Sapien III, Sapien 3, PARTNER III

The Edwards Sapien 3 valve uses a skirt at its base to prevent paravalvular leak. This is the newest version of the Sapien and will be used in the upcoming PARTNER III Trial.

Feature | Heart Valve Repair | January 15, 2016 | Dave Fornell
January 15, 2016 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given its approval for an expanded indication study...
heart valve formation, newborns, congenital heart defects, Cornell study
News | Congenital Heart | January 14, 2016
January 14, 2016 — Cornell biomedical engineers have discovered natural triggers that could reduce the chance of life-...
Penumbra, POD Packing Coil, embolization, peripheral vasculature
Technology | Embolization devices | January 14, 2016
January 14, 2016 — Penumbra Inc. announced the U.S. launch of its new POD Packing Coil, designed as a complementary...
AMA, Health2047, healthcare innovation company, Silicon Valley
News | Information Technology | January 13, 2016
January 13, 2016 — The American Medical Association (AMA) announced that it is investing $15M to become...
ISO 15382:2015, measuring radiation exposure, dosimeter
News | Radiation Dose Management | January 13, 2016
January 13, 2016 — Ionizing radiation can save lives, but it can also cause serious harm. Getting the right...
Frost & Sullivan, biomarkers, cardiac disease diagnosis, analysis
News | Blood Testing | January 12, 2016
January 12, 2016 — Even though brain natriuretic peptide (BNP)/pro-BNP and troponin...
Feature | Hemodynamic Monitoring Systems | January 12, 2016 | Dave Fornell
Beyond measuring blood flow, pressure, oxygen levels and other vital signs in the cardiac catheterization lab, current...
Cath lab radiation dose reduaction, doseaware, raysafe

The Philips DoseAware Xtend system is an advanced version of the Unfors RaySafe system, combining real time radiation detection badges and a live video screen showing each person in the cath lab in a different color. The system reports their real-time exposure rate and cumulative dose since the start of a procedure. It shows changes in dose exposure the closer a person gets to the C-arm.

Feature | Cardiac Imaging | January 12, 2016 | Dave Fornell
Each year radiology vendors use the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting as a springboard to unveil...
NuCryo Vascular, FDA clearance, next-gen, PolarCath System, cryoplasty inflation device
Technology | Balloon Catheter | January 12, 2016
January 12, 2016 — NuCryo Vascular LLC announced that they have received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k...
News | Wearable Sensors | January 12, 2016
January 12, 2016 — Consumers from California, Colorado and Wisconsin filed a nationwide class action lawsuit against...
GE Healthcare, headquarters move, Chicago
News | Business | January 12, 2016
January 12, 2016 — GE Healthcare announced that it has chosen Chicago as its...
Fujifilm VisualSonics, Vevo MD, UHF, ultra-high frequency ultrasound, CE Mark
Technology | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | January 11, 2016
January 11, 2016 — Fujifilm VisualSonics Inc. announced CE mark for the Vevo MD, what the company calls the world’s...
heart attack outcomes, door-to-ballon time, symptoms, JACC Cardiovascular Interventions, PCI
News | Cath Lab | January 08, 2016
January 8, 2016 — A new study...
News | Stents Drug Eluting | January 08, 2016
January 8, 2016 — In December, Stentys announced completion of patient enrollment in DESSOLVE III. The 1,400-patient...
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | January 08, 2016
January 8, 2016 — XENiOS announced that its i-COR Synchronized Cardiac Assist system ...
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