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Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Versa Capital Sets Their Eyes on SynCardia Systems, Creator of the Only FDA-approved Artificial Heart 
Artificial heart maker SynCardia Systems has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization with plans to sell all of its assets to a Philadelphia-based private-equity firm, according to reports in the Arizona Daily Star . Tucson-based SynCardia, maker of the world’s...
July 8, 2016
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
2.4 Million People Have a Congenital Heart Defects
An estimated 2.4 million people in the U.S. were living with congenital heart defects in 2010, a 40 percent increase from 2000, according to a recent analysis. Of those 2.4 million, 1.4 million were adults and 1 million were children....
July 8, 2016
Diagnostics & Healthcare News
Have Researchers Figured Out What Causes Migraines?
A new study suggests that migraines are mostly caused by problems with the blood supply system, and the findings could help inform future research and treatments for the disorder. The research, published by the International Headache Genetics Consortium (IHGC), could...
July 8, 2016
Resource Library
My really BAD “How to Get a Job” YouTube Videos from 2009 got 88,031 views. Last chance to learn (& laugh) before they are replaced by shiny new ones. 
Disclaimer: There are a ton of really cringe-worthy photos of me on this page. Oh, how far we have come since 2009 when the iPhone 3 was just being introduced and camcorders were the size of a loaf of bread. I have...
July 8, 2016
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Cardiovascular Systems to Pay $8 Million to Settle Physician Kickbacks
Cardiovascular Systems agreed to pay $8 million to settle allegations that the company paid kickbacks to physicians to convince them to use its medical devices. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Western District of North Carolina announced the settlement with...
July 6, 2016
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Merit Medical Acquires DFINE, Inc. 
SOUTH JORDAN, Utah, July 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MMSI), a leading manufacturer and marketer of proprietary disposable devices used primarily in cardiology, radiology and endoscopy, today announced that it has acquired DFINE, Inc. headquartered in...
July 6, 2016
Imaging Visualization & Navigation
Discrepancy Rate Between Residents, Attending Radiologists
Academic radiology departments have traditionally asked trainees to provide after-hours interpretations, with an attending radiologists confirming the findings the following morning. But concerns over quality have led some facilities to employ attending radiologists around the clock. According to a study...
July 6, 2016
Imaging Visualization & Navigation
Tiny Injectable Camera System for Endoscopes
At the Univesity of Stuttgart in Germany, scientists have created a lens system small enough to be injected through a syringe. It can be attached to the distal end of a fiber optic cable, while at the proximal end a...
June 30, 2016
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Is Your Doctor’s Advice Objective on Receiving Robotic Surgery?
Patients often rely on physicians for information about their treatment alternatives. Unfortunately, that information is not always objective.  Consider a man with early-stage prostate cancer interested in surgical removal of his tumor, but uncertain whether it is better for the...
June 29, 2016
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