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Experts Recommend Blood, Urine Testing to Diagnose Rare Adrenal Tumors

June 5, 2014 11:13 am | by The Endocrine Society | News | Comments

The Endocrine Society today issued a Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) for the diagnosis and treatment of two types of rare adrenal tumors – pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas – that can raise the risk of cardiovascular disease and even...

Implanted Heart Device Linked to Increased Survival

June 4, 2014 3:45 pm | by Duke Medicine | News | Comments

Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are associated with improved survival among heart failure patients whose left ventricles only pump 30 to 35 percent of blood out of the heart with each contraction, according to a study from the...

The Pulse: Sperm-Inspired Microbots and Seinfeld’s ‘Bro’

June 4, 2014 12:21 pm | by Jonathan Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

This week on the Pulse, we’re checking out Apple’s Health and Healthkit, developing sperm-inspired microrobots for biomedical applications, wearing the Bro (Manssiere), and growing cartilage from stem cells derived from fat tissue.  

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Lasers and Night-Vision Technology Help Improve Imaging of Hidden Lymphatic System

June 4, 2014 11:05 am | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

The human lymphatic system is an important but poorly understood circulatory system consisting of tiny vessels spread throughout the body. This "drainage" network helps guard against infections and prevents swelling, which occasionally... 

New Challenges/Opportunities for Medical Device Manufacturers Forged by the ACA

June 3, 2014 4:04 pm | by Claudio Bellini, COO, COSMED USA | Blogs | Comments

Amid all the back-and-forth political discussion and controversy surrounding the Affordable Care Act, one fact is clear: more people will have access to traditional healthcare services than ever before. And with that reality, it has become...

Covidien Announces CE Mark of Nellcor Respiration Rate Technology

June 3, 2014 2:54 pm | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Covidien plc, a leading global provider of health care products and recognized innovator in patient monitoring and respiratory care devices, today announced the European commercial launch of its Nellcor Respiration Rate System. In addition...

Medtronic Unveils Online Community to Connect People with Medical Devices Who ‘Live On. Give On.’

June 2, 2014 11:24 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. today opened 2014 award applications for the Bakken Invitation, a global program designed to celebrate and connect people who, with the help of medical technology, have overcome health challenges and are now selflessly giving...

Building a Better Blood Vessel

June 2, 2014 11:12 am | by Brigham and Women's Hospital | News | Comments

The tangled highway of blood vessels that twists and turns inside our bodies, delivering essential nutrients and disposing of hazardous waste to keep our organs working properly has been a conundrum for scientists trying to make artificial...

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Medtronic Launches Advisa and Ensura SR MRI SureScan Pacemaker Systems in Europe

June 2, 2014 10:22 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc., today announced CE (Conformité Européenne) Mark and commercial launch of the Advisa and Ensura SR MRI SureScan single chamber pacemaker devices in Europe. Both pacemakers are approved for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...

New Hands-Only CPR Device Significantly Increases Results While Reducing Fatigue

June 2, 2014 9:53 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Imagine having to perform CPR on a friend, loved one or stranger. One in four Americans say they've been in that situation, however most (70%) feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency because they don't know what to do, or their... 

Using Gold Nanoprobes to Unlock Your Genetic Profile

May 30, 2014 2:58 pm | by A*STAR | News | Comments

A fast and cost-effective genetic test to determine the correct dosage of blood thinning drugs for the treatment of stroke, heart problems and deep vein thrombosis has been developed by researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and...

Full 2-Year Mimics Data Confirm Long-term Patency Protection with BioMimics 3D Stent

May 30, 2014 9:48 am | by Veryan | News | Comments

Full two-year data from the Mimics study, presented for the first time today at the 15th Annual New Cardiovascular Horizons (NCVH) Conference, have confirmed that BioMimics 3D provides a significant improvement in long-term patency compared...

FDA Allows Marketing of Blood Test to Identify Cause of Certain Kidney Disease

May 30, 2014 9:42 am | by FDA | News | Comments

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration allowed marketing of the first test that can help determine if a specific type of kidney disease, called membranous glomerulonephritis (MGN), is due to the body’s rejection of its own kidney tissue...

