News

News

June 23, 2014 — Researchers have announced the results of a study that used contrast ultrasound molecular imaging (CMI) to examine a relatively new role for platelets at early to mid stages of...

June 23, 2014 — Researchers have announced the results of a four-year study that used 3-D echocardiography to examine the role of mid left atrial cross sectional area (LACSA) as a risk factor for...

Pulsar Vascular announced it received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigative device exemption (IDE) approval for the PulseRider, a minimally invasive aneurysm neck reconstruction...

SafePace Purdue University Pacemaker Lead Stability

Cardiac surgeons could use a patent-pending invention by Purdue University engineering students to standardize a test that determines if a pacemaker's leads are securely embedded in heart tissue...

Less aggressive anticoagulation therapy, combined with low-dose aspirin, can be used safely in conjunction with a newer generation mechanical heart valve. These findings from the first phase of a...

ClearFlow PleuraFlow Active Clearance Technology

Distinguished physicians from leading cardiac surgery centers gathered at an educational symposium to share their experiences with a new-generation blood evacuation system for use following...

Health Canada Medical Device License SunTech Medical Tango M2 BP Monitor

Health Canada granted SunTech Medical a Medical Device License for the Tango M2 Non-Invasive Blood Pressure (NIBP) Monitor

June 18, 2014 — Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories, along with collaborators from Rice University and the Tokyo Institute of Technology, are developing new terahertz detectors based on...

Sapien XT, FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its Edwards Sapien XT transcatheter aortic heart valve for the treatment of high-risk and inoperable patients suffering from severe...

June 17, 2014 — A total of 16 pioneering medical innovations were showcased in front of approximately 4,000 healthcare providers and experts at Premier Inc.'s sixth annual Innovation Celebration,...

June 17, 2014 — AtheroNova Inc. received a Notice of Issuance for an additional compound for cardiovascular treatments. This patent issuance further exemplifies a plan to develop a broad platform...

June 17, 2014 — University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center is among the first in the country to offer the BioSense Webster's ThermoCool SmartTouch catheter, the first catheter approved by the U...

Watchman, LAA occluder

Interventional thought leaders at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2014 meeting shared their predictions about the cutting-edge technologies emerging today that will become commonplace in...

FDA Recommendation Lutonix Drug Coated Balloon Catheter

C. R. Bard Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Circulatory System Devices Advisory Panel provided a unanimous favorable recommendation to FDA for use of the Lutonix...

New appropriate use expert consensus documents developed by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) provide guidance on treating the most common form of peripheral...

June 16, 2014 — PolyNova, a startup company that has grown out of an inter-institutional collaboration between the University of Arizona (UA) and Stony Brook University, announced it is developing...

June 16, 2014 — Carestream’s Smart Link helps ensure optimal system performance and uptime by continuously monitoring operations of its healthcare IT and digital imaging systems at healthcare...

June 16, 2014 — Boston Scientific Corp. has initiated the RESPOND post-market registry to assess real-world performance of the Lotus valve system. The RESPOND registry will collect data on...

June 16, 2014 — Children with heart disease are exposed to low levels of radiation during X-rays, which do not significantly raise their lifetime cancer risk. However, children who undergo...

Medtronic announced it is purchasing Covidien in a cash-and-stock deal for $42.9 billion. Once the transaction is completed, Medtronic will have significantly advanced its position as a premier...