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Virginia Zoo, Sentara Heart Hospital, orangutans, ultrasound

The Virginia Zoo veterinary team partnered with a team from Sentara Heart Hospital to perform ultrasound on the hearts of orangutans Pepper and Schnitz as part of the animals’ annual wellness...

Agfa HealthCare, Enterprise Imaging, HIMSS15

Agfa HealthCare will unveil enhancements to its suite of technologies during the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual conference that are designed to integrate...

Samsung Electronics America Inc. has partnered with Heart Across America to host the Heart Across America cycling tour, aimed at increasing awareness on how to prevent heart disease and stroke.

Children's Hospital of Michigan, Ariana Smith, aortic aneurysm, 3-D printing

Seventeen-year-old Ariana Smith recently became the first patient at the Children's Hospital of Michigan, and the first in Michigan, to benefit from a revolutionary 3-D printed heart model to...

blood urea nitrogen, BUN, postoperative stroke, risk, test, Wake Forest Baptist

The results of a blood test done immediately after heart surgery can be a meaningful indicator of postoperative stroke risk, a study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has found...

Medtronic, CoreValve, Japan, approval, trial

Medtronic announced Japanese regulatory approval for the self-expanding transcatheter CoreValve system for patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS). Japanese regulatory authorities granted...

SynCardia, Total Artificial Heart, 50cc, FDA, investigational study

SynCardia Systems Inc. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to conduct an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) clinical study on the effective use of its 50cc SynCardia...

Medtronic plc announced the initiation of the SPYRAL HTN Global Clinical Trial Program, a phased clinical program studying renal denervation in uncontrolled hypertension. This announcement follows...

UHC has released the findings of a new study that evaluated the use of medical devices based on cost and quality outcomes. The goal of the study was to uncover several trends related to high-...

Logicalis, enterprise imaging, IT, CIO, strategy

According to information technology (IT) company Logicalis US, managing a high volume of patient images in varying formats requires development of a comprehensive enterprise imaging strategy that...

Mobile Heartbeat, MH-CURE, smartphone application, HIMSS15

Mobile Heartbeat announced it will be demonstrating its MH-CURE communication and workflow smartphone application at the 2015 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) annual...

Nuance, physicians, patients, relationship, technology, engagement, survey

The physician-patient relationship still plays a primary role in the overall patient experience despite increasing use of technology, according to a survey conducted by Nuance Communications Inc....

KLAS, business intelligence, healthcare, vendors, data

A new KLAS report on business intelligence (BI) found that healthcare organizations are looking for BI vendors with industry expertise and content to handle the growing complexities of data...

NavisHealth, Engage, Salina Regional Health Center, mobile, patient, app

NavisHealth Solutions Inc. announced the general availability of its mobile patient engagement platform, Engage.

Corevalve, VIV, valve in valve, FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded the approved use of the CoreValve self-expanding transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) system to treat certain patients who have...

The Medicines Company announced that the European Commission has granted marketing authorization for two acute care products – Kengrexal (cangrelor) and Raplixa (sealant powder). These approvals...

fetal pacemaker, CHLA, USC, first, fully implantable, FDA

A team of investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern California have developed the first fully implantable micropacemaker designed for use in a fetus with...

ticagrelor, AstraZeneca, FDA, crushing, option

AstraZeneca announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new administration option for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patients who are unable to swallow ticagrelor (...

Green Circle Health, GCH Platform, health records, connectivity, patients

Green Circle Health (GCH) announced the availability of its GCH Platform, an online patient-to-provider communications gateway. The platform enables the real-time exchange of patient vitals...

Toshiba, Aplio Platinum CV, 300, 500, cardiovascular ultrasound, ACC

The Aplio Platnium Series CV (cardiovascular) ultrasound systems from Toshiba America Medical Systems offer a comprehensive suite of dedicated technology for cardiac diagnosis. The series,...