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eCardio and Yocaly Will Jointly Advance Remote Cardiac Monitoring in the U.S.

May 29, 2014 4:28 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

eCardio Diagnostics, LLC (eCardio), a leader in remote cardiac arrhythmia monitoring services in the United States, and Shandong Yocaly Information Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (Yocaly), a remote, real-time medical cardiac monitoring...

Innovation Prize Winner Helps Create Flexible Piezoelectric Energy Device

May 29, 2014 3:47 pm | by Mike Koon, University of Illinois | News | Comments

Canan Dagdeviren has always been interested in science. At a very young age, this Turkish native tried to find the atom by cutting stones into pieces. Her supportive father introduced her to electron microscopy, where she realized that was...

Medtronic Settles Whistleblower Lawsuit for $9.9M

May 29, 2014 3:19 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Medical device maker Medtronic Inc. will pay the U.S. Department of Justice $9.9 million to settle a lawsuit that accused the company of giving doctors gifts in return for using its defibrillators and pacemakers. Medtronic has not admitted...

IDEM Calls for Paper-Submissions by June 23

May 28, 2014 2:21 pm | by International Electron Devices Meeting | News | Comments

The 60th annual IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM) has issued a Call for Papers seeking the world's best original work in all areas of microelectronics research and development. The paper submission deadline is Monday, June 23...

FDA Approved CardioMEMS HF System Monitors Patients with Class III Heart Failure

May 28, 2014 12:22 pm | by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) | News | Comments

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the CardioMEMS HF System that measures the pulmonary artery (PA) pressures and heart rates of patients with New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class III heart failure who have been hospitalized...

Coating Stents with Vitamin C Could Reduce Clotting Risks

May 28, 2014 10:59 am | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Every year, more than 1 million people in the U.S. who have suffered heart attacks or chest pain from blocked arteries have little mesh tubes called stents inserted into their blood vessels to prop them open. The procedure has saved many lives...

Precision-Guided Epidurals and Better Blood Monitors

May 28, 2014 9:23 am | by The Optical Society | News | Comments

The march of modern medicine is often driven by revolutions in medical imaging. When technology advances, doctors are better able to peer deeply into human tissues, and thus able to detect, diagnose and treat human diseases more effectively...

Regulations Driving Adoption of Non-Phthalate Materials for Medical Tubing

May 27, 2014 3:25 pm | by Mark Brucks, Market Development Representative, Eastman Chemical Company | Articles | Comments

With increasing pressure on device manufacturers to move away from DEHP in PVC, OEMs are seeking a plasticizer option that performs similarly without the related, potential health concerns. This article examines the trend, the regulations...

$30 Million 3D Printing Research Center Has Focus on Medical Implants

May 27, 2014 12:39 pm | by Nanyang Technological University | News | Comments

In future, knee and bone implants customized to fit individual patients could be easily made using 3D printers. Medical devices and tissue printing are among the key research areas that Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is ramping up...

High Speed Gesture Recognition for zSpace 3D Display

May 27, 2014 12:28 pm | by Ishikawa Watanabe Laboratory | Videos | Comments

In collaboration with zSpace, we developed high speed hand gesture recognition system and combined it with a 3D virtual holographic display system developed by zSpace. By integrating these two systems, an immersive virtual environment can...

iRhythm Secures $17 Million in Funding for ZIO Service

May 23, 2014 12:10 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

iRhythm Technologies, Inc., a healthcare information services company, today announced that it closed a $17 million Series E financing led by Novo A/S, a global life science investment firm. Norwest Venture Partners, which led the company's...

J&J to Grow Device Business, Focus on Emerging Markets

May 23, 2014 12:03 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

At a meeting with members of the investment community, senior leaders from the Medical Devices and Diagnostics (MD&D) segment of Johnson & Johnson outlined plans to improve patient outcomes and expand their market leadership through...

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