Watchman, left atrial appendage closure, LAA occluder

An illustration of a Watchman transcatheter LAA occluder being implanted.

Feature | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | August 01, 2016 | Dave Fornell
Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF or Afib) are high risk for stroke due to the formation of thrombus emboli in the ...
Penumbra System, ACE68 Reperfusion Catheter, thrombectomy device, SNIS 2016, acute ischemic stroke patients
Technology | Thrombectomy Devices | July 27, 2016
July 27, 2016 — Penumbra Inc. announced U.S. commercial availability of its latest...
Edwards, Sapien 3 transcatheter heart valve, Canada, approval
News | Heart Valve Technology | July 27, 2016
July 27, 2016 — Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced that Health Canada has approved the Edwards Sapien 3...
PCI outcomes, public reporting, high-risk patients, JAMA Cardiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center study
News | Cath Lab | July 27, 2016
July 27, 2016 — A number of states mandate public reporting of mortality outcomes following certain cardiac procedures...
News | Genetic Testing | July 26, 2016
July 26, 2016 — A new study has identified a genetic error that weakens the aorta, placing patients with this and...
Abbott, Absorb bioresorbable stent, dissolving, UAB, University of Alabama at Birmingham, first in state
News | Stents Bioresorbable | July 26, 2016
July 26, 2016 — On July 20, Massoud Leesar, M.D., of University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital implanted a patient...
CMS, Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating, national distribution, quailty of care
News | Business | July 26, 2016
July 25, 2016 — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it expects to launch its new...
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | July 26, 2016
July 26, 2016 — Hematology researchers at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have developed a novel...
CMS, bundled payment models, coronary artery bypass surgery, ACC, STS
News | Business | July 26, 2016
July 26, 2016 — The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed the creation of new...
pros and cons of new anticoagulation therapies, anticoagulants, dabigatran, Pradaxa, novel oral anticoagulants, NOACs, rivaroxaban, Xarelto, apixaban, Eliquis
Feature | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | July 26, 2016 | Heidi Olson, Pharm.D
With the recent introduction of several novel oral...
Stryker Sustainability Solutions, Angiodynamics Soft Vu Omni Flush Angiographic Catheters, recall
News | Angiographic Catheter | July 25, 2016
July 25, 2016 — Stryker Sustainability Solutions (formerly Ascent Healthcare Solutions) is recalling Angiodynamics Soft...
UltraSPECT, Xpress3.Cardiac, nuclear imaging, RWJPE, New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Physician Enterprise
News | SPECT Imaging | July 25, 2016
July 25, 2016 — UltraSPECT Inc. announced recently that Robert Wood Johnson Physician Enterprise (RWJPE), a multi-...
Million Hearts Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model, CMS, reduce heart attacks and strokes, participants
News | Patient Engagement | July 22, 2016
July 22, 2016 — The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced 516 awardees in 47 states,...
CardioKinetix, Parachute device, heart failure, 500th implantation, PARACHUTE IV Trial
News | Heart Failure | July 22, 2016
July 22, 2016 — CardioKinetix Inc. announced this week that 500 patients have received the company’s Parachute...
heart failure, after first heart attack, cancer risk, JACC study
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | July 21, 2016
July 21, 2016 — People who develop heart failure after their first heart attack have a...
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