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SCAI 2018 scientific sessions heads to San Diego, Andes Mountain crash survivor to keynote
(Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions) The 41st annual SCAI Scientific Sessions will take place April 25-28, 2018, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego. SCAI 2018 will attract nearly 2,000 interventional cardiologists and cardiovascular professionals from across the globe for a dynamic four-day program featuring live cases, renowned speakers, late-breaking clinical science, case reviews, abstract presentations, interactive workshops, and more! (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sodium Bicarbonate, Acetylcysteine Don't Prevent Kidney Injury After Angiography
Neither sodium bicarbonate nor acetylcysteine appears to reduce risk for acute kidney injury in high-risk patients undergoing angiography, according to a randomized trial published... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 13, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Study ends debate over best way to prevent acute kidney failure post angiogram
(George Institute for Global Health) Treatments commonly used to prevent acute kidney failure and its complications arising from common angiography procedures make no difference to health outcomes, a major new study has found.A team of international researchers studied the effectiveness of two common treatments used to prevent serious harm to patients undergoing angiography. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

In Angiography, IV Contrast Agents Safer Than Intracoronary In Angiography, IV Contrast Agents Safer Than Intracoronary
More than 70   million IV and 7   million intra-arterial contrast exams are performed in the United States and Europe each year, and now, for the first time, there are data comparing the two approaches.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Grady Memorial Hospital files $3.6 million renovation plans
Grady Memorial Hospital filed plans with Georgia's Department of Community Health to develop an angio procedure room. The project will cost an estimated $3.6 million.  The hospital plans to renovate existing space on its eighth floor to accommodate the room An angiography procedure room will allow the hospital to use medical imaging to visualize blood vessels and organs of the body.  Grady will need to file a Certificate of Need with DCH and be granted approval by the agency before it can begin… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 8, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Ellie Hensley Source Type: news

HeartFlow wins CMS new tech payment classification for FFRct analysis
HeartFlow said today that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services finalized a new technology ambulatory payment classification for its HeartFlow FFRct analysis designed to help diagnose suspected coronary artery disease. Under the newly finalized payment decision, Medicare-enrolled hospitals will be eligible for reimbursements of $1,450.50 for each technical component of the FFRct analysis. The new rules are set to take effect on January 1, 2018. “CMS’s decision to assign a New Technology APC for FFRct technology for Medicare recipients is a recognition of the value of this technology and its demo...
Source: Mass Device - November 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Business/Financial News Diagnostics HeartFlow Source Type: news

Report details mistakes made by Canadian radiologist
A Canadian radiologist with "questionable skills" was able to escape scrutiny...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Report: Quebec radiologists bill needlessly for angiograms Why is thyroid cancer being overdiagnosed in Canada? Canadian exam rereads find 10% discrepancy rate More than 2K Canadian imaging exams to be reviewed Canadian woman told to wait 2.5 years for MRI scan (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 2, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Complex CTO-PCI: The Japanese Approach
This 20 minute video shows a complex CTO case, in which an RCA obstruction, complicated by a sharp bend and tortuous anatomy, was revascularized using both the antegrade and retrograde approaches, facilitated by IVUS and biplane angiographic imaging. The operator is Dr. Etsuo Tsuchikane; the case was broadcast live during the Japanese CTO Club course in June 2017. (posted in collaboration with TCROSS NEWS) (Source: News from Angioplasty.Org)
Source: News from Angioplasty.Org - October 31, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

SCAI launches educational initiative as nation shifts to value-based healthcare
(Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions) The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions announced today the launch of TRAnsition for VALUE, a multi-faceted educational initiative supported by Medtronic, to inform cardiologists, hospital administrators, and cath lab staff about the benefits of expanding the adoption of transradial (wrist access) percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in the US. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

OCT Angiography Aids in Polypoidal Choroidal Vessel Disease (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But ICGA still necessary for clinical management, expert cautions (Source: MedPage Today Ophthalmology)
Source: MedPage Today Ophthalmology - October 26, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

MicroPort < sup > ® < /sup > Angiography Guidewire Obtains CFDA Registration Certificate
(Source: Microport News Release)
Source: Microport News Release - October 26, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

