heart monitoring technology, climbers, high altitudes, Circulation study, cardiac diagnostics, Medtronic, Reveal LINQ
News | Implantable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) | March 14, 2017

March 14, 2017 — Climbing above 4,000 meters can provoke...

wearable biosensors, anticipate illness, track health changes, PLOS Biology study

Wearable devices used in this study. The colors for different human figures indicate the specific studies in which each person participated. Red figures represent participation in all five studies; grey figures represent participation in the activity and insulin studies; blue, the activity, insulin sensitivity, and inflammation studies; orange and yellow, activity and air flights; green and pink, inflammation; and purple, air flights. Image courtesy of Li, et al, Stanford University.

News | Wearable Sensors | March 14, 2017

March 14, 2017 — Researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health have revealed the ability of...

warfarin, anticoagulation therapy, atrial fibrillation patients, Duke Clinical Research Institute study, stroke
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | March 14, 2017

March 14, 2017 — More than 80 percent of stroke patients with a history of...

Melody transcatheter pulmonary valve, FDA expands indication, Melody for use in replacing failed surgical valves
Technology | Heart Valve Technology | March 14, 2017

March 14, 2017 — The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded use of the Medtronic Melody...

TAVR, TAVI, conscience sedation
Feature | Heart Valve Technology | March 14, 2017

March 14, 2017 — Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for aortic stenosis continues to evolve with the...

Stratasys, 3DHEART trial, open enrollment, 3-D printed pediatric heart models
News | 3-D Printing | March 13, 2017

March 13, 2017 — Stratasys Ltd. announced last week enrollment is now open for 3DHEART, an investigator-initiated...

Neiman Health Policy Institute, HPI study, Medicare population, imaging resource consumption, state level vs. county level, JACR
News | Cardiac Imaging | March 13, 2017

March 13, 2017 — A new research study by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute assesses relationships between...

PRAC, European Medicines Agency, gadolinium-based contrast agents, safety recommendations, brain MRI
News | Contrast Media | March 13, 2017

March 13, 2017 — The Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) of the European Medicines Agency recently...

Technical University of Munich, Munich Compact Light Source, MuCLS, angiography, contrast agents

(a) Photograph of the sample in waterbath. (b) Empty image of full MuCLS beam. (c) Quasi-mono-energetic angiography image of a porcine heart acquired at the MuCLS, with iodine-based contrast agent injected into the left coronary artery. Visible are the left anterior descending artery (LAD) and the left circumflex artery (LCX). Image courtesy of the authors.

News | Angiography | March 10, 2017

March 10, 2017 — The most prevalent method for obtaining images of clogged coronary vessels is coronary...

Micra leadless pacemaker, CMS, medicare reimbursement
News | Pacemakers | March 10, 2017

March, 10, 2017 - Medtronic announced that the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved...

Zoll, Hospital Wearable Defibrillator, HWD, FDA premarket approval
Technology | Defibrillator Monitors | March 10, 2017

March 10, 2017 — Zoll Medical Corp. announced that the company’s...

AI, deep learning, artificial intelligence, medical imaging, cardiology, echo AI, clinical decision support, echocardiography

An example of artificial intelligence from the start-up company Viz. The image shows how the AI software automatically reviews an echocardiogram, completes an automated left ventricular ejection fraction quantification and then presents the data side by side with the original cardiology report. The goal of the software is to augment clinicians and cardiologists by helping them speed workflow, act as a second set of eyes and aid clinical decision support.

Feature | Artificial Intelligence | March 10, 2017 | Dave Fornell

Artificial intelligence (AI) has captured the imagination and attention of doctors over the past couple years as...

augmented reality, virtual reality, medical imaging, surgery, Novarad, operating room

A view through a HoloLens augmented reality visor showing an overlaid brain image co-registered with a live patient on a table at HIMSS 2017.

Blog | HIMSS | March 10, 2017

Information technology (IT) is among the least sexy areas to cover in medical technology advances, and is often...

Videos | HIMSS | March 10, 2017

ITN Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most innovative new technology that was displayed on the expo...

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