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Diverse Team Makes Special Delivery in Strong Memorial ’s Heart Center
Strong Memorial Hospital ’s Cardiac Catheterization Lab is an unusual place for the birth of a child, but for Jessica Driffill, it was the right place. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - September 18, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Catheterization procedure linked to potentially long-lasting blood vessel damage
(Wiley) Transradial catheterization -- when a clinician inserts a long thin tube through the radial artery in the arm -- is commonly used to diagnose and treat certain heart conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 18, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fentanyl in the Cath Lab: Routine but Risky? Fentanyl in the Cath Lab: Routine but Risky?
New data show the potent intravenous opiate weakens the antiplatelet effects of ticagrelor during PCI, challenging its routine and prophylactic use for cardiac catheterization and PCI in the US.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News 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

Underweight Patients Fare Worse After Heart Catheterization Underweight Patients Fare Worse After Heart Catheterization
Registry-based research reinforces the concept of an"obesity paradox," but it is also"really striking how poorly underweight patients do," researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Underweight associated with highest mortality and costs after cardiac catheterisation
(European Society of Cardiology) Being underweight, and not overweight, has the highest mortality, cost, length of stay, and readmission rate for those undergoing cardiac catheterisation, according to an analysis of more than one million patients presented at ESC Congress today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Conduction of First Exploratory Operation At IBN Al-Nafis Heart Surgery Center
[SNA] Khartoum -The Consultant of Cardiac Surgery, Dr. Salah Al-Basha, has conducted, Thursday, the first operation of an exploratory catheterization at Ibn al-Nafis Center for Cardiothoracic Surgery at Omdurman Teaching Hospital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 18, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sudan: Khartoum to Host Conference of African Heart Association in 7-11 October
[SNA] Khartoum -The Sudan's capital Khartoum is due to host the conference of the African Heart Association in the period from 7 to 11 October, coinciding with the conferences of the African Summit of the World Heart Union and the African Catheterization, with the participation of 500 specialists, consultants and technicians from inside the country, and 200 experts from Africa, America, Europe and Asia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 17, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Did the Nazis Invent Cardiac Catheterization?
(MedPage Today) -- In this Revolution and Revelation, Milton Packer relates the story of a Nazi who won the Nobel Prize (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 9, 2017 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Nathaniel ’s heart: One for the record books
As 3-year-old Nathaniel Wesley nervously watched the big machine move toward his chest, he spotted a familiar face: It was the cartoon character Barney — in sticker form. “Give Barney a kiss!” his parents urged, and he smiled at the friendly purple dinosaur while the scanner took images of blood flow in his lungs. Now 11, Nathaniel is no stranger to doctors, nurses or hospitals. Born with tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia — a severe congenital heart defect — he’s been a frequent visitor to the Heart Center at Boston Children’s Hospital for the past eight years. In this dis...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 19, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Cardiac Neurodevelopmental Program Dr. David Brown Dr. Janice Ware Dr. John Mayer Dr. Naomi Gauthier Heart Center tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia Source Type: news

Her Heart Stopped At His Restaurant. He Gave Her 'The Gift Of Tomorrow.'
When Richmond Carson became a manager of Carma restaurant in Leawood, Kansas, his mom recommended he learn some lifesaving skills, including CPR. “You never know when you might need it,” she said. With a setup like that, you can probably guess where this story is headed. And you’re right, for the most part. But as with any good tale, this one has many layers – twists and turns, drama and tension, coincidences and lessons, all connected by a mother’s wisdom. *** It started on a Saturday in January 2015. Nancy Holland spent the day grocery shopping, bathing her boxer puppy, Lincoln, and getting ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Thank you from the bottom of my three-chambered heart
Austin hugging his father at the finish line of the 2017 Boston Marathon. Photo credit: Joseph Kelly When people ask me what it was like to run the Boston Marathon, I don’t just think about the race itself. I think about about my entire life journey and all the people who helped get me to Boylston Street. Yes, the actual marathon day is one day in time that people can point to on a calendar, but it’s the long journey with all its ups and downs and the people you meet along the way, that makes it all worth it. My journey has come full circle, as I went from my mom and I waiting for my dad at the finish line nine...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 17, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Austin Prario Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories congenital heart defect Dr. Audrey Marshall Dr. John Mayer Heart Center Source Type: news