Report: Quebec radiologists bill needlessly for angiograms
Quebec radiologists have been billing the provincial health insurance agency...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiation alarm Bleeper Sv reduces dose to cardiac cath staff Pediatric CT techniques scan hearts in a fraction of the dose Enhanced reference standard boosts CTA accuracy Pending Medicare decision roils cardiac CTA Image postprocessing boosts performance of multidetector CT coronary angiography (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 19, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Bacteria and your broken heart
In your screening for heart disease, I bet your doctor will never think to check your gut. And that may well be where your heart problems start. Let me explain… Your gut plays a critical role in your overall health. It’s a major part of your body’s ecosystem. It’s home to trillions of bacteria, viruses and fungi. They make up your “microbiome.” Doctors are beginning to pay attention when it comes to these bacteria. But they’re still missing the big picture. This microcosm affects just about every organ and body system. Some of these gut bugs cause disease and infection. Others b...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 19, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Cathy Card Tags: Heart Health Source Type: news

Quebec radiologists billing $3M annually for obsolete task
Quebec radiologists are routinely billing RAMQ for analyzing coronary angiograms, sometimes years after procedures were carried out. The practice, deemed unnecessary by some, is costing taxpayers about $3 million a year, found Radio-Canada's Enquête. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Blunt cerebrovascular injuries: advances in screening, imaging, and management trends - Nagpal P, Policeni BA, Bathla G, Khandelwal A, Derdeyn C, Skeete D.
Blunt cerebrovascular injury is a relatively uncommon but sometimes life-threatening injury, particularly in patients presenting with ischemic symptoms in that vascular territory. The decision to pursue vascular imaging (generally CT angiography) is based ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Brazil's President Treated for Small Coronary Blockage Brazil's President Treated for Small Coronary Blockage
Brazilian President Michel Temer is being treated for a slight blockage of a coronary artery, his office said on Wednesday, denying a press report that he would undergo an angiogram procedure later this month.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - October 13, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Is CT Angiography the Best First Test for Chest Pain? Is CT Angiography the Best First Test for Chest Pain?
A new meta-analysis shows coronary CT angiography is associated with fewer subsequent MIs than standard functional stress testing but at the cost of more downstream invasive procedures.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

MI Incidence Down With CT Angiography in Suspected CAD
But no reduction in mortality, cardiac hospitalizations for CCTA versus functional stress testing (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 3, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

CathWorks closes $16m Series B to support non-invasive FFR platform
Non-invasive fractional flow reserve tech developer CathWorks said yesterday it closed a $15.8 million Series B round of financing to support its real-time digital platform designed to determine FFR in cath labs. The round was led by Quark Venture and Triventures and joined by Planven Investments, Pontifax, Corundum Open Innovation, BioStar Ventures and an unnamed strategic investor, the Israel-based company said. CathWorks FFR platform is designed to be used in under 5 minutes and uses standard angiographic images, the company said. A proprietary set of algorithms are used to reconstruct the coronary tree in 3D to provide...
Source: Mass Device - October 3, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Catheters cathworks Source Type: news

Coronary CT Angiography vs. Stress Testing: Meta-Analysis Offers Mixed Results (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD In patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD), coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is associated with lower risk for myocardial infarction — but no … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 2, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Angiodynamics shares tumble on Q1 sales, EPS miss
Shares in AngioDynamics (NSDQ:ANGO) have dropped over 10% today after the medical device maker missed expectations on Wall Street with its 1st quarter results. The Albany. N.Y.-based company posted losses of $35,000, or 0¢ per share, on sales of $85.4 million for the 3 months ended August 31, seeing the bottom-line swing 102.7% into the red while sales shrunk 3.1% compared to the same period the previous year. After adjusting to exclude 1-time items, earnings per share were 12¢, behind the 16¢ consensus on Wall Street, where analysts were expecting to see sales of $86.1 million for the quarter. “T...
Source: Mass Device - September 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup AngioDynamics Source Type: news

