Healcerion 300L Wireless Portable Ultrasound Now Available in U.S.

Healcerion, the South Korean firm that introduced truly wireless ultrasound probes that work with smartphones and tablets, is releasing its SONON 300L ultrasound in the United States. The device was cleared last fall by the FDA and Healcerion has been working on manufacturing and preparing it for distribution. The SONON 300L works with most Android… Continue reading Healcerion 300L Wireless Portable Ultrasound Now Available in U.S.

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Next-generation of MitraClip approved for use in the USA

Abbott has received approval from the US FDA for a next-generation version of its MitraClip heart valve repair device used to reduce mitral regurgitation. A press release reports that the transcatheter clip-based therapy, now on a third-generation of product innovations, has been used to treat more than 65,000 patients worldwide over the last 10 years.… Continue reading Next-generation of MitraClip approved for use in the USA

Four ways innovation can help to beat heart disease

The statistics are staggering: non-communicable diseases (NCDs) account for 63% of deaths annually worldwide, and 80% of them occur in low- and middle-income countries, according to the World Health Organization. NCDs are characterized by their long duration and slow progression, and impose substantial clinical and economic burdens on society. Saving lives and lifting financial strains… Continue reading Four ways innovation can help to beat heart disease

Cardiac hybrid imaging is an effective tool for predicting myocardial infarction

According to a study published in Radiology, cardiac hybrid imaging with computed tomography (CT) and nuclear stress testing is an excellent long-term predictor of adverse cardiac events such as myocardial infarction in patients being evaluated for coronary artery disease. Philipp A Kaufmann (University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland) and colleagues looked at 428 patients who underwent hybrid… Continue reading Cardiac hybrid imaging is an effective tool for predicting myocardial infarction

Did You Know These Facts About Heart Bypass Surgery !!

What is coronary artery bypass surgery? Coronary artery bypass surgery or Heart bypass surgery, is a process of replacing the blocked arteries that supplies blood to a human heart muscle. The operating surgeon on the patient uses blood vessels taken from another part of the human body to fix the blocked arteries. 213,700 coronary bypass surgeries were… Continue reading Did You Know These Facts About Heart Bypass Surgery !!