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A big fly in the ointment for widespread adoption of many new technologies is cost. In today’s cost-conscience environment of healthcare reform, there needs to be a clear, quantifiable...

Medtronic announced it is purchasing Covidien in a cash-and-stock deal for $42.9 billion. Once the transaction is completed, Medtronic will have significantly advanced its position as a premier...

Strokes kill nearly 130,000 Americans every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Because approximately 30 percent of strokes are caused by blockages in the carotid...

Elixir Medical Corp. DESolve 100 CE mark

Elixir Medical Corp. received CE mark approval for its DESolve 100 Novolimus Eluting Bioresorbable Coronary Scaffold System.

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,...

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...

Terumo Corp. Arterial Remodeling Technologies Bioresorbable Coronary Stent

Privately held Arterial Remodeling Technologies (ART) signed a structured buyout agreement with Terumo Corp. Under the agreement, ART and Terumo Corp. will collaborate in the development of a drug...

InspireMD Inc. has enrolled the first patient into the CARENET (CARotid Embolic protection study using microNET) multi-center European...

Percuntaneous Coronary Intervention PCI Cath Lab Stents Clinical Trial Study

Expanded use of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is seeing more patients with acute coronary syndromes treated more quickly, according to the latest National ...

Carotid Stent Clinical Study Abbott Cordis National Cardiovascular Data Registry

The three most common systems to place stents in blocked carotid arteries of the neck have similarly low rates of...