ASRT, Toshiba announce Safety First grant recipients
The American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) and Toshiba America...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASRT donates $10K for Hurricane Irma relief ASRT donates to hurricane relief efforts ASRT Foundation funds 50 technologist grants Toshiba debuts new angiography system Toshiba delivers 1st Infinix-i Sky+ system Toshiba debuts new midtier Lightning CT scanner (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 15, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Study examines use of systolic blood pressure at time of primary percutaneous coronary intervention
(Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions) Researchers have led a retrospective single-center study examining simple hemodynamic parameters obtained at the time of cardiac catheterization to predict in-hospital mortality following ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Current 30-day mortality rates for patients with STEMI range from 2.5% to 10%, and 10.5%-24% of those patients require mechanical hemodynamic support. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The use of computed tomographic angiography in the evaluation of upper digestive tract injuries in penetrating neck trauma - Maritz JPB, Lubbe JA.
BACKGROUND: Patients who present with penetrating neck injuries undergo both a computed tomographic angiogram (CTA) of the neck to diagnose vascular injuries and a contrasted swallow to diagnose aerodigestive tract injuries. In a resource constrained setti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Siemens & #039; New Offering Could Give Heart Teams a Better View
As treatment options for structural heart disease continue to rapidly evolve, procedures increasingly involve multimodality imaging and multidisciplinary clinical teams. To reliably diagnose structural heart disease and perform these complex interventions, clinicians need detailed, real-time imaging information – such as real-time soft tissue and blood flow information from echocardiography as well as 2-D imaging information from fluoroscopy – to be visible in one view for common orientation. Siemens Healtineers has responded to that need with a new cardiovascular application designed to integrate ultrasound an...
Source: MDDI - September 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Imaging Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Siemens launches TrueFusion1 cardiovascular ultrasound application
Siemens (NYSE:SI) Healthineers said today it launched the TrueFusion1 application for its Acuson SC2000 cardiovascular ultrasound system, designed to integrate ultrasound and angiography images to guide structural heart disease treatments. The TrueFusion application is designed to send anatomical and functional markers, in addition to valve models, from the Acuson SC2000’s true volume transesophageal echocardiography transducer to an Artis angiography system to overlay ultrasound with live fluoroscopy images. “With one of the industry’s broadest portfolios for diagnosis, therapy, and follow-up of car...
Source: Mass Device - September 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Imaging Surgical Siemens Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for August 31, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. This exoskeleton could eliminate crouch gait The National Institutes of Health has created what it claims is the first robotic exoskeleton that is designed to treat crouch gait in children who have cerebral palsy. Crouch gait o...
Source: Mass Device - August 31, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

HeartFlow wins positive policy decisions from 3 BCBS providers
HeartFlow said today it won positive medical policies for its HeartFlow FFRct fractional flow reserve analysis system from 3 separate Blue Cross Blue Shield providers. The Redwood City, Calif.-based company said that Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Blue Shield of California and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama issued positive medical policies supporting the use of the FFRct technology following coronary computed tomography angiograms for members with stable chest pain. The new positive decisions affect a total of 43 million individuals covered by the 3 companies, joining over 28.5 million individuals already covered by...
Source: Mass Device - August 31, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular HeartFlow Source Type: news

FDA clears Danaher ’ s Leica Microsystem ’ s FL560 cerebrovascular fluorescence microscope filter
Danaher‘s (NYSE:DHR) Leica Microsystems said yesterday it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its FL560 fluorescence microscope filter designed for visualizing cerebrovascular blood flow when used in conjunction with dye fluorescein. The filter is designed to be integrated into a M530 OH6 neurosurgical microscope to provide real-time, high-contrast visualization of cerebral anatomy in native color and fluorescent blood flow, the Germany-based company said. Leica said that the integration of the filter allows for a high-contrast image with clearly visible anatomy, with even the smallest vessels delineated. “Leica Micro...
Source: Mass Device - August 30, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Business/Financial News Imaging Neurological Regulatory/Compliance Danaher Corp. leicamicrosystems Source Type: news

