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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...

Videos | Cardiac Imaging | July 18, 2017

Leslee Shaw, Ph.D., director of clinical research and professor of medicine at Emory University, Atlanta, and past-...

Senate Healthcare Bill Denied Passage
News | Cardiovascular Business | July 18, 2017 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor

July 18, 2017 — Last-minute defections from two Republican senators early Tuesday ensured the chamber’s version of...

SCAI comments on CMS payment schedule
Feature | Cardiovascular Business | July 17, 2017

July 17, 2017 — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2017 Medicare Trustees Report, the...

Alere point of care POC testing for INR
News | Point of Care Testing | July 17, 2017 | Dave Fornell

July 17, 2017 — Despite issues with point-of-care INR testing company Alere Inc., Abbott announced this week it is...

CMS Proposes Delaying Clinical Decision Support Documentation to 2019
News | Clinical Decision Support | July 14, 2017 | Jeff Zagoudis, Associate Editor

July 14, 2017 — In a series of proposed rule changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) released July 13...

Senate Releases Revised Version of Better Care Reconciliation Act
News | Cardiovascular Business | July 13, 2017

July 13, 2017 — As the debate over healthcare insurance coverage continues, Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled...

Videos | Cardiovascular Business | July 13, 2017

Randall Thompson, M.D., outlines three new CPT codes for FFR-CT, a smart phone-based single-lead ECG system and PET...

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