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Image: Class 1 Recall: Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities Identified in St. Jude Medical's Implantable Cardiac Devices and Merlin@home Transmitter: FDA Safety Communication

Many medical devices—including St. Jude Medical's implantable cardiac devices—contain configurable embedded computer systems that can be vulnerable to cybersecurity intrusions and exploits....

Image: Class 1 Recall: HeartWare Recalls Ventricular Assist Device Controllers Due to Loose Connectors which may Prevent Alarm from Sounding and Pump Stops

HeartWare Inc. is recalling the HVAD controller due to a loose power connector which may cause the rear portion of the pump's driveline connector to become separated from the front portion of the driveline connector....

Image: Class 1 Recall: HeartWare Recalls Ventricular Assist Device Pumps Due to Contamination Causing Electrical Issues

HeartWare Inc. is recalling the HVAD pumps due to a design problem with the driveline connector. The driveline is a tube that connects the HVAD's pump to the external controller and power source....

Image: Class 1 Recall: St. Jude Medical Recalls Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD) and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillators (CRT-D) Due to Premature Battery Depletion

St. Jude Medical is recalling certain models of the Fortify, Unify, and Assura ICDs and CRT-Ds due to reports of rapid battery failure caused by deposits of lithium, forming within the battery, and causing a short circuit....

Image: Class 1 Recall: Leonhard Lang Multi-function Defibrillation Electrodes DF29N Will Not Work with Welch Allyn Automatic External Defibrillator model AED 10

The Leonhard Lang defibrillation electrode is being recalled due to a connector compatibility issue with the Welch Allyn AED model 10. The user may not be able to connect the electrodes to the defibrillator when a shock is needed....

Image: Class 1 Recall: Boston Scientific Corporation Recalls Fetch 2 Aspiration Catheter Due to Shaft Breakage

Boston Scientific Corporation is recalling the Fetch 2 Aspiration Catheter because the catheter shaft may break at various points along the device, before or during procedures....

Image: Class 1 Recall: Arrow International Inc. Recalls Intra-Aortic Balloon Catheter Kits and Percutaneous Insertion Kits Due to Sheath Separation Issue

Arrow International Inc. is recalling the Intra-Aortic Balloon Catheter Kits and Percutaneous Insertion Kits because the sheath body may separate from the sheath hub during the insertion procedure....

Image: FDA Issues Draft Guidance On Electromagnetic Compatibility Of Medical Devices

FDA Issues Draft Guidance On Electromagnetic Compatibility Of Medical Devices...

Image: ReNew Biomedical and MME Medical Move into New Facility

ReNew Biomedical and MME Medical Move into New Facility...

Serious Adverse Events with Implantable Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVADs): FDA Safety Communication...

Class 1 Recall: HeartWare Ventricular Assist System – Updated with Multiple Reasons for Recalls...

This recall was updated on January 8, 2015....

A recall has been issued for Heart Sync, Multi-function Defibrillation Electrodes because they will not work with Philips FR3 and FRx AEDs. Philips made changes to the connector design of their FR3 and FRx AEDs, and because of these changes, the...

Philips made changes to the connector design of their FR3 and FRx AEDs. Because of these changes, the CONMED electrodes will no longer work with these AEDs....

Image: Sorin Group Announces First World Implant of Crown PRT Heart Valve

New stented aortic bioprosthesis with outstanding ease of use and performance successfully implanted in Austria...

The firm received 106 reports of device malfunctions. There were zero injuries and one death....

Image: Defibrillator Market Expected to Experience Steady Growth

There are two types of defibrillators – ICDs and AEDs. Both are life-saving devices and the market for these medical machines continues to grow....

Image: Physio-Control: CodeManagement Module

Physio-Control is excited to introduce the CodeManagement Module for the LiFEPAK 20e defibrillator/monitor...

Image: TechNation: Biomed 101 - Defibrillators Need to be Maintained Properly

TechNation: Biomed 101 - Defibrillators Need to be Maintained Properly...

Defibrillators are important life-saving devices. These medical devices serve to return the heart muscle to a normal rhythm....

Image: Sorin Group Launches Intensia Family of ICD and CRT-D Devices Featuring DF-4 High Voltage Connector

Sorin Group announced today that the INTENSIA family of implantable cardioverter defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy devices received CE mark approval....

The FDA is alerting all users of the Philips HeartStart FRx, HS1 Home and HS1 OnSite AEDs manufactured between 2005 and 2012 that these devices may fail to deliver a shock in the event of an emergency....

Image: Sorin Group Announces First European Implant of Mitroflow Valsalva Conduit

Sorin Group’s innovative approach to aortic root surgery now available to European cardiac surgeons and their patients....

Image: Sonosite BioZ Discontinued

SonoSite has made a business decision to end sales and clinical support of the BioZ DX, Bioz.com, and BioZ Cardio Profile products immediately....