Coronary artery disease in patients undergoing coronary angiography
(Bentham Science Publishers) Historically, from the 1930s to the 1950s, the rate of cardiovascular disease in high-income countries was high. Since the mid-1970s, the rate of cardiovascular disease has declined in high income countries, possibly due to socioeconomic inequalities and better management of risk factors for coronary heart disease among the wealthy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Osceola Regional Medical Center gives 1st look at $50M expansion
The Osceola Regional Medical Center on Aug. 16 gave Orlando Business Journal an inside look at the projects in its undergoing $50 million expansion, which is set to be completed this year. Due to the expansion, the hospital will increase the number of its beds from 332 to 404. The $50 expansion and renovations Include: A new comprehensive stroke center: This will be the only advanced comprehensive stroke center in the county. The hospital has a biplane angiography system that prod uces detailed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Veronica Brezina Source Type: news

PET Dominates in Non-invasive CAD Detection Accuracy (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- But noninferiority found overall among PET, CT angiography, and SPECT (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 16, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Same-Session Angiography, Ad Hoc PCI Feasible for Select TAVRs Same-Session Angiography, Ad Hoc PCI Feasible for Select TAVRs
The strategy, potentially more efficient and less costly than staged procedures, was also safe in the single-center study; observers point to possible advantages and pitfalls.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Siemens inks tech supply, R & D deal with Houston Methodist Hospital
Siemens (NYSE:SI) Healthineers said today it inked a multi-year deal with Houston Methodist Hospital to integrate its imaging technologies into the Houston Methodist’s facilities and engage in joint research & development Through the deal, the Houston Methodist Research Institute will be equipped with Siemens devices and platforms for angiography, magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, molecular imaging, imaging IT and ultrasound. “We are eager to start our work together and look forward to seeing the outcome of this promising collaboration. We also look forward to working with scientists at ...
Source: Mass Device - August 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Hospital Care Research & Development Siemens Source Type: news

HeartFlow touts 4 positive BCBS policy decisions for its FFRct tech
HeartFlow said today it won positive medical policy decisions from 4 different Blue Cross Blue Shield groups across the US for its HeartFlow FFRct fractional flow reserve technology. The Redwood City, Calif.-based company said that Horizon BCBS of New Jersey, BCBS of Arizona, BCBS of Idaho and BCBS of Kansas City issued determinations supporting the use of the company’s noninvasive FFRct, following a positive coronary computed tomography angiogram, for patients with stable chest pain. “These new coverage decisions add to the growing number of payers that have reviewed evidence from clinical trials demonstr...
Source: Mass Device - August 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Business/Financial News Cardiovascular HeartFlow Source Type: news

LimFlow touts pDVA pilot trial data, technical success rate
LimFlow today released results from the pilot study of its LimFlow percutaneous deep vein arterialization system, touting that the trial met all its safety endpoints and had a technical success rate of 100%. The French company’s pDVA system is designed to restore perfusion to ischemic feet to relieve resting pain, promote chronic wound healing, reduce amputations and restore mobility. The system uses ultrasound-guided catheters and covered nitinol stents to bypass diseased arteries and divert blood flow to the tibial vein to vascularize the affected feet. “PDVA is an innovative approach for treating no-opt...
Source: Mass Device - August 1, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Clinical Trials Diabetes LimFlow Source Type: news

CORE320: CTA and MPI for Noninvasive Assessment of CAD CORE320: CTA and MPI for Noninvasive Assessment of CAD
CT angiography and CT myocardial perfusion imaging showed as much prognostic utility in individuals with suspected coronary artery disease as did conventional angiography and SPECT imaging.Medscape Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Improving Endovascular Tx Access Is Not Simple
(MedPage Today) -- Distribution of specialists, angiography suites remains a hot-button issue (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - July 27, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Scoring System for Coronary CT Angiography Validated Scoring System for Coronary CT Angiography Validated
New findings show use of CAD-RADS to standardize coronary CT angiography reporting in patients with suspected angina due to CHD works well and is'ready for clinical use,'researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Toshiba touts money savings with CT for stroke care
Toshiba Medical is highlighting the money savings realized by one of its customer...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Toshiba, AHRA open Putting Patients First grant program CIVCO, Toshiba partner on ultrasound products Toshiba releases Pianissimo Zen at 1.5 tesla Toshiba releases upgrades to Celesteion PET/CT Toshiba debuts new angiography system (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 19, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

