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CardiacAssist Protek17 Arterial Cannula for TandemHeart pVAD

CardiacAssist launched the Protek17 Arterial Cannula, a key component of the TandemHeart temporary circulatory support platform used to rest the heart and circulate blood for patients with severe...

Lotus Valve System, heart valves, Boston Scientific Corporation

Boston Scientific reported favorable six-month results from the first 60 patients enrolled in the REPRISE II clinical trial evaluating the safety and performance of the Lotus Valve System in...

JenaValve, TAVI system, heart valve repair, CE Mark, JenaValve CE Mark

JenaValve Technology Inc. has received CE (Conformite Europeenne) mark approval from European regulators for its transapical TAVI system for the treatment of aortic insufficiency (AI), also known...

Decision Resources forecasts that Bayer/Janssen's Xarelto will be the sales-leading therapy among the novel oral anticoagulants in the combined venous thromboembolism (VTE) markets. Xarelto...

Simbionix, Endovascular Basic Skills Training Module, endovascular simulator

Simbionix USA Corp. released the Endovascular Basic Skills training module for the ANGIO Mentor simulator. The Simbionix ANGIO Mentor is a virtual-reality training ...

Boston Scientific Concludes Evolve II Clinical Trial Enrollment Synergy Stent

In a significant milestone toward obtaining additional key regulatory approvals for the Synergy drug eluting...

SunTech Medical, VitalView, connectivity software, VitalView software

The new VitalView software from SunTech Medical provides physicians with a data management tool to help efficiently diagnose and treat patients. The new software works with the company’s non-...

Edwards Lifesciences Medtronic Injunction Sapien XT Heart Valves Germany

The injunction against sales of Medtronic's transcatheter heart valves in Germany — issued in a July 12, 2013, court ruling — has gone into effect, according to Edwards Lifesciences Corp. The...

WebPAX, Heart Imaging Technologies, PACS, Cardiac PACS, Echo Imaging

 Heart Imaging Technologies released the WebPAX cardiac echo reporting module.

Vascular closure devices have a definite niche in areas where they were not originally intended but have found frequent off-label use because of their utility.

vascular closure device

Vascular closure devices (VCD) were first introduced in the early 1990s with a goal to achieve quick hemostasis, thus reducing patients’ stay in the hospital (shorter time to ambulation) as...

The use of 3-D echo can help improve the accuracy and reproducibility of cardiac quantification. The technology has the advantage of removing the inter-operator variability by imaging whole volume...

Atherotech Diagnostics Lab has added three new genetic tests to its cardiometabolic test offering: warfarin sensitivity, Plavix sensitivity and the thrombophilia risk test.

 

CardioMEMs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee will review two new technologies to help treat heart failure (HF) Oct. 8-9,...

Abbott promised preliminary results from a study presented at the ESC Congress 2013, suggesting that its high sensitive troponin test may help doctors improve the diagnosis and prognosis of...

LINC Study Resuscitation Devices Defibrillator CPR Lucas Chest Compression

The main results of the large randomized LINC study, which compared the effectiveness of the Lucas mechanical chest compression system to high quality manual chest compressions, were...

Direct Flow Medical Inc. announced the first patient enrollment in the U.S. SALUS clinical trial. The trial will study the Direct Flow Medical Transcatheter Aortic Heart Valve System,...

UltraSPECT Xpress.Cardiac, UltraSPECT, nuclear imaging, gamma cameras

UltraSPECT announced that MaineHealth, a family of hospitals and medical centers throughout Maine, has selected the UltraSPECT Xpress.Cardiac and Xpress3.Cardiac solutions as part of the...

In patients with atrial fibrillation, delayed enhancement magnetic resonance imaging (DE-MRI) performed before ablative treatment can stage the degree of damaged heart tissue (atrial fibrosis) and...

Echo, ultrasound DVD recorder, Sony, HVO-550MD

At RSNA 2013, Sony will be showing a works-in-progress medical recorder, the HVO-500MD (without DVD optical drive) and the HVO-550MD (with DVD optical drive). These models are designed...