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Earlier this year, the Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis adopted the instant wave-Free Ratio (iFR) technology. The iFR modality is a pressure-derived...

September 29, 2014 — Before undergoing cardiac imaging procedures involving radiation, healthcare providers should help patients understand why the procedure is needed and its potential benefits...

September 26, 2014 — In response to new science showing that complete revascularization of all significantly blocked arteries leads to better outcomes in some heart attack patients, the American...

OCT

The first randomized trial to examine serial optical coherence tomography (OCT) in primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) was reported at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (...

IVUS, CTOs

A new study found that intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-guided intervention in patients with chronic total occlusion (CTO) could improve outcomes compared to a conventional angiography-guided...

A new clinical trial comparing the use of everolimus-eluting stents (EES) and drug-eluting balloons (DEB) in treating in-stent restenosis (ISR) from drug-eluting stents found that EES provided...

The first large prospective study to examine the effectiveness of laser atherectomy in the treatment of femoropopliteal in-stent restenosis (ISR) found that the procedure combined with...

ABSORB II Study DES Xience Abbot Vascular

Abbott announced positive one-year clinical results from ABSORB II, the world's first prospective, randomized, controlled trial comparing the safety and effectiveness of the dissolving Absorb...

September 22, 2014 — A first-of-its kind study found that using a cerebral protection device during transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) can significantly reduce the number and volume of...

VADs Gain Popularity Artificial Hearts Remain Ideal GlobalData

Robert Littlefield, MSc, GlobalData's senior analyst covering Medical Devices, said: “Since the first implantation of the Jarvik 7 in 1982, artificial heart devices have evolved significantly...