Medtronic, IN.PACT Admiral drug-coated balloon, DCB, FDA approval, in-stent restenosis, ISR
Technology | Drug-Eluting Balloons | September 19, 2016

September 19, 2016 — Medtronic plc announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the IN.PACT...

lithoplasty, lithotripsy for arteries

The Shockwave Medical Lithoplasty system combines a balloon catheter with tiny lithotripsy electrodes that emit pulses to crack and break up calcium in peripheral arteries.

Technology | Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) | September 16, 2016

September 16, 2016 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted market clearance for Shockwave Medical’...

Videos | Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) | September 16, 2016

Shockwave Medical’s Lithoplasty System uses ultrasonic waves to treatment calcified plaque in patients with...

EBR Systems, FDA, WiSE Technology, Wireless Stimulation Endocardially, SOLVE-CRT study

The WiSE CRT System uses a tiny implant in the left ventricle to synchronize the heart, overcoming limitations of traditional cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in heart failure patients. Graphic courtesy of Business Wire.

News | Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices (CRT) | September 15, 2016

September 15, 2016 — EBR Systems Inc. announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted an...

VIVA 2016, late breaking trials, cath lab
Feature | Cath Lab | September 14, 2016

Vascular Interventional Advances (VIVA) 2016 released its list late-breaking research presentations in vascular...

News | Cardiac Diagnostics | September 13, 2016

September 13, 2016 — Results from a new study suggest that small molecules known as microRNAs may be part of the...

News | Cardiac Diagnostics | September 13, 2016

September 13, 2016 — Findings from a small...

bundled payments for cardiology, CMS cardiac reimbursements
Feature | Business | September 13, 2016 | John W. Meyer, MPH, FACHE

The movement away from traditional Medicare fee-for-service reimbursement and into bundled payment models by the...

SynCardia, Chapter 11 reorganization, sale, Total Artificial Heart
News | Artificial Heart | September 13, 2016

August 29, 2016 — SynCardia Systems, manufacturer of the...

AMSSM, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, cardiovascular screening, athletes, position statement
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | September 13, 2016

September 13, 2016 — The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) last week released a new position...

Vivasure Medical, Closure Device, Series C financing
News | Vascular Closure Devices | September 12, 2016

September 12, 2016 — Vivasure Medical announced last week that the company has completed a Series C financing of €16...

News | Cardiac Diagnostics | September 12, 2016

September 12, 2016 — A Saint Louis University researcher has received a grant to...

News | Venous Therapies | September 12, 2016

September 12, 2016 — Veniti Inc. has closed on $25 million in Series D equity financing from Boston Scientific Corp...

congenital heart defects, CHD, risk factors, genes, University of California Irvine research
News | Congenital Heart | September 09, 2016

September 9, 2016 — New research published Sept. 8 in the Open Access journal PLOS Biology reports the role of genes...

Carmat, bioprosthetic artificial heart, PIVOTAL study, first implantation, heart failure
News | Artificial Heart | September 09, 2016

September 9, 2016 — Carmat announced that the first implantation of its bioprosthetic...

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