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Increasing Use of Smart Pumps to help drive down 'Never Events'

May 15, 2012 5:35 am | News | Comments

Increased focus on providing optimum patient care in the most cost efficient way is fuelling demand for intelligent infusion devices termed “Smart Pumps.” A report from InMedica, a division of IMS Research (recently acquired by IHS Inc.), on the global market...

Study Shows Robotically Enhanced PCI IS Safe and Feasible for Many Patients

May 14, 2012 5:04 am | News | Comments

A robotic system can safely assist interventional cardiologists in performing percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) while significantly reducing the physician's exposure to radiation and improving precision and control, according to results of the PRECISE study...

Study of First-in-Class Watchman Device Shows 75% Reduction in Stroke Risk in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation not Eligible for Oral Anticoagulation Therapy

May 14, 2012 4:58 am | News | Comments

Boston Scientific Corporation announces results from the ASA Plavix (ASAP) Study, which studied the WATCHMAN® Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) device. The data showed a reduction in the risk of ischemic stroke by 75 percent in patients with atrial fibrillation...

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Interrad Medical Announces FDA Clearance for Additional Sizes of the SecurAcath Device

May 10, 2012 5:57 am | News | Comments

Interrad Medical, Inc. a privately held medical device company, announced today that it has received FDA clearance for four new sizes of the SecurAcath subcutaneous catheter securement device. In response to requests from clinicians throughout the US, Canada and Europe...

Sorin Group Announces FDA Approval and Commercial Launch of Complete Portfolio of Implantable Heart Device Leads

May 10, 2012 5:54 am | News | Comments

Sorin Group, a global medical device company and a leader in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, announced today at Heart Rhythm 2012, the Heart Rhythm Society’s 33rd Annual Scientific Sessions, FDA approval and commercial launch for a full portfolio of pacing...

Nitto Denko Obtains US Patent for Antifibrotic Therapies with Molecular Targeting DDS Technology

May 10, 2012 5:48 am | News | Comments

Japan's leading diversified materials manufacturer, Nitto Denko Corporation, today announced that a basic patent regarding the company's epoch-making antifibrotic therapy has been successfully registered in the USA. Nitto Denko has been developing antifibrotic drugs...

Biosense Webster Announces Launch of the THERMOCOOL SF NAV Catheter With Curve Visualization

May 10, 2012 5:45 am | News | Comments

Biosense Webster, Inc., a worldwide leader in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, announced the launch of the new THERMOCOOL® SF NAV irrigated ablation catheter with Curve Visualization in the United States.

Sound Interventions Completes 'First-In-Human' Feasibility Trial of Ultrasound-Based Renal Denervation System For Resistant Hypertension

May 4, 2012 6:04 am | News | Comments

Sound Interventions, Inc. today announced the successful completion of the company's First-In-Human clinical trial to treat resistant hypertension. The study was performed by Dr. Petr Neuzil and a team of cardiologists at Holmolka Hospital in Prague, Czech Republic.

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A Study Proves the Positive Effects of Heart Rehabilitation Programs on Patients

May 4, 2012 5:38 am | News | Comments

A research conducted at the University of Granada has demonstrated the efficiency of a heart rehabilitation program aimed at patients suffering from heart disease. The authors of this study affirm that it is essential that heart rehabilitation programs aimed at cardiac patients...

Topera Medical’s FDA-Cleared RhythmView System Featured in 16 Presentations at Heart Rhythm Society 2012 Scientific Sessions

May 4, 2012 5:31 am | News | Comments

Topera Medical today announced that its FDA-cleared RhythmView™ 3D mapping and diagnostic system will be featured in 16 scientific presentations at the 33rd Annual Scientific Sessions of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), May 9-12 in Boston.

Lake Region Medical to Showcase Strategic Technology Developments at the Heart Rhythm 2012 (HRS) Conference

May 3, 2012 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FORTRESST Dielectic Coating, ANCHORWIRET Transseptal Placement Guidewire and SMARTT Wire Technologies to Add to Company's Pipeline of Proprietary Technologies Targeted for Cardiac Rhythm Management MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 3, 2012-- Lake Region Medical, a global development and...

Spectocor announces comprehensive mobile cardiac monitoring system that wirelessly transmits and analyzes important arrhythmic events

May 3, 2012 5:22 am | News | Comments

An advanced, comprehensive cardiac monitoring system–PocketECGTM – combines and builds on the best features available from traditional Holter, event and mobile telemetry monitoring. Unlike other monitoring systems on the market, the recently introduced Spectocor...

