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Fitbit Accounted for Nearly Half of Global Wearable Band Shipments in Q1 2014

May 23, 2014 10:24 am | by Canalys | News | Comments

Canalys recently published country level quarterly estimates that show a total of 2.7 million wearable bands shipped worldwide in Q1 2014. Fitbit maintained its leadership position with nearly 50% market share. Canalys segments this market...

EuroPCR 2014 Examines Vascular Response and Long-Term Safety of Bioresorbable Scaffolds

May 22, 2014 3:19 pm | by EuroPCR | News | Comments

At EuroPCR 2014 yesterday, experts discussed the development in evidence for bioresorbable vascular scaffolds, which represent an era of vascular restoration in interventional cardiology. The available data were analyzed and participants...

POST-IT Clinical Registry Demonstrates Importance of St. Jude Medical Fractional Flow Reserve Technology at EuroPCR 2014

May 22, 2014 2:28 pm | by St. Jude Medical Inc. | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical Inc., a global medical device company, today announced results from the POST-IT (Portuguese Study on the Evaluation of FFR Guided Treatment of Coronary Disease) registry were presented during a hot line late-breaking clinical...

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Covidien Releases Two-Year Study Results Demonstrating Sustained Effectiveness of Drug-Coated Angioplasty Balloon Technology

May 22, 2014 2:19 pm | by Covidien | News | Comments

Covidien’s Stellarex drug-coated angioplasty balloon (Stellarex DCB) continues to be shown as safe and effective for treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), according to new 24-month data released today from the company’s ILLUMENATE...

Preliminary Results from the St. Jude Medical EnligHTN III Study Demonstrate Renal Denervation Is Safe and Effective

May 22, 2014 2:15 pm | by St. Jude Medical Inc. | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical Inc., a global medical device company, today announced preliminary results from the EnligHTN III study, which found the company’s second-generation EnligHTN renal denervation system provided safe and effective therapy for...

EuroPCR 2014 Showcases Technological Advances in Complex Cardiovascular Interventions

May 22, 2014 2:07 pm | by European Society of Cardiology (ESC) | News | Comments

New technological advances, such as innovation in the field of cardiac pacing as seen in the area of leadless pacing, were discussed at a session jointly organized by the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) and the European Association...

Photos of the Day: How Wearable Technology Could Save Our Health (Infographic)

May 22, 2014 9:12 am | News | Comments

Smartwatches, wristbands, necklaces, clip-ons, smart clothing, and other wearable technology already exist. These gadgets can record vitals and send them to your doctor, revolutionizing healthcare...        

Taking Healthcare Home with Phones and Wearables

May 22, 2014 8:30 am | by Tom O’Dwyer, Director of Healthcare Technology, Analog Devices | Analog Devices, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Traditionally, people think of healthcare as taking place at the hospital or in a clinical setting where a physician is measuring the body — and vital signs in particular. But healthcare in the last couple of years has evolved out of the...

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Desires Lie in More Minimally Invasive and Accommodating Medical Devices

May 21, 2014 4:27 pm | by Jinny Lee, Vice President of Strategic Marketing, Advanced Technology, Edwards Lifesciences | Blogs | Comments

What is remarkable about medical technology today – that wasn’t the case 10 or 15 years ago – is that we are performing surgical procedures with minimal incisions or with catheter-based approaches, which promise a number of potential benefits...

CoreValve System Demonstrates Positive Clinical Performance at Two Years in 'Real World' ADVANCE Study

May 21, 2014 2:19 pm | by Medtronic Inc. | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. today revealed new data showing that patients treated with the CoreValve System experienced positive clinical outcomes in the rigorous "real world" Medtronic CoreValve ADVANCE Study. Presented at EuroPCR 2014, the transcatheter...

Strong Performance Data Reported for SYNERGY Stent System Trial

May 21, 2014 2:07 pm | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

Boston Scientific Corporation reported positive three-year follow-up data for the EVOLVE clinical trial, comparing the safety and performance of the SYNERGY Everolimus-Eluting Bioabsorbable Polymer Platinum Chromium (PtCr) Coronary Stent...

Lotus Valve System Demonstrates Strong Performance and Safety Profile at Six Months

May 21, 2014 1:56 pm | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

Further validating its advanced transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) technology, the Boston Scientific Corporation Lotus Valve System continued to demonstrate impressive performance at six months, according to new data presented...

