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Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, Rush, tele-robotic ultrasound, telehealth

A new clinical trial is testing the feasibility and efficiency of a doctor in New York City remotely performing long-distance, tele-robotic ultrasound exams over the Internet on patients in...

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, TMVR, Tendyne, FDA, first implant, U.S.

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF) physicians are conducting a research study using the first transcatheter mitral valve replacement in the United States at Minneapolis Heart Institute...

CSI, Diamondback 360, atherectomy, PAD, Stealth 360

Cardiovascular Systems Inc. announced that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for the 4 French, 1.25 Solid Diamondback 360 Peripheral Orbital Atherectomy System...

Comparing mechanical prosthetic and bioprosthetic mitral valves, a study in the April 14 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found no significant difference in...

carotid artery stenting, F-EPD, P-EPD, ACC, embolic protection devices

A study published in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions showed that in-hospital and 30-day stroke or death rates were equally low with either a distal filter embolic protection device (F-...

Contego Medical announced the completion of a $5.6 million Series B financing round, led by Hatteras Venture Partners. Hatteras is an early stage venture firm with a focus on medical devices,...

The latest advances in echocardiography were discussed at a special evening symposium at the 2015 American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting, organized by Methodist Debakey Heart and Vascular...

A study including more than 20,000 adults in China found combined use of the hypertension medication enalapril and folic acid significantly reduced the risk of first stroke. All of the patients...

SCAI, survey, interventional cardiologists, work injury, orthopedic, radiation

Nearly half of interventional cardiologists responding to a survey conducted by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) reported at least one work-related orthopedic...

intraaortic balloon pumps, IABP, ventricular assist devices, VAD, cost effective

Maquet Cardiovascular USA announced publication of a manuscript comparing the clinical and economic impact of percutaneous ventricular assist devices (pVAD) with intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABP)...

ORSIF, fluoroscopy, interventional, health risks, awareness

A new non-profit association, the Organization for Occupational Radiation Safety in Interventional Fluoroscopy (ORSIF), was recently launched to generate awareness of the potential serious health...

TEE, 3-D TEE, 4-D TEE, GE

Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is quickly establishing itself as an essential tool in the interventional cardiologist’s daily toolbox. An alternative to the more traditional...

expert consensus, SCAI, ACC, HFSA, STS, heart pumps, MCS devices

An expert consensus statement released by four leading cardiovascular societies provides new guidance on percutaneous mechanical circulatory support (MCS) devices for treatment of heart failure....

IMRIS, Visius iCT, Health Canada, licensing

IMRIS Inc. announced that Visius iCT, its ceiling-mounted intraoperative computed tomography scanner, has received Health Canada licensing allowing for sales and marketing in the country.

iFR Scout, pullback software, iFR Modality, fractional flow reserve, FFR

Royal Philips announced that Volcano, a Philips business, has received CE Mark for the iFR Scout pullback software. iFR Scout is a functional extension of its existing instant wave-Free Ratio...

The opening session speakers at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2015 Scientific Sessions will examine the current state of cardiovascular care and why it is...

hospital, stay, heart attack, angioplasty, study

Patients 65 or older discharged from the hospital as early as 48 hours after angioplasty following a major heart attack have similar outcomes as those who stay four to five days, provided...

Virginia Zoo, Sentara Heart Hospital, orangutans, ultrasound

The Virginia Zoo veterinary team partnered with a team from Sentara Heart Hospital to perform ultrasound on the hearts of orangutans Pepper and Schnitz as part of the animals’ annual wellness...

Children's Hospital of Michigan, Ariana Smith, aortic aneurysm, 3-D printing

Seventeen-year-old Ariana Smith recently became the first patient at the Children's Hospital of Michigan, and the first in Michigan, to benefit from a revolutionary 3-D printed heart model to...

Medtronic, CoreValve, Japan, approval, trial

Medtronic announced Japanese regulatory approval for the self-expanding transcatheter CoreValve system for patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS). Japanese regulatory authorities granted...