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Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Each Hour of Sedentary Time Linked to Increased Coronary Artery Calcium
One reason being sedentary is so bad for health may be that it promotes “hardening” of the arteries with calcified deposits, a new U.S. study suggests. Research with middle-aged volunteers found that each additional hour of sedentary time was linked...
April 27, 2016
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Electric Fork Adds Taste to Salt-free Meal
A prototype of the “electric flavoring fork,” which generates a salty taste by stimulating the tongue with electricity, was announced in Japan. The fork was developed based on the “electric flavoring” technology being researched by Hiromi Nakamura at Rekimoto Lab,...
April 8, 2016
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Fitbit Activity Tracker Helps Doctors Decide to Electrically Cardiovert The Patient
While advanced wearables are only now starting to catch on as tools for detecting and tracking of a variety of medical conditions, it turns out that simple fitness trackers that feature heart rate monitoring can be life saving devices. A...
April 7, 2016
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
CardiacAssist Inc. receives FDA 510(k) approval for TandemLung
Pittsburgh-based CardiacAssist Inc. said Tuesday it had received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its TandemLung oxygenator. The medical device “acts as an artificial lung to infuse oxygen and remove carbon dioxide from the blood” and is...
March 17, 2016
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Settlement Reached with 51 Hospitals for Allegedly Improperly Implanting ICD’s
The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Feb. 17 that it had reached settlements worth a total of more than $23 million with 51 hospitals in 15 states for allegedly improperly implanting implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) cardiac devices in Medicare...
March 4, 2016
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Fitbit’s heart rate monitoring accuracy questioned in class action suit
Fitbit is facing yet another class action suit, this time over its heart rate monitoring, which plaintiffs claim is inaccurate to a dangerous degree. “Plaintiffs and many consumers like them have experienced — and testing confirms — that the PurePulse...
January 9, 2016
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Google Aims a $50 Million Moonshot at Curing Heart Disease
CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE KILLS MORE people on Earth than anything else—over 17 million a year, and the number keeps going up. Of those deaths, more than 40 percent is due to coronary heart disease. Medicine has drugs that can treat it and practices...
November 19, 2015
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Spectranetics Announces FDA Clearance of Turbo-Power(TM) Laser Atherectomy Catheter
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Nov. 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Spectranetics Corporation (SPNC) today announced receipt of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of its peripheral atherectomy product, the Turbo-Power(TM) Laser Atherectomy Catheter, for the treatment of in-stent...
November 13, 2015
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Boston Scientific To Acquire Interventional Radiology Business Of CeloNova Biosciences
MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the interventional radiology portfolio of CeloNova Biosciences, a San Antonio-based developer of endovascular and interventional cardiology technologies. The structured agreement includes...
November 13, 2015
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