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Advanced Visualization Artificial Hear Heart Repair Arizona State University

An Arizona State University research group and medical professionals at Phoenix Children’s Hospital are achieving some firsts in the history of artificial heart implantation.

heartware lvads vanderbilt heart heartmate

April 25, 2014 — Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute (VHVI) was the first facility in Tennessee to implant the miniaturized HeartWare HVAD pump through a minimally invasive approach known as a...

Corevalve, FDA, Edwards, TAVR, TAVI, lawsuit, injunction

The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals granted a request from Medtronic Inc. to postpone the implementation of an injunction that would have prevented the company from selling its CoreValve System...

FDA Clearnace Volcano Corp. iFR Modality FFR Catheter Cath Lab

Volcano Corp. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of its proprietary Instant Wave-Free Ratio (iFR) modality.

April 16, 2014 — Abbott announced it has completed enrollment of three clinical trials to support approvals of the company's Absorb bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) in the United States,...

Corevalve beats surgery, ACC 2014, TAVR vs surgery, Edwards lawsuit

The U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware granted a preliminary injunction limiting the sale of Medtronic's CoreValve transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) system in the United...

SCAI ACC.14 Choosing Wisely Campaign Tests Treatments to Avoid Cath Lab

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions (SCAI) issued a list of five specific, evidence-based recommendations that should be avoided in the care of patients who have, or are...

Merge, CVIS, cardiac PACS

Patients do not have to be the only beneficiaries of technological innovation. Indeed, many technological hardware and software solutions are emerging to help cardiac care providers negotiate...

In a comparison of two blood-thinning medications, heparin was associated with significantly fewer major cardiovascular events at 28 days than bivalirudin in patients receiving primary...

April 7, 2014 — A first-ever randomized head-to-head comparison of two devices commonly used to treat aortic stenosis finds balloon-expandable transcatheter valves (such as the Edwards Sapien)...