Cardiovascular Ultrasound

This channel includes news and new technology innovations about cardiovascular ultrasounds. Cardiovascular ultrasounds, or echocardiograms, use ultrasound imaging to provide a picture of the heart.

Simbionix U/S Mentor Simulator
Technology | October 08, 2012
October 8, 2012 — Simbionix USA Corp. will introduce the new advanced U/S (ultrasound) Mentor simulator at the upcoming...
News | September 19, 2012
September 19, 2012 — Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), a minimally invasive treatment for patients with...
Blog | August 29, 2012
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News | August 28, 2012
August 28, 2012 — The International Contrast Ultrasound Society (ICUS) applauded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’...
News | August 28, 2012
August 28, 2012 — GE Healthcare announced important changes to the U.S. product label for Optison (perflutren protein-...
Technology | July 23, 2012
July 23, 2012 — Siemens Healthcare expands its ultrasound portfolio with the portable Acuson P300...
News | July 20, 2012
July 20, 2012 — Acusphere Inc. announced that it had completed the marketing authorization application (MAA) dossier...

GE Healthcare's Vscan hand-held ultrasound system.

Feature | July 13, 2012 | Partho P Sengupta, M.D., DM, FASE
Rapid advances in the computational capabilities of modern processors and their affordability have significantly sped...
Study Shows Safety of Ultrasound Contrast Agent
News | July 11, 2012
July 11, 2012 — Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc., a developer, manufacturer and distributor of diagnostic imaging agents,...
News | July 09, 2012
July 9, 2012 — A new report issued in June by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and developed in collaboration...

Philips' 3-D TEE image showing deployment of an Amplatzer occulder device.

Feature | July 06, 2012 | Dave Fornell
July 6, 2012 — With last year’s U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (...
News | July 03, 2012
July 3, 2012 — Researchers have announced the results of a study that revealed that detection of pulmonary congestion...
News | July 03, 2012
July 3, 2012 — Researchers have announced the results of a study that highlights new echocardiographic methods that can...
News | July 03, 2012
July 3, 2012 — While rare, when sudden cardiac death occurs in a seemingly healthy competitive young athlete, the...
Feature | July 03, 2012
July 3, 2012 — Researchers have announced the results of a study that highlights the use of echocardiography in...
News | July 03, 2012
July 3, 2012 — Despite the rising incidence of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), there has been little data available...
Feature | July 03, 2012
July 3, 2012 — Researchers have announced the results of a study that highlights the importance of performing an...
News | July 02, 2012
July 2, 2012 — Researchers have announced the results of a study that shows the utility of a six minute walk stress...
News | June 29, 2012
June 29, 2012 — More than 61 companies will display their latest products and services at the American Society of...

An angiographic image showing a transesophogeal Echo (TEE) probe in use during deployment of a transcatheter Sapien aortic valve.

Feature | June 20, 2012
June 20, 2012 — Echocardiography is playing a key role in both the assessment and guidance of...