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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...

cardiac ultrasound systems trans esophageal TEE american society echocardiograph

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

heart valve repair medtronic corevalve evolut recapturable

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...

Gore Helex, ASD occluder

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...

renal denervation, Symplicity

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

cath lab cardiovascular surgery clinical trial/study scai heart attack

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...

cardiovascular ultrasound structural heart valve repair hollywood presbyterian

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

Cath lab IMV market report

Purchasing activity for cardiac catheterization labs in the United States appears to be growing as more...

Cath Lab pharmaceuticals clinical trial study CNIC spain icahn heart attack

Early treatment of heart attack patients with an inexpensive beta-blocker drug called metoprolol, while in transit to the hospital, can significantly reduce damage to the heart during a...

Edwards Sapien TAVR valve

As a cutting-edge technique, many hospitals around the country are investigating the development of their own TAVR programs. Starting a TAVR program requires a collaborative commitment to care and...