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GE Healthcare and Volcano Corp. have announced FDA 510(k) clearance for the integration of Volcano’s intravascular ultrasound imaging (IVUS) capabilities onto the best-of-class Innova all-digital X-ray cath lab imaging system

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Thousands of lives potentially saved and hospital costs reduced are the predicted outcomes if more hospitals adopt certain quality measures on a wider scale, according to an analysis by Premier Inc. healthcare alliance, headquartered in San Diego, which is owned by more than 200 of the nation's leading not-for-profit hospitals and healthcare systems.

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Siemens completed its acquisition of Diagnostic Products Corp. (DPC) in late July, marking a significant milestone for Siemens as it enters the in-vitro diagnostics (IVD) market. Together with DPC, Siemens Medical Solutions says it will become the first full service diagnostics company.

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Feature | Ryan Hiett

It may seem like a simple concept, but the importance of properly controlled patient temperature is still surprising ...

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The Twin-Pass is a two-lumen catheter designed to be used in percutaneous cardiology and radiology procedures, in ...

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Horizon Cardiology is a cardiovascular information solution that moves organizations one step closer to an enterprise image and information management solution.

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Feature | Richard R. Rogoski

New technologies adopted by cardiologists not only improve patient care but expand the role of these physicians. Whether it's stenting a carotid artery or viewing real-time ultrasound images at the bedside, today's cardiologist can solve more problems than just those of the heart.

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Enabling radiologists to diagnose images generated by noninvasive cardiac scanning methods, several specialized functions — cardiac review and analysis, cardiac cage removal in 3-D imaging and cardiac calcium scoring — are being integrated into the next version of KODAK CARESTREAM PACS Software.

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The Avanta Fluid Management Injection System and the Vanguard Dx Angiographic Catheters give clinicians a single ...

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Abiomed Inc. recently announced the start of the IMPELLA 2.5 pilot study in the U.S. with the enrollment of the first ...

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Feature | Mark Paquin

The long-standing standard of care for patients with carotid artery disease was surgery and/or medical management. In August 2004, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration changed all that when it approved the first carotid stenting system, called the RX ACCULINK Carotid Artery Stent System and RX ACCUNET Embolic Protection System by Guidant.

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The EXCOR TAH-t has received CE approval with the CardioWest TAH-t. The pneumatic drivers provide precisely calibrated ...

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The Encompass’ standards-based DVD-R archiving technology allows years of patient cardiology studies to be stored in a ...

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Offering a combination of perfusion and function information in a single nuclear stress test, Lantheus Medical Imaging's Cardiolite kit for the preparation of technetium Tc99m sestamibi for injection enables physicians to assess patient risk and optimize patient management.

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Feature | Kim Phelan

Five million Americans are affected by heart failure and approximately 400,000 new cases in the U.S. are diagnosed each year, according to the Heart Failure Society of America — that figure quadruples globally, and many do not know they have a heart failure condition until they are hospitalized.

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