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stents cath lab FDA update guidance delivery system

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a draft of its proposed updates for the non-clinical engineering tests and recommended labeling for intravascular ...

Medicare Expenses Growth Heart Attack Patients 1998 2008

Medicare expenses for patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI, heart attack) increased substantially between 1998 and 2008, with much of the increase coming in expenses 31 days or more...

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai PARIS Study Antiplatelet Therapy PCI

Lead study investigators from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai presented their Patterns of Non-Adherence to Anti-Platelet Regimens in Stented Patients (PARIS) study findings at the ESC...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a final rule for the unique device identification system (UDI) that, once implemented, will provide a consistent way to identify...

Cardiologists are increasingly accessing coronary arteries by way of the wrist rather than the groin to insert life-saving stents into patients with blocked arteries, according to the first broad...

Vascular closure devices have a definite niche in areas where they were not originally intended but have found frequent off-label use because of their utility.

vascular closure device

Vascular closure devices (VCD) were first introduced in the early 1990s with a goal to achieve quick hemostasis, thus reducing patients’ stay in the hospital (shorter time to ambulation) as...

The use of 3-D echo can help improve the accuracy and reproducibility of cardiac quantification. The technology has the advantage of removing the inter-operator variability by imaging whole volume...

LINC Study Resuscitation Devices Defibrillator CPR Lucas Chest Compression

The main results of the large randomized LINC study, which compared the effectiveness of the Lucas mechanical chest compression system to high quality manual chest compressions, were...

Direct Flow Medical Inc. announced the first patient enrollment in the U.S. SALUS clinical trial. The trial will study the Direct Flow Medical Transcatheter Aortic Heart Valve System,...