extremely premature newborns, patent ductus arteriosus, PDA, hole in the heart, nonsurgical repair, catheter-based intervention
News | Congenital Heart | January 04, 2017

January 4, 2017 — A new minimally invasive technique for repairing the most common...

News | Atrial Fibrillation | January 04, 2017

January 4, 2017 — A smartphone application made it possible to use the iPhone camera to detect atrial fibrillation...

Hitachi, Vector Flow Mapping, TedMed 2016, Partho Sengupta, holographic evaluation of cardiac valves
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | January 04, 2017

January 4, 2017 — A new ground-breaking technology that allows evaluation of...

Siemens artis pheno angiography system
Technology | Angiography | January 04, 2017

January 4, 2015 — At RSNA 2016, Siemens Healthineers unveiled its 510(k)-pending robot-supported Artis pheno...

News | Stem Cell Therapies | January 03, 2017

January 3, 2017 — BioCardia Inc. announced in December the initiation of the CardiAMP Heart Failure pivotal trial, a...

Impella CP heart pump, TCT 2016, intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation, IABP, clinical study
News | Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps (IABP) | January 03, 2017 | Dave Fornell

January 3, 2017 — The Impella CP heart pump (Abiomed) demonstrated no improvement in mortality for patients with...

Videos | Heart Valve Technology | January 03, 2017

This video, provided by Valtech, demonstrates the Cardioband transcatheter mitral annuloplasty system. It allows...

St. Jude Medical, EnSite Precision cardiac mapping system, FDA clearance, catheter ablation
Technology | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | January 03, 2017

January 3, 2017 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of its EnSite...

Philips, e-Alert, MRI, Most Innovative IoT Solution Award, World Communication Awards
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | January 03, 2017

January 3, 2017 — Royal Philips recently announced that its e-Alert was awarded “Most Innovative IoT Solution” at...

Given, Pillcamp, colonoscopy, Angiodysplasias, capsule Endoscopy, LVAD interference

The Given Imaging PillCam Colon system is an example of a capsule endoscopy device the patient swallows to image the gastrointestinal track.

Feature | January 03, 2017 | Anamika Kumari

The capsule endoscopy systems offer a hands-free and highly accurate imaging modality for healthcare practitioners....

stroke, FDA seeks stroke registries, brain infarct
News | Stroke | January 02, 2017

January 2, 2017 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hopes to build clinical evidence through new...

NaviGate, GATE tricuspid Atrioventricular Valved Stent AVS, transcatheter tricuspid valve replacement
News | Heart Valve Technology | December 31, 2016

December 31, 2016 — NaviGate Cardiac Structures Inc. (NCSI) announced that a novel valved stent that can capture the...

The Xprecia Stride Coagulation Analyzer delivers fast, reliable prothrombin time/international normalized ratio (PT/INR) testing for point-of-care monitoring and management of oral anticoagulation therapy with warfarin, a vitamin K antagonist. It is the latest INR testing system to enter the market in late 2016. Read the article “Siemens Receives FDA Clearance of Xprecia Stride Coagulation Analyzer.”
 

 

Feature | Point of Care Testing | December 30, 2016 | Ravi Chawat

Point of care testing devices are gaining widespread approval for prompt medical diagnoses, especially in cardiology...

valtech cardioband transcatheter annuloplasty repair for FMR, functional mitral regurgitation

The Cardioband system is among several new transcatheter mitral repair systems entering clinical trials. In many cases, repair of the native valve is preferred over replacing the valve in open-chest surgical cases. This technology will allow a less invasive alternative. 

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | December 29, 2016 | Azeem Latib, M.D.

The Cardioband System (Valtech) has recently been introduced as a potential option for transcatheter repair of the...

cybersecurity of ICDs, cyber security of medical devices

The FDA has concerns about the cybersecurity of implantable medical devices with wireless connections for patient monitoring or adjustments to how the device functions. Changing the function of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) using wireless access to the device could present a major patient safety issue.

News | Information Technology | December 29, 2016 | Dave Fornell

As wearable and implantable patient monitoring or therapy devices become more sophisticated with advanced wireless...

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