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bioresorbable stent, zinc stent

University of Michigan researchers said the preliminary results of using biresorbable zinc stents were amazing, with corrosion rates exactly where they need to be for a stent successful platform...

Boston Scientific Corporation completed a first-in-human clinical trial utilizing the IntellaTip MiFi XP Ablation Catheter for the treatment of type 1 atrial flutter, an arrhythmia originating in...

Sorin Group has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) application and clinical trial protocol to begin evaluating its Perceval S...

St. Jude Medical Inc. has received CE Mark approval of its next-generation Ellipse and SJM Assura portfolio of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac resynchronization therapy...

Vascular Solutions Inc. announced that it has re-launched the Venture catheter, a deflectable-tip catheter used to provide guidewire directional control in challenging coronary and peripheral...

The Spectranetics Corporation announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) approval of its adjunct analysis plan associated with the EXCITE ISR clinical trial, studying the treatment of...

ScottCare unveiled new advances for importing, monitoring and reviewing cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) data at this year’s Heart Rhythm Society’s scientific session last week.

Endosense, tacticath, contact force, electrophysiology

New study data released at the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) meeting last week validates the importance of contact force technology focused on improving the efficacy and safety of catheter...

WebPAX, remote viewing system

Heart IT has released its WebPaxUniversal Viewer as an addition to its product portfolio. The new system allows hospitals and clinics to add Web-based, fully diagnostic image viewing to their...

nContact Inc. said it received conditional approval for an investigational device exemption (IDE) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin enrollment in the CONVERGE...

Thermocool Smarttouch, Biosense webster force sensing

Biosense Webster Inc. announced the 12-month safety and effectiveness results of the Thermocool Smarttouch catheter and software module in the treatment of symptomatic, drug refractory, paroxysmal...

CardioPET

The next generation of positron emission tomography (PET) imaging agents will herald an age when PET will eclipse single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) as the “go to” modality for...

Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. offers electrophysiology (EP) clinicians an Infinix-i cardiovascular X-ray system tailored for EP procedures with a new package of features, accessories and...

Nanostim, pacemaker

The first patient tests of a new leadless pacemaker show that the device can deliver the same life-saving therapy as a traditional single-chamber pacemaker without potential lead-related...

Wearable cardioverter defibrillators (WCD) can be an effective therapy option for patients with a transient or undefined arrhythmic risk, according to the WEARIT-II Registry, the largest...

Biotronik announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted approval for its Ilesto 7 implantable cardioverter-defibrillator/cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (ICD/CRT-D...

The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) testified at a U.S. House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee hearing that examined options for repealing the sustainable growth...

MyLab Twice, Esaote, cardiac ultrasound

During the American College of Cardiology 2013 (ACC.13) annual meeting in March, vendors discussed several trends they are observing in the cardiac ultrasound market and displayed the latest echo...

GE, TEE. amplatzer, 3D, 4D

The development of 3-D transesophageal echo (TEE) just a few years ago has enabled a new generation of interventional procedures to be performed, which otherwise would have been...

STEMI, Aspirus

The Aspirus Heart & Vascular Institute (AH&VI) services 14 counties in north central Wisconsin and an additional seven counties in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  The institute...