Students Win $75K for Bacteria-Killing Catheter

May 21, 2014 10:50 am | by Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, University of Utah | News | Comments

After hearing his aunt, a primary care nurse, tell stories of catheters causing clotting and infections, University of Utah bioengineering student Nate Rhodes decided to come up with a solution. Along with a few classmates, he developed a...

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Smallest ALS Cardiac Monitor Defibrillator in the World, Just 2.8 Pounds

May 21, 2014 9:10 am | by LifeBot | News | Comments

LifeBot has entered the defibrillator markets introducing the smallest lightest ALS unit in the world. The system is available for international markets only. The company is working to make available a U.S. version soon. World's Lightest...

3D Image Guidance Tool Sees, Reaches, and Treats Tumor Lesions

May 21, 2014 9:02 am | by Royal Philips | News | Comments

Royal Philips today announced the launch of EmboGuide, its latest innovation in interventional oncology, to treat difficult-to-reach tumors or tumors in patients who are deemed unsuitable for surgery. EmboGuide is a live 3D image guidance...

3D Printing a Healthcare Revolution

May 20, 2014 2:22 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

3D printing is one of those truly disruptive technologies that comes along very rarely. It is remarkable how many different industry sectors it can touch and impact significantly. Healthcare is just one area where it is making a difference...

PCR Innovation Day Promotes Interaction Between Stakeholders in Cardiovascular Innovation

May 20, 2014 11:41 am | by EuroPCR | News | Comments

The first PCR Innovation Day focused on facilitating a constructive interaction between the key stakeholders—physicians, inventors, entrepreneurs, investors, start-ups, MedTech incubators, regulatory organisations and larger companies —in...

Financial Pressures in Healthcare Driving Need for Operating Room Outsourcing

May 20, 2014 11:15 am | by Accenture | Articles | Comments

Financial pressures intensify throughout the healthcare industry. Consider the business of manufacturing medical equipment, such as patient monitoring devices and anesthesia machines, and selling them to hospitals for use in operating room...

Medtronic Announces CE Mark and Launch of NC Euphora Coronary Balloon

May 20, 2014 10:26 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Continuing its commitment to bringing advanced and clinically relevant interventional technologies to market, Medtronic, Inc. has announced CE (Conformité Européene) mark and launch of the NC Euphora Noncompliant Balloon Dilatation Catheter...

Medtronic Settles Global Patent Litigation with Edwards Lifesciences

May 20, 2014 9:37 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. announced that it has reached a global patent settlement agreement with Edwards Lifesciences Corporation. Under the terms of the cross-license settlement agreement, the parties will dismiss all of the pending litigation matters...

First 3D Simulation of the Human Heart

May 20, 2014 9:00 am | by Dassault Systèmes | News | Comments

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today unveiled the world’s first realistic 3D simulation model of the human heart. Developed with...

Radiopaque Clad Wire

May 20, 2014 8:00 am | by MDT Staff | Anomet Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Custom manufactured clad composite wire which is an effective alternative to solid wires with marker bands to improve the visibility of implantable devices is available from Anomet Products, Inc. of Shrewsbury, MA. Anomet Radiopaque Clad Wires allow...

Beaming Power to Medical Chips Deep Inside the Body

May 19, 2014 3:01 pm | by Tom Abate, Associate Director of Communications, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

A wireless system developed by Electrical Engineering Professor Ada Poon uses the same power as a cell phone to safely transmit energy to chips the size of a grain of rice, paving the way for new ‘electroceutical’ devices to treat illness...

Urine Test Could Help Clinicians Spot Blood Clots in At-Risk Patients

May 19, 2014 1:38 pm | by American Thoracic Society | News | Comments

A new study by researchers from California and Canada indicates a simple urine test can indicate the presence of venous thromboembolism, a blood clot that has broken free from its point of origin and which travels through the bloodstream...

ICD and CRT-D Patients Benefit from Home Telemonitoring

May 19, 2014 11:36 am | by European Society of Cardiology | News | Comments

Home telemonitoring is equally effective in ICD and CRT-D patients, a subanalysis of the IN-TIME trial has shown. The findings were presented for the first time today at the Heart Failure Congress 2014, held 17-20 May in Athens, Greece...

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