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Photos of the Day: Continuous Non-Invasive Blood Pressure Monitoring at CES

January 8, 2014 12:24 pm | by Chris Fox, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The ViSi Mobile System is able to continuously measure and display all vital signs (ECG, Heart/Pulse Rate, SpO2, Blood Pressure (cuff-based and now also cuffless on a beat-to-beat basis), Respiration Rate, Skin Temperature) with monitoring...

Report: Sensors in Home Healthcare Applications

January 8, 2014 11:43 am | by Yole Développement | News | Comments

From 2000 - 2050, the proportion of the world’s population aged 60 and over will grow from about 16% to 25% - an increase linked to a marked growth of chronic diseases (Alzheimer’s, diabetes, cancers, etc.). Healthcare systems’ rising costs...

QardioArm: A Smarter Read on Blood Pressure Available at CES

January 7, 2014 4:14 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Qardio, a technology company dedicated to transforming the way we manage our heart health and track our wellness, is formally announcing the launch of the QardioArm at the 2014 CES show. QardioArm is a revolutionary blood pressure monitor...

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Theorem Clinical Research Expands its Cardiovascular Expertise Through Alliance With BioTelemetry

January 7, 2014 8:00 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Theorem Clinical Research, a leading clinical research organization specializing in complex trials, has announced the formation of a strategic alliance with BioTelemetry, Inc. (Nasdaq: BEAT). BioTelemetry’s Clinical Research division includes...

Barostim TherapyT Projected to be Cost-Effective in Treating Resistant Hypertension

January 7, 2014 6:00 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

CVRx, Inc., a privately held medical device company, today announced findings from a health-economic analysis published in the Journal of Hypertension that indicates Barostim Therapy is a cost-effective treatment option for patients with drug...

Sapheon Submits Second Module of PMA Application for VenaSeal® Sapheon Closure System; Raises $10M in Bridge Note Financing

January 6, 2014 10:36 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sapheon Inc. announced today that it has submitted the second module of the pre-market approval (PMA) application for the VenaSeal® Sapheon Closure System to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The submission, which was completed...

FDA Reclassifies ECP Devices for Refractory Angina as Class II

January 6, 2014 4:25 pm | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

Vasomedical, Inc., a diversified medical technology company specializing in the design, manufacture and sale of medical devices including EECP® (Enhanced External Counterpulsation) Therapy systems, the gold standard of ECP therapy, announced...

AAMI Releases Summit Report on Home Healthcare Technology

January 6, 2014 3:49 pm | by AAMI | News | Comments

A comprehensive new report from AAMI sheds light on the complex challenges associated with the use of healthcare technology in homes and other nonclinical settings, and sets forth a series of ideas for how to best address them. The release...

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Polecam Brings a Clear View of OR Procedures for Surgical Training

January 6, 2014 3:25 pm | by Mel Noonan, Stylus Media Consultants | Articles | Comments

Polecam has gained recognition around the world as a lightweight carbon fiber camera jib used to raise production values in all types of program making. Additionally, some forward thinkers in various medical companies around the world have...

Photos of the Day: Bird's Eye View...of Surgery

January 6, 2014 3:25 pm | by Polecam | News | Comments

Some forward thinkers in various medical companies around the world have recognized the Polecam’s potential for looking over the shoulders of surgeons in the operating theater to give an unrestricted high definition, or even 3D view of...  

Boston Scientific names new medical chief for interventional cardiology

January 6, 2014 1:21 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Boston Scientific today announced the appointment of Dr. Craig Thompson as senior vice president and chief medical officer for the medtech giant's interventional cardiology business. Thompson hopes to "further develop the technology...  

Photos of the Day: Antimicrobial Glass

January 6, 2014 11:29 am | by Corning | News | Comments

As touch technologies proliferate, consumers are becoming aware of how bacteria can exist on mobile devices, particularly as we increasingly share touch-enabled surfaces at home, work, and elsewhere. Corning's Antimicrobial Gorilla Glass...

