Tag: Cardiology

StethoMe At-Home Stethoscope for Detection of Respiratory Issues in Kids Cleared in Europe

StethoMe, a company headquartered in Poznań, Poland, just won the European CE mark for its eponymous digital stethoscope and accompanying software that analyzes recorded sounds for signs of respiratory problems. StethoMe is intended to be used by parents to check on their kids when there are signs of sickness. Instead of immediately bringing t (Read more...)

Patches Made of Heart Tissue Going to Clinical Trials

Stem cell therapies to heal damaged hearts have proven to be lacking so far, probably because simply injecting new cells into afflicted regions isn’t enough. Researchers from Imperial College London have now created patches made of cardiac tissue to sew over damaged areas of the heart. These patches, which can beat on their own to […]

Philips Unveils IntraSight Multi-Modality Imaging Platform

For years, catheter-based minimally invasive procedures have depended on X-ray imaging to guide physicians toward the treatment site. New tools, including intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and fractional flow reserve (FFR), which measures blood pressure inside a vessel, are giving physicians additional perspectives. Using these modalities in a single (Read more...)

Masimo Radius PPG Wireless Oximeter FDA Cleared

Masimo won FDA clearance for its Radius PPG wireless pulse oximetry sensor. The device features Masimo’s SET Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion technology that stays accurate as the patient moves around and about. The tetherless product allows patients to freely move about the clinic, going to the bathroom without having to disconnect f (Read more...)

Impella CP with SmartAssist: A Newly FDA Approved Heart Pump with Optical Positioning Sensor

Abiomed, the maker of popular left ventricular assist devices, is releasing its newly FDA approved Impella CP with SmartAssist device. The pump features an optical sensor that physicians can use to position and reposition the device without relying on a cath lab, X-ray, or ultrasound imaging. The sensor can be used either during initial implantatio (Read more...)

FDA Approves More Accurate GORE TAG Conformable Thoracic Stent Graft with ACTIVE CONTROL System

Gore just announced winning FDA approval for its GORE TAG Conformable Thoracic Stent Graft with ACTIVE CONTROL System. The thoracic endovascular aortic repair system is based on the Conformable GORE TAG Device, but with a new, more robust control mechanism that helps to position the implant with greater accuracy and confidence. The implant its (Read more...)

BioSig Technologies Announces First Clinical Cases with PURE EP System: Interview with Ken Londoner, CEO

BioSig Technologies has developed the PURE EP electrophysiology information system, a product that aims to provide better tools for doctors who are treating potentially deadly arrhythmias. The computerized system is used to process electrophysiological signals and provides capabilities to acquire, store, amplify, measure, and display such signals. (Read more...)

Cardiovascular Patch to Limit Damage After Heart Attack

Researchers from Brown University have utilized computational models to design a new viscoelastic patch to reduce damage to heart tissue after a heart attack. They utilized a special blend of starch to help provide mechanical support to the heart tissue, which typically stretches after heart attack and results in poor heart function. “Part of (Read more...)

Abbott Releases Confirm Rx Insertable Heart Monitor

Abbott is finally launching its Confirm Rx insertable cardiac monitor, a device that received FDA clearance and European regulatory approval back in 2017. The implant is inserted via a small incision during an outpatient procedure, not even requiring a suture to stitch it up. Following, it is able to communicate with a paired-up smartphone via [&he (Read more...)