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Medtronic Inc. announced it received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to conduct an early feasibility study using the Medtronic Native Outflow Tract Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve (...

Cardiac Ultra Sound Echo ASE Choosing Wisely 5 THings Patients Should Question

Taking a leadership role in addressing inefficient practices and improving care, the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) has released a list of five interventions whose appropriateness...

The Iowa Heart Center created a telecardiology program that connects cardiologists in Des Moines with satellite facilities in rural towns around the state. With help from Esaote, patients can have...

guidewire, CTO

Physicians have new tools for treating chronic total occlusions (CTOs) after Abbott received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for guidewires and balloon dilation catheters for...

 

Time Magazine releases the dramatic findings of a months-long investigation by contributor Steven Brill into how outrageous pricing and egregious profits are destroying America's...

Boston Scientific received CE mark approval for the Promus Premier everolimus-eluting platinum chromium coronary stent system, the company's next-generation durable polymer drug-eluting stent (DES...

The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR), an international organization of doctors, scientists and allied health professionals dedicated to improving public health through minimally invasive...

St. Jude Medical EnligHTN II trial Renal Denervation System

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced enrollment of the first patient in the EnligHTN II trial. This post-market clinical study will further evaluate the safety and efficacy of the EnligHTN renal...

bundled payments, cardiology, CMS

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that more than 500 organizations will begin participating in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative. Through this new...

Bayer AngioJet DVT

Catheter-based thrombectomy systems are increasingly being used to remove blood clots from vessels inside the body, often as an adjunct therapy to systemic pharmaceutical thrombolytics. ...