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PressureWire St. Jude Medical Two-year FAME 2 Data FFR-guided PCI

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced primary outcome two-year data from the FAME 2 Trial, which demonstrated sustained superiority with FFR-guided PCI using St. Jude Medical PressureWire technology in...

September 12, 2014 — Volcano Corp. announced it will be launching its interventional precision guidance tools at the 27th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific...

Geneia announced a multi-year, strategic partnership with Covidien to help improve the health of and reduce the costs for chronically ill patients. 

September 10, 2014 — ResMed announced results from a study presented at the 2014 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress in Barcelona, Spain, looking at the use of the at-home, contactless,...

September 4, 2014 — St. Jude Medical announced a new multicenter clinical trial has found that using the company’s fractional flow reserve (FFR) technology changed the course of...

DNA, sudden cardiac death

A research study published in the July issue Journal of the American College of Cardiology reports that genetic mutations in a neuronal sodium channel gene are associated with...

The mantra for treatment for high blood pressure has been "the lower, the better," but that goal can potentially put patients at risk of kidney failure or death, according to a Kaiser Permanente...

August 22, 2014 — AliveCor announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the company clearance for its algorithm to detect atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common form of...

August 21, 2014 — diaDexus announced it has received notice from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that an administrative acceptance review was conducted on the traditional 510(k)...

August 21, 2014 — Efforts over the past decade to improve the quality of care for cardiovascular disease patients and increase the use of evidence-based treatments have led to a significant drop...

Boston Scientific Corp. and Asahi Intecc have formalized plans to develop a new, differentiated fractional flow reserve (FFR) wire. 

August 15, 2014 — Zoll Medical Corp. announced its Japanese subsidiary, Asahi Kasei Zoll Medical (AZM), has received Shonin approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare to...

SunTech Centron Diagnostics Central Blood Pressure Technology

SunTech Medical acquired King’s College London’s central blood pressure technology as well as the assets of Centron Diagnostics Ltd., including the clinically-validated cBP301 Central Blood...

August 12, 2014 — Like clues to a crime, specific molecules in the body can hint at exposure to toxins, infectious agents or even trauma, and therefore help doctors determine whether and how to...

August 6, 2014 — St. Jude Medical announced the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved a new technology add-on payment (NTAP) for the CardioMEMS heart failure (HF)...

Medtronic, Acist Agreement FFR-IVUS Technologies

Acist Medical Systems entered into a strategic agreement with Medtronic to co-promote the world’s first Rapid Exchange FFR (RXi) and high definition IVUS (HDi) technologies in the United States....

OSTAR Healthcare Technology P200 Remote Blood Pressure Monitoring System

OSTAR Healthcare Technology, a Washington State-based Medical Device and Healthcare IT company, announced the North American launch of its P Series Cloud Based Telehealth Blood Pressure Monitoring...

August 4, 2014 — Ostar Healthcare Technology, a Washington-based medical device and healthcare IT company, announced the North American launch of its P Series cloud-based telehealth blood pressure...

STEMI, inaccurate ECG reads

In a community hospital and emergency medical services (EMS) system, the standard 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) is the primary and initial objective diagnostic tool used by emergency medical...

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...