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Electronic Salt Spoon Helps Transition to a Low-Sodium Diet

April 28, 2015 10:04 am | by University of Kentucky | News | Comments

Heart disease patients are advised by doctors to reduce the amount of sodium in their diets to prevent a cardiac event. But adapting to a low-sodium diet requires more than just laying off the table salt. Sodium is hidden in a number of household...

New Material for Creating Artificial Blood Vessels

April 28, 2015 9:37 am | by Medical University of Vienna | News | Comments

Arteriosclerotic vascular disorders are one of the most common causes of death in industrialized...

Motion-Tracking MRI Assesses A-Fib Patients' Stroke Risk

April 27, 2015 9:58 am | by Johns Hopkins Medicine | News | Comments

Stroke is a frequent and dreaded complication of atrial fibrillation. But predicting which of...

Game Shows Mosquito's-Eye View of Malaria

April 24, 2015 9:57 am | by University of Oxford | News | Comments

Officially launched on World Malaria Day (25 April) The Life Cycle of Malaria is the first game...

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Making Wireless Heart Monitoring Possible

April 24, 2015 9:53 am | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

Between the ages of 5-10, Sid Muthal estimates he spent between 1-2 months per year in the hospital battling an illness. As anyone who has been a hospital patient can attest, the visits included having vitals being monitored continuously...

How to Turn Ultrasound into a Pacemaker

April 24, 2015 8:59 am | by American Physiological Society (APS) | News | Comments

Ultrasound—the technology used for sonograms and examining the heart—can increase the rate at which heart cells beat, researchers from Drexel University report. In their paper “Ultrasound-Induced Modulation of Cardiac Rhythm in Neonatal Rat...

Making Waves with Tele-Robotic Ultrasound

April 23, 2015 2:36 pm | by Mount Sinai Health System | News | Comments

A new clinical trial is testing the feasibility and efficiency of a doctor in New York City remotely performing long-distance, tele-robotic ultrasound exams over the Internet on patients in Chicago. The pioneering study is a research collaboration...

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Predicting the Future: Continuous Vital Sign Monitoring

April 23, 2015 11:20 am | by Peter Ianace, Principal, Sensogram Technologies Inc. | Blogs | Comments

Big data, analytics, algorithms, the “Internet of Things” and even the “Internet of Humans” are some of the hottest buzzwords that are popping up across industries. The connected world is creating a mountain of data that begs to be analyzed...

Engineering More Natural and Durable Replacement Heart Valves

April 23, 2015 9:30 am | by Worcester Polytechnic Institute | News | Comments

With a $450,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) will analyze how mechanical forces and cellular growth factors affect the growth and development of human heart valves...

Increasing Accuracy of Rejection Identification in Heart Transplant Recipients

April 22, 2015 9:02 am | by CareDx | News | Comments

CareDx, Inc. a molecular diagnostics company focused on the development and commercialization of clinically differentiated, high value, non-invasive surveillance solutions for transplant recipients, today announced new evidence that the...

World's First Smartphone Breathalyzer for Smokers

April 21, 2015 10:33 am | by PR Newswire | News | Comments

IntelliQuit, the world's first smartphone breathalyzer for smokers, was selected to present as a finalist at the American Heart Association's Health Sciences Innovation - Investment Forum in New York City on Wednesday April 22. Thirty percent...

Helping Heart-Failure Patients Self-Manage

April 20, 2015 9:48 am | by Stanford University Medical Center | News | Comments

Earl Shook knew he was in trouble. He couldn’t walk five feet without losing his breath and stopping to rest. He couldn’t carry his dog’s 35-pound bag of food without dropping it to the floor. And he couldn’t cook for the Fifty Plus Club at the...

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Artificial Blood Vessel Better Assesses Clot Removal Devices

April 17, 2015 3:53 pm | by University of California - San Diego | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have created an in vitro, live-cell artificial vessel that can be used to study both the application and effects of devices used to extract life-threatening blood clots in...

Clot Removal Device Dramatically Improves Outcomes for Stroke Patients

April 17, 2015 2:33 pm | by University of California - Los Angeles | News | Comments

A new device to remove obstructing blood clots can significantly improve outcomes for people who suffer a certain type of stroke, according to a study led by a UCLA investigator. In patients with acute ischemic stroke - in which a blood...

3D Printed Heart Model Helps Toddler to Breathe Easier

April 16, 2015 10:39 am | by Globe Newswire | News | Comments

3D Systems has announced that a 20-month-old toddler is breathing and swallowing easier thanks to a team of cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO, who used a full-color 3D printed...

