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The Heartlab cardiovascular solution for cardiology image and information management received the top rating for Cardiology PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication Systems) in the KLAS Mid-Year Report (June 2006, www.healthcomputing.com).

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Japanese radiologist Katsumi Nakamura, M.D., of Tobata Kyoritsu Hospital, received first place honors for his research in the area of non-contrast magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) imaging at the 14th annual International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) Scientific Meeting & Exhibition.

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The FDA has approved Medtronic’s Adapta portfolio of fully automatic pacemakers. The system provides physiologic pacing ...

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Enrollment is complete for a landmark study designed to increase clinical understanding of vulnerable plaque, the deadly, lipid-rich coronary plaque that ruptures without warning or symptoms and possibly the source of most heart attacks.

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Plus, underuse of aspirin after stent is “a travesty” says Mayo doctor Cardiologists were urged to halt the "epidemic of madness" behind drug-eluting stent (DES) overuse, during an address by Salim Yusuf, M.D., McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, at the World Congress of Cardiology in Barcelona.

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Positive six-month results of Abbott's SPIRIT II clinical trial of the XIENCE V Everolimus Eluting Coronary Stent System were presented at the World Congress of Cardiology conference in Barcelona, Spain. XIENCE V, which has received CE Mark approval, is currently an investigational device in the U.S. and Japan — Abbott says it plans to initiate European launch of the coronary DES in October.

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

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Case Study | Kishor N. Vora, MD., Interventional Cardiologist, Owensboro Medical Health System, Owensboro, Kentuc

Targeted Renal Therapy (TRT) with the Benephit CV Infusion System from FlowMedica Inc. is an alternative to systemic intravenous (IV) infusion of medications to address kidney dysfunction related to a number of conditions. TRT is a novel technology that enables the infusion of medications and other therapeutic agents directly into the kidneys via the renal arteries.

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The Atlas II ICD (implantable cardioverter defibrillator) and Atlas II HF CRT-D (cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator) devices are capable of delivering unsurpassed energy, giving added security to patients whose hearts are especially difficult to defibrillate.

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The i-STAT BNP cartridge is a point of care diagnostic test used to assess the level of BNP (brain naturietic peptide) ...

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The Proxis Embolic Protection System is the first proximal embolic protection device designed for coronary applications.

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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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