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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 ...

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.

Terumo Interventional Systems Introduces the Azur Detachable 35 Peripheral Framing Coil

April 2, 2012 5:11 am | News | Comments

SOMERSET, NJ – Terumo Interventional Systems, a strategic business unit of Terumo Medical Corporation, and one of the leading manufacturers of guidewires, catheters, sheaths, and embolization products, today announced the nationwide availability of the AZUR® D35 Framing Coil...

St. Jude Medical Announces Next-Generation PressureWire for FFR Measurement

March 23, 2012 10:50 am | News | Comments

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--St. Jude Medical, Inc., a global medical device company, today announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for multiple enhancements to its PressureWireâ„¢ Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR) measurement guidewire.

Itamar-Medical Launches Next-Generation, Cardiovascular Health Assessment Platform

March 22, 2012 11:41 am | News | Comments

CAESAREA, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Itamar-Medical, the leading provider of diagnostic devices for cardiovascular disease and sleep apnea based on its proprietary PAT® signal technology, will unveil its cardiovascular healthcare assessment platform, EndoPAT-MF, at the upcoming...

Fenwal, Applied Science Sign Agreement for HemoFlow 400 Blood Monitor and Mixer in Europe

March 22, 2012 11:37 am | News | Comments

LAKE ZURICH, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fenwal, Inc. announced today it has begun marketing, selling and distributing the HemoFlow 400 blood collection monitor/mixer in Europe under a new agreement with the device's manufacturer, Applied Science, Inc.

Toshiba's Newest Ultrasound Systems Offer Breakthrough Imaging Technologies and Advanced Cardiac Capabilities

March 22, 2012 11:33 am | News | Comments

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Improving the ability to diagnose cardiac disease with advanced ultrasound imaging, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. will showcase the newest additions to its ultrasound product line, AplioTM 500 and Aplio 300 at this year's American College of Cardiology...

US Demand for Implantable Medical Devices to Reach $52 Billion in 2015

March 22, 2012 7:35 am | News | Comments

US demand for implantable medical devices is forecast to increase 7.7 percent annually to $52 billion in 2015, benefiting from technological advances and the development of next generation devices that should increase patient and provider confidence in implant products.

Prepare for Tough Times in the US, Heart Surgery Device Suppliers are Told

March 22, 2012 7:10 am | News | Comments

NEW YORK (GBI Research) - Cardiovascular surgery device suppliers must prepare for tough times ahead in America, according to a new report by business intelligence expert GBI Research. The new report states that instances of cardiac surgery will fall in the US, which represents the largest national market for this treatment...

Expanded Capabilities in Weaving Medical Textiles for Vascular Grafts

March 15, 2012 5:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Biomedical Structures LLC (BMS), a developer of biomedical textiles for medical devices and other advanced clinical applications, today announced new capabilities for the high-precision...

Interventional Cardiology Device Markets in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Turkey to Grow to $461 Million by 2016

March 13, 2012 12:05 pm | News | Comments

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, the interventional cardiology (IC) market in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Turkey will reach a value of more than $460 million by 2016.

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