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FAST Study Demonstrates High Diagnostic Accuracy of CAAS vFFR and Received USA 510(k) Market Clearance
MAASTRICHT, Netherlands, May 22, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- A highly innovative software, developed by Pie Medical Imaging - PMI - B.V. (Esaote Group) will be presented at EuroPCR 2018, the world-leading course in interventional car... Devices, Interventional Cardiology Pie Medical Imaging, CAAS vFFR, Cardiovascular Angiographic Analysis Systems (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

MRA tops CTA for pulmonary embolism evaluation
MR angiography (MRA) may have an edge over CT angiography (CTA) for diagnosing...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: French find no need for CT to rule out PE CT use for pulmonary embolism rises despite low yield Doctors who order fewer CTPA scans detect more PE Role of imaging modalities is changing for PE diagnosis Video from ECR 2017: Dr. Martine Rémy-Jardin on pulmonary embolism (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CT-Angiography of the Vertebral Arteries After Trauma CT-Angiography of the Vertebral Arteries After Trauma
This study looks at when it might be appropriate to utilize CT angiography to assess for vertebral artery injury among patients who have sustained trauma.Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Retinal Changes on OCT Angiography May Flag Early Alzheimer's Retinal Changes on OCT Angiography May Flag Early Alzheimer's
Microvascular changes in the eye detected by noninvasive optical coherence tomography angiography may herald preclinical Alzheimer's disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Asymptomatic Atherosclerosis Common in Lower-risk Individuals Asymptomatic Atherosclerosis Common in Lower-risk Individuals
Nearly half of middle-aged adults with a low to intermediate risk of cardiovascular disease have at least one vessel with 50% or more stenosis when examined by whole-body magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), researchers have found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Abbott wins FDA nod for Advisor HD Gridcardiac mapping cath
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) said today it won FDA clearance for is Advisor HD Grid mapping sensor enabled catheter designed for creating highly detailed maps of the heart. The newly cleared mapping catheter builds on the Abbott Park, Ill.-based company’s previous designs and and is intended to improve cardiac ablation procedures by providing an inside view of the heart for more accurate identification of the cardiac anatomy. The Advisor HD Grid catheter is designed to capture data including the direction and speed of cardiac signals, and allows for the creation of high-density maps of cardiac tissue for more optimal ...
Source: Mass Device - May 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Catheters Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Abbott Source Type: news

iSchemaView's CTA imaging platform gets FDA clearance
Cerebrovasular imaging company iSchemaView has received the FDA nod for its latest product the RAPID CTA, a 3D imaging platform for computed tomogrpahy angiography (CTA).   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 2, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Post-mortem CT angiography illuminates causes of death
(Radiological Society of North America) CT angiography is a useful adjunct to autopsy that is likely to increase the quality of post-mortem diagnosis, according to a new study. Researchers said the findings could have important implications for criminal investigations and hospital quality control efforts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

3D printing bolsters care for congenital heart disease
The use of 3D-printed heart models in healthcare has improved the management...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Live from 3DHeals 2018: 3D printing and radiology Flexible 3D-printed heart replicates size, texture SIR: 3D printing aids US-guided procedure simulation Customized 3D-printed liver boosts patient education Rotational angiography is viable for 3D-printed hearts (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Inari Medical touts FlowTriever pulmonary embolism study data
Inari Medical today presented results from a study of its FlowTriever retrieval and aspiration system designed to treat pulmonary embolism, touting the safety and efficacy of the system. Results were presented by Dr. Thomas Tu of Louisville, Ky.’s Baptist Health at the Scientific Sessions of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions in San Diego, Irvine, Calif.-based Inari Medical said. “The significant improvement in right heart function shown with the FlowTriever system compares very favorably with outcomes of other techniques used to treat PE. At the same time, the impressive safety profil...
Source: Mass Device - April 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Vascular Inari Medical Source Type: news

4 Trends Advancing Medtech
For the past 20 years, the Medical Design Excellence Awards have celebrated medical products that improve the quality and accessibility of healthcare. Our finalists this year carry on this tradition, while also keeping in step with today’s high-tech digital and consumer trends. With the help of our esteemed jurors, we have identified four key trends in this year’s group of finalists: risk reduction; faster, more-efficient healthcare delivery; the influence of the Internet of Things; and the consumerization of healthcare. We’ve been tracking a few of these trends in past awards programs, so they’re n...
Source: MDDI - April 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: MD & M East (New York) Design Source Type: news

