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VAD wireless power transfer system

Leviticus Cardio performed a successful animal surgical trial using its wireless coplanar energy transfer system (CET) for ventricular assist devices (VAD). The surgery was performed at Assaf...

St. Jude Medical gained CE mark approval of its Ilumien Optis percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) optimization system to better visualize stent planning and navigation. The system integrates...

Elixer bioresorbable stent

Elixir Medical Corp. announced it received CE (Conformité Européenne) mark approval for its DESolve Novolimus-eluting bioresorbable coronary stent scaffold system. The scaffold is...

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...

Philips, TEE, mitral valve

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...

When cath labs begin performing radial access procedures, both the staff and the operators need to keep an open mind and recognize that it takes time for everyone in the lab to become...

There is a growing trend in the use of small, portable extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) systems for hemodynamic support. In years past, ECMO systems were a tool of the operating room,...

Since the 1970s, intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABPs) have been the gold standard of minimally invasive hemodynamic support, but more recently developed percutaneous ventricular assist devices (pVAD...

For patients who received stents to restore blood flow through the main arteries supplying blood to the brain, inflating a tiny balloon inside the arteries after implantation of the stent ...