Cardiovascular Surgery

CDC warning, LivaNova Stockert 3T heater-cooler devices, open-heart surgery patients
News | Cardiovascular Surgery | October 14, 2016

October 14, 2016 — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning healthcare providers and patients...

SentreHeart, Eclipse Surgical Device, left atrial appendage, LAA closure, first clinical use, Poland
News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | October 13, 2016

October 13, 2016 — SentreHeart Inc. announced this week it has treated the first patients using the Eclipse Surgical...

3-D bioprinting, 3-D printing, printed organs, 3D bioprinting

3-D printed vessel made from living cells implanted in an animal to test feasibility of using such structures clinically. Blood vessels are a stepping stone to the creation of more complex 3-D printed organs made from biomaterials. Image from the South Carolina Project for Organ Biofabrication.


Feature | 3-D Printing | October 13, 2016 | Dave Fornell

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) changed its rules concerning custom medical devices Oct. 12, adding new...

Heartware HVAD, ventricular assist device, artificial heart, Medtronic
News | October 05, 2016

October 5, 2016 — Medtronic said two previously communicated global voluntary recalls related to the HeartWare...

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...

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...

Edwards Intuity aortic valve, surgical aortic valve replacement, PinnacleHealth, first U.S. implants
News | Heart Valve Technology | August 26, 2016

August 26, 2016 — This week, PinnacleHealth, Harrisburg, Pa., became the first hospital in the country to implant...

MRI brain scan of a 26-day-old neonate with Zika virus. It shows septation in the ventricle at the arrow. See more Zika radiology images at


News | Cardiovascular Surgery | August 26, 2016

August 26, 2016 — As a further safety measure against the emerging Zika virus outbreak, the U.S. Food and Drug...

cardiac surgery, simulation training, University of Washington, case studies

Multiple repetitions of bypass grafts on a heart, using the Ramphal simulator. Courtesy of the University of Washington in Seattle.

News | Cardiovascular Surgery | August 25, 2016

August 25, 2016 — Simulation training...

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...

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...

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...

SynCardia acquired, Versa Capital Management, chapter 11
News | Business | July 07, 2016

July 7, 2016 — SynCardia Systems Inc. announced that it has entered into an...

St. Jude Medical, HeartMate 3 LVAS, LVAD, CardioStim-EHRA Europace Innovation Award 2016
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | June 29, 2016

June 29, 2016 — St. Jude Medical Inc. recently announced the company received an Innovation Award for its HeartMate...

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