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Boston Scientific Corp. has received CE mark for its Lotus Valve System, a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) technology. This key approval offers an effective new...

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St. Jude Medical Inc. announced positive results for the 23 and 25mm Portico Transcatheter Aortic Heart Valves in the Portico Transfemoral CE mark trial (Portico TF CE Trial)....

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Patients treated with the Boston Scientific Vessix Renal Denervation System experienced a significant and...

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Abbott announced it plans to initiate a randomized, controlled trial in the United States to evaluate the use...

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Amaranth Medical, a privately held medical device company, presented positive six-month angiographic results from its first-in-human study including patients undergoing percutaneous...

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The CoreValve U.S. pivotal trial showed very positive results for the Medtronic CoreValve system, comparable or better than data from the Sapien Partner Trial.

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Terumo Interventional Systems announced the launch of the 0.018-inch Glidewire Advantage peripheral guidewire during the 25th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference in...

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Philips and Infraredx Inc. announced a non-exclusive resale agreement for Infraredx’s TVC imaging system. Under the terms of the agreement, Philips will sell Infraredx’s TVC imaging...

The findings of a Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR) confirm a major shift in...

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OrbusNeich announced the publication of a study demonstrating that lesion preparation with the company’s...

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Nonin Medical Inc., the inventor of finger pulse oximetry and a leader in noninvasive medical ...

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Biotronik Japan announced enrollment of the first patient in the Bioflow-IV study, which aims to verify the efficacy...

The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) Foundation is announced the Echo AUC, a new mobile application...

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Alivecor Inc. announced that the AliveCor Heart Monitor is now being offered to participants in the Health eHeart Study with 2,000 units to be deployed before the end of the year. 

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Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) led a study that showed that a hands-free ultrasound device, combined with a clot-busting drug, was safe for...

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Biosensors International’s expanded product portfolio offers physicians a broader range of treatment options to improve patient outcomes.

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Simbionix, a provider of innovative training solutions, announced the initiation of the REHEARSAAAL study which evaluates the clinical benefits of preoperative patient specific simulation using...

CBSET, a not-for-profit preclinical research institute dedicated to biomedical research, education and advancement of medical technologies, will present data from the podium at the Transcatheter...

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A new valve recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) now gives heart patients a new way to manage their disease without having to undergo open ...

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) announced the appointment of John (Jack) Lewin, M.D., as the...

The global sales of drug-eluting balloons (DEBs) across the 10 major markets (10MM) are expected to witness a significant increase over the coming years, from $164m in 2012 to $477m in...

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Fluke Biomedical, a provider of medical device test and safety equipment, announced the debut of its new ProSim 2 and ProSim 3 Vital Signs ...

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Kona Medical Inc. announced it has closed a Series D equity financing of $10 million. Morningside Group, a broad-based investment firm with significant presence in China, led the investment and is...

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Colibri Heart Valve LLC, a medical device company, announced that patient enrollment has concluded in...

MitraClip, Abbott, transcatheter mitral valve repair, FDA approval

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted market clearance for the MitraClip, the first minimally invasive transcatheter device to repair mitral regurgitation (MR). The device is...

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Valtech Cardio Ltd., a medical device company that develops solutions for mitral valve repair and...

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Transcatheter Technologies GmbH, a medical device company, announced the successful first-in-human implantation of its transapical Trinity aortic ...

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Medical experts released “Guidelines for Performing a Comprehensive Transesophageal Echocardiographic Examination: Recommendations from the American Society of Echocardiography and the Society of...

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AirStrip announced new research demonstrating the results of its mobility solution AirStrip One Cardiology,...

PDI, Inc. and Transgenomic, Inc. announced the signing of a U.S. collaboration agreement to commercialize CardioPredict, a molecular diagnostic test developed by Transgenomic. CardioPredict is a...

UC Davis Health System researchers have identified for the first time a biological pathway that is activated when blood sugar levels are abnormally high and causes irregular heartbeats, a...

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Sunshine Heart Inc. announced its collaboration with Minnetronix for a transcutaneous energy transfer (TET) system to power the company's fully-implantable C-Pulse Heart Assist ...

In a paper e-published in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, the Society for...

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Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (CSI) announced that it has received premarket approval (PMA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its Diamondback 360 Coronary Orbital ...

October 23, 2013 — Vascular Interventional Advances (VIVA) Physicians, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the field of vascular medicine and intervention through education and...

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Bracco Diagnostics Inc. announced the availability of syringe packs with spikes, to be used when...

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St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and launch of its Ilumien Optis PCI optimization system, a new technology designed to provide physicians with a...

October 22, 2013 — AtheroMed, a developer of catheter technologies for treating peripheral artery disease (PAD),...