Image: Do You Know Your State’s Defibrillator Legislation?

Like many aspects of American life, AEDs and manual defibrillators are regulated on both the federal and state levels. This can make keeping track of each state’s particular legislation pertaining to AEDs in schools, training, and Good Samaritan Laws...

Image: Philips HeartStart FR3 earns U.S. Army Airworthiness Certification

Philips received an Airworthiness Release (AWR) Certification for its HeartStart FR3 automated external defibrillator (AED) from the U.S. Army....

Image: Direct Flow Transcatheter Aortic Heart Valve Gets FDA Feasibility Trial OK (VIDEO)

Direct Flow Medical out of Santa Rosa, California received an FDA green light to begin a feasibility trial of the company’s second-generation Transcatheter Aortic Heart Valve System in patients with aortic stenosis....

Image: CARMAT Hydraulic Artificial Heart Set to Begin Human Trials (w/video)

CARMAT (Velizy Villacoublay, France) today announced that its bioprosthetic total artificial heart is now scheduled to be trialed for the first time in human patients at four medical centers in Europe and Middle East. The CARMAT...

Image: Sorin’s SMARTVIEW Remote Monitoring System Coming to U.S.

Sorin announced that it received regulatory clearance and is launching in the U.S. its SMARTVIEW Remote Monitoring System that keeps watch of the company’s Sorin PARADYM RF implanted cardiac devices....

Image: Code STEMI Documentary Goes to London

Code STEMI is a web series that over the last year has been going to different cities to examine high-performing regional systems of care that have shown significant success improving heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest patient outcomes....

Image: Carestream Named Top Medical Technology Company in Spain

Readers of Redacción Médica, a leading Spanish medical news journal for healthcare professionals, voted Carestream one of 10 leading healthcare companies in Spain during 2012....

Image: Sorin Group Announces the Acquisition of Alcard

Sorin Group, a global medical device company and a leader in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, announced today the acquisition of Alcard Industria Mecanica Ltda, a Brazilian leading manufacturer of medical devices for cardiac surgery....

Image: DXE Medical Introduces Exclusive 2ndLife Series

With DXE Medical’s 2ndLife Series, you can rest assured that your device does not fall under the loose definition of “refurbished”, but is actually completely re-certified to adhere to all of the manufacturer guidelines and specifications....

Image: SORIN GROUP ANNOUNCES PRELIMINARY RESULTS FOR 2012

At a meeting held today and chaired by Rosario Bifulco, the Sorin S.p.A. Board of Directors analyzed the results for the fourth quarter 2012 and the preliminary unaudited consolidated results for the year of 2012....

Image: High-tech iPhone Case with Built-in EKG Monitor is Approved by FDA

AliveCor has been developing a smartphone case and app called the AliveCor Heart Monitor that is designed to produce an EKG when held in the user’s hands....

Image: Sorin Group Announces First Paradym RF Implant and Subsequent First Smartview Remote Monitoring Activated Patient in North America

Sorin Group announced today the first implant of PARADYM RF in Canada at the Montreal Heart Institute....

Image: The Roundtable: Defibrillator Equipment

This month, TechNation consulted with the experts to find out the best purchasing and maintenance strategies for defibrillator equipment....

Image: DXE Medical Inc. Adds International Division

DXE Medical, Inc. has recently opened up an international division to better meet the needs of the burgeoning global AED market....

Image: Warnings over latest faulty heart defibrillator report

Warnings over faulty heart defibrillators have again highlighted the urgent need for regular testing of in-service health equipment, says Rigel Medical....

Image: Alpha Source, Inc. Sends 100 Gift-Filled Shoeboxes to Operation Christmas Child—a Samaritan’s Purse Project

Alpha Source, Inc., a multi-vendor medical equipment parts distributor, sent 100 shoeboxes filled with gifts to Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse that delivers gifts to children worldwide....

Image: Carestream’s new Native Lesion Management Module for Vue PACS receives FDA clearance

Carestream received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for its new lesion management module, which is a native oncology follow-up application that can be added to the company’s Vue PACS image viewing workstation....

Image: The Ups and Downs of Electronic Medical Records

The case for electronic medical records is compelling: They can make health care more efficient and less expensive, and improve the quality of care by making patients’ medical history easily accessible to all who treat them....

Image: DXE Medical Now Covering All 7 Continents

DXE Medical, Inc. is now reaching all 7 continents by currently working with a company in Antarctica....

Image: Alpha Source, Inc. Donates Over $350,000 in Medical Equipment Parts to Samaritan’s Purse

Alpha Source, Inc., donated over $350,000 in retail value of medical replacement parts to Samaritan’s Purse, an organization dedicated to providing aid to victims of war, disease, disaster, poverty, famine, and persecution....

Image: Siemens Dives Into Social Media to Educate Customers

The online social media company, Social Media Today , LLC has recently partnered with Siemens Healthcare...

