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Though oral breathing devices improve sleep in those with obstructive sleep apnea, new research shows the devices may not reduce risk factors associated with developing heart failure and other cardiovascular diseases.

Current treatments for atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia, including catheter ablation, can be relatively invasive. New research shows physicians could treat patients just as effectively using carbon ions in a non-invasive procedure.

Siemens announced Nov. 10 that it plans on spinning off its healthcare business into a separate, public company.

In May 2015, the Heart Rhythm Society released a consensus statement recommending that remote monitoring become the standard of care for patients with cardiovascular implantable electronic devices. The panel argued that remote monitoring helped check the devices’ electronic integrity and functionality and improved patient adherence.

An analysis of patients who received endovascular therapy within 12 hours of stroke onset found that the amount of blood-brain barrier disruption on pretreatment MRIs was associated with the severity of intracranial hemorrhage.

 

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Biotronik creates new online tool that identifies cardiac devices safe for MRI

Berlin-based Biotronik has created an online tool that advises physicians on the appropriate MR-conditional heart monitor or pacing or ICD system for patients.

Everist Health develops test that can predict heart disease risk

Everist Health, a health technology company based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has launched a new test that predicts patients’ risk of developing cardiovascular disease, a preventative measure that could make a big different for susceptible patients.

Geneva Health raises $1.9 million to expand cardiac remote monitoring device

Pasadena, California-based Geneva Health Solutions has raised $1.9 million to expand the reach of its cardiac monitoring device, a gadget aimed to remotely help manage patients with implanted cardiac devices.

Sleep apnea devices may not affect heart disease risk factors

Though oral breathing devices improve sleep in those with obstructive sleep apnea, new research shows the devices may not reduce risk factors associated with developing heart failure and other cardiovascular diseases.

Researchers use ion technology to irradiate heart, treat atrial fibrillation

Current treatments for atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia, including catheter ablation, can be relatively invasive. New research shows physicians could treat patients just as effectively using carbon ions in a non-invasive procedure.

FDA clears blood test to help diagnose patients with a suspected MI

The FDA granted a 510(k) clearance for the Elecsys Troponin T Gen 5 STAT blood test for patients with a suspected MI.

Physio-Control warns of AED battery issue that may lead to adverse events

Physio-Control announced on Jan. 13 that users of the company’s LIFEPAK 1000 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) should immediately remove and reinstall the battery from their devices.

Dutch researchers receive funding to develop portable diabetes tester

To detect diabetes earlier and save patients from suffering major health complications and paying for expensive treatment, researchers at the University of Twente (UT) in the Netherlands are working to develop a prototype of a portable device that could detect both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

FDA grants clearance to cloud-based medical imaging analytics software

Arterys Cardio DL provides automated, editable ventricle segmentations based on conventional cardiac MRI images that are as accurate as segmentations performed manually by experienced physicians. 

LG Electronics debuts imaging monitors at RSNA 2016

LG Electronics, the South Korea-based company best known for making televisions and cell phones, is now entering the imaging market.

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