Image courtesy of Boston Scientific

Feature | Business | February 10, 2016 | Dave Fornell
After five years of almost constant lobbying efforts and numerous attempts by the U.S. House to push through a repeal...
CeloNova, COBRA REDUCE trial, first patient enrolled, Cobra PzF coronary stent
News | Stents | February 10, 2016
February 10, 2016 — CeloNova BioSciences Inc. announced this week that the first patient has been enrolled in its COBRA...
ACC late breakers
News | ACC | February 09, 2016
February 9, 2016 — The late-breaking clinical trial presentations have been announced for the 2016 American College of...
Watchman, left atrial appendage closure, LAA occluder
Technology | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | February 09, 2016
February 9, 2016 — Boston Scientific Corp. announced the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will cover...
transcatheter repair of a mitral valve paravalvular leak

Transcatheter repair of a surgical mitral replacement paravalvular leak with an Amplatzer Vascular Plug II.

Feature | Heart Valve Repair | February 08, 2016 | Dave Fornell
Off-label use of the St. Jude Amplatzer vascular plug devices offers a new solution for the minimally invasive repair...
St. Jude Medical, Optis Mobile Sytem, Europe and Japan launch, OCT and angiography
Technology | Intravascular Imaging | February 08, 2016
February 8, 2016 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the launch of the company’s Optis Mobile System in Japan and Europe...
Stentys, commercialization, BTK stent, below-the-knee arteries
News | Stents Peripheral | February 08, 2016
February 8, 2016 — Stentys announced the first distribution agreements for its...
Stereotaxis, Philips, collaboration, Niobe ES remote magnetic navigation system, Allura Xper FD10 cardiovascular X-ray

Niobe ES image courtesy of Stereotaxis Inc.

Technology | Cath Lab | February 04, 2016
February 4, 2016 — Stereotaxis and Philips have signed an addendum pursuant to their existing Development and...
medtronic corevalve, tavr
News | February 03, 2016 | Dave Fornell
Medtronic announced Feb. 3 that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revised the CoreValve’s instructions for...
Medtronic, CE Mark, Resolute Onyx DES, drug-eluting stent, expanded sizes and indications
News | Stents Drug Eluting | February 02, 2016
February 2, 2016 — Medtronic plc announced the recent CE Mark and commercial launch for an expanded size matrix of the...
TOBA-BTK study, six-month results, LINC 2016, Tack Endovascular System
News | Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) | January 29, 2016
January 29, 2016 — Intact Vascular Inc. announced that positive six-month results from its Tack Optimized Balloon...
IBM Watson, Merge Healthcare, Best in KLAS 2015/2016, Phytel

Merge Hemo image courtesy of Merge Healthcare

News | Cardiac PACS | January 29, 2016
January 29, 2016 — IBM Watson Health announced that the 2015/2016 Best in KLAS: Software & Services report...
Toshiba, CT-angiography, hybrid OR

Toshiba recently introduced a new line of combined CT and angiography systems, allowing true CT imaging on demand in the interventional lab.

Feature | Angiography | January 27, 2016 | Dave Fornell
Angiographic imaging system vendors have developed several new technologies to address emerging cath lab trends,...
Technology | Ultrasound Intra-cardiac Echo (ICE) | January 26, 2016
January 26, 2016 — Conavi Medical Inc. (formerly Colibri Technologies Inc.) has received U.S. Food and Drug...
ECRI Institute, Rate This Model, medical equipment, review/rating tool
News | Business | January 25, 2016
January 25, 2016 — Now, medical technology purchasers and users have an instant online forum to rate and review...
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