First U.S. Implant of Bioprosthetic Mitral Valve

April 15, 2015 10:45 am | by The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF) | News | Comments

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF) physicians are conducting a research study using the first transcatheter mitral valve replacement in the U.S. at Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Dr. Wes Pedersen, Principal...

MedTech Memoirs: The Pacemaker

April 15, 2015 8:30 am | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

The pacemaker’s journey begins in 1932 with American physiologist Albert Hyman. Hyman dubbed his invention the “artificial pacemaker,” a moniker that has stuck with the device to this very day. The behemoth was operated by a hand crank...

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World's Smallest Pacemaker Receives CE Mark

April 14, 2015 10:54 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic plc today announced it has received CE (Conformité Européenne) Mark of the Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS), the world's smallest pacemaker. At less than one-tenth the size of traditional pacemakers, the Micra device provides...

Listen to Your Heart, Without the Extra Noise

April 13, 2015 2:51 pm | by Sam Brusco, Associate Editor, @SamISureAm | Blogs | Comments

With its PURE EP System, BioSig endeavors to remove the extraneous non-biologic “noise” that often plagues traditional methods of ECG and intracardiac recording, in order to receive a clear signal - devoid of any noise that the heart itself is not making...

Quick, At-Home Potential Heart Attack Diagnosis

April 10, 2015 3:42 pm | by University of Illinois | News | Comments

Are you on the verge of having a heart attack? That’s what a University of Illinois student startup is trying to help potential victims answer. The startup, Resdin Technologies, is developing a quick at-home diagnostic test that provides...

Growing Cardiac Tissue on 'Spider Silk' Substrate

April 10, 2015 1:40 pm | by Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology | News | Comments

Genetically engineered fibers of the protein spidroin, which is the construction material for spider webs, has proven to be a perfect substrate for cultivating heart tissue cells, MIPT researchers found. They discuss their findings in...

Circulatory Support Without Surgery

April 10, 2015 11:11 am | by Omar Benavides, Ph.D., Senior Product Development Engineer, Procyrion, Inc. | Articles | Comments

Heart failure accounts for 3.6 million hospitalizations, 300,000 deaths, and $35 billion in annual healthcare costs in the US alone. More than 3 million heart failure patients currently suffer from chronic fatigue and painful swelling while...

Amniotic Stem Cells Demonstrate Healing Potential

April 9, 2015 8:57 am | by Mike Williams, Rice University | News | Comments

Rice University and Texas Children’s Hospital scientists are using stem cells from amniotic fluid to promote the growth of robust, functional blood vessels in healing hydrogels. In new experiments, the lab of bioengineer Jeffrey Jacot...

More on the Maker Movement – How Can You Get Involved?

April 8, 2015 2:19 pm | by TEDMED | Videos | Comments

You may have caught our Great Challenges hangout last week on how the Maker Movement is transforming health and medicine. During this discussion, we explored how this trend is impacting the everyday work of creating a healthier world...

Recharging Medical Devices in a Minute

April 7, 2015 3:05 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

When it comes to developing a portable medical device, one of the constant challenges for design engineers is determining a suitable power source. The list of concerns that can be associated with the battery in a medical device can include...

Infographic: Bionic World: Better Living Through Technology

April 7, 2015 11:47 am | by Solidworks | News | Comments

These days there is no shortage of amazing stories demonstrating how engineers are making huge strides in the medical device field. From “Iron Man” Robert Downey Jr. donating a 3D-printed prosthetic arm to destroying cancer cells with...

Hormone and Bone Tests May Indicate Dialysis Patients’ Heart Health

April 6, 2015 10:37 am | by American Society of Nephrology (ASN) | News | Comments

Bone loss may be a sign of poor heart health in patients on dialysis, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology(JASN). Monitoring bone loss in dialysis patients may therefore...

Latest Advances in Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT

April 6, 2015 10:33 am | by European Society of Cardiology | News | Comments

The latest advances in nuclear cardiology and cardiac CT imaging are set to be announced at the International Conference on Nuclear Cardiology and Cardiac CT (ICNC) 12. ICNC 12 will be held 3 to 5 May 2015 in Madrid, Spain, at the Hotel Auditorium...

How a Medtronic Acquisition Could Change Healthcare

April 2, 2015 3:07 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief, @SeanFenske | Blogs | Comments

Medtronic has made yet another strategic acquisition, further expanding its impressive portfolio of healthcare solutions. However, unlike previous purchases, this one didn’t bring a technological innovation into the company’s fold. Instead...

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