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fire of life, schiller, Holter

With Schiller's medilog electrocardiogram (ECG) Holter recorders and the new Fire of Life software, the heart rate variability (HRV) is analyzed and displayed in a new way to help judge the...

Cardea Associates CardeaScreen ECGs Point-of-Care Testing Athletes

Cardea Associates announced the launch of its new electrocardiographic (ECG) device, CardeaScreen. Specifically in-tune with normal conditions for the athletic heart, CardeaScreen is designed for...

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings (LabCorp) announced it has launched its clinical next generation sequencing assay, GeneSeq: Cardio for genetic causes of familial cardiac disease.

The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) has released a list of five interventions whose appropriateness physicians and patients should discuss as part of Choosing Wisely. The list...

Nuclear Imaging Choosing Wisely Five Questions Testing PET/SPECT Systems

The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) released a list of specific tests that are commonly ordered—but not always necessary — in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging as...

Evercore Connext Mobile Sotrage/Archive TeraMedica HIMSS 2013

February 26, 2013 — TeraMedica debuted the Evercore Connext Mobile at the 2013 HIMSS conference, bringing groundbreaking, seamless point-of-care data capture and archiving to an iPad or iPhone. At...

TIMS version 3.0 TIMS Medical Foresight Imaging Angiography Endoscopes DICOM

The TIMS Medical division of Foresight Imaging released the TIMS version 3.0 platform to provide high resolution digital video formats in fluoroscopy and endoscopy.

Medtronic Inc. announced it received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to conduct an early feasibility study using the Medtronic Native Outflow Tract Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve (...

Medtronic Resolute Integrity Stent FDA Approval 34, 38 mm

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the 34 and 38 mm lengths of the Medtronic Resolute Integrity drug-eluting stent in diameters of 3, 3.5 and 4 mm with an indication for...

Heart Failure Treatments EP Lab ICDs JAMA Internal Medicine St. Louis University

New research at Saint Louis University shows physicians do not talk to patients about the psychosocial impact and long-term risks of implanting cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) to treat...

Cardiac Ultra Sound Echo ASE Choosing Wisely 5 THings Patients Should Question

Taking a leadership role in addressing inefficient practices and improving care, the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) has released a list of five interventions whose appropriateness...

Sunshine act, disclosure, cardiology, radiology

The White House’s recent approval of the Physician Payment Sunshine Act mandates transparency within physician-industry relationships. Data recording begins Aug. 1, 2013, so it is necessary for...

AHA Newborn Screenings for Congenital Heart Defects Pulse Oximetry

The American Heart Association (AHA) is focusing its advocacy efforts across the Midwest on the use of pulse oximetry screening (pulse ox) to detect congenital heart defects in newborns.

Lumax 740 DX system, ICD

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted final approval for the Biotronik Lumax 740 DX system. The device is a first-in-class implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD...

balloon, CTO

Physicians have new tools for treating chronic total occlusions (CTOs) after Abbott received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for guidewires and balloon dilation catheters for...

Since its launch, less than two years ago, more than 5 million computed tomography (CT) scans, and nearly 3 million exams, have been added to the American College of Radiology (ACR) Dose Index...

robot clinical decision support, RP 7 robot

The March 2013 issue of The Atlantic, out this week, includes the article “The Robot Will See You Now,” which looks at how IBM's Watson — the same machine that...

 

Time Magazine releases the dramatic findings of a months-long investigation by contributor Steven Brill into how outrageous pricing and egregious profits are destroying America's...

The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) has joined the ABIM Foundation and 37 other specialty societies as part of Choosing Wisely, an effort to reduce inappropriate tests and procedures to...

Dotarem Guebert LLC FDA NDA Approval Contrast Media MRI Systems

Guerbet announced that the Medical Imaging Drugs Advisory Committee to U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has voted unanimously by votes of 17 to zero to recommend that FDA approve the New...