Physicians will need to use a CMS-certified appropriate use criteria (AUC) clinical decision support software that documents the appropriateness of an imaging order to receive full reimbursement for Medicare patients starting Jan. 1, 2018.

Feature | Cardiac Imaging | April 18, 2017 | Dave Fornell

As part of U.S. healthcare reform efforts, starting Jan. 1, 2018, physicians will be required to document they are...

3-D Printed Patch Can Help Mend a ‘Broken’ Heart

This photo shows the 3D-bioprinted cell patch in comparison to a mouse heart. When the patch was placed on a live mouse following a simulated heart attack, the researchers saw significant increase in functional capacity after just four weeks. Image courtesy of Patrick O’Leary, University of Minnesota.

News | Stem Cell Therapies | April 18, 2017

April 18, 2017 — A team of biomedical engineering researchers, led by the University of Minnesota, has created a...

News | April 18, 2017

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Cardiovascular Institute of the South Upgrades Cardiac Ultrasound With New Toshiba Medical Systems
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | April 17, 2017

April 17, 2017 — To bolster its technology and treatment capabilities for coronary and peripheral artery diseases...

Study Finds Significant Variability in Doctors Angioplasty Death Rates
News | Cath Lab | April 17, 2017

April 17, 2017 — Some doctors have higher or lower than expected death rates from coronary angioplasty procedures,...

NICE Recommends Boston Scientific CRT-Ds With EnduraLife Battery Technology for Heart Failure Treatment
News | Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices (CRT) | April 14, 2017

April 14, 2017 — The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recently issued medical technology...

Grey Hair Linked With Increased Heart Disease Risk in Men
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | April 14, 2017

April 14, 2017 — Grey hair has been linked with an...

The Unify ICD is one of the SJM devices in an FDA warning letter
Feature | Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD) | April 14, 2017 | Dave Fornell

April 14, 2017 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent a warning letter to Abbott/St. Jude Medical (SJM)...

Videos | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | April 14, 2017

A discussion with William O'Neill, M.D., FACC, FSCAI, medical director of the Center for Structural Heart Disease at...

An electrophysiology EP ablation procedure to treat a heart arrhythmia
Feature | HRS | April 14, 2017

April 14, 2017 — The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) has announced its late-breaking clinical trials at its annual...

Vascular Dynamics Completes $10.4 Million Financing for MobiusHD System
News | Hypertension | April 13, 2017

April 13, 2017 — Vascular Dynamics Inc. (VDI) a privately held medical device company developing novel solutions for...

University of Missouri Research Reactor Files to Start U.S. Production of Medical Isotopes
News | Radiopharmaceuticals and Tracers | April 13, 2017

April 13, 2017 — The University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR) and its partners Nordion and General Atomics (GA...

Sponsored Content | Videos | Analytics Software | April 13, 2017

The shift to value-based payment models requires focused attention on quality and cost. Lumedx’s Cardiovascular...

New Study Pursues Universal Sample Bank for Troponin Tests
News | Blood Testing | April 13, 2017

April 13, 2017 — A study published recently in the American Association for Clinical Chemistry’s (AACC)...

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