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New research has found that bariatric surgery is an effective way to control weight in morbidly obese patients who are at risk for developing atrial fibrillation (AF). Bariatric or weight loss...

2013 Ultrasound Market Report Klein Biomedical Consultants Inc.

According to The Medical Diagnostic Ultrasound Market in the USA: Challenges & Opportunities in the New Millennium, 2013 report, the U.S. ultrasound market grew almost 3 percent last year...

CardioMEMS Heart Failure System FDA Approval

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted market clearance to the CardioMEMS Heart Failure System, the first FDA-approved heart failure (HF) monitoring device shown in clinical trials to...

Boston Scientific REPRISE II Clinical Trial Six-month Results Lotus Valve

Further validating its advanced transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) technology, the Boston Scientific Corp. Lotus Valve System continued to demonstrate impressive performance at six...

CT calcium scoring

There has been growing clinical evidence to show computed tomography (CT) coronary artery calcium scoring shows a close correlation with a person’s long-term risk for heart disease. This data...

As a cardiovascular technology magazine editor, I keep tabs on what technology is in development and often have the opportunity to see the most cutting edge technology up close prior to U.S. Food...

May 27, 2014 — Ekos Corp. announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the EkoSonic endovascular system for the ultrasound-facilitated, controlled and selective infusion...

May 23, 2014 — The first drug-eluting balloon to go up for review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be discussed at the next Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical...

May 23, 2014 — Medtronic announced the results from the first prospective randomized clinical trial to show that Medtronic implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) can safely extend...

genetic testing for coronary artery disease

Improved understanding of the molecular mechanism of atherogenesis will help identify disease-related pathways and biomarkers that may also help to predict the future risk in asymptomatic...