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This is a roundup of some of the DAIC editor's choice of the most innovative new technologies showcased at ACC 2013, including products in the areas of interventional cardiology, patient...

Thoratec Corp. announced that it has successfully completed the first human use of HeartMate PHP (percutaneous heart pump). The first PHP patient was supported for over 60 minutes during a high-...

 

St. Jude Medical announced publication of results from its landmark RESPECT clinical trial in The New England Journal of Medicine.

 

Minimally invasive procedures significantly lower health payer costs and result in fewer missed workdays when compared to open surgery, according to a study published this week in the ...

Abbot MitraClip

Abbott announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee has voted by majority (Yes: 5, No: 3) that the benefits...

Edwards Sapien, PARTNER, 3 year followup

The three-year results of a pivotal clinical study comparing the Edwards Sapien transcatheter heart valve and open-heart surgery demonstrated comparable outcomes. These new data from The PARTNER...

ekos, pulmonary embolism, clot busting

Results of the ULTIMA trial using endovascular therapy to treat submassive pulmonary embolism (PE) were presented at the American College of Cardiology 2013 meeting, The trial is the first...

Edward Structural Heart Valve Repair Clinical Trial Sapien XT Transcatheter

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation announced that preliminary results from The PARTNER II Trial demonstrated similar one-year outcomes in mortality and major clinical events between the Edwards...

For better treatment planning during cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), Toshiba America Medical System Inc.’s Activation Imaging is the company’s latest addition to its 3-D Wall Motion...

Symplicity Renal Denervation System Medtronic Inc. Parallel Review Program

Medtronic Inc. announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have accepted the inclusion of the Symplicity renal denervation system...