

Bracco, Lumason, first U.S. echocardiography procedure, Morristown

Bracco Imaging announced that the first echocardiography imaging procedure with Lumason was performed in May at Morristown Medical Center, part of the Atlantic Health System, in New Jersey....

Toshiba, Assurance 360, CT, XR-29, MITA Smart Dose standard, Aquilion

Toshiba’s new Assurance 360 program is making it easier for existing computed tomography (CT) customers to lower radiation dose, improve their scanners’ performance and achieve compliance with the...

CDS, clinical decision support, Rand Corp., study, appropriateness

Using tools that help physicians decide whether to use expensive imaging studies can help reduce the ordering of unnecessary tests, but implementation in real-world settings has many challenges,...

One year after the adoption of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a new study by Health eCareers found that the effect of the ACA’s new policies ranked as the third most pressing concern for...

Percutaneous Cardiovascular Solutions (PCS) announced it had been granted a key patent in the United States covering its percutaneous mitral valve replacement system.

Merit Medical, Prelude Snap, splittable sheath introducer

Merit Medical Systems Inc. announced the launch of the Prelude Snap splittable sheath introducer.

GE, Signa Explorer Lift, MRI, upgrade, 1.5T

GE Healthcare introduced a new in-field upgrade program for 1.5T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems in most regions globally. A currently installed GE Healthcare 1.5T LCC magnet may be...

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Materialise announces the launch of the latest Mimics Innovation Suite, including the Mimics 18.0 and 3-matic 10.0 software solutions. The new and improved tools...

Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE)

The Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) is the exclusive international provider of interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, congenital heart disease and endovascular...

CT angiography, CCTA, arterial plaque, calcification, calcium scoring, Coronary

Non-calcified arterial plaque is associated with diabetes, high systolic blood pressure and elevated “bad” cholesterol levels in asymptomatic individuals, according to a new study published online...

PRAETORIAN trial, first U.S. patients, ICD, subcutaneous, S-ICD, defibrillators

The Valley Hospital has been selected as the United States Coordinating Center for the international PRAETORIAN trial analyzing implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs). The trial will...

SyMRI, Cincinnati, CCHMC, synthetic MRI, pediatrics

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) has evaluated synthetic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) on pediatric cases to study and clinically validate its use on children. Results from...

disposable medical sensors, market, BCC Research, 2019

According to a new report from BCC Research, the global market for disposable medical sensors grew to $4.2 billion in 2014 from $3.8 billion in 2013. The market is expected to grow at a five-year...

corpath, corindus, cath lab robot, robotics PCI

Long-term exposure to ionizing radiation is a primary occupational concern for today's interventional cardiologists. To address these concerns, many interventional cardiologists are enlisting the...

touch screen ultrasound, Carestream Touch

Two all touch screen interface Carestream Touch Ultrasound Systems have received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance and are now commercially available in the United States....

IABP, peer review, Maquet, Journal of Invasive Cardiology

Maquet Getinge Group announced the publication of a manuscript describing the exploration of the hemodynamic effects of the newer, larger-capacity 50 cc intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABPs) versus...