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W.L. Gore FDA Approval Gore Viabahn Endoprosthesis

W. L. Gore & Associates Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Gore Viabahn Endoprosthesis for interventional treatment of in-stent restenosis in the...

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has determined that clinical sites that wish to participate in the newly announced CREST-2 carotid artery stenting (CAS) registry...

Boston Scientific Corp. has initiated the REPRISE III clinical trial, a pivotal study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Lotus valve system in patients with severe aortic stenosis and...

Claret Medical, Sentinel

While transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a paradigm shift in how valve disease is treated, one nagging safety issue that remains is TAVR’s stroke rate, which is higher than...

Singulex Inc. announced the presentation of 10 abstracts at the European Society of Cardiology's (ESC) annual conference, which highlight the clinical utility of single molecule counting...

ReFlow CE Mark Wingman35 Crossing Catheter SpeX Shapeable Support Catheter

ReFlow Medical Inc. announced the initial clinical use of its Wingman35 Crossing Catheter and speX Shapeable Support Catheter by Dr. Andrej Schmidt at University Leipzig, Germany.

October 1, 2014 — Heart Hospital of Austin is the first facility in Texas to implant a new miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor to manage heart failure (HF). The CardioMEMS HF system...

Siemens Artis one

October 1, 2014 — St. Johns Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit recently became the first U.S. healthcare facility to install the Artis one angiography system from Siemens Healthcare. The Artis...

HIT, information technology

Although most accountable care organizations have the health information technology to improve clinical quality, poor interoperability across systems and providers remains a barrier, according to...

September 30, 2014 — The American College of Cardiology (ACC), along with eight partnering societies, released the first appropriate use criteria (AUC) for suspected heart disease in pediatric...

Acist, high-definition intravascular ultrasound system, HD-IVUS

September 30, 2014 — Acist Medical Systems Inc. showcased the HDi high-definition intravascular ultrasound system (HD-IVUS) in two live cases at the recent 2014 Transcatheter Cardiovascular...

iFR

Earlier this year, the Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis adopted the instant wave-Free Ratio (iFR) technology. The iFR modality is a pressure-derived...

blood testing, nephrocheck

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has allowed marketing of the NephroCheck test, a first-of-a-kind laboratory test to help determine if certain critically ill hospitalized patients are at risk...

nuclear imaging, isotopes, Molybdenum-99

Coquí RadioPharmaceuticals Corp. is working to become the first commercial producer of lifesaving medical isotopes in the United States. 

September 29, 2014 — Before undergoing cardiac imaging procedures involving radiation, healthcare providers should help patients understand why the procedure is needed and its potential benefits...

alivecore, alivercor, smartphone ECG, AF, Afrib, atrial fibrillation

September 29, 2014 — AliveCor announced the launch of the latest version of the AliveECG app, which provides patients with free real-time atrial fibrillation (AF) detection in electrocardiogram (...

nil, claron, remote viewing systems

Claron Technology introduces support for the BlackBerry Passport for its Nil family of zero-footprint enterprise medical imaging viewers, which enable anytime, anywhere web-based review of a full...

trinity, transcatheter technologies

Transcatheter Technologies GmbH has announced that results of a first-in-human clinical study of its TRINITY system have been published ahead of print publication in the July issue of the peer-...

heartmate III, tohratec, heart failure, heart failure treatment

Thoratec Corporation announced that it has begun to enroll patients in the HeartMate III U.S. clinical trial. 

McKesson Enterprise Image Repository brings together scattered images from numerous isolated systems into the image repository (VNA) and helps provide a single view of the patient’s imaging...