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A 56-year-old man who had a heart attack survived and is recovering at home after receiving two hours and forty-five minutes of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The length of CPR time is...

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AngioScore Inc., a developer of angioplasty catheters for use in the treatment of cardiovascular...

Nuclear Imaging Services LLC (NIS) has completed the first U.S.-based ECAT Scintron installation into an outpatient cardiology facility. Gulf Coast Cardiology Group in Port Arthur, Texas, is...

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Medtronic Inc. announced the first implants in the CoreValve Evolut R clinical study, which will evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the CoreValve Evolut R recapturable system. This recapture...

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Epsilon Imaging Inc., a visualization and analysis software provider, announced the launch of its newest...

Pie Medical Imaging B.V. (PMI) announced that they have signed an agreement with the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) to begin a close collaboration. Under this agreement, the CRF Clinical...

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Medtronic Inc. announced the U.S. launch of the Export Advance aspiration catheter, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

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Bard Peripheral Vascular has sent an urgent Class I medical device recall notification letter informing customers of the problems of the LifeStent Solo ...

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There were three key trends in X-ray vascular imaging systems made evident from new products showcased at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in late 2012. These...

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning this week about safety issues encountered with the St. Jude Amplatzer Atrial Septal Occluder (ASO), a transcatheter device used to seal...

M*Modal, a provider of clinical documentation services and Speech Understanding solutions, announced a medical...

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Deployable throughout the hospital enterprise, the new Dome S3c LED is an all-in-one 3 MP diagnostic display, featuring LED backlight technology for pristine color and grayscale imaging.

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Covidien released positive final results from its Durability II study and promising preliminary data from its Definitive AR trial at the Vascular Interventional Advances (VIVA) 2013 conference in...

TherOx Inc., a medical device company focused on the treatment of Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI), announced that data will be presented on its Supersaturated Oxygen (SSO2) Therapy at the...

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ContextVision released another ultrasound product for the mid-end ultrasound segment; a new version of...

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International Business Machine (IBM) Research unveiled two new Watson-related cognitive technologies...

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Launching a clinical trial expected to serve as the foundation for global regulatory approvals, a physician in...

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An independent study from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, published online this week in EP EuroPace, showed significant differences in battery longevity...

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Since its debut in 2010, the renal denervation market has generated enthusiasm across the medical device...

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Digisonics Inc. introduced functionality for appropriate use criteria (AUC) calculations. Digisonics recognizes that reimbursement audits will be tied to appropriate use scores in the future,...

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St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition of Nanostim Inc., developer of a miniaturized, leadless pacemaker, and that the device received CE mark clearance in Europe....

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The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) assembled  a panel that has proposed new criteria for identifying patients who experience a heart attack after coronary...

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Sotera Wireless Inc.’s patented continuous non-invasive blood pressure (cNIBP) technology, a new feature of the ViSi Mobile wireless patient...

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 The Boston Scientific OffRoad Re-Entry Catheter System demonstrated excellent performance in facilitating the treatment of complete blockages in the major arteries that supply blood to the...

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AccessClosure Inc. announced an exclusive agreement with Ostial Corp. to distribute the Flash Ostial System Dual Balloon Angioplasty ...

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CardioDx Inc. announced results of two studies indicating that Corus CAD, a ...

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High levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) have been linked to increased breast cancer risks and enhanced cancer aggressiveness in animal ...

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Preventice Inc. has received CE mark certification for its BodyGuardian remote monitoring system.

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Bioventrix announced the presentation of scientific data demonstrating the durability of its Revivent Myocardial Anchoring System in 24 patients one year post-procedure. The data, which Andrew...

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A mother and her 25-week-old fetus are doing well after a team of physicians performed a successful in utero...

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Mortara Instrument Inc. announced an integrated connectivity solution that provides data from the Quinton Q-Tel Rehabilitation ...

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Critical Diagnostics announced that results of the Heart Failure: A Controlled Trial Investigating Outcomes of Exercise (HF-Action) ...

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Biotronik announced the launch of the new Idova 7 series. Idova 7 ICDs (implantable cardioverter-defibrillators) and CRT-Ds (cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators)offer ultrahigh-energy...

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IMRIS Inc. and Siemens Healthcare announced an agreement that positions one of Siemens’s computed tomography (CT)...

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At RSNA 2013, ContextVision will announce its latest additions to its U.S. PlusView Family, which will include four...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Circulatory Systems Devices Advisory Panel this week voted that biventricular (BiV) pacing with Medtronic Inc. devices is beneficial for treating...

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Terumo Interventional Systems, a division of Terumo Medical Corp., announced the nationwide...