Tag: Cardiology

Teva Releases First Breath Activated Asthma Inhaler in U.S.

Traditional corticosteroid inhalers for management of asthma symptoms require patients to squeeze and inhale in a coordinated maneuver. This is surprisingly difficult for many patients who end up receiving sub-optimal treatment. Teva Pharmaceutical, Israel’s big pharma firm, is now releasing in the RediHaler, the first breath-activated cortic (Read more...)

MyoKardia Develops Machine Learning Algorithm For Prediction of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Using Wearable Biosensor: Interview

A 23-year-old athlete collapsing at a sporting match or right before crossing a finish line is unfortunately not foreign news to many. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) affects an estimated 630,000 people of all ages in the U.S., with as many as 84% undiagnosed. A bit of physiology: HCM is a genetic condition that occurs when the […]

GE’s New Versana Essential Budget Friendly Ultrasound

GE Healthcare is unveiling a new budget conscious ultrasound system, the Versana Essential. GE touts it as having excellent image quality for the price and sees it being used by OB-GYNs, family and general practice physicians, and by clinicians in a number of other specialties. Using it you can view the thyroid vasculature, kidney vessels, [&hellip (Read more...)

Stethee, an AI Powered Electronic Stethoscope, Now Available

M3DICINE, a Brisbane, Australia firm, just launched an “AI enabled” electronic stethoscope called Stethee. The device, which we originally profiled a few years ago while it was still a Kickstarter project, can be used like a traditional stethoscope to auscultate patients, but to also amplify, filter, and record sounds, as well as to ana (Read more...)

Advisor HD Grid Mapping Catheter, Sensor Enabled, Cleared in Europe to Map Cardiac Arrhythmias

Abbott has announced that its Advisor HD Grid Mapping Catheter, Sensor Enabled, landed CE Mark approval in Europe. The device is used to track down sources of difficult to diagnose cardiac arrhythmias in order to locate targets for therapeutic ablation procedures. It relies on both electrical impedance and magnetic sensing to map out the heart (Read more...)

GE’s Augmented Reality Technology for Ultrasound Training

Training clinicians to properly scan patients with ultrasound probe, particularly in countries with a poor medical education infrastructure, can be a slow process. While the cost and accessibility of ultrasound is dropping rapidly, the number of people qualified to use this equipment is not keeping up. A team at General Electric is now working on [ (Read more...)

Zoll’s External Defibrillators All Approved by FDA

ZOLL, now a part of Asahi Kasei Group Company, won the FDA’s premarket approval to market all of its external defibrillators in the U.S. These include the company’s R Series and X Series of monitors/defibrillators, as well as the AED Pro and AED Plus automated external defibrillators. The R Series is intended for use inside […]

The AliveCor KardiaBand: A Medgadget Review

In 2012, Mountain View-based AliveCor released KardiaMobile, a smartphone-connected device that could wirelessly record a single-lead ECG (aka EKG). KardiaMobile, however, is not just another novelty gadget for quantified selfers; it’s an FDA-approved Class 2 medical device that pairs with AliveCor’s comprehensive cardiac rhythm analysi (Read more...)