QoL in Patients With Suspected Angina Undergoing CTCA QoL in Patients With Suspected Angina Undergoing CTCA
This study suggests that by clarifying diagnosis and directing appropriate treatment, CT coronary angiography in patients with suspected angina directly impacts their symptoms and quality of life.Heart (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Updated meta-analysis to compare the efficacy and safety of S-DAPT versus L-DAPT strategies
(Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions) Researchers have evaluated the long-term efficacy and safety of long duration dual anti-platelet therapy (L-DAPT) compared to short duration DAPT (S-DAPT) after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation. The current meta-analysis is the first to compare outcomes between S-DAPT and L-DAPT in a meta-analysis restricted to trials with patient follow-up of 24 months or longer. The research is detailed in the Editor's Choice article of the July 2017 issue of Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

HeartFlow wins AMA CPT codes for FFRct cardiac tech
HeartFlow said today it won a new set of category III Current Procedural Terminology codes from the American medical Association for its FFRct fractional flow reserve technology. The newly won CPT code application was submitted by the American College of Cardiology, the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, the Redwood City, Calif.-based company said. HeartFlow said the new codes show that the company’s FFRct “is a unique and distinct analysis that provides important and actionable clinical information above and beyond that of a coronary ...
Source: Mass Device - July 5, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular HeartFlow Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for June 22, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. pSivida seeks European regulatory nod for Durasert pSivida is looking to market its Durasert 3-year treatment for posterior segment uveitis in the European Union. Today, the Watertown, Mass.-based company submitted a marketing ...
Source: Mass Device - June 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

TriReme Medical touts Chocolate Heart drug-coated balloon data
QT Vascular subsidiary TriReme Medical touted angiographic data today from a 24-month follow-up of patients treated with its Chocolate Heart drug-coated balloon. The Chocolate Heart device is a paclitaxel-coated version of the company’s Chocolate coronary balloon that is commercially available in the U.S. The combo therapy was designed to reduce the incidence of repeat procedures and minimize the need for a stent, according to TriReme. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post TriReme Medical touts Chocolate Heart drug-coated balloon data appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - June 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Pharmaceuticals QT Vascular TriReme Medical Inc. Source Type: news

Toshiba releases Pianissimo Zen at 1.5 tesla
Toshiba Medical is introducing a new 1.5-tesla version of its Vantage Titan...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Toshiba releases upgrades to Celesteion PET/CT Toshiba debuts new angiography system SCCT names Toshiba Young Investigator finalists SCCT, Toshiba partner on radiology fellows program Report: Toshiba Medical to adopt Canon branding in 2018 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 22, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

HeartFlow wins BCBS reimbursement nod
HeartFlow said today it won a positive healthcare evidence review from Blue Cross Blue Shield’s Evidence Street for its HeartFlow FFRct technology. In the review, BCBS’s Evidence Street determined that the FFRct technology “provides a meaningful improvement in net health outcome when used to guide the care of patients with stable chest pain who are at immediate risk of CAD and are being considered for invasive coronary angiography,” according to an SEC filing.. “This marks a major milestone achievement for HeartFlow and our FFRct technology because BCBS’s Evidence Street is among th...
Source: Mass Device - June 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular HeartFlow Source Type: news

PROMISE: CCTA better than functional cardiac testing
Coronary CT angiography (CCTA) does a better job than functional cardiac testing...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CCTA can cut complications and hospital stays Coronary CTA beats stress test for changing lifestyles New guidelines offer reporting standards for CCTA All the same? Costs vary little in coronary disease tests (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 13, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CT angiography appears better at predicting future risk for patients with chest pain
(Massachusetts General Hospital) An analysis of diagnostic test results from a trial comparing anatomic with functional testing as an initial diagnostic strategy for patients with chest pain found that CT angiography better predicted the risk for future cardiac events than did measures of exercise tolerance or restricted blood flow to the heart muscle. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 12, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Toshiba releases upgrades to Celesteion PET/CT
Toshiba Medical has released an upgraded version of its Celesteion PET/CT system.Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Toshiba debuts new angiography system Toshiba installs 1st Vantage Galan 3T MRI scanner Toshiba Medical deal helps boost Canon financial results ASRT, Toshiba take applications for Safety First grants Toshiba delivers 1st Infinix-i Sky+ system (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 8, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news