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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...

iFR Scout, pullback software, iFR Modality, fractional flow reserve, FFR

Royal Philips announced that Volcano, a Philips business, has received CE Mark for the iFR Scout pullback software. iFR Scout is a functional extension of its existing instant wave-Free Ratio...

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...

BioImage study, Mount Sinai, cardiovascular disease, ultrasound, CT, detection

Adding two non-invasive imaging tests to traditional cardiovascular disease risk factor assessment more precisely predicts a healthy patient’s future risk of heart attack, stroke, or premature...

AliveCor, Preventic Solutions, cloud, analytics, ECG monitoring, remote

AliveCor Inc. announced the launch of a cloud-based electrocardiogram (ECG) analytics program with Preventice Solutions. Using AliveCor’s proprietary algorithms in this pilot program,...

BioTelemetry, Department of Justice, settlement, diagnosis codes, mobile cardiac

BioTelemetry Inc. has reached a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice related to allegations that BioTelemetry encouraged physicians to use two non-specified diagnosis codes to...

March 26, 2015 — Siemens Healthcare introduced a new angiography system and new cardiac ultrasound apps at the 2015 American College of Cardiology (ACC) annual meeting.  

ST2, cardiac biomarker, Critical Diagnostics, heart failure, predict outcomes

According to an abstract presented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Scientific Sessions in San Diego, elevated levels of the cardiac biomarker ST2 were associated with an increased risk...

St. Jude, CardioMEMS, CHAMPION trial, heart failure, reduced ejection fraction

Heart failure patients with reduced ejection fraction experienced significant HF mortality and hospitalization reductions via guideline-directed medical therapy managed by pulmonary artery...

women veterans, heart disease, test, depression, AHA, VA

Women veterans who had specialized heart tests were younger and more likely to be obese, depressed and suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder than male veterans, according to a study published...

A new study has found that high phosphate levels can cause a stress signal inside the cells that line blood vessels, leading to the release of microparticles that promote the formation of blood...

Critical Diagnostics announced it has expanded its cardiac biomarker testing product portfolio by CE marking the Aspect-PLUS ST2 test, a rapid quantitative ST2 test. Results are reported in under...

protein, heart failure, trial, RBFox2, cardiac diagnostics, UC San Diego

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a key piece in the complex molecular puzzle underlying heart failure.

AliveCor, AliveECG app, ECG recording, remote wireless, mobile, patient

AliveCor Inc. announced the launch of the latest version of the AliveECG app, which instantly detects when an electrocardiogram (ECG) is either normal or unreadable.