EKOS Corporation Announces Two More Pulmonary Embolism Clinical Studies

May 2, 2012 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SEATTLE I and II Clinical Studies Will Further Establish the Safety and Efficacy of Ultrasound-Accelerated Thrombolysis for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism BOTHELL, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 2, 2012-- EKOS Corporation today announced the launch of two more landmark clinical studies named ...

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The future of AF ablation catheter technologies

May 2, 2012 5:51 am | News | Comments

Design and technology consultancy Cambridge Design Partnership today announces that it has completed a research project to identify the future of medical technology to treat Atrial Fibrillation; a common and dangerous Cardiac condition affecting millions of people across the world.

GE Healthcare Enhances Workflow in Echo Lab, OR and Cath Lab with Vivid E9 Cardiovascular Ultrasound, Now Including 4D TEE Transducer

April 25, 2012 5:56 am | News | Comments

WAUWATOSA, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), today announced the FDA clearance and availability of the latest version of its Vivid E9â„¢ cardiovascular ultrasound system. The Vivid E9 Breakthrough 2012 (BT12) includes...

Defibtech Introduces TSO-Authorized Aviation Battery for Lifeline VIEW AED

April 25, 2012 5:49 am | News | Comments

GUILFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Defibtech today introduced the TSO-C142a-authorized aviation battery for the Lifelineâ„¢ VIEW automated external defibrillator (AED). Following rigorous testing, the aviation battery passed the aircraft industry's required safety and performance standards.

New Microdevice Enables Culture of Rare Circulating Tumor Cells from Blood

April 25, 2012 5:35 am | News | Comments

A research collaboration between the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University and Children's Hospital Boston has created a microfluidic device that can harvest rare circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from blood to enable their expansion...

Catheter Connections Introduces the DualCap System: Helping Clinicians Keep IV Lines Disinfected and Protected from Deadly Contamination

April 20, 2012 5:38 am | News | Comments

The U.S. healthcare system suffers from a glaring, persistent need to protect patients from unsafe IV infusions. Contaminated IV lines result in unnecessary patient injuries and death, and cost hospitals billions of dollars annually. To address this crisis, Catheter Connections...

Circuite Provides Updated Clinical Data on Synergy Miniature Ventricular Support System in Multiple Presentations at ISHLT Annual Meeting

April 20, 2012 5:34 am | News | Comments

CircuLite®, Inc. today announced that updated clinical data related to the Synergy® miniature ventricular support system was presented in two oral presentations and one poster session at the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation's 32nd Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions...

Sequana Medical's ALFApump® System Proves to Be a Safe and Efficacious Breakthrough Technology in Ascites Management

April 20, 2012 5:32 am | News | Comments

Sequana Medical announced that initial results from the PIONEER Clinical Study of its ALFApump System were presented today at the 47th annual European Association for Study of the Liver Meeting in Barcelona. The data demonstrated that the ALFApump System...

New Stryker Device Offers Hospitals Environmental and Bottom-line Benefits

April 17, 2012 11:48 am | News | Comments

Stryker's Sustainability Solutions division, a leader in medical device reprocessing, today introduced Restep®, the company's pioneering deep vein thrombosis (DVT) solution. Restep addresses a critical need in the market for comprehensive device solutions that deliver fiscal...

Medtronic Initiates Landmark U.S. Drug-Eluting Balloon Study

April 13, 2012 7:19 am | News | Comments

MINNEAPOLIS –– Expanding its commitment to developing innovative treatments for cardiovascular disease and the evidence to support their adoption, Medtronic, Inc. announced today the start of the Medtronic IN.PACT SFA II study, the company’s first...

Engineering the Dynamics of Pulsating Blood Flow

April 13, 2012 6:12 am | by Satya Karri, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments

With cardiovascular diseases as the leading cause of death worldwide, device manufacturers are under immense pressure to produce products to address these health concerns. However, prior to launching such devices, the technologies need to be properly tested to ensure success. This article looks at setting up a system to simulate cardiac flow for testing these medical devices.

Abiomed gets EU approval for Impella heart pump

April 12, 2012 1:31 pm | by BUSINESS WIRE | News | Comments

DANVERS, Mass., (BUSINESS WIRE) --Abiomed, Inc, a leading provider of break-through heart support technologies, today announced it has received CE Marking approval in the European Union to market the Impella cVAD device, a new percutaneous Impella...

Research demonstrates bacterial contamination in pharmacy robots

April 4, 2012 7:35 am | News | Comments

Chicago -- Drug dispensing robots designed to quickly prepare intravenous medications in a sterile environment can harbor dangerous bacteria, according to a report in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.

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