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Robert Smith, a cardiologist at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Conn., released the results of his retrospective study designed to compare single in-office automated blood...

July 24, 2014 — Boston Scientific has initiated full commercial launch of its new Polaris imaging system. This system will support the Boston Scientific family of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)...

EndoPAT diagnostic device

Data from a new study indicate that the results of an FDA-approved test for endothelial (arterial) function significantly correlated with near-future cardiovascular events, of which the majority...

heart attacks, women's health

A new look at hospital data shows women have longer hospital stays and are more likely than men to die in the hospital after a heart attack.

July 18, 2014 — AliveCor announced that more than one million ECGs (electrocardiograms) have been recorded using the AliveCor heart monitor since the first ECG was recorded in January...

July 15, 2014 — Telemed Solutions has reached an agreement with GlobalMedia Group LLC to become the exclusive global distributor for the TM-12, a PC-based wireless resting 12-lead ECG (...

In the current era of healthcare reform with the overarching goal of reducing healthcare costs, heart failure (HF) management has taken center stage. It is the leading cause of hospitalization for...

Vital Connect announced its HealthPatch MD biosensor has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance. The solution is capable of capturing clinical-grade biometric measurements and...

Medtronic Reveal XT ICM CRYSTAL AF Clinical Trial Atrial Fibrillation

Medtronic Inc. announced results from the CRYSTAL AF (CRYptogenic STroke And underLying Atrial Fibrillation) clinical trial, published in The New England Journal of Medicine. The trial found that...

LipoScience Inc. announced the publication of the first large-scale real world study evidencing a link between low LDL-P and reduced cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk.

 TM-12 ECG Telemed Solutions GlobalMedia Group LLC

Telemed Solutions has reached an agreement with GlobalMedia Group LLC to become the exclusive global distributor for the TM-12, a PC-based wireless resting 12-lead ECG.

June 23, 2014 — BG Medicine Inc. earlier this year announced the issuance of patent 8,672,857, titled “Galectin-3 and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy,” by the United State Patent and Trademark...

Health Canada Medical Device License SunTech Medical Tango M2 BP Monitor

Health Canada granted SunTech Medical a Medical Device License for the Tango M2 Non-Invasive Blood Pressure (NIBP) Monitor

UT Southwestern Medical Center Cardiac Diagnostics Hill Wang Clinical Study

Heart attack and stroke are among the most serious threats to health. But novel research at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center has linked two major biological processes that occur at...

June 5, 2014 — New measures of the severity of coronary artery blockages do not provide enough accuracy to guide treatment decisions, according to the results of the VERIFY-2 study presented as a...

St. Jude Medical announced the completion of its acquisition of the privately held CardioMEMS Inc., developer of the CardioMEMS heart failure (HF) management system. The acquisition was...

Alere announced a class I recall of its INRatio2 PT/INR professional test strips, part of the Alere lNRatio2 PT/INR monitoring system (professional use) which also consists of the INRatio2 monitor...

CardioMEMS Heart Failure System FDA Approval

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted market clearance to the CardioMEMS Heart Failure System, the first FDA-approved heart failure (HF) monitoring device shown in clinical trials to...

Dassault Systèmes the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3-D design software, 3-D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, unveiled the world’s first 3-D realistic...

As a cardiovascular technology magazine editor, I keep tabs on what technology is in development and often have the opportunity to see the most cutting edge technology up close prior to U.S. Food...