Post-approval registry shows positive 1-year results for Abbott ’ s MitraClip
A post-approval registry study of the MitraClip mitral valve repair device from Abbott (NYSE:ABT) showed positive results at one year, according to late-breaking results presented this week at the annual meeting of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions in San Diego. The real-world study, of the first 2,000 MitraClip patients treated in the Transcatheter Valve Therapy Registry, showed that 86.8% of patients had post-procedural mitral regurgitation of ≤2+ and a survival rate of 81.7% after a year. Echocardiograms showed improvement in left ventricular end-diastolic volume and left v...
Source: Mass Device - April 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Replacement Heart Valves Abbott Source Type: news

Contemporary update to PROGRESS-CTO International Registry shows successful outcomes
(Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions) A significant update to the PROGRESS-CTO International Registry was presented today as late-breaking clinical science at SCAI Scientific Sessions 2018. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

First ever risk tool predicts readmission rates for patients after undergoing TAVR
(Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions) A new study looked at the effectiveness of novel risk tool to predict 30-day readmission rates in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) presented today at SCAI 2018 Scientific Sessions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medtronic touts two-year Harmony transcath pulmonary valve feasibility study data
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) today released two-year outcomes from an early feasibility study of its Harmony transcatheter pulmonary valve, touting solid valve function no reports of paravalvular leaks. Results were presented at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions 41st annual scientific sessions, the Fridley, Minn.-based company said. “Following the one-year feasibility outcomes, we are encouraged to see the Harmony valve continues to show positive outcomes for patients two years post-implant. We are optimistic that these early outcomes will be a strong indicator of the types of results that we ...
Source: Mass Device - April 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Replacement Heart Valves Medtronic Source Type: news

Studies find more patients admitted to hospitals with cardiac conditions in winter months
(Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions) Two new studies examined seasonal variations in cardiac-related hospitalizations specifically for aortic dissection and ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarctions (STEMI). The results of both studies revealed winter as the most common time for hospital admissions and used the Nationwide Inpatient Sample database (NIS) for analysis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Infection of the heart valves and healthcare costs on rise due to impact of IV drug
(Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions) A new study finds the number of patients hospitalized with endocarditis has increased dramatically over the last decade in a pattern that mirrors the increase in mixed drug use. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New study shows therapy for psoriasis can reduce heart plaque
(Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions) Late-breaking clinical science shows common therapy options for psoriasis (PSO) can help reduce coronary plaque. The authors found that not only do the treatments reduce the volume of the plaque, but also the plaque becomes less inflammatory over time harboring fewer characteristics prone to rupture and cause a heart attack. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New results from preserve clinical trial include data on patients who underwent PCI
(Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions) New results from the large-scale, international randomized PRESERVE clinical trial are being presented as late-breaking clinical science at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2018 Scientific Sessions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New study shows life-saving outcomes using 3-D printing models for heart valve disease
(Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions) A new study examines the effectiveness of 3-D printing technology and computer modeling to predict paravalvular leak (PVL) in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New clinical trial shows second generation drug-eluting stents are safe and effective
(Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions) Results of the PERSPECTIVE trial were presented today as late-breaking clinical science at the SCAI 2018 Scientific Sessions, and reports on one-year outcomes of patients undergoing CTO PCI treated with Zotarolimus-Eluting Stents (ZES). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Expanded registry data shows continued positive results for the mitraclip device
(Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions) The post-approval study evaluating the safety and efficacy of MitraClip in a real-world, commercial setting was presented today as late-breaking clinical science at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2018 Scientific Sessions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

SCAI updates consensus on length of stay for percutaneous coronary intervention
(Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions) Revised guidelines incorporating new data on discharge criteria for patients undergoing elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) will allow for flexibility in length of stay while ensuring patient safety. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

