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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...

September 26, 2014 — The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) has released new evidence-based guidelines for the prevention and treatment of perioperative and postoperative atrial...

September 26, 2014 — Biotronik announced that the results of the EDUCAT study support a link between patient comprehension and clinical acceptance regarding remote monitoring. The study...

September 26, 2014 — In response to new science showing that complete revascularization of all significantly blocked arteries leads to better outcomes in some heart attack patients, the American...

AtriCure AtriClip Flex Atrial Fibrillation Therapies Cardiac Surgery LAA Occlude

AtriCure Inc. announced the introduction of the AtriClip Flex, a new device with a more flexible aluminum shaft that allows surgeons to better maneuver within a patient’s particular anatomy.

OCT

The first randomized trial to examine serial optical coherence tomography (OCT) in primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) was reported at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (...

St. Jude Medical CE mark Tendril STS IsoFlex Optim MRI Scans

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced CE mark approval of updated labeling for its Tendril STS and IsoFlex Optim pacing leads, allowing existing and future patients with the devices access to ...

IVUS, CTOs

A new study found that intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-guided intervention in patients with chronic total occlusion (CTO) could improve outcomes compared to a conventional angiography-guided...

A new clinical trial comparing the use of everolimus-eluting stents (EES) and drug-eluting balloons (DEB) in treating in-stent restenosis (ISR) from drug-eluting stents found that EES provided...

A first-of-its kind study comparing the safety and efficacy of biodegradable polymer sirolimus-eluting stents (BP-SES) to durable polymer sirolimus-eluting stents (DP-SES) found that the...