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Cigna Corporation has reinstated coverage of the Ambulatory Cardiac Telemetry (ACT) service and is retroactively effective as of June 15, 2014.

CardioDx Inc., a molecular diagnostics company specializing in cardiovascular genomics, today announced the presentation of the study, "The Use of a Gene Expression Score Showed Clinical...

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

Cardiac Stress Testing Imaging Reduce Health Costs Improve Patient Outcomes

In a new study recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center concluded that overuse of cardiac stress testing with imaging has led to rising...

Akers Biosciences Inc. has signed a feasibility study deal with Konica Minolta Inc. to develop a rapid test for the early detection of myocardial infarction. Heart attacks are the leading cause of...

Impact of Mental Stress on Heart Varies Between Men, Women ACC Study

Men and women have different cardiovascular and psychological reactions to mental stress, according to a study of men and women who were already being treated for heart disease.

In partnership with Intel-GE Care Innovations, Cigna-HealthSpring is expanding its population health program that utilizes interactive tablets – the Intel-GE Care Innovations Guide – and...

Covidien announced that it has notified customers of a voluntary Field Safety Alert for certain Medi-Trace Cadence and Kendall Multi-function Defibrillation Electrodes due to a connector...

Preventice Three-in-one Switchability BodyGuardian Remote Monitoring System

Preventice Inc. announced improvements to its BodyGuardian Remote Monitoring System that have the potential to simplify the remote monitoring experience for patients and contribute to a more...

Medtronic SEEQ Wearable Cardiac Monitoring System United States Launch

Medtronic Inc. announced the U.S. launch of the SEEQ Mobile Cardiac Telemetry (MCT) System, an external, wire-free, adhesive heart monitor that can be worn for up to 30 days to help detect and...

Singulex Inc. announced the presentation of 10 abstracts at the European Society of Cardiology's (ESC) annual conference, which highlight the clinical utility of single molecule counting...

iFR

Earlier this year, the Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis adopted the instant wave-Free Ratio (iFR) technology. The iFR modality is a pressure-derived...

blood testing, nephrocheck

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has allowed marketing of the NephroCheck test, a first-of-a-kind laboratory test to help determine if certain critically ill hospitalized patients are at risk...

alivecore, alivercor, smartphone ECG, AF, Afrib, atrial fibrillation

September 29, 2014 — AliveCor announced the launch of the latest version of the AliveECG app, which provides patients with free real-time atrial fibrillation (AF) detection in electrocardiogram (...

September 26, 2014 — Biotronik announced that the results of the EDUCAT study support a link between patient comprehension and clinical acceptance regarding remote monitoring. The study...

September 24, 2014 — An initiative to improve the use of cardiac telemetry at Christiana Care Health System enhanced the value of care to patients and resulted in savings of $4.8 million,...

A new study found that fractional flow reserve (FFR)-guided provisional side branch (SB) stenting of true coronary bifurcation lesions yields similar outcomes to the current standard of care. The...

Unexpected trips to the hospital are inconvenient and worrisome for anyone, but for congestive heart failure sufferers, they can be all too frequent.

September 16, 2014 — A quarter of adults in the United States have two or more chronic medical conditions, as do more than two-thirds of seniors, yet there are few clinical practice guidelines for...

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...