Heart Failure

Aortix device, TCT, Interventional Innovation Shark Tank Competition, catheter-based circulatory heart pump

Image courtesy of Procyrion

News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | October 06, 2015
October 6, 2015 — The novel Aortix device has earned a spot among the diagnostic and therapeutic modalities accepted...
Procyrion, Aortix device, grand prize, Create the Future Design Contest

Aortix device image courtesy of Procyrion Inc.

News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | October 05, 2015
October 5, 2015 — Procyrion Inc. of Houston has been awarded the grand prize of $20,000 in the 2015 "Create the Future...
News | Heart Failure | October 02, 2015
October 2, 2015 — Cyberonics Inc. announced results from the extension of the ANTHEM-HF clinical study (ENCORE Study)....
Johns Hopkins, sticky gel, stem cells, rat hearts, heart attacks

Hydrogel applied to beating rat hearts improves stem cell uptake by the heart muscle and speeds up tissue healing after heart attack. Image courtesy of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

News | Stem Cell Therapies | September 29, 2015
September 29, 2015 — A sticky, protein-rich gel created by Johns Hopkins researchers appears to help...
American Heart Association, AHA, heart failure, HF, Rise Above Heart Failure initiative, report
News | Heart Failure | September 29, 2015
September 29, 2015 — A new report from the American Heart Association (AHA) projects that the number of Americans...
Zoll, acquires, Kyma Medical Technologies, LifeVest, µ-Cor System, heart failure, remote monitoring

µ-Cor System image courtesy of Kyma Medical Technologies

News | Remote Monitoring | September 21, 2015
September 21, 2015 — Zoll Medical Corp. announced that it has acquired Tel Aviv, Israel-based Kyma Medical Technologies...
Freedom Driver, SynCardia, recall, Total Artificial Heart, TAH-t, part failure

Freedom Driver attached to Total Artificial Heart. Image courtesy of SynCardia.

News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | September 18, 2015
September 18, 2015 — SynCardia Systems initiated a Class I recall of the Freedom Driver Systems used with the company’s...
ICER, CardioMEMS, Entresto, congestive heart failure, cost-effectiveness

CardioMEMS image courtesy of St. Jude Medical.

News | Heart Failure | September 16, 2015
September 16, 2015 — The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) has released a new report offering a...
Thoratec, HeartMate II LVAS, Urgent Device Correction Letter, Pocket System Controller, backup battery
News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD) | September 16, 2015
September 16, 2015 — Thoratec Corp. issued a voluntary Urgent Medical Device Correction Letter to all hospitals who...
Michigan, See You in 7, heart failure, readmissions, ACC
News | Patient Engagement | September 15, 2015
September 15, 2015 — Michigan hospitals participating in the American College of Cardiology’s “See You in 7” program...
sleep apnea, pulse oximetery, congestive heart failure, CHF, pulse-oximetry, Thomas Jefferson University
News | Patient Monitors | September 09, 2015
September 9, 2015 — Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University showed that a simple questionnaire, evaluation and pulse...
Sunshine Heart, C-Pulse, COUNTER HF, FDA, protocol amendment, mortality

C-Pulse System image courtesy of Sunshine Heart

News | Heart Failure | September 08, 2015
September 8, 2015 — Sunshine Heart Inc. announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an amendment...
uberization of healthcare

Physicians are starting to "prescribe" smartphone apps to patients for education, tracking their health or to interface with wearable monitor devices. This physician is using an app created by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) to educate a patient about cardiac function.


Feature | Business | September 04, 2015 | Dave Fornell
Today, in a world of immediate access to information anywhere on the planet using a smartphone, consumers expect more...
Valtech, cardioband, transcatheter mitral annuloplasty

Valtech's Cardioband transcatheter mitral annuloplasty system in development. It is uses a series of corkscrew anchors, similar to those used on EP implantable device leads, to install the annuloplasty ring to reshape the valve for improved leaflet coaptation.

Feature | Structural Heart | September 02, 2015
September 2, 2015 — HeartWare International Inc. announced it entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Valtech...
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