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diaDexus, PLAC Test for Lp-PLA2 Activity,

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared a new screening test that predicts a patient’s risk of future coronary heart disease (CHD) events, such as heart attacks.

Alere, INRatio, INRatio2, PT/INR Monitor system, correction

Alere Inc. has initiated a voluntary correction to inform United States users of the Alere INRatio and INRatio 2 PT/INR Monitor system of certain medical conditions that should not be tested with...

Cath lab, clinical trial, clinical study, defibrillator monitors

A faster, coordinated emergency response in collaboration with hospital cardiac catheterization laboratories in each United States region, including New York City, is associated with improving...

Stethoscope, cardiac diagnostics

Stethoscope provides high acoustic sensitivity for performing general physical assessments

COR Medical Technologies (COR) introduces CORcare, a comprehensive instant outcome support system for rapid and accurate diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up management of patients with acute and...

marijuana use, clinical trial, secondhand smoke, cardiac diagnostics

Breathing secondhand marijuana smoke could damage heart and blood vessels as much as secondhand cigarette smoke, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart...

Fatigue, increased irritability and feeling demoralized may raise a healthy man or woman’s risk of first-time cardiovascular disease by 36 percent, according to a study led by researchers at ...

Medi‐Lynx Cardiac Monitoring LLC and MEDICALgorithmics will participate in a research project, investigating the impact of lifestyle modification on ablation outcome in atrial fibrillation (...

Clinical Trial at the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions 2014

Results of a new study challenge the current consensus in cardiology that peak myocardial edema only...

Cardiovascular scientists at NYU Langone Medical Center have identified in mouse models a protein known as Pcp4 as a regulator of the heart's rhythm. 

3-D Printing, Congenital heart, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)

Physician-researchers from the Cardiac Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) presented new findings on pediatric cardiovascular disease at the American Heart...

Blipcare, wireless weight scale, heart failure, patient engagement

According to a statement in Health Data Management, Ochsner Health System in New Orleans, developed a program utilizing a Carematix Blipcare wireless weight scale for remote patient...

A coordinated emergency response by healthcare teams to treat heart attack patients meant faster care that was associated with improved survival, according to research presented at the American...

The American College of Cardiology (ACC), which has been developing clinical practice guidelines in partnership with the American Heart Association (AHA) for more than three decades, has launched...

LifeWatch AG, Vital Connect Inc, HealthPatch MD, ECG remote patient monitoring

LifeWatch AG is signing an agreement with Vital Connect Inc. to utilize their HealthPatch MD as a 1-lead ECG device in its cardiac monitoring business. LifeWatch and Vital Connect are working...

aortic stenosis, Canadian Cardiovascular Conference, LDL-C

Genetic predisposition to elevated low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) was associated with aortic valve calcium and narrowing of the aortic valve, findings that support a causal...

A diverse group of uncommon congenital heart defects and genetic conditions may put a child in danger of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), and at least two-thirds of these defects and conditions can be...

McKesson, ECG software, remote ECG access

The desire to guide product development and remain on the leading edge of cardiac care led Shannon to become a beta testing site for McKesson Cardiology 13.1, which extends remote access with the...

Cigna Corporation has reinstated coverage of the Ambulatory Cardiac Telemetry (ACT) service and is retroactively effective as of June 15, 2014.

CardioDx Inc., a molecular diagnostics company specializing in cardiovascular genomics, today announced the presentation of the study, "The Use of a Gene Expression Score Showed Clinical...