Boston Scientific, Edwards Lifesciences Agree To Global Litigation Settlement
News | Heart Valve Technology | January 15, 2019

January 15, 2019 — Boston Scientific Corp. and Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced that the companies have reached...

The implantation of a MitraClip is guided under live transesophageal echo (TEE). This image shows the operator moving the open clip into position and engaging the mitral valve leaflets. The clip appears as a arrowhead shape in the ultrasound with the leaflets coming off each side. Photo from a MitraClip procedure at the University of Colorado Hospital. Dr. Dominick Wiktor. The TEE is from a Philips Epiq system.

The implantation of a MitraClip is guided under live transesophageal echo (TEE). This image shows the operator moving the open clip into position and engaging the mitral valve leaflets. The clip appears as an arrowhead shape in the ultrasound with the leaflets coming off each side. Photo from a MitraClip procedure at the University of Colorado Hospital.

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | January 14, 2019 | Allen Atchley, M.D., FACC, The Chattanooga Heart Institute

Mitral regurgitation (MR) is one of the most common types of heart valve diseases in the United States, affecting...

Researchers raised the question whether an economic benefit should be assessed in FDA reviews. A large amount of the bill for atrial fibrillation catheter ablation procedures is the cost of the mapping and ablation catheters.

A large amount of the bill for atrial fibrillation catheter ablation procedures is the cost of the mapping and ablation catheters. Researchers raised the question whether an economic benefit should be assessed in FDA reviews. 

Feature | Cardiovascular Business | January 14, 2019 | Philip Jacobs, DPhil, Ilke Akpinar, M.D., Thanh Nguyen, M.D., Ph.D., Rupinder Sandhu, M.D., and Lars Thording Ph.D.

In an age when everything in medicine is now looked at though a cost vs. benefit analysis and U.S. government...

The startup company Genetesis introduced a new cardiac imaging modalityit calls magnetocardiography. The scanner creates images from the biomagnetic activity of the heart, using the polarization and depolarization of the heart during the cardiac cycle. This was at AHA.18, AHA 2018 - the American Heart Association annual meeting

The startup company Genetesis introduced a new cardiac imaging modality it calls magnetocardiography. The scanner creates images from the biomagnetic activity of the heart, using the polarization and depolarization of the heart during the cardiac cycle.

Feature | AHA | January 14, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

Here are a few of the takeaways from the clinical studies presented and new technology shown on the exhibit floor at...

An implanted ICD showing its three venous leads. These multiple CRT leads can cause issues when they need to be replaced and are abandoned with new leads put over them in the SVC, which may require lead extraction.

An implanted ICD showing its three leads in the venous system. 

Feature | EP Lab | January 13, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

To extract or abandon broken or infected implantable, venous...

Sex Differences in 'Body Clock' May Benefit Women’s Heart Health
News | Womens Cardiovascular Health | January 11, 2019

January 11, 2019 — Research suggests that a gene that governs the body’s biological (circadian) clock acts...

Aurobindo Pharma Adds to Nationwide Valsartan Blood Pressure Medication Recall
News | Pharmaceuticals | January 10, 2019

January 10, 2019 — Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc. is conducting a voluntary recall of 80 lots of Amlodipine Valsartan...

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ASE Foundation Partners With WomenHeart to Help Heart Disease Patients
News | Womens Cardiovascular Health | January 10, 2019

January 10, 2019 — The American Society of Echocardiography Foundation (ASEF) has partnered with WomenHeart: The...

Sedentary Lifestyle Cancels Out Heart Benefits of Normal Weight
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | January 09, 2019

January 9, 2019 — Researchers at the University of Florida have found that low levels of physical activity can put...

Triton College Launching Vascular Technology in Sonography Certificate Program
News | Ultrasound Imaging | January 09, 2019

January 9, 2019 — Starting in spring 2019, Triton College’s...

SCCT Releases New Guideline for CT Use During TAVR
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | January 08, 2019

January 8, 2019 — The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) has released...

EKG With Artificial Intelligence Reliably Detects Heart Failure Precursor
News | ECG | January 08, 2019

January 8, 2019 — A Mayo Clinic study finds that applying...

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