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FFR, fractional flow reserve, Opsens Medical

Key to ongoing U.S. healthcare reform are efforts to reduce costs by eliminating unnecessary medical procedures and using information technology (IT) to justify costs that are incurred to make...

radiation exposure, CT, X-ray, cancer, James Welsh, Jeffry Siegel, Loyola

In recent years, there has been widespread media coverage of studies purporting to show that radiation from X-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans and other medical imaging causes cancer. But such...

ACC, Statin Intolerance App, statin therapy, muscle symptoms, pain

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) Statin Intolerance App is now available to help guide clinicians through the process of managing and treating patients who report muscle symptoms while on...

Medtronic, CardioInsight, acquisition, ECVUE, cardiac mapping system

Medtronic plc announced that it has acquired CardioInsight Technologies Inc. ("CardioInsight"), a privately-held, Cleveland-based medical device company that has developed a new approach to...

SentreHeart, Lariat Suture Delivery Device, FDA, AMAZE Trial, AFib, LAA

SentreHeart Inc. announced that it has received approval for an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin enrollment in a clinical study of...

CardiAQ Valve Technologies, TMVI, second generation, implantation, Tor Vergata

CardiAQ Valve Technologies (CardiAQ) announced that its second-generation transcatheter bioprosthetic mitral heart valve was successfully implanted as a compassionate treatment. The device...

REDUCE FMR, Cardiac Dimensions, Carillon Mitral Contour System, FMR

Cardiac Dimensions announced the first patients have been enrolled in the REDUCE FMR clinical trial. REDUCE FMR is a prospective, double-blind, randomized multi-center trial, evaluating the...

ACC, HRS, SCAI, left atrial appendage occlusion, recommendations

The American College of Cardiology (ACC), Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) released a new overview on the implantation of left atrial...

Merge Healthcare, Toshiba, partner, cardiology, hemodynamic, vascular X-ray

Merge Healthcare Inc. announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. Under this new agreement, Toshiba will be able to...

Sunshine Heart, C-Pulse, $2 million, loan, COUNTER HF, heart failure

Sunshine Heart Inc. has borrowed an additional $2 million to continue work on its U.S. pivotal study for the C-Pulse Heart Assist System. The minimally invasive surgically implanted device is...

HIMSS, survey, cybersecurity, cyberattacks, healthcare organizations, IT

Cybersecurity was identified as an increased business priority over the past year according to 87 percent of respondents in the newly released 2015 HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management...

Congenital heart experts from Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital have successfully integrated two common imaging techniques to produce a three-dimensional anatomic model of a patient’...

Summit Imaging, Summit Imaging Mobile, ultrasound, rapid response, application

Summit Imaging announced the release of Summit Imaging Mobile, the mobile version of its comprehensive online support portal. The application gives clinical engineers full service ultrasound...

nuclear medicine diagnostic market, North America, PET, SPECT, Mordor

The Global Nuclear Medicine Diagnostics Market report from Mordor Intelligence revealed that North America accounts for the highest share of the global nuclear medicine diagnostic market, followed...

The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) Annual Scientific Sessions is the premier echocardiographic professional conference. The ASE is an organization of professionals dedicated and...

Siemens, MES contract, William Osler Health System, Ontario, Canada

Canadian hospital William Osler Health System (Osler), based in Ontario, has awarded Siemens Healthcare a Managed Equipment Services (MES) contract worth €110 million (C$154 million)....

Cheetah Medical, Starling SV, hemodynamic monitoring system, noninvasive

Cheetah Medical announced that it is now offering the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared and CE-marked Starling SV hemodynamic monitoring system. The noninvasive system provides data...

MRI, gadolinium, contrast agents, Wolters Kluwer, safety issue

New results in animals highlight a major safety concern regarding a class of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents used in millions of patients annually, according to a new paper. The...

Supreme Court, Affordable Care Act, ACA, ruling, subsidies

The United States Supreme Court voted to uphold the nationwide tax subsidies provided by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in a 6-3 ruling on Thursday in the case of King v. Burwell.

A nationwide study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology identified current frequent barriers to cardio-oncology services in the United States. According to the...