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    The European Society of Cardiology has published updated clinical guidelines for the management of infarction in patients with elevated ST segments (STEMI). They cover everything from epidemiology, emergency care, reperfusion therapy, hospitalization, long-term therapies and potential complications to assessment...

    Defense-sector radar designed to see through walls is now used in a vest that detects congestive heart failure long before patients become symptomatic.   In the United States, 5.7 million adults are living with heart failure, and half of them return to the hospital because their condition is not well managed. Excess...

    A study recently published in the journal Resuscitation shows that the use of extracorporeal cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) in a pre-hospital setting significantly improves survival rates in out-of-hospital refractory heart attack victims. Such victims are those who show no signs of renewed circulation after 30...

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    At the Congress for the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) from August 27-31 in Rome, Siemens Healthineers presented what it calls its new “workflow approach” for complex, minimally invasive procedures. The goal is to help cardiologists optimize medical imaging at every stage of cardiology treatment, from diagnosis...

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    Some may think the wearable ECG market is overcrowded, but seeing big players joining the throng shows there is still room. At Shanghai’s CMEF, a significant player jumped in—Mindray, one of China’s biggest and most diversified health care equipment companies. Its Mr. Wear was officially released on the Chinese market...

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    Accelerated visualization, depicting 3D cardiac anatomy, function, and flow analysis, with cloud-based image processing, are key advances of ViosWorks, a major innovation for cardiac MRI. Although ViosWorks is not yet commercially available, GE Healthcare and the San Francisco start-up Arterys showcased it at the...

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    The Phoenix Children’s Heart Center created a couple of years ago its own in-house Cardiac 3D Print Lab. Dr. Justin Ryan, lead research scientist at the lab, and Dr. Stephen Pophal, interventional cardiologist, explained to MedicalExpo how 3D printed models of babies’ hearts represent a tremendous aid in surgical...

    The U.S. company CardioFocus just won approval from the Food and Drug Administration for its HeartLight endoscopic cardiac ablation system for treating paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. The HeartLight consists of a balloon catheter, a deflectable sheath introducer, an endoscope and an integrated console. The main...

    The Micra Transcatheter Pacing System is 2.5 cm long and 93 percent smaller than conventional pacemakers, making it the smallest in the world, according to manufacturer Medtronic. Conventional pacemakers are surgically implanted. The Micra system is delivered via a minimally invasive technique, through a thin tube...

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    The MoMe Kardia by InfoBionic, which received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in March, is a remote patient monitoring system designed to help detect cardiac arrhythmia. It collects all ECG, respiration and movement data from the patient and continuously streams it via the Cloud to a physician...

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    The Pennsylvania-based company CardiacAssist received U.S. Food and Drug Administration clearance  in March for its new product, the TandemLung oxygenator. The device acts exactly like an artificial lung by infusing the blood with oxygen and removing carbon dioxide. After its TandemHeart pump was cleared for use with...

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    Customed, German provider of IT solutions for medical technology and cardiology, revealed at the conhIT Conference in Berlin from 19-21 April its new Custo watch, an easy-to-use long-term ECG. As opposed to conventional electrocardiograms with adhesive electrode pads attached to patient’s body, the company’s...

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    The emergence of wearable biosensors might be fantastic for tracking the cardiovascular health of individual patients, but it raises questions of reliability of the data as well as ethical issues. Tracking the movements of patients’ hearts has become commonplace with the advent of small, wearable cardiovascular...

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    The U.S. technology giant IBM is working on new software which aims to become an automated radiology assistant. Its code name is AviCenna, after the 11th century philosopher who wrote a medical encyclopedia. This software examines medical images using a suite of different image-processing algorithms. It can identify...

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    The rise of 3D printing represents a huge advance in surgical planning by improving our understanding of anatomy. One London hospital to recognize the potential of this promising technology is Charing Cross, which has an active surgical research laboratory.    James Duncan, clinical research fellow and the rest of the...

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    Researchers from the Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital have integrated two imaging techniques to produce a three-dimensional anatomic model of a patient’s heart that is more detailed and more anatomically accurate. According to the hospital, the 3D model printing of patients’ hearts has become more...

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