Internal bleeding detection device dev Saranas raises $4m in Series B
Internal bleeding detection device developer Saranas said today it has raised $4 million in a Series B round of financing to support its Early Bird bleed detection device. The Early bird device is designed as a standard vascular access sheath which is embedded with sensors which detect bleeding from accidentally ruptured blood vessels during cardiac procedures, including transcatheter aortic valve replacements, the Houston, Texas-based company said. Funds from the round will support product testing and eventual FDA submission which is slated for some time this year, Saranas said. “The Early Bird system is potentially...
Source: Mass Device - June 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Business/Financial News Cardiovascular saranas Source Type: news

Could You, Would You Save A Life? This CPR-AED Awareness Week, Vow To Know How
As she prepared for the PurpleStride 5K in Kansas City a few weeks ago, Brooke Worrel took her time attaching the racing number to her shirt. This usually mindless task was a lot tougher with all the tears filling her eyes. One year before, she ran this race with her dad. She finished. He didn’t. Shortly after crossing the finish line, 16-year-old Brooke went back on the course to join Rick at the end of his run. When she reached him, Rick was on the ground, blood pouring from the left side of his face and his right knee. Men on both sides of him were performing CPR. *** Rick Worrel’s grandfather died at age 5...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

May 26 Cardiology News May 26 Cardiology News
MRI in patients with cardiac devices, statins in the elderly, deprescribing, CRT and radial artery catheterization are discussed in this week ’ s podcast.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Lessening radiation risk for children with congenital and acquired heart disease
(Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions) Newly released recommendations for pediatric radiation safety will be discussed during the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2017 Scientific Sessions in New Orleans. Leading experts will discuss these recommendations during theImage Gently Campaign: Radiation Safety in Pediatric Catheterization session, Wednesday, May 10, 3:00 p.m.CDT. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

St. Bernards Medical Center Tops Jonesboro’s Construction Projects List
Construction projects are flourishing in Jonesboro, despite the financial woes plaguing one of its largest commercial ventures. Inside the city limits, $164 million worth of construction is in motion, led by St. Bernards Medical Center in downtown Jonesboro. And more projects are on the way. Construction is expected to start soon on the $60 million Embassy Suites and Red Wolf Convention Center on the campus of Arkansas State University, Tim O’Reilly, CEO of O’Reilly Hospitality Management of Springfield, Missouri, said in an email to Arkansas Business last week. “We are waiting for the building permit whi...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 8, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Nasco Healthcare Releases New 2017-2018 Healthcare Catalog
Fort Atkinson, WI - The 2017-2018 Healthcare catalog, featuring Life/form® and Simulaids highly specialized skills trainers, manikins, and simulators for Nursing and Medical, EMS, Fire, and Rescue, is now available from Nasco Healthcare in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin and Saugerties, New York. The 252-page catalog includes Nasco Healthcare’s Life/form® and Simulaids lines, as well as many other teaching aids and models of outstanding quality. The catalog’s major emphasis is to provide more effective training tools for educators to train their students, who are facing an increasingly demanding ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - April 28, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Nasco Tags: Industry News Source Type: news

Stable blood sugar linked to heart stent outcomes
Patients with type 2 diabetes and a coronary stent are at lower risk for heart attack and stroke if they maintain good blood sugar control, according to a recent study. “Although intensive glucose control had no benefit on the rate of major cardiovascular events in previous studies, our data suggest that strict glucose control after PCI (heart catheterization) can improve long-term clinical outcomes in diabetic patients,” Dr. Joo-Yong Hahn from Samsung Medical Center in Seoul said in an interview with Reuters Health. Researchers looked at 980 patients with type 2 diabetes and a stent, examining long-t...
Source: Mass Device - April 21, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Cardiovascular Clinical Trials Diabetes Stents Source Type: news

Medicare proposes reimbursement cuts for Abiomed ’ s Impella
This article originally mis-calculated the percentage changes for the covered procedures. ↩ The post Medicare proposes reimbursement cuts for Abiomed’s Impella appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - April 17, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiac Assist Devices Wall Street Beat Abiomed Reimbursement Source Type: news

