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Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Tiny Heart Valves for Tiny Bodies
Congenital heart disease, the most common birth defect, can affect the heart’s walls, valves and arteries. The biggest problems associated with treating congenital heart disease are the limited availability and poor durability of replacement heart valves, said Henri Justino, M.D., director of the Charles E. Mullins Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at Texas Children’s...
February 8, 2018
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Cardiovascular Benefits of Using a Sauna
A research group from the University of Eastern Finland has published a series of studies demonstrating regular sauna bathing may be associated with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease, sudden cardiac death, hypertension, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, according to a press release. The group’s...
January 11, 2018
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Soft Robotic Cardiac Assist Device for One-sided Heart Failure
Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital have developed a novel robotic cardiac assist device designed to assist patients with one-sided heart failure. The device combines soft actuators with a rigid brace that penetrates into the heart’s intraventricular septum, to provide gentle but robust pumping...
November 29, 2017
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Medical Device Powered by Game Boy Advance
A Twitter user found himself perplexed today when he opened an older electrocardiogram measurement instrument and found the components belonged to a Game Boy Advance. The instrument is made by German company Medical Imaging Electronics and uses a wave produced by the ECG to electronically...
September 25, 2017
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Warning from FDA: St. Jude Pacemaker Vulnerable to Hackers
When Vice President Dick Cheney asked his cardiologist to replace his WiFi-connected pacemaker with one without internet capability in 2007, assassination through medical device hacking seemed far-fetched. But this week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that almost half a million pacemakers made by Abbott are vulnerable to hackers. The...
September 7, 2017
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
HeartSciences Announces CE Mark and European Launch of MyoVista® High Sensitivity ECG Device
Westlake, Texas – August 17, 2017 – HeartSciences today announced the European launch of MyoVista® high sensitivity electrocardiograph (hsECG™) Testing Device, developed in response to the global unmet need for effective, low-cost, front-line screening of cardiac disease in both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients....
August 18, 2017
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Scientists Create a 3D-Printed Silicone Artificial Heart
Heart transplants that do not require a human donor are a step closer after scientists 3D-printed a soft, artificial heart made of silicone. It closely imitates a human heart ‘in form and function’, according to its Swiss developers. Heart disease remains the number one...
July 27, 2017
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Philips Picks Up Peripheral Thrombectomy Device Maker CardioProlific 
Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) last week said it paid an unspecified amount to acquire stealthy CardioProlific and the peripheral thrombectomy catheters it’s developing. Philips said the deal for Hayward, Calif.-based CardioProlific is complementary to its $2.16 billion acquisition of Spectranetics (NSDQ:SPNC) and its own line of...
July 7, 2017
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Saranas Raises $4M to Advance Real-Time Detection Device of Internal Bleeding During Cardiac Procedures
HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Saranas, a medical device company with a new technology for real-time detection of internal bleeding during cardiac procedures, has closed a $4 million Series B round of financing. The funding will be used to advance the company’s Early Bird™ Bleed Detection device...
June 16, 2017
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