Edwards Lifesciences, FDA approval, Intuity Elite valve

The Edwards Intuity Elite valve system uses a balloon expandable skirt to anchor the valve rather than traditional sutures.

Technology | Heart Valve Technology | August 15, 2016

August 15, 2016 – Edwards Lifesciences announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved of the...

News | EP Lab | August 12, 2016

August 12, 2016 — Electrophysiology ablation navigation system company Stereotaxis Inc. announced its shares of...

Carew Medical Wear, Rod Carew, undergarments, LVAD, HeartMate II, American Heart Association
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | August 11, 2016

August 11, 2016 — Carew Medical Wear Inc., a custom medical outfit company specializing in...

University of Houston, heart muscle cell regeneration, microRNAs, Yu Liu

A team of developmental biologists at the University of Houston have uncovered new regulators of heart formation that are easier to deliver into human bodies, and thus have a shorter path to clinical use. Image courtesy of Yu Liu.

News | Stem Cell Therapies | August 11, 2016

August 11, 2016 — Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in the United States. With one in every...

Mercator, Bullfrog Micro-infusion Device, below-the-knee, critical limb ischemia, CLI, LIMBO-ATX trial, first patients enrolled
News | Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) | August 10, 2016

August 10, 2016 — Mercator MedSystems Inc. announced the enrollment of the first critical limb ischemia (CLI)...

Access Scientific, PowerWand XL midline catheter
Technology | Vascular Access | August 10, 2016

August 10, 2016 — Access Scientific introduced the PowerWand XL, a companion to the PowerWand All-in-One, in July....

regular exercise, heart enlargement, heart disease misdiagnosis, MRC Clinical Sciences Centre study

People who exercise regularly may develop hearts that are larger (right), with thicker muscle and bigger chambers, than those who are more sedentary (left). Image courtesy of MRC Clinical Sciences Centre.

News | Cardiac Diagnostics | August 10, 2016

August 10, 2016 — Scientists have shown that people who exercise for even a few hours each week can enlarge their...

Cath lab radiation dose, dose reduction, cath lab staff radiation dose
Feature | Radiation Dose Management | August 09, 2016 | Dave Fornell

In the past few years, concern has skyrocketed from interventional cardiologists and cath lab staff over radiation...

S-ICD, subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator, MRI safe ICD, Emblem
Technology | Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD) | August 09, 2016

August 9, 2016 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted market approval for the Emblem MRI Subcutaneous...

ICU use for heart failure
News | Heart Failure | August 09, 2016

August 9, 2016 – With the use of intensive care units (ICUs) on the rise in many hospitals, researchers at LA BioMed...

PFO closure, patent foramen ovale, AAN recommendation, American Academy of Neurology, stroke patients
News | Structural Heart Occluders | August 08, 2016

August 8, 2016 — Updated recommendations from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) states that catheter-based...

ClearFlow, PleuraFlow System, pediatric patients, cardiothoracic surgery
News | Cardiovascular Surgery | August 08, 2016

August 8, 2016 — ClearFlow Inc. announced in late July that its PleuraFlow Active Clearance Technology is now...

mitraclip, mitraclip reimbursement
News | Heart Valve Technology | August 05, 2016

August 5, 2016 — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has reassigned MitraClip transcatheter mitral...

DyeVer, Osprey, Ospray, contrast reduction system
News | Cath Lab | August 05, 2016

August 5, 2016 — Osprey Medical Inc. said it received commitments from investors for approximately $28 million...

Absorb, bioresorbable stent, FDA approval, FDA approves, FDA clears, most popular content, most popular stories, DAIC

The FDA clearance of the first bioresorbable stent, the Abbott Absorb, the first week of July has been the most popular story so far for all of 2016. It is the first fully dissolving stent approved for the U.S. market and many experts say this technology could be a paradigm shift in coronary and peripheral therapies in the coming years as the technology improves. 

Feature | August 05, 2016 | Dave Fornell

 

August 5, 2016 — Here are the top 20 most popular current content on the Diagnostic and Interventional...

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