Niagara Falls Memorial begins $5.5M parking project
As it prepares to begin a major renovation of its parking ramp on Monday, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has begun offering valet parking for patients utilizing its new cardiac catheterization lab. The $5.5 million parking ramp project will temporarily displace up to 180 parking spaces as work continues through the summer. Work will include structural repairs and maintenance on five of the ramp’s seven levels. A second $500,000 phase will see the addition of 150 additional parking spots… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 5, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Niagara Falls Memorial begins $5.5M parking project
As it prepares to begin a major renovation of its parking ramp on Monday, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center has begun offering valet parking for patients utilizing its new cardiac catheterization lab. The $5.5 million parking ramp project will temporarily displace up to 180 parking spaces as work continues through the summer. Work will include structural repairs and maintenance on five of the ramp’s seven levels. A second $500,000 phase will see the addition of 150 additional parking spots… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 5, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Cardiac care collaborative open for business in Niagara Falls
It took six years, but Niagara County finally has a cardiac catheterization lab of its own. A partnership between four hospitals, the $2.3 million cath lab was officially opened Tuesday at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center, allowing patients from the county to receive care closer to home without having to be transported across county lines to Buffalo. Though it’s housed at Niagara Falls Memorial, the lab is jointly owned, operated and managed by Kaleida Health’s Buffalo General Medical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - April 4, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

​EXCLUSIVE: Greater Cincinnati startup to hire two dozen heart doctors
CardioSolution, a Blue Ash startup that specializes in providing around-the-clock cardiac care for regional hospitals, plans to hire up to two dozen heart doctors as it expands operations in Ohio and other states. For example, doctors are being added to help CardioSolution provide cardiac care at Clinton Memorial Hospital in Wilmington, which is to open a new catheterization laboratory on May 1. The cardiologists will be able to treat patients suffering from heart attacks, or the doctors might… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 27, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Nigeria: Babcock University Produces First Set of Home-Trained Cardiovascular Interventionists
[Guardian] Cardiovascular care and training recorded a major feat in Nigeria as two Consultant Cardiologists who have been training as Interventional Cardiologist at Tristate Heart and Vascular Centre, Babcock University Teaching Hospital, made history when they solely performed Cardiac Catheterization at the centre on Sunday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 23, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigerian Cardiologists Record Breakthrough in Heart Surgery
[Vanguard] Cardiovascular care and training recorded a major feat in Nigeria as two Consultant Cardiologists who have been training as Interventional Cardiologist at Tristate Heart and Vascular Centre, Babcock University Teaching Hospital, made history when they solely performed Cardiac Catheterization at the centre on Sunday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 21, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Dr. Kiran Patel celebrates birthday with major donation to Florida Hospital (Rendering)
For Dr. Kiran Patel's birthday, he's giving Florida Hospital a major gift. Patel and his wife, Dr. Pallavi Patel, have donated $5 million to Florida Hospital Carrollwood, which will fund an emergency department expansion as well as a modern cardiac catheterization lab. Kiran Patel, a former cardiologist, is the founder of WellCare Health Plans Inc., which he sold to a p rivate equity firm for $200 million in 2002. Pallavi Patel specialized in pediatric medicine. The new cath lab will open in July… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 10, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ashley Gurbal Kritzer Source Type: news

Dr. Kiran Patel celebrates birthday with major donation to Florida Hospital (Rendering)
For Dr. Kiran Patel's birthday, he's giving Florida Hospital a major gift. Patel and his wife, Dr. Pallavi Patel, have donated $5 million to Florida Hospital Carrollwood, which will fund an emergency department expansion as well as a modern cardiac catheterization lab. Kiran Patel, a former cardiologist, is the founder of WellCare Health Plans Inc., which he sold to a p rivate equity firm for $200 million in 2002. Pallavi Patel specialized in pediatric medicine. The new cath lab will open in July… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 10, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Ashley Gurbal Kritzer Source Type: news

