Cardiofocus Heartlight laser ablation system to treat atrial fibrillation (AF).
News | Atrial Fibrillation | August 01, 2017

Aug. 1, 2017 — The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has granted Japanese market clearance for the...

Left Atrial Pressure Monitor from Vectorious Medical Technologies Offers New Hope for Heart Failure Patients

On of the top stories in July was the introduction of a left atrial pressure monitor from Vectorious Medical Technologies to prevent heart failure patient hospitalizations or readmissions. Read the article"Left Atrial Pressure Monitor Offers New Hope for Heart Failure Patients."

Feature | August 01, 2017 | Dave Fornell

Aug. 1, 2017 — Here is the list of the most popular articles and videos on the Diagnostic and Interventional...

Philips released a new version of its iFR system that displays FFR readings as an overlay on live angiographic, angiogram images.

Philips released a new version of its iFR system that displays hemodynamic pressure drop points in an overlay on live angiographic images, matching up the iFR readings with corresponding lesions. The system is supposed to speed diagnostic decision making and help guide percutaneous revascularization procedures. 

Feature | FFR Technologies | July 31, 2017 | Dave Fornell

The gold standard for assessing the hemodynamic significance of coronary lesions to determine if they should be...

Nuance Restores Service to Majority of eScription Clients Following Malware Incident
News | Information Technology | July 28, 2017

July 28, 2017 — Nuance Communications Inc. provided an update on its restoration process following the previously...

Affordable Care Act "Skinny Repeal" Defeated in Senate
News | Business | July 28, 2017 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor

July 28, 2017 — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced that the chamber will be moving on to other...

The Centricity Cardio Enterprise (CCE) Interactive Guide offers information on GE's cardiovascular information system (CVIS)
News | Cardiac PACS | July 28, 2017

July 28, 2017 — GE Healthcare has released the eight-page...

Ohio State Researchers Prove Human Heart's 'Battery' Has Multiple Backups
News | EP Lab | July 27, 2017

July 27, 2017 — There is good news when it comes to the heart’s sinoatrial node (SAN), the body’s natural...

Spectranetics Announces FDA Approval of Stellarex Drug-Coated Balloon
Technology | Drug-Eluting Balloons | July 26, 2017

July 26, 2017 — The Spectranetics Corp. announced receipt of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) pre-market...

First European Patient Enrolled in Intact Vascular's TOBA II BTK Trial
News | Stents Peripheral | July 26, 2017

July 26, 2017 — Intact Vascular Inc. recently announced that its Tack Optimized Balloon Angioplasty II Below the...

Siemens Healthineers to Acquire Epocal from Alere
News | Point of Care Testing | July 26, 2017

July 26, 2017 — Siemens Healthineers has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Epocal Inc., a subsidiary of...

Senate Opens Debate on Better Care Reconciliation Act
News | Business | July 26, 2017

July 26, 2017 — The U.S. Senate voted Monday, with a tiebreaking vote from Vice President Mike Pence, to begin...

New York Hospital Finds Significant Cost Savings With Toshiba's Aquilion One CT
News | Computed Tomography (CT) | July 25, 2017

July 25, 2017 — In five years, Kaleida Health’s Stroke Care Center (SCC) at the Gates Vascular Institute in Buffalo...

Study Discovers Anticoagulant Drugs Are Being Prescribed Against Safety Advice
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | July 25, 2017

July 25, 2017 — A study by researchers at the University of Birmingham has shown that general practitioners (GPs)...

Wearable monitors create patient generated health data, PGHD, that can help prevent acute care episodes in heart failure.

Wearable monitoring devices may offer a new tool to help prevent acute care episodes in heart failure.

Feature | Heart Failure | July 25, 2017 | Lola Koktysh

Despite their best efforts, many patients tend to develop heart failure after an acute event (e.g., a heart attack...

New PET-CT Scan Improves Detection in Rare Cardiac Condition
News | PET-CT | July 25, 2017

July 25, 2017 — Using a new nuclear...

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