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Corevalve, valve sizes

Medtronic announced CE (Conformité Européene) mark for the 26 and 29mm sizes of the CoreValve Evolut R System, a next-generation self-expanding valve for transcatheter aortic...

peripheral arterial disease, Atherectomy devices, ISET

Ensuring that patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) get tested and treated with minimally invasive endovascular therapy saves legs and lives suggests a study in which amputation rates...

Heart failure, MitraClip, International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy

A minimally invasive procedure to repair severe mitral valve regurgitation by clipping together the valve’s leaflets can improve function and quality of life and reduce the risk of hospitalization...

Case Western Reserve’s chemical compound aimed at restoring spinal cord function may have an additional purpose: stopping potentially fatal arrhythmias after heart attack.

Medtronic, In.Pact Admiral DCB, PAD, U.S. launch, drug-coated balloon

United States hospitals began using a new medical device from Medtronic plc  called the In.Pact Admiral drug-coated balloon (DCB) to treat patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in...

patient experience, information technology, royal solutions group

Patient Portals are a trending item in the healthcare industry, but what does the term "Patient Portal" really mean?

Medtronic announced a partnership agreement between its Cardiocom business and LHC Group.

Ostar Healthcare Technology announced the North American launch of their Cellular P201 telehealth blood pressure monitoring system. This advanced chronic disease remote monitoring system...

ISET, aneurysms, blood flow, software, flow diverter, FFR catheters

A new computer program allows doctors to assess blood flow as they are using flow-diverter devices to treat life-threatening aneurysms, suggests a preliminary study being presented at the 27th...

EP lab, Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators, Heart Failure

Boston Scientific Corporation announced the launch and first U.S. implant of its line of Extended Longevity (EL) implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), including Dynagen EL and Inogen EL...

Cardiovascular ultrasound, ultrasound systems, RSNA 2015, 5D Heart

Samsung Electronics America introduced the Samsung WS80A with Elite performance package, its flagship ultrasound product for women’s healthcare designed to streamline exam workflows and deliver...

Perhaps the biggest trend health information technology today is the movement away from traditional picture archiving and communications systems (PACS) and cardiovascular information systems (CVIS...

Millions of people take angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) to help treat heart failure. But it turns out not all ARBs are created equally, according to one Nova Southeastern University (NSU)...

automated external defibrillators, AED, FDA, premarket approval, PMA, 2016

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it will strengthen its review of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to help improve the quality and reliability of these devices.

Blood pressure monitoring, hypertension, heart failure, remote monitoring, OSTAR

Ostar Healthcare Technology, a Washington State Based TeleHealth Solutions company, announced the North American launch of Cellular TeleHealth Blood Pressure Monitoring System.

information technology, PACS, cardiac PACS, Roadmap Version 1.0

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released Connecting Health and Care for the Nation: A Shared Nationwide...

ASCERT, coronary bypass graft surgery, angioplasty, quality of life, value

Coronary bypass graft surgery commonly used to treat patients with coronary heart disease results in improved quality of life but also costs more than another often-used less invasive technique,...

University of the Basque Country, ICDs, pacemakers, Internet, security, remote

A researcher in the University of the Basque Country’s (UPV/EHU) Department of Communications Engineering has developed the Ladon security protocol, an efficient mechanism to authenticate,...

Stem Cell Therapy, Congenital heart, clinical trial/study

Researchers at Okayama University and Okayama University Hospital show that children suffering from a condition known as hypoplastic left heart syndrome experienced some improvement in cardiac...

Business, HSCA, Budget and Economic Outlook, Congressional Budget Office

Healthcare Supply Chain Association (HSCA) President Curtis Rooney released a statement on the annual Budget and Economic Outlook compiled by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).