Articles

The incremental mortality in implantable pacemaker and defibrillator recipients who experience a device infection, compared to patients without device infection, is substantial and persists for at...

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...

Merck FDA Approval Liptruzet

Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Liptruzet (ezetimibe and atorvastatin) tablets for the treatment...

bioresorbable stent, zinc stent

University of Michigan researchers said the preliminary results of using biresorbable zinc stents were amazing, with corrosion rates exactly where they need to be for a stent successful platform...

nContact Inc. said it received conditional approval for an investigational device exemption (IDE) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin enrollment in the CONVERGE...

PET Imaging

The next generation of positron emission tomography (PET) imaging agents will herald an age when PET will eclipse single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) as the “go to” modality for...

The first patient tests of a new leadless pacemaker show that the device can deliver the same life-saving therapy as a traditional single-chamber pacemaker without potential lead-related...

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...