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April 18, 2014 — AliveCor announced the online publication of study results of the SEARCH-AF study. The SEARCH-AF study, conducted in Australia, screened 1,000 customers over 65 years old for...

Data presented from two meta-analyses using the Atherotech Vertical Auto Profile (VAP) lipid panel showed the impact high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and remnant lipoprotein (RLP)...

ACC 14 Clinical Trial Women Diet Drinks Cardiovascular Problem Mortality

Healthy postmenopausal women who drink two or more diet drinks a day may be more likely to have a heart attack, stroke or other cardiovascular problems, according to research to be presented at...

Roughly one out of three children screened for high cholesterol between the ages of 9 and 11 has borderline or high cholesterol, potentially placing them at greater risk for future cardiovascular...

April 10, 2014 — Patients presenting to the emergency department with an undetectable level of the blood biomarker high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T, and whose ECGs (electrocardiograms) show no...

LipoScience Inc. announced data showing that patients managed to a target LDL particle (LDL-P) number, as measured by LipoScience's NMR LipoProfile test, achieved a 22 to 25 percent greater...

SCAI ACC.14 Choosing Wisely Campaign Tests Treatments to Avoid Cath Lab

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions (SCAI) issued a list of five specific, evidence-based recommendations that should be avoided in the care of patients who have, or are...

GE Healthcare showcased a new suite of connected cardiovascular technologies, including several for advanced imaging and new software capabilities, at ACC 2014. New innovations included advances...

April 7, 2014 — Strategies aimed at reducing the number of patients with heart failure and other cardiovascular conditions who find themselves back in the hospital after discharge were identified...

April 3, 2014 — The new app-driven Seer 1000 Holter recorder from GE Healthcare utilizes new technology to simplify Holter monitor management.

April 2, 2014 — At the 2014 annual scientific session of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), GE Healthcare introduced a new version of its Muse ECG (electrocardiograph) management system...

Acist RXi Rapid Exchange FFR System April 2014 ACC.14

Acist Medical Systems Inc. announced at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session in Washington, D.C., the global introduction of the new Acist|RXi Rapid Exchange...

April 1, 2014 — Citing accelerating healthcare costs and finite resources, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) announced they will begin incorporating...

April 1, 2014 — GE Healthcare introduced the new Mac 2000 resting ECG (electrocardiography) system.

March 31, 2014 — Biotronik announced new results from a sub-analysis of the TRUST trial, published in the European Heart Journal. This analysis examined recommended ICD (implantable...

eCardio Diagnostics will highlight its expertise for integrating its services with customers' existing electronic medical records (EMR) systems at upcoming conferences.

Atherotech Diagnostics Lab opened its patient service center in Sarasota, Fla. 

Aerotel Medical Systems has received the CE Mark approval for its new electrocardiogram (ECG) devices, HeartView P12/8i and HeartView 12L.

BioTelemetry Inc. entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the cardiac patient services business of Biomedical Systems Corp. (BMS) for aggregate consideration of $8.65 million at closing.

New Vinyl Blood Pressure Cuffs from SunTech Medical deliver accurate blood pressure (BP) readings while providing an economical alternative to traditional durable blood pressure cuffs. Designed...

iRhythm Technologies Inc., a healthcare information services company, announced that new study data support the use of its ZIO Service to help identify underlying cardiac arrhythmias in patients...

Without administering a simple blood test in the first few days after surgery, 85 percent of the heart attacks...

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Assn. (AHA) have released a mobile and Web-based app for health care professionals to use with their patients in determining 10-year...

Medtronic Reveal Linq Insertable Cardiac Monitor Implantable ECG Wireless EP Lab

The Valley Hospital is among a few hospitals in the nation to implant a tiny wireless heart monitor expected to...

Carotid Artery MRI Systems Clinical Study Trial Cath Lab Cardiac Diagnostics

Noninvasive imaging of carotid artery plaque with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can accurately predict future...

March 4, 2014 — The University of Michigan’s Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care (MCIRCC) has entered into a letter of intent with AirStrip with the goal of executing future...

AirStrip Technologies AirStrip One Cardiology ECG Wireless Remote Access

AirStrip announced the launch of AirStrip One Cardiology for all hardware using the Windows 8.1 operating system. This includes the Microsoft Surface tablet and a variety of other mobile devices,...

AirStrip Technologies Innovation Marketplace AIM ECG Remote Wireless Monitor

The University of Michigan’s Center for Integrative Research in Critical Care (MCIRCC) has entered into a letter of intent with AirStrip with the goal of executing future collaborations, and...

Medtronic Scripps Reveal Linq Insertable Cardiac Monitor ICM EP Lab ECG Remote

Scripps Green Hospital has become the first hospital in the United States to implant the world's smallest implantable cardiac monitoring device. Scripps Clinic cardiologist John Rogers, M.D.,...

AliveCor Practice Fusion ECG remote wireless electronic medical record patient

AliveCor Inc. announced a partnership with Practice Fusion, a physician-patient community. Physician offices will now be able to import the AliveCor Heart Monitor’s ...

February 28, 2014 — Igor Efimov, Ph.D., from the School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis, and an international team of biomedical engineers and materials...

Medtronic Reveal Linq Insertable Cardiac Monitor Implantable Holter ECG Wireless

Medtronic Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance, CE marking and the global launch of its Reveal Linq Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) System. Medtronic...

