Newsletter | January 5, 2005

1.05.05 -- Featured Article: Stanford Hospital Implements First 3-D Cardiac Ultrasound
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Stanford Hospital Implements First 3-D Cardiac Ultrasound
Stanford Hospital cardiologists are now turning to new 3D cardiac ultrasound images to provide more precise views of all angles of the heart non-invasively. This new technology, an "intelligent" echocardiography system, just arrived, making Stanford Hospital one of the first institutions to purchase this brand new technology for patients...

Mayo Clinic Researchers Find PDAs Okay With Pacemakers
With the dynamic evolution of wireless technology, Mayo Clinic researchers have been concerned about the potential effects of electromagnetic interference on heart pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators. the current issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, researchers report they did not detect interference from personal digital assistants...

Dual-Chamber Pacemakers Worth Extra Cost By Reducing Risk Of Hospitalization And Disability
More expensive pacemakers that "pace" the heart's upper and lower chambers are worth the extra cost because they can reduce the risk of hospitalization and disability in patients with heart disease, according to a study published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association...

Imalux Corporation Receives Final FDA Clearance To Market The Niris Imaging System
Imalux Corporation has announced that the Niris System recently received market clearance from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. Imalux will begin intensive, broad-based marketing and sales efforts for the system in the first quarter of 2005...

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