ASE Releases Guidelines for Transesophageal Echo in Congenital Heart Disease
News | Ultrasound Transesophageal echo (TEE) | February 05, 2019

February 5, 2019 – The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) released a new document that provides a...

Delayed Clot Removal Still Improves Quality of Life Post-Stroke
News | Thrombectomy Devices | February 05, 2019

February 5, 2019  — Stroke survivors have...

The Abiomed Impella RP had higher than expected mortality in its post approval study, much higher than in its pre-market approval study. The vendor and the FDA believe this might be due to poor patient selection and implanting the device too late to aid the patient.

The Abiomed Impella RP had higher than expected mortality in its post-approval study, much higher than in its pre-market approval study. The vendor and the FDA believe this might be due to poor patient selection and implanting the device too late to aid the patient.

Feature | Hemodynamic Support Devices | February 05, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent a letter to cardiologists this week to explain its evaluation of...

Medical Imaging AI Fundings Tops $1.2 Billion Worldwide
News | Artificial Intelligence | February 04, 2019

February 4, 2019 — In 2018, capital investment in companies developing...

Canon Medical Systems Launches Alphenix Interventional Imaging Line
Technology | Angiography | February 04, 2019

February 4, 2019 — Canon Medical Systems USA recently introduced its next generation of...

First Patient Treated With QDot Micro Ablation Catheter
News | Ablation Systems | February 04, 2019

February 4, 2019 – Biosense Webster has enrolled and treated the first patient in its U.S....

Stryker has recalled its LifePak 15 defibrillator-monitor system because it may lock up after delivering a shock to a patient. The defibrillator was originally made by Physio-Control, before being purchased by Stryker.

Stryker has initiated a field action to prevent its LifePak 15 defibrillator-monitor systems from locking up after delivering a shock to a patient. 

Feature | Defibrillator Monitors | February 04, 2019

February 4, 2019 — Stryker announced Feb. 1, the company is launching a voluntary field action on specific units of...

SherpaPak Cardiac Transport System Cleared for Pediatric and Small Donor Hearts
Technology | Cardiovascular Surgery | February 01, 2019

February 1, 2019 — Paragonix Technologies Inc. recently received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug...

Heart Muscle Cells Created From Stem Cells Beat in Sync
News | Stem Cell Therapies | February 01, 2019

February 1, 2019 — A team of Rutgers scientists have taken an important step toward the goal of making diseased...

Two of the top news items from January included news atrial fibrillation guidelines that now recommend new anticoagulants (NOACs) over warfarin, and the FDA warning hospitals about the increased mortality found in one study involving pacitaxel-eluting stents and balloon devices for the peripheral arteries.

Two of the top news items from January included news atrial fibrillation guidelines that now recommend new anticoagulants (NOACs) over warfarin, and the FDA warning hospitals about the increased mortality found in one study involving pacitaxel-eluting stents and balloon devices for the peripheral arteries. 

Feature | February 01, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

February 1, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (...

PreludeSync Distal Compression Device Available Globally
Technology | Hemostasis Management | February 01, 2019

February 1, 2019 — Merit Medical Systems Inc. announced that the PreludeSync Distal Compression Device is now...

First U.S. Patients Treated With OrbusNeich Teleport Microcatheter
News | Catheters | January 31, 2019

January 31, 2019 — Cardiovascular Systems Inc. announced that the first patients in the United States were treated...

Research Sheds Light on Blood Pressure Drug Function
News | Hypertension | January 31, 2019

January 31, 2019 — Researchers have mapped the active-state structure of the angiotensin II type 1 receptor, the...

A view of GE Healthcare's volume max, or Vmax, which allows for nearly triple the frame rate speeds on 3-D TEE in a single beat over previous generation systems.

A view of GE Healthcare's volume max, or Vmax, which allows for nearly triple the frame rate speeds on 3-D TEE in a single beat over previous-generation systems.  

Feature | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | January 31, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

The higher expense and lower frame rates of 3-D...

Nearly Half of All U.S. Adults Have Cardiovascular Disease
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | January 31, 2019

January 31, 2019 — Nearly half (48 percent, 121.5 million in 2016) of all adults in the United States have some type...

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