SCAI releases consensus guidelines for PVD device selection
(Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions) SCAI released new guidelines to address the selection of specific categories of devices when endovascular therapy (EVT) is indicated. The purpose of this document, which is the first of its kind, is to provide a review of comparative effectiveness data, including safety and efficacy of femoral-popliteal (FP) devices, and to provide clinicians with guidance and recommendations for device selection when these devices are intended as the definitive or adjunctive therapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prior Silent MI Linked to Tripling of Risk in Acute MI Patients Prior Silent MI Linked to Tripling of Risk in Acute MI Patients
Silent MIs predicted major adverse events and death in patients presenting with their first clinical acute MI, independent of common clinical, angiographic, and functional variables.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

What Are Complications of Oropharyngeal Trauma?
Discussion Oropharyngeal trauma is common and ranges from minor contusions to severe trauma of the head and neck. Sudden movement while having a foreign object in the mouth is a very common scenario with falls or collisions being common mechanisms. Common objects include toys, sticks, pens/pencils, chopsticks, toothbrushes, and popsicle sticks. Many of these injuries cause minimal problems such as a contusion to lips (i.e. “fat lip”). In general, the more anterior the location the more common the injury and the less likely to have a severe injury (i.e. lips). Whereas posterior structures are more protected, bu...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 16, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Flexible 3D-printed heart replicates size, texture
Researchers from Australia and China have created a 3D-printed heart that mirrors...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SIR: 3D printing aids US-guided procedure simulation Customized 3D-printed liver boosts patient education Radiopaque 3D-printed phantoms fit for CT-guided procedure Rotational angiography is viable for 3D-printed hearts 3D-printed model reproduces real prostate properties (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Abbott Shows its Down With OCT in New Study
Abbott Laboratories has initiated a study to evaluate the long-term outcomes of patients who undergo stent implantation guided by optical coherence tomography (OCT) when compared to angiography. The Abbott Park, IL-based company said the ILUMIEN IV trial is the first large-scale randomized global study using Abbott's OCT imaging in patients with high-risk, complex coronary artery disease. Up to 3,650 patients will be evaluated and will be randomized to either OCT-guided or traditional angiography to guide placement of one or more Xience everolimus-eluting coronary stents. The first patient was enrolled by Franco Fabbiocchi...
Source: MDDI - April 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Cardiovascular Source Type: news

Abbot launches study comparing OCT to angiography in stent placement procedures
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) today announced the launch of new trial exploring long-term outcomes in patients who underwent stent implantation guided by optical coherence tomography as compared to angiography. The first patient in the trial was enrolled by Dr. Franco Fabbiocchi at Milan, Italy’s IRCCS Centro Cardiologico, the Abbot Park, Ill.-based company said. “Today, most of the world uses angiography for stent implantation using a two-dimensional view of the coronary artery to assess a complex three-dimensional structure. Physicians need new technology to help optimize percutaneous coronary intervention, and OCT ...
Source: Mass Device - April 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Imaging Abbott Source Type: news

Abbott launches study comparing OCT to angiography in stent placement procedures
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) today announced the launch of new trial exploring long-term outcomes in patients who underwent stent implantation guided by optical coherence tomography as compared to angiography. The first patient in the trial was enrolled by Dr. Franco Fabbiocchi at Milan, Italy’s IRCCS Centro Cardiologico, the Abbot Park, Ill.-based company said. “Today, most of the world uses angiography for stent implantation using a two-dimensional view of the coronary artery to assess a complex three-dimensional structure. Physicians need new technology to help optimize percutaneous coronary intervention, and OCT ...
Source: Mass Device - April 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cardiac Implants Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Imaging Abbott Source Type: news

Abbott Initiates Groundbreaking Study to Assess Superiority of High-Resolution Imaging Versus Standard-of-Care Angiography in Treating Coronary Artery Disease
- Largest-ever randomized trial to evaluate superiority of light-based, three-dimensional imaging (optical coherence tomography (OCT)) versus X-ray-based angiography in patients with complex coronary artery disease who receive a stent (Source: Abbott.com)
Source: Abbott.com - April 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