White River Medical Center Promotes Two (Movers & Shakers)
Doyle Cockrill has been appointed to director of surgical services, the cardiac catheterization lab and the cardiac observation unit at White River Medical Center in Batesville. In his new role, he will be responsible for managing the clinical operations, including clinical quality, scheduling, staffing and documentation for the surgery department, the cardiac catheterization lab, and the cardiac observation unit. He has worked for the hospital for 15 years and as the clinical supervisor in the cardiac catheterization lab for 13 of those years. Samantha Tate has been promoted to medical surgical nursing director at White R...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - March 6, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Research Analysis of Using tPA to Treat Cardiac Arrest
James and his friend Brandon, a 41-year-old male with an initially unknown past medical history, are hanging out when Brandon goes into cardiac arrest just outside of his house. James calls 9-1-1 and begins CPR until EMS arrives. James tells the arriving crew his friend could be hypoglycemic, so the lead paramedic administers an ampule of D50. A supraglottic airway is placed and compressions are continued, with end-tidal carbon dioxide (EtCO2) through the supraglottic device noted to be in the 30s. The crew also sees Brandon is in v fib, so they shock him with 200 joules and administer 3 mg epinephrine. He's transported to...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 26, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Amanda Polsinelli, MD Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Medtronic launches Signia stapler
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today it launched its Signia stapling system in the US, Western Europe and Japan. The newly launched stapler from the Fridley, Minn.-based company includes Adaptive Firing technology which adjusts the stapler’s speed based on tissue variability measurements for more consistent staple lines. The device also includes 1-hand staple firing to allow for more operator freedom during procedures. “In my experience to date, I believe the articulation, rotation and firing of the Signia system provides an important new option in the performance of minimally invasive surgical procedures. Its abili...
Source: Mass Device - February 16, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Surgical Medtronic Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for February 12, 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. AcelRx touts Dsuvia data for burn victims AcelRx Pharmaceuticals said today that it plans to present data from a study evaluating its Dsuvia pain reliever in patients with moderate-to-severe acute pain resulting from trauma or ...
Source: Mass Device - February 13, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for February 13, 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. AcelRx touts Dsuvia data for burn victims AcelRx Pharmaceuticals said today that it plans to present data from a study evaluating its Dsuvia pain reliever in patients with moderate-to-severe acute pain resulting from trauma or ...
Source: Mass Device - February 13, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Medtronic launches DxTerity, TRA-line of radial access devices for PCIs
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) today announced a slew of new percutaneous coronary intervention devices it added to its portfolio, including the DxTerity diagnostic angiography catheter line, the DxTerity TRA, InTRAkit transradial devices and the TRAcelet compression device. The Fridley, Minn.-based company said all of the items have already received FDA clearance in the US and CE Mark approval in the European Union for use in diagnostic cardiac catheterization procedures and percutaneous coronary interventions. Medtronic’s DxTerity and DxTerity TRA diagnostic catheters are designed to help determine whether revasculariza...
Source: Mass Device - February 13, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Cardiovascular Catheters Medtronic Source Type: news

An Inside Look at a Hospital Stay From Chest Pain
As a boy, soon after my mom would drop me off at Scranton (Pa.) fire headquarters to ride a shift on the ambulance with my dad, the bell would hit and the fire crews would be sent to a big wreck or two-alarm fire. So, at the age of 13, I was nicknamed "Black Cloud" by the firefighters because s--- happened whenever I showed up. I've had people go into anaphylactic shock on a train as I rode it to work, and once a homeless gentleman wandering on the tracks had both of his legs amputated by a train entering San Diego's main station as I stood there watching. I call it coincidental, but my friends and the JEMS staff...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Columns Source Type: news

Mercy Hospital completes $4.3M cardiac expansion
Mercy Hospital of Buffalo has completed a $4.3 million expansion project in its cardiac program. The hospital, part of Catholic Health and located on Abbott Road in South Buffalo, opened its fourth cardiac catheterization lab, enhancing services at the Catholic Health Heart Center. The new lab expands access in the interventional cardiology program, which has seen a 32 percent increase in vol ume over the last six years. Located adjacent to the hospital’s existing cath labs, the new lab features… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

[Research Article] Genetic identification of familial hypercholesterolemia within a single U.S. health care system
Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) remains underdiagnosed despite widespread cholesterol screening. Exome sequencing and electronic health record (EHR) data of 50,726 individuals were used to assess the prevalence and clinical impact of FH-associated genomic variants in the Geisinger Health System. The estimated FH prevalence was 1:256 in unselected participants and 1:118 in participants ascertained via the cardiac catheterization laboratory. FH variant carriers had significantly increased risk of coronary artery disease. Only 24% of carriers met EHR-based presequencing criteria for probable or definite FH diagnosis. Activ...
Source: ScienceNOW - December 22, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Noura S. Abul-Husn Source Type: news

