Cardiovascular Business

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Veniti Announces Boston Scientific Distribution Agreement for Vici Venous Stent
News | Venous Therapies | September 11, 2017

September 11, 2017 — Veniti Inc. announced that Boston Scientific will distribute the Vici Venous Stent under a...

An example of advanced image guidance for complex EP and cath lab procedures.

An example of advanced visualization and image navigation technologies from Philips to improve accuracy, speed and enable more complex transcatheter procedures. 

Blog | Cardiovascular Business | September 08, 2017

A cardiovascular service line manager reader of DAIC recently e-mailed me and asked if I had a list of the top...

Abbott. St. Jude Medical has updated its firmware to address cybersecurity issues with its Allure Quadra MP and other EP devices

Abbott. St. Jude Medical has updated its firmware to address cybersecurity issues with its Allure Quadra MP and other EP devices.

Feature | EP Lab | August 29, 2017 | Dave Fornell

August 29, 2017 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a firmware update that is now available to...

Blog | Cardiovascular Business | August 18, 2017

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in August announced a proposed rule to cancel the Episode...

Healthcare cybersecurity concerns have increased dramatically as EMRs and medical devices become more digitally connected.

Healthcare cybersecurity concerns have increased dramatically as EMRs and medical devices become more digitally connected.

Feature | Cybersecurity | August 18, 2017 | Dave Fornell

August 17, 2017 — Cybersecurity has become a growing concern in healthcare as patient data, medical systems and...

CMS considers eliminating cardiac bundled payments.
Feature | Cardiovascular Business | August 16, 2017 | Dave Fornell

August 16, 2017 — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a proposed rule to reduce the...

CMS is considering eliminating or changing bundled payments for cardiac rehabilitation.

CMS considers eliminating or changing bundled payments for cardiac rehabilitation.

News | Cardiovascular Business | August 14, 2017 | Dave Fornell

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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...

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 | Cardiovascular 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...

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 | Cardiovascular Business | July 26, 2017

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

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...

Hospital Readmissions Analysis Across All Ages, Insurance Types Identifies High-Risk Groups
News | Cardiovascular Business | July 20, 2017

July 20, 2017 — Clinician-researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) recently published a first-of-...

Cardiac CT scan showing plaque and calcification in the coronary arteries, from a Toshiba CT scanner
News | Cardiovascular Business | July 19, 2017

July 19, 2017 — The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) created a reimbursement fee chart for...

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