This fluorescent dye could create clearer biological imaging
[Image from MIT]Massachusetts researchers have repurposed a commercially-available dye that has been around since the 1950s to make short-wave infrared easily available for clearer imaging. Fluorescence imaging is often used to visualize biological tissues or blood vessels during reconstructive surgery to see if vessels are connected properly. Currently, researchers use a dye that runs at the near-infrared (NIR) level of the light spectrum that gets imaged through a specialized camera that can pick up that light that runs at 700 to 900 nanometers. Researchers have recently found that light running at more than 1,000 nanome...
Source: Mass Device - April 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Diagnostics Hospital Care Imaging Research & Development angiography infrared imaging Massachusetts General Hospital Massachusetts Institute of Technology MedTech near-infrared short-wave infrared imaging Source Type: news

Smartphone App Performs Better than Traditional Exam in Cardiac Assessment
A smartphone application using the phone's camera function performed better than traditional physical examination to assess blood flow in a wrist artery for patients undergoing coronary angiography, according to a randomized trial published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - April 3, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Cook Medical re-launches Beacon Tip caths in US, Canada
Cook Medical said today that it is re-launching its Beacon Tip Torcon NB advantage catheters in the US and Canada, after having recalled the devices due to complaints related to device tips on the items degrading and fracturing. The Bloomington, Ind.-based company recalled all catheters that used its Beacon Tip locating technology in May 2016 over complaints of tip splitting, affecting a total of approximately four million devices. The company 1st noticed the problem in early 2015, initially recalling only the smallest size Beacon Tip angiography catheter. Cook Medical said its engineering team completed significant t...
Source: Mass Device - April 2, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Catheters Cook Medical Source Type: news

LifeNet Health launches unique, life-saving vascular allograft
AngioGraft® Aortoiliac Artery, the first to offer pressurized sizing, offers unparalleled efficiency and precision in aortic reconstruction VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., March 19, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- LifeNet Health today announc... Devices, Cardiology, Surgery, Product Launch LifeNet Health, AngioGraft, Aortoiliac Artery, vascular allograft (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Award time: Life Sciences Pennsylvania hands out annual industry awards
Life Sciences Pennsylvania, a Wayne-based trade group,  handed out its annual industry awards this week. Here is who was honored: Three organizations received patient impact awards. CSL Behring of King of Prussia was honored for Haegarda, a treatment that reduces painful swelling attacks in different body parts including the abdomen, face and the lar ynx in patients with hereditary angiogram. Spark Therapeutics of Philadelphia was honored for Luxturna, a one-time gene therapy treatment developed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 16, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Award time: Life Sciences Pennsylvania hands out annual industry awards
Life Sciences Pennsylvania, a Wayne-based trade group,  handed out its annual industry awards this week. Here is who was honored: Three organizations received patient impact awards. CSL Behring of King of Prussia was honored for Haegarda, a treatment that reduces painful swelling attacks in different body parts including the abdomen, face and the lar ynx in patients with hereditary angiogram. Spark Therapeutics of Philadelphia was honored for Luxturna, a one-time gene therapy treatment developed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 16, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Customized 3D-printed liver boosts patient education
Researchers from China have created 3D-printed livers of pediatric patients...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D printing enters brave new world Rotational angiography is viable for 3D-printed hearts 3D-printed breast biopsy device boosts accuracy 3D printing aids simulation of CT- and MR-guided ablation How to create low-cost, multicolor 3D-printed models (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 14, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA warns of imaging issues associated with neurovascular coils
The FDA warned this week that neurovascular embolization coils may increase image artifact when magnetic resonance angiography imaging is used to image a patient’s aneurysm after coiling. Physicians use neurovascular embolization coils to treat brain aneurysms and often perform follow-up imaging after the procedure. Traditionally, doctors use digital subtraction angiography to image aneurysms after coiling, but sometimes healthcare providers opt for MRA since it doesn’t expose patients to ionizing radiation. Data reviewed by the FDA showed that when MRA is performed on patients treated with coils containing 304...
Source: Mass Device - March 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Neurological Source Type: news

