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FDA Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps

November 8, 2012 — A U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee is meeting Dec. 5 to discuss how to classify and regulate...

September 11, 2012 — Primary results from an ongoing trial by Maquet Cardiovascular using intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABP...

September 10, 2012 — Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common complication of cardiac surgery, occurring in 10 to 40...

A new comparative effectiveness study found older adults with stable coronary disease who underwent coronary artery bypass graft had better long-term survival than those who underwent percutaneous...

New evidence shows that with appropriate preparation, angioplasty can be safely and effectively performed at community hospitals without on-site cardiac surgery units. This was according to data...

Jarvik Heart Inc. announced conditional U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its pivotal trial for evaluation of the Jarvik 2000 heart for destination therapy (DT). Use of the...

SynCardia Total Artificial Heart patient Jack Miller was able to enjoy Christmas

Jack Miller, 62, is probably the only politician in America who smiles when people call him “heartless.” Four months ago, doctors at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Medical Center in...

Each year I attend Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT), I comb the event and its sessions looking for the next big trend or technological innovations in cardiovascular devices. Below...

The Holy Grail sought for more than two decades by interventional cardiology has been proof that minimally invasive, percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) procedures can perform as well or...