CCTA can cut complications and hospital stays
Coronary CT angiography (CCTA) is a safe gatekeeper for cardiac catheterization,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FFR-CT is formidable in reducing unnecessary invasive angiography Coronary CTA beats stress test for changing lifestyles Breast shielding doesn't affect DNA damage from CT ESC: CT is effective gatekeeper for invasive angio New guidelines offer reporting standards for CCTA (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 1, 2016 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Anesthesia sedation practices for patients in the pediatric congenital cardiac cath lab
(Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions) The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia (SPA) and the Congenital Cardiac Anesthesia Society (CCAS), today published recommendations for institutions and physicians diagnosing and treating pediatric patients in the catheterization laboratory. This first-of-its-kind document titled, 'SCAI/CCAS/SPA Expert Consensus Statement for Anesthesia and Sedation Practice: Recommendations for Patients Undergoing Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures in the Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Catheterization Laborator...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

$14.9M infusion: Malvern medical device completes second round of VC financing
Essential Medical Inc., a privately held medical device developer, has raised $14.9 million in a private stock sale. Founded in Malvern, Pa., in 2010, Essential Medical is focused on the large bore vascular closure device market. The company in July received a CE Mark Europe for its flagship Manta product, which it developed to close punctures at femoral arterial access sites after cardiac catheterization proce dures such as aortic valve replacements, the installation of a ventricular assist device,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 30, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

Current Practice in Neonatal Interventional Cardiology
Interventional cardiology is a growing specialty, with new technologies developing. In addition to development of new interventions that can reduce the invasiveness of congenital heart procedures, there is growing interest in applying existing procedures to our smallest patients. From the first use of catheterization for neonatal intervention with the balloon atrial septostomy, there are many new and evolving therapies that can treat neonates born with congenital heart disease. (Source: NeoReviews recent issues)
Source: NeoReviews recent issues - September 29, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Breinholt, J. P. Tags: Pediatric Drug Labeling Update Articles Source Type: news

FDA releases June 2016 510(k) clearances
510(K) SUMMARIES OR 510(K) STATEMENTS FOR FINAL DECISIONS RENDERED DURING THE PERIOD June 2016 TOTAL 510(k)s THIS PERIOD 258 TOTAL WITH SUMMARIES 235 TOTAL WITH STATEMENTS 23 DEVICE: ORAL BOND STEINER LABORATORIES 510(k) NO: K142130(Traditional) ATTN: GREGORY G STEINER PHONE NO : 866 3171348 1051 Olsen Street, Building 3611 SE DECISION MADE: 06-JUN-16 Henderson NV 89011 510(k) SUMMARY AVAILABLE FROM FDA DEVICE: QiF Blood and Fluid Warmer Quality in Flow Ltd. 510(k) NO: K150404(Traditional) ATTN: Neta Sherman PHONE NO : 972 54 6600146 3A Bazel St. POB 10159 SE DECISION MA...
Source: Mass Device - August 31, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Source Type: news

How $80 Can Save A Life
Case study: A 48 year-old man, athletic and highly successful in his career, enjoys a day of surfing. While walking back to his car, he collapses and cannot be revived. A heart attack is to blame for his sudden death. Rare? Unfortunately, this is neither rare nor hypothetical as the world lost a good man recently and my heart goes out to his young family. How can this happen? Although I did not know this man, I imagine he saw doctors and had checkups. Perhaps he even had a stress test along the way. There is a disconnect in the identification of early heart disease that is not true of some other important ailments. For ex...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Building the Infrastructure for the 'EMS-to-Balloon' Era of STEMI Treatment
For a number of years EMS organizations have transported patients suffering acute myocardial infarction with a diagnostic ECG showing ST-segment elevation directly to primary coronary intervention, thus bypassing the emergency department.1 Protocol for activating the cath lab in STEMI patients varies from one organization to another, but the primary methods used are: Utilization of automated ECG/computer interpretation of the ECG ECG transmission to the on-call cardiologist Diagnosis by trained paramedics2 However, few organizations combine all three of these methods. EMS activation of the cath lab has been proven to sho...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 22, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Eli Jaffe, PhD, EMT-P Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Documentation Patient Care Reporting Source Type: news

