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AMSSM, F-MARC, ECG, summit, Seattle, interpretation, athletes

The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) and the FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Center (F-MARC) joined together to host the 2nd Summit on ECG Interpretation in Athletes, Feb...

ScottCare, novi, Holter monitor, EP lab, ACC 2015, remote monitoring

The ScottCare Corp. announced its new novi patch Holter monitor will be available in the United States for the first time at the 2015 Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology in...

Pulse of Online Health survey, patient engagement, telehealth, remote monitoring

Americans are ready and willing to leverage health apps and wearable devices to improve their personal health, according to the findings released from the fifth annual Makovsky/Kelton "Pulse of...

Medtronic, Reveal Linq ICM, atrial fibrillation, AF, study, remote monitoring

Medtronic announced the results of a new "real-world" study of patients who have had a cryptogenic stroke, in which the Reveal Linq Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) detected atrial fibrillation (...

iRhythm, ZIO Service, arrhythmia detection, wearable, Holter monitors

iRhythm Technologies Inc. announced the study, “Cost Analysis and Clinical Outcomes of Ambulatory Care Monitoring in Medicare Patients,” was published in the Journal of Health...

Cerner, Mortara, CareAware Waveform Management, ECG, monitoring, cardiac PACS

Cerner Corp. and development partner Mortara Instrument have joined together to introduce CareAware Waveform Management. The system displays waveforms and other physiological data from patient...

Most “risk calculators” used by clinicians to gauge a patient’s chances of suffering a heart attack and guide treatment decisions appear to significantly overestimate the likelihood of a heart...

University of Michigan, heart defect, baby, screening test

Thanks to a two-minute newborn screening test designed to help detect heart defects, a Michigan couple was made aware of their newborn daughter’s unexpected heart defect. The test is now a...

Medi-Lynx Cardiac Monitoring LLC and Medicalgorithmics have announced their participation in a research project investigating the impact of lifestyle modification on ablation outcome in atrial...

Here are my predictions for technologies to watch in the coming year that have the potential to fundamentally change the practice of cardiology:

blood pressure, systolic, hypertension, younger adults, cardiovascular, risk

Younger adults with elevated systolic blood pressure have a higher risk for cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease than those with normal blood pressure, according to a large long-...

Heart failure, remote monitoring, CardioMEMS, St. Jude Medical

Swedish Medical Center is the first facility in the Rocky Mountain Region to implant a new miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor to manage heart failure (HF).

AliveCor, Heart Monitor, atrial fibrillation, AF, ECG, Cleveland Clinic, study

Cleveland Clinic and AliveCor, Inc. announced the online publication of study results from Cleveland Clinic’s iTransmit Study, "Evaluating the Efficacy and Feasibility...

Medtronic announced a partnership agreement between its Cardiocom business and LHC Group.

Ostar Healthcare Technology announced the North American launch of their Cellular P201 telehealth blood pressure monitoring system. This advanced chronic disease remote monitoring system...

ISET, aneurysms, blood flow, software, flow diverter, FFR catheters

A new computer program allows doctors to assess blood flow as they are using flow-diverter devices to treat life-threatening aneurysms, suggests a preliminary study being presented at the 27th...

Blood pressure monitoring, hypertension, heart failure, remote monitoring, OSTAR

Ostar Healthcare Technology, a Washington State Based TeleHealth Solutions company, announced the North American launch of Cellular TeleHealth Blood Pressure Monitoring System.

University of the Basque Country, ICDs, pacemakers, Internet, security, remote

A researcher in the University of the Basque Country’s (UPV/EHU) Department of Communications Engineering has developed the Ladon security protocol, an efficient mechanism to authenticate,...

AliveCor, Heart Monitor, atrial fibrillation, AF, ECG, mobile, CE Mark

AliveCor Inc. announced it has received CE Mark clearance for its automated analysis process (algorithm) to detect atrial fibrillation (AF). The latest version of the AliveECG app for...

Abbott, troponin, women, myocardial infarction, blood testing, diagnosis

The British Medical Journal published results online that show Abbott’s Architect Stat High Sensitive Troponin-I (hsTnl) test may help doctors to detect twice as...