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U.S.-based Medtronic said it would purchase Ireland-based Covidien for $42.9 billion, combining two of the world's biggest medical device makers and helping Medtronic savings with a headquarters...

Medtronic AdaptResponse Global Clinical Trial Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

Medtronic Inc. announced the first implants in a clinical trial that will compare patient and healthcare system outcomes — including patient mortality and hospitalizations — in ...

Only 25 percent of interviewed ambulatory providers report that meaningful use is having a positive impact on patient care. 

September 10, 2014 — According to new research performed at the Mayo Clinic, iodine-based contrast material injected intravenously to enhance computed tomography (CT) images can be safely used in...

September 10, 2014 — ResMed announced results from a study presented at the 2014 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress in Barcelona, Spain, looking at the use of the at-home, contactless,...

Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) has announced the late-breaking trial presentations at TCT 2014, Sept. 13-17.

September 9, 2014 — Tryton Medical Inc. announced an initial closing of an aggregate $20 million private equity financing. Participating in this financing were existing investors RiverVest Venture...

September 9, 2014 — Use of a quadripolar left ventricular (LV) lead instead of a bipolar option during cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) can decrease complications at six months, according...

Claret Medical Sentinel Cerebral Protection System Celebral Protection

Claret Medical Inc. vascular and cardiac surgery procedures, announced that it has entered into an agreement for up to $18 million in a Series B financing.

Cook Medical Zilver PTX Drug Eluting Peripheral Stent Clinical Study China

Cook Medical has enrolled the first patient in the clinical study in China of its Zilver PTX Drug Eluting Peripheral Stent. The case was performed by one of the study’s principal investigators,...

United States Medicaid Community Health Centers More Patients Fewer Uninsured

Community Health Centers (CHCs) across the country, which are the medical home for one in 15 people in the United States, are experiencing an overall increase in patients but fewer uninsured...

September 8, 2014 — Esaote North America announced its new MyLab Six ultrasound system has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is now available for sale...

September 8, 2014 — Eizo Inc. expanded its U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k)-cleared large monitor system with the addition of the RadiForce LS580W monitor and LMM0802 large monitor...

Covidien TurboHawk Clinical Study Directional Atherectomy Effective PAD Therapy

Directional atherectomy is safe and effective as a frontline therapy for the treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), according to a landmark Covidien study published online in the ...

MicroVention LVIS Stent FDA Clearance July 2014

The U.S, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared MicroVention Inc.’s Low-Profile Visualized Intraluminal Support Device (LVIS and LVIS Jr.), which is a stent and delivery system...

September 5, 2014 — The number of uninsured is expected to decline by nearly half from 45 million in 2012 to 23 million by 2023 as a result of the coverage expansions associated with the...

September 5, 2014 — CardiacAssist announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its new Protek Duo veno‐venous cannula. The Protek Duo is...

A new analysis of clinical trial participation in the largest ongoing observational study of U.S. heart attack patients has found participants are not representative of the larger patient base,...

AirStrip $25 Million Mobile-enabled Healthcare AirStrip ONE

AirStrip, a provider of mobile healthcare applications, has raised $25 million in a strategic funding round led by the Gary & Mary West Health Investment Fund, Sequoia Capital and Wellcome...

September 4, 2014 — Medtronic announced CE mark for the 23 mm CoreValve Evolut R system for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). The novel self-expanding valve and 14 French equivalent...