Building the Infrastructure for the 'EMS-to-Balloon' Era of STEMI Treatment
For a number of years EMS organizations have transported patients suffering acute myocardial infarction with a diagnostic ECG showing ST-segment elevation directly to primary coronary intervention, thus bypassing the emergency department.1 Protocol for activating the cath lab in STEMI patients varies from one organization to another, but the primary methods used are: Utilization of automated ECG/computer interpretation of the ECG ECG transmission to the on-call cardiologist Diagnosis by trained paramedics2 However, few organizations combine all three of these methods. EMS activation of the cath lab has been proven to sho...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - August 22, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Eli Jaffe, PhD, EMT-P Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Documentation Patient Care Reporting Source Type: news

StemCells soars 600% on reverse merger with Israel ’ s Microbot Medical
Shares in StemCells (NSDQ:STEM) initially soared some 600% this week after the company initiated a reverse merger with Microbot Medical, after the failure of a Phase II trial of StemCells’ spinal cord injury treatment. The merger also saw the resignation of CEO Ian Massey, CFO Gregory Schiffman and a trio of board members, as the team led by Microbot chairman & CEO Harel Gadot prepares to take over. Kenneth Stratton was tapped to serve as interim president, effective August 15. The reverse merger sent STEM shares up 602.7% to a $2.60 close August 16, the day the deal was announced; t...
Source: Mass Device - August 19, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Robotics Microbot Medical StemCells Source Type: news

Make the Diagnosis: Dizziness Dilemma
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 42-year-old African American male presents with a report of dizziness and lightheadedness 3 days ago when he was standing up to go to the rest room. He denies any syncopal episodes. He has medically managed hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and cardiomyopathy, and a last ejection fraction of 35% with defibrillator placement 4 months ago. His AICD did not fire during the dizziness episode. His last cardiac catheterization prior to AICD implantation revealed normal coronaries. The patient has been compliant with metoprolol 25 mg twice daily, lisinopril 10 mg daily, atorvastatin 40 mg dai...
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 10, 2016 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Study Shows Heart Attacks Best Treated by Coordinating Prehospital and In-Hospital Care
Northwell Health (formerly the North Shore-LIJ Health System) issued the following news release:A new study co-authored by Peter Berger, MD, senior vice president of Clinical Research for Northwell Health and professor of Cardiology and Medicine at the Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine, shows that when pre-hospital emergency medical services (EMS), emergency room staff in hospitals, and cardiac catheterization laboratory staff all work together in a coordinated manner, people suffering from deadly heart attacks received life-saving treatment sooner. These findings were published today ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 3, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Cardiac & Resuscitation Patient Care Source Type: news

Study Shows Heart Attacks Best Treated by Coordinating Prehospital and In-Hospital Care
Northwell Health (formerly the North Shore-LIJ Health System) issued the following news release: A new study co-authored by Peter Berger, MD, senior vice president of Clinical Research for Northwell Health and professor of Cardiology and Medicine at the Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine, shows that when pre-hospital emergency medical services (EMS), emergency room staff in hospitals, and cardiac catheterization laboratory staff all work together in a coordinated manner, people suffering from deadly heart attacks received life-saving treatment sooner. These findings were published today...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 3, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Cardiac & Resuscitation Patient Care Source Type: news

Study Shows Heart Attacks Best Treated by Coordinating Prehospital and In-Hospital Care
Northwell Health (formerly the North Shore-LIJ Health System) issued the following news release: A new study co-authored by Peter Berger, MD, senior vice president of Clinical Research for Northwell Health and professor of Cardiology and Medicine at the Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine, shows that when pre-hospital emergency medical services (EMS), emergency room staff in hospitals, and cardiac catheterization laboratory staff all work together in a coordinated manner, people suffering from deadly heart attacks received life-saving treatment sooner. These findings were published today...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - August 3, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: News Cardiac & Resuscitation Patient Care Source Type: news