LAPTOP-HF Telecardiology Remote Patient Monitoring ICM EP Lab Heart Failure ECG

A new treatment option for heart disease is being tested at The University of Kansas Hospital that could be...

HealthMed Holdings completed validation on a blood test that aims to identify individuals who are at risk of a...

AliveCor Heart Monitor FDA EP Lab ECG Cardiac Diagnostics Mobile Remote

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted AliveCor Inc. over-the-counter (OTC) clearance for the AliveCor Heart Monitor, a single-channel ...

Massachusetts General Hospital conducted a biomarker-guided therapy study of chronic heart failure patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction over a 10-month period. Results of “Head-to-...

Traditional fingerstick screening for glucose and lipids is proving inadequate when identifying near-term ...

iRhythm Technologies ZIO Service Heart Arrhythias Remote Monitoring ECG Holter

Aetna issued a positive coverage policy for long-term continuous monitoring of patients with suspected heart...

CardioDx Inc. is a molecular diagnostics company specializing in cardiovascular genomics. It...

eCardio Diagnostics is opening its second Independent Diagnostic Testing Facility (IDTF) in San...

American College of Cardiology Clinical Trial Cath Lab EP Cardiac Diagnostics

Results from several late breaking clinical trials will be presented during  the American College of...

defibrillator-monitors

For U.S. hospitals and emergency medical services (EMS) looking to upgrade their aging defibrillator-monitors, new technologies added to these systems enable more feedback to first responders...

InfoBionic MoMe Remote Arrhythmia Monitoring Patient Holter ECG Monitors

InfoBionic’s MoMe System for cardiac arrhythmia monitoring received CE marking. The MoMe System is a remote patient ...

Thorne Research Itamar Medical EndoPAT WatchPAT Cardiac Diagnostics

Thorne Research Inc. and Itamar Medical Inc. entered into a three-year non-exclusive agreement to co-market Itamar's EndoPAT and WatchPat. EndoPat is a device to assess arterial (endothelial)...

Biotronik Home Monitoring Remote Monitoring Systems ECG Wireless EP Lab

An Effectiveness and Cost of ICD Follow-Up Schedule with Telecardiology (ECOST) study indicated the Biotronik Home Monitoring may reduce follow-up costs in patients with implantable...

ViScope MD HD Medical Stethoscope Cardiac Diagnostics Murmur

The ViScope MD by HD Medical Inc. features murmur detection capability and offers an integrated ...

syngo.via, Siemens, iPhone, remote image access

As the world becomes more wired and mobile devices offer instant access to email, apps and the Web, it is only natural this technology is migrating into the healthcare sector, where physicians are...

A new “fluid biopsy” technique that could identify patients at high risk of a heart attack by...

SunTech Medical, a Halma company that provides noninvasive blood pressure monitoring products and technologies...

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iRhythm Technologies announced that a prospective study by Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) has found that use of...

ACC, iPad cardiology apps

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A University of California, Los Angeles research team has found no evidence of an association between iron levels in the body and the risk of atherosclerosis.

 A study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association revealed findings...

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Comprised of the cardiologist and the heart surgeon, the heart team collaboratively assesses and determines the best course of treatment for cardiac patients. ECHI has a large and successful...

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AliveCor announced Android compatibility for its AliveInsights analysis service, which launched for iOS (iPhone) users of the AliveCor Heart Monitor Nov. 18, 2013.

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 The American College of Cardiology (ACC), along with nine specialty and subspecialty societies, released Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for tests used in the ...

BioTelemetry Inc., a wireless medical technology company focused on the delivery of health information, announced that recently published research from an observational study of more than 200,000...

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Thomas Jefferson University researchers discovered that the formation of blood clots follows a different molecular route in African Americans versus European Americans, providing a new...

The National Cheng Kung University Heart Science and Medical Devices Research Center (NCKU HSDMRC) and the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Duke University, Durham, NC,...

Combining genetic data with clinical information to determine the initial dosage of the blood thinner warfarin, used to prevent blood clots in the circulatory system, was no more effective in...

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Millar Inc. and CD Leycom announced the appointment of Millar as the exclusive U.S. distributor of CD Leycom’s clinical Inca in pressure-volume (PV) loop system and disposable clinical PV loop...

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AliveCor Inc. launched a mobile heart health service, offering expert reviews of electrocardiograms (ECGs) recorded...

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In an expert consensus document e-published in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions (CCI), the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (...

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) released a clinical practice guideline to help primary care clinicians better identify adults who may be at high...

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study conducted in Ireland found that aspirin does not adequately protect 20 percent of patients with...

Professional cardiovascular societies and many working cardiologists question the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) recent recommendation that patients undergo genetic testing before...

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Men undergoing testosterone therapy had a 29 percent greater risk of heart attack, stroke and death according to a study...

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Doctors have known for years that atrial fibrillation (AF) increases the risk for stroke, but now researchers...

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A new way of using blood pressure-lowering medications could prevent more than a fourth of heart attacks and ...

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study supports the use of instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR) to simplify assessment and determine the severity of coronary...

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Nonin Medical Inc., the inventor of finger pulse oximetry and a leader in noninvasive medical ...

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Alivecor Inc. announced that the AliveCor Heart Monitor is now being offered to participants in the Health eHeart Study with 2,000 units to be deployed before the end of the year.