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The Phase C results of the ProMRI Clinical Study were presented at the late-breaking clinical trial session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) 2015 meeting. 

cardiomems, st. jude medical, heart failure

Important new data presented during the Heart Rhythm Society's (HRS) 36th annual Scientific Session supporting improved outcomes and cost-effectiveness of the CardioMEMS HF System for the...

St. Jude Medical, Merlin, remote monitoring, lower costs, hospitalizations, HRS

New data from St. Jude Medical found that patients with cardiac devices who use remote monitoring have significantly fewer hospitalizations and lower overall healthcare costs than patients who do...

Wexner Medical Center, Michael Weinstock, chest pain, emergency, admitted

Chest pain sends more than 7 million Americans to the emergency department each year. About half of them are admitted to the hospital for further observation, testing or treatment. Now, emergency...

antiplatelet medication, prasugrel, clopidogrel, risk algorithm, SCAI

A risk assessment algorithm combining clinical risk factors and platelet function test results may help interventional cardiologists better identify patients who stand to benefit from intensive...

HRS, ECG, smartphones, atrial fibrillation, AF, Heart Rhythm 2015

A new, large-scale study has found adding an electrocardiogram (ECG) to the latest generation of body-worn sensors accurately detects atrial fibrillation (AF) and significantly increases awareness...

Geneva Healthcare, Geneva Healthcare Suite 2.0, HRS, patient engagement

Geneva Healthcare will showcase a set of new features on The Geneva Healthcare Suite – a technology platform for managing data from cardiac devices – at Heart Rhythm Society's annual scientific...

Abbott, GE, CardioLab, RhythmView, atrial fibrillation, source

Abbott and GE Healthcare announced an agreement that will bring real-time, patient-specific data about the heart's electrical activity to cardiac electrophysiology labs. The goal of the...

A team from Stanford University School of Medicine has developed and combined new paper and flexible polymer substrates with special sensing devices for rapid and accurate detection of pathogens...

Empa, chest strap heart rate monitor, Techtextil, ECG monitoring

While demand for electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring systems is increasing, a major hurdle has been the necessity of gel electrodes for reliable long-term measurements. The electrodes dry out...

May 11, 2015 — The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) has released the list of its 12 late-breaking electrophysiology (EP) clinical trials that will be presented at Heart Rhythm 2015, which takes place...

ScottCare, Ambucor, HRS, 2015, ECG, remote monitoring

The ScottCare Corp. announced it will highlight Ambucor, the company’s employable labor service division for CIED monitoring, at the 2015 Heart Rhythm Society Scientific Sessions in Boston, May 13...

Thoratec, HeartMate II, ROADMAP

Thoratec Corp. announced results from the ROADMAP Study (Risk Assessment and Comparative Effectiveness of Left Ventricular Assist Device and Medical Management in Ambulatory Heart Failure Patients...

Several futuristic technologies and their potential impact on healthcare were discussed during the Future of Cardiovascular Medicine track sessions at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2015...

atherosclerosis, vitamin C, heart disease, Dr. Rath Research Institute

Scientific confirmation has just been published in the American Journal of Cardiovascular Disease that atherosclerosis, the underlying process of heart attacks and strokes, is generally...

Philips introduced CareSage at HIMSS 2015, which is new predictive analytics engine that enables health systems to better monitor and care for elderly patients by combining actionable insights...

Cerner, Qualcomm, home health monitoring, 2net, CareAware, EHR

Cerner Corp. and Qualcomm Life Inc. announced an agreement to extend Cerner’s medical device connectivity capabilities beyond the hospital to the home. Cerner will leverage Qualcomm Life’s U.S....

CareDx Inc., a molecular diagnostics company focused on the development and commercialization of clinically differentiated, high-value, non-invasive surveillance solutions for transplant...

A Mayo Clinic study has identified a familial association in spontaneous coronary artery dissection, suggesting a genetic predisposition to the condition. The results are published in the March 23...

blood urea nitrogen, BUN, postoperative stroke, risk, test, Wake Forest Baptist

The results of a blood test done immediately after heart surgery can be a meaningful indicator of postoperative stroke risk, a study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has found...