Neurovascular Embolization Coils Can Up Image Artifact on MRA Neurovascular Embolization Coils Can Up Image Artifact on MRA
Some neurovascular embolization coils can cause increased image artifact on follow-up magnetic resonance angiography, the US Food and Drug Administration warns.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Canon Medical acquires Dutch medtech dev Fysicon
Canon (NYSE:CAJ) Medical Systems said yesterday it closed a deal to acquire Dutch medtech dev Fysicon for an undisclosed amount. Fysicon develops both hardware and software for the healthcare fields, including hospital IT systems and cardiovascular monitoring systems, according to a press release from Canon Medical. The company’s cardiovascular devices, including equipment for reading cardiac waveforms and analyzing cardiac function, are currently sold globally. “I’m really pleased that we can provide new clinical value to patients and medical professionals by combining Fysicon’s adva...
Source: Mass Device - March 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Canon fysicon Source Type: news

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Unmasks Microvascular Angina Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Unmasks Microvascular Angina
Two new studies from the UK support CMR as a noninvasive, radiation-free method to identify microvascular angina, which for many patients goes undetected on invasive cardiac angiography.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Radiopaque 3D-printed phantoms fit for CT-guided procedure
German researchers have developed a 3D printing technique for producing realistic...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiologists can future-proof themselves by embracing 3D visualization 3D printing enters brave new world Rotational angiography is viable for 3D-printed hearts 3D-printed model reproduces real prostate properties 3D printing aids simulation of CT- and MR-guided ablation (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 7, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Hyperthyroidism in Ischemic Heart Disease After Iodine Load Hyperthyroidism in Ischemic Heart Disease After Iodine Load
A new study examines the impacts of iodine load on thyroid function among patients with ischemic heart disease who underwent coronary angiography with iodine contrast media.Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Occult lawn mower projectile injury presenting with hemoptysis - Darvie PJ, Ballard DH, Harris N, Bhargava P, Rao VR, Samra NS.
We present the case of a 72-year-old man with hemoptysis after a thoracic projectile injury, which occurred while mowing the lawn. Chest radiograph followed by a computed tomography angiogram revealed a metallic foreign body in the right middle lobe of the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

CCTA usage rate rises sharply, but still eclipsed by MPI
The use of coronary CT angiography (CCTA) to evaluate chest pain in the emergency...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CCTA predicts heart events in stable chest pain patients CCTA readings differ between core labs and local sites Use rates of diagnostic imaging on the rise Radiologists now use CCTA more than cardiologists do CCTA can cut complications and hospital stays (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

HeartFlow closes $240m Series E
HeartFlow said today it closed a $240 million Series E round of financing, with funds slated to support commercial expansion and studies of its HeartFlow FFRct analysis system. Redwood City, Calif.-based HeartFlow’s FFRct technology works by taking the data from a standard CT scan and applying algorithms that result in a color-coded 3D “map” detailing the changes in flow across coronary lesions. Financing in the round included investments from Wellington Management, Baillie Gifford & Company and existing investors, the company said. “We are delighted to be investing in HeartFlow on beh...
Source: Mass Device - February 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Funding Roundup HeartFlow Source Type: news

HeartFlow touts expanded insurer coverage for FFRct analysis
HeartFlow today touted that seven new insurers released positive medical policies supporting coverage for its HeartFlow FFRct analysis following a coronary computed tomography angiogram, expanding coverage to a total of 185 million patients. Redwood City, Calif.-based HeartFlow’s FFRct technology works by taking the data from a standard CT scan and applying algorithms that result in a color-coded 3D “map” detailing the changes in flow across coronary lesions. Positive medical policies were issued by Cigna, Florida Blue, Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans of Michigan, North Carolina and Vermon...
Source: Mass Device - February 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular HeartFlow Source Type: news

3D printing enters brave new world
The idea of printing human tissues and organs for implantation is not the stuff...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Rotational angiography is viable for 3D-printed hearts New technique changes colors of 3D-printed objects 3D printing technique optimizes fiber orientation FDA hosts webinar on 3D printing guidance 3D-printed breast biopsy device boosts accuracy (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 31, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Rotational angiography is viable for 3D-printed hearts
Creating 3D-printed hearts based on rotational angiograms is an effective alternative...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D-printed breast biopsy device boosts accuracy 3D-printed model reproduces real prostate properties 3D printing aids simulation of CT- and MR-guided ablation How to create low-cost, multicolor 3D-printed models 3D-printed kidney helps optimize SPECT/CT quantification (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 29, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news