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Hospira Inc. issued a nationwide recall to the user level for one lot of Dobutamine Injection, USP, 250 mg, 20 mL, single-dose fliptop vial, (NDC 0409-2344-02), Lot 27-352-DK. (NDC and lot number...

FDA Approval Siemens Healthcare Somatom Force CT System

May 21, 2014 — Siemens Healthcare announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the Somatom Force computed tomography (CT) system — the next generation in dual source CT....

Journal of Endovascular Therapy Hypertension Renal Denervation Therapy

Patients with hypertension after renal artery stenting who do not respond to drug treatment may have another option. 

Wearable Holter Zio Patch  Atrial Fibrillation iRhythm Technologies

May 21, 2014 — iRhythm Technologies Inc. announced that data from four studies presented at Heart Rhythm 2014, the Heart Rhythm Society's 35th Annual Scientific Sessions, support the use of the...

3-d pronting, 3D printing

The FDA has recognized 3-D printing technology now exists to print medical devices and is gathering information regarding technical assessments that should be considered when it will inevitably...

Sony Medical Displays For Radiology SIIM 2014 Long Beach California

Sony Electronics’ Medical Systems Division showcased a full line of medical grade monitors for radiology applications, including the LMD-DM50, LMD-DM30C and LMD-DM30 models, at the 2014 Society...

St. Jude Medical Portico TAVR System U.S. Implants Clinical Study

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced that the first patient implants occurred in the Portico Re-sheathable Transcatheter Aortic Valve System U.S. IDE Trial (PORTICO trial).

May 20, 2014 — Siemens Healthcare announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the 16- and 32-slice iterations of its Somatom Perspective computed tomography (CT) system.

May 20, 2014 — GE Healthcare and Tesla Engineering Ltd. are collaborating to produce 7T human whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners. The companies made the announcement at the joint...

Transcatheter Technologies Gmbh Trinity TAVI Heart Valve Repair EuroPCR 2014

Transcatheter Technologies GmbH, an emerging medical device company that is developing a third-generation transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) system — Trinity) — announced that its...

Corevalve, FDA, Edwards, TAVR, TAVI, lawsuit, injunction

In a surprise move, Edwards Lifesciences Corp. and Medtronic reached an agreement this week to settle all outstanding patent litigation between the companies, including cases related to...

cardiology Inventory management

Computerized and semi-automated inventory control system technology offers a more efficient way for cardiovascular departments, especially catheterization and electrophysiology (EP) labs, to track...

May 19, 2014 — A new study found that adding an electrocardiogram (ECG) to existing pre-participation screening of high school athletes increases the likelihood of identifying disorders associated...

May 19, 2014 — St. Jude Medical announced that data presented during a late-breaking clinical trial session at the 2014 annual scientific sessions of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) found an...

Power Plate Whole Body Vibration Blood Pressure Florida State University

Six independent studies published within the past 10 years have shown a link between whole body vibration and lowered blood pressure.

For the first time, a minimally invasive transcatheter valve — tested by Baylor Research Institute in Dallas (BRI) — has been shown to save more lives than open-heart surgery, according to new...

American Heart Assn. Statement Babies Congenital Heart

Fetal heart experts working with the American Heart Assn. have developed guidelines to help healthcare providers care for unborn babies with heart problems, as well as their families.

Advanced Circulatory, makers of medical devices providing Intrathoracic Pressure Regulation (IPR) Therapy, will continue to work with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on a pathway to...

May 16, 2014 — New data presented as a late-breaking clinical trial at the Heart Rhythm Society's (HRS) 2014 annual scientific sessions show that an advanced pacing feature exclusive to Medtronic...

May 16, 2014 — In a move to expand significantly its portfolio of solutions for peripheral interventions, Boston Scientific Corp. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the...