Press Releases

NEW YORK, May 7, 2013 – eHealth Technologies announced today that Massachusetts General Hospital has selected the new eHealth Connec® Referral Portal to provide referring physicians easier access to their facility and a clear, single process to submit new referrals.  The site also allows the…
MINNEAPOLIS, MN—May 2, 2013—UnitedHealth Group and the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, in conjunction with Allina Health and the community of New Ulm, Minn., recently announced two grants from the company totaling more than $1 million. The grants will fund weight management and nutrition…
Andover, MA – Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI), today announced the completion of patient enrollment in the CHILL-MI clinical study designed to further evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the company’s InnerCool RTx endovascular cooling system in patients with ST-elevation…
Auburndale, Mass., May 2, 2013 – UltraSPECT, a leading provider of nuclear medicine (NM) image reconstruction technology that reduces radiopharmaceutical dose and acquisition time, announces their distribution agreement with PharmaLogic for the sale of UltraSPECT’s Cardiac and Bone imaging…
Four research centers will develop high-impact culturally tailored interventions aimed at lowering stroke risk among racial and ethnic minorities in the United States. Together the centers are expected to receive $40 million in funding over five years, contingent on the availability of funds…
WASHINGTON, May 2, 2013 – Today, the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) announces the appointment of Peng-Sheng Chen, MD, FHRS, as the new editor-in-chief of HeartRhythm, the official journal of HRS. Effective January 2014, Dr. Chen will replace Douglas Zipes, MD, FHRS, who will have served as editor-in…
Sophia Antipolis, 29 April 2013. The Heart Failure Congress 2013 promises more science than ever this year, with a record number of abstracts submitted. The congress takes place 25-28 May at the Centro de Congressos de Lisboa in Lisbon, Portugal.Scientific chairperson Professor Burkert Pieske (…
MINNEAPOLIS, April 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vascular Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:VASC) today announced that it has re-launched the Venture catheter, a deflectable-tip catheter used to provide guidewire directional control in challenging coronary and peripheral interventional procedures. The…
MINNEAPOLIS, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVRx, Inc., a private medical device company, received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigational device exemption (IDE) approval, allowing the company to proceed with its hypertension study. The study is evaluating the safety and effectiveness…
Sophia Antipolis, 24 April 2013: Up to 10 per cent of patients with high blood pressure are resistant to treatment, which puts them at increased risk of cardiovascular events, including heart attacks. Clinical trials show that catheter-based renal denervation reduces blood pressure in patients…
DALLAS, April 25, 2013 — The first project to receive an investment from the American Heart Association’s Science & Technology Accelerator Program will be jointly developed by CytoVas, LLC and BD Biosciences, the firms announced.The Vascular Health Profile (VHP) test is a blood-based…
DALLAS, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ --  Global electrophysiology devices market forecasts to reach at US$4.4 billion by 2015 at a CAGR of 9.7% during the analysis period 2009-2015. The North American segment accounts for nearly 35% of the global value while Europe claims approximately 30…
PHILADELPHIA — Garret FitzGerald MD, FRS, chairman of the Pharmacology Department and director of the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, has been awarded the 2013 Grand Prix Scientifique by the Institut de France.…
Thomas Wang, M.D., has joined Vanderbilt as director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and the physician-in-chief of the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute.Wang comes to Vanderbilt from Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, where he directed the heart failure…
Cath/EP and interventional lab professionals wondering if their pay is competitive are being offered an objective measuring stick from a new research poll, Phoenix-based Springboard Healthcare announced.Those who take part in the survey through the link at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/…
HONG KONG, April 16, 2013 – OrbusNeich today announced that data from the REMEDEE (Randomized Evaluation of an abluMinal sirolimus coatED bio-Engineered stEnt) study published online in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions demonstrated that the COMBO Dual Therapy Stent met the study’s primary…
NATICK, Mass., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The first patient in the United States has been implanted with the Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) next generation ImageReady™ MR Conditional pacing system in the SAMURAI clinical trial. The study is designed to confirm the safety and…
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Carolinas HealthCare System’s Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute became the first in the world to implant a branched stent graft specifically designed for branch vessel repair of thoracic aortic aneurysms on Thursday. This is the first arch graft available in a clinical…
IRVINE, Calif., April 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Endologix, Inc. (Nasdaq:ELGX), developer and marketer of innovative treatments for aortic disorders, announced today that Roderick de Greef will retire from the Board of Directors at the end of his current term, which ends on May 23, 2013, the…
IRVINE, Calif., April 15, 2013 -- /PRNewswire/ -- AtheroNova Inc. (OTCBB:AHRO), a biotech company focused on the research and development of compounds to safely regress atherosclerotic plaque and improve lipid profiles in humans, today announced that John Kastelein, MD, Ph.D., Chairman of the…
Newswise — (SALT LAKE CITY)— James Chen-tson Fang, M.D., has been named chief of cardiovascular medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine and director of the cardiovascular service line at University of Utah Health Care.Fang, who specializes in treatment of patients with heart…