- warning

The FDA issued a Class I recall on more than 4,100 TigerPaw II implantable left atrial appendage occlusion devices based on reports of possible tissue tearing and bleeding.

 - ACO

Nearly 70 percent of U.S. residents live near accountable care organizations (ACOs), according to an Oliver Wyman report released this month. There are now 585 ACOs, an increase from 522 in 2014 and 258 in 2013.

 - MRI Scanner

Whole-heart 3D myocardial perfusion cardiac MR (CMR) accurately detected coronary artery disease (CAD) in a study that used fractional flow reserve as a reference, making CMR a possible contender to techniques that are invasive and expose patients to ionizing radiation.

 - patient

Statins are cost-effective for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in adults who are at least 75 years old, according to a simulation model.

 - Court - Law

A whistleblower lawsuit filed by three cardiologists against a hospital in Texas ended in a $21.75 million settlement. The Department of Justice (DoJ), which took over the case, charged the hospital with improperly compensating cardiologists.