Corning Unveils World's First Antimicrobial Cover Glass

January 6, 2014 11:04 am | by Corning | News | Comments

Corning Incorporated today unveils Antimicrobial Corning Gorilla Glass at the International Consumer Electronics Show. It is the first EPA-registered antimicrobial cover glass. The glass is formulated with an antibacterial agent, ionic... 

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Medtronic Begins VICTORY AF Trial of Patients with Persistent or Long-Standing Persistent Atrial Fibrillation

January 6, 2014 10:40 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. has announced the first patient has been enrolled in the VICTORY AF clinical trial, a prospective, non-randomized, controlled study of patients with persistent or long-standing persistent atrial fibrillation undergoing an ablation...

Topera, Inc. Announces 510(k) Clearance of its Third Generation 3D Mapping System

January 6, 2014 9:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Topera, Inc., a medical device company that has developed a suite of products to assist in the identification of sources that sustain complex cardiac arrhythmias, today announced that it has received 510(k) clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug...

Endologix wins IDE approval for aneurysm sealing system

January 3, 2014 3:17 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Endologix said it won FDA Investigational Device Exemption for its Nellix endovascular aneurysm sealing system, paving the way for a U.S. clinical trial. The EVAS Forward-IDE study is expected to enroll 180 patients at 30 sites throughout...

FDA shifts regulatory requirements for intra-aortic balloons

January 3, 2014 12:52 pm | by Mass Device | News | Comments

The FDA issued a final rule reclassifying certain intra-aortic balloons and demanding more from others, according to a notice in the Federal Register. The new rule eases regulation on intra-aortic balloons and pumps indicated for acute... 

Patch Outperforms Holter for Prolonged Heart Rhythm Tracking

January 3, 2014 9:52 am | by Scripps | News | Comments

Research by the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) has found that a small adhesive wireless device worn on the chest for up to two weeks does a better job detecting abnormal and potentially dangerous heart rhythms than the Holter...

Reverse Medical lands FDA 510(k) win for vascular plug

December 31, 2013 11:59 am | by Mass Device | News | Comments

Reverse Medical this month won 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its MVP-5 micro vascular plug system. The MVP-5 is indicated for the treatment of peripheral vessel embolization. The vascular plug is designed to obstruct or reduce the rate...

NIH to Fund Research Workforce Diversity Program

December 31, 2013 10:44 am | by National Institutes of Health | News | Comments

The National Institutes of Health is releasing three new funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) to develop approaches to engage researchers, especially from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical sciences, and prepare them to thrive...

Endologix Receives IDE Approval for the Nellix EndoVascular Aneurysm Sealing System

December 30, 2013 10:04 am | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

Endologix, Inc., developer and marketer of innovative treatments for aortic disorders, announced today that it has received Investigational Device Exemption approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration to begin a pivotal...

Artificial Heart with Norwegian Sensor

December 30, 2013 9:51 am | by Åse Dragland, SINTEF | News | Comments

The Norwegian company MEMSCAP is supplying the pressure sensor that will be used in the artificial heart, and SINTEF is responsible for its 'innards'. Sigurd Moe at SINTEF ICT explains that they have been working with MEMSCAP for the last ten...

Researchers: Fructose Does Not Impact Emerging Indicator for Cardiovascular Disease

December 30, 2013 9:35 am | by St. Michael's Hospital | News | Comments

Fructose, the sugar often blamed for the obesity epidemic, does not itself have any impact on an emerging marker for the risk of cardiovascular disease known as postprandial triglycerides, new research has found. However, overconsumption...

California Family Celebrates Three Heart Transplants

December 24, 2013 12:42 pm | by Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press | News | Comments

Deanna Kremis remembers the exhilarating day her young sons first had the energy to race each other up a flight of stairs. The brothers, then ages 7 and 10, could barely walk before having heart transplants just a month apart. As they flew...

Higher Blood Pressure Threshold OK in Older Adults

December 24, 2013 12:33 pm | by Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer | News | Comments

Many older adults with high blood pressure can be treated less aggressively, which could mean taking fewer pills to get it under control, according to new treatment guidelines from an expert panel. But not all experts are on board with the...

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