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Hansen Magellan robotic system

Hospitals constantly try to predict what the future holds when planning new facilities and equipment purchases that need to last for the next decade. Martin Leon, M.D., attempted to answer that...

October 12, 2012 — Boston Scientific announced it has enrolled the first patient in the REPRISE II clinical trial to evaluate the safety and performance of the Lotus valve system in up to 120...

According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, the saturated U.S. X-ray market will grow slowly to reach a value of $2.8 billion by...

ESC Heart Valve Repair Hybrid OR Clinical trial/study

Cardiologists are restricting the use of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) to very old or very sick patients at high surgical risk, according to research presented at the European...

Medtronic has reached two clinical program milestones for its CoreValve system in the United States. It completed enrollment in its study of high-risk patients in its CoreValve U.S. Pivotal...

August 13, 2012 — Providers are increasingly focused on using interventional labs in a hybrid operating room (OR)...

Interventional procedures are growing rapidly and becoming more specialized in diverse areas of care.  In the next decade, the number of people living in the United States who have heart...

Each year, I find it interesting that some “new” technology being introduced by a vendor is actually an old, recycled idea.  

Cath lab volumes have gone down in recent years for several reasons, but one of the biggest reasons might be market saturation. This is certainly the case in Chicago, where nearly every hospital...

With last year’s U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and increasingly complex cath lab and hybrid operating room (OR) ...