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drug-eluting balloons, DEB, ECRI, report, peripheral artery disease, PAD, cath

ECRI Institute has created a report that offers an overview of drug-eluting balloon (DEB) technology, “Health Technology Forecast report, "Drug-eluting Angioplasty Balloons for...

Artificial Heart, Ventricular Assist Device, Heart failure, SynCardia

SynCardia Systems Inc. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to conduct a clinical study of the effectiveness of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart for...

Pamela Woodard, nanoparticle, Washington University, PET scan, plaque

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved for human evaluation a nanoparticle-based imaging agent jointly developed at Washington University School of Medicine in St....

Cardiac Resynchonization Therapy (CRT), Implantable cardioverster defibrillators

Medtronic announced new results from the PainFree SST and Shock-Less clinical studies published in the journal HeartRhythm.

Merge Healthcare, Merge Cardio, Merge Hemo, Best in KLAS, 2014, PACS

Merge Healthcare Inc. announced that Merge Cardio has been named Best in KLAS for the cardiology software category in the "2014 Best in KLAS: Software & Services" report. In addition, Merge...

The 2014 Best in KLAS report ranks healthcare vendors and their solutions by the professionals who use them—healthcare providers.

CardioKinetix, Parachute, Heart failure

There are several new interventional and minimally invasive surgical heart failure (HF) devices in development or in trials that might offer new ways to boost patient volume in the coming years....

Clinical trial/Study, Heart Valve Repair, CoreValve System

Medtronic revealed new one-year clinical data showing that transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with the self-expanding CoreValve System offers advantages in survival and safety compared...

Ablation Catheters, Atrial Fibrillation, EP Lab, FlexAbility Ablation Catheter

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the FlexAbility Ablation Catheter, a new ablation technology used by electrophysiologists for the treatment of...

Siemens, Stratus CS 200, blood testing, cardiac diagnostics, Arab Health 2015

The Diagnostics Division of Siemens Healthcare unveiled its latest point-of-care acute care analyzer for the management of patients with cardiovascular disease symptoms at Medlab in Arab Health...

acute heart failure, patient readmission, ER, self-care, challenges

A tool designed to assess what interferes with acute heart failure patients' ability to care for themselves after hospital discharge holds promise for improving patient outcomes and reducing...

Neovasc Inc. has commenced a public offering in the United States of 8 million shares of the company to raise money for upcoming U.S. clinical trials and development of its transcatheter mitral...

Balloon catheters, Heart Valve repair, Cath Lab, Hybrid OR

Maquet Medical Systems USA announced an agreement to serve as the exclusive U.S. distributor of InterValve Inc.'s V8 Aortic Valvuloplasty Balloon Catheter.

Abiomed impella, Impella RP, Impella right percutaneous

Abiomed Inc. said the Impella RP (Right Percutaneous) system has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval under a humanitarian device exemption (HDE). This is the first...

Melody valve, FDA approval, PMA, pulonary valve

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval of Medtronic’s premarket approval application (PMA) for the Melody Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve (TPV) and its Ensemble...

Thoratec, HeartMate III, VAD, NewYork Presbyterian, trial, ventricular assist

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center is one of a select group of medical centers participating in a clinical trial of a new device for advanced heart failure patients,...

ECRI Institute has released an updated comparison on cardiac resuscitators used during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

HHS, Medicare, payment, fee-for-service, alternative models, business

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced measurable goals and a timeline to move the Medicare program and the healthcare system at large toward paying providers based on the...

3-D printing, tracheal reconstruction, STS, Goldstein, Feinstein Institute

Three-dimensional (3-D) printing can effectively create a biodegradable tracheal segment containing a patient’s own cells for use in complex tracheal reconstruction, according to a proof of...

Cardiovascular surgery, CytoSorbents, corporeal cytokine adsorber

CytoSorbents Corporation announced that it has submitted an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to conduct its proposed clinical trial...