Image: Philips and Biocompatibles team-up to advance image guided transarterial embolizations in interventional oncology

Launch of collaboration marked with development of new treatment protocol for trans-arterial embolization in hypervascular tumors...

The firm issued a letter to customers on Sept. 11, 2012 describing the problem and provided instructions for correction. Certain Samaritan® 300/300P PAD devices have been found to intermittently turn on and off,...

Image: Alpha Source, Inc. Offers Savings on Medical Equipment Parts with Exclusive Partnership with Elite Biomedical Solutions

Alpha Source, Inc., a global medical equipment parts distributor, announced it has partnered with Elite Biomedical Solutions (Elite), a manufacturer of alternative medical device replacement parts, to become the exclusive distributor of Elite...

Image: Study: Nurses hoarding medical equipment

Hospital nurses are spending more time looking for missing mobile clinical equipment, according to a study done by GE Healthcare. The study also found healthcare organizations are spending an increasing amount of money on equipment that is going...

Image: AEDs and Dogs

What could AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) and Dogs possible have in common? Well, I believe they could both potentially save a life....

Image: Study shows rate of externalized conductors in St. Jude Medical Riata Defibrillator Leads

St. Jude Medical, Inc. has released preliminary results of its study of externalized conductors in Riata and Riata ST Endocardial Defibrillation Leads....

Image: Biomed 101: Cardiac output basics and terminology

Maintaining and regulating cardiac output, which is usually proportional to the tissues’ need for oxygen and other nutrients,is one of the circulatory system’s most intricate functions....

Image: ECRI Institute Update: What happened to evidence-based maintenance?

ECRI Institute Update: What happened to evidence-based maintenance? Should CMS revise its preventive maintenance directive?...

Image: Invaluable Advice & Proven Strategies to Help You and Your Business Get to the Next Level

Don't miss the Medical Dealer Leadership Summit 2012! This high powered conference is custom designed for business owners, entrepreneurs and c-level managers in the medical equipment sales and service industry....

Image: Market Analysis: Mobile Imaging Trailers

Mobile imaging trailers provide an alternative to fixed imaging equipment. They are available from a variety of third-party companies, who install major manufacturers’ imaging equipment into mobile trailers, complete with scan rooms and workstations...

Image: Product Showroom: Critical Care Monitors

This month, Medical Dealer explores current trends in critical care monitors....

Image: Product Showroom: Mobile Imaging and Cardiac equipment

This month, Medical Dealer explores current trends in Mobile Imaging and Cardiac equipment...

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Image: FIME 2012 Coming to the Miami Beach Convention Center

This year's FIME will be held at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, FL, from August 8th-10th....

Image: Make Your Plans to Attend the AAMI 2012 Conference & Expo

AAMI 2012 (June 2-4, in Charlotte, NC) offers educational, networking, and personal-development opportunities that will enable you to expand your expertise, increase your productivity, develop lasting relationships with your peers....

Philips introduces the tactically enhanced HeartStart MRx Monitor/Defibrillator for emergency medical services (EMS). Designed in collaboration with EMS professionals, the latest enhancements will further help professional responders improve and...

Image: Philips introduces defibrillator/monitor with customer-driven innovations

The Philips HeartStart XL+ is designed to be reliable and user-friendly, enabling immediate action during cardiac emergencies. With power status and “ready for use” indicators on the front panel, cabling that is consistent with other Philips...

Image: Philips Healthcare releases new Xper Flex Cardio Physiomonitoring System

Philips Healthcare announced the release of the Xper Flex Cardio Physiomonitoring system, a hemodynamic cardiac monitoring solution used to facilitate invasive investigation of heart and vascular disease....

The affected AEDs contain a component that may fail unexpectedly due to a defect. If the component were to fail during a rescue attempt, the AED may not deliver defibrillation therapy causing serious adverse health consequences, including death. The...

Image: Sonosite Introduces The New BioZ Cardio Profile For Hemodynamic Monitoring In The Anesthesia Suite

A Tool to Improve Post-Operative Surgical Outcomes and Reduce Hospital Costs. Non-invasive System to Assist in Fluid Management...

Philips has just announced additional new enhancements to the company's popular HeartStart MRx cardiac monitor/defibrillator. The company says it has improved the signal analysis processing software in the unit, as as well as patient management...

One of the First US cases following FDA clearance performed at University Hospital in Cleveland WESTFORD, Mass., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- LightLab Imaging, Inc. announced today that Good Morning America featured Dr. Marco Costa, a leading...

22 Dec 2010 St. Michael's Hospital has just become the first in Ontario to implant a small but powerful new defibrillator into a patient's chest. The defibrillator - about the size of a Zippo lighter - is the smallest available in terms of...

New products help ensure effective therapy delivery, have longer battery life and can be implanted through a smaller incision due to reduced size. ST. PAUL, Minn. – May 12, 2010 – St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ), a global medical device company,...

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