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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Lumason (sulfur hexafluoride lipid microsphere) for patients whose ultrasound image of the heart (echocardiograms) are hard to see with...

Infraredx TVC Imaging System Receives Regulatory Approval Japan

Infraredx Inc. announced that its dual-modality intravascular imaging technology, TVC Imaging System, and its TVC Insight Catheter received Shonin approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health,...

Medtronic IN.PACT Admiral Drug Coated Balloon Peripheral Artery Disease Treatmen

Presented for the first time at the 2014 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference, the latest clinical and economic data on the IN.PACT Admiral drug-coated balloon (DCB)...

October 13, 2014 — After reviewing updated data and analysis for the Boston Scientific Watchman left atrial appendage (LAA) closure device, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Circulatory...

 A study using a new imaging tool, optical coherence tomography (OCT), offered a new look at the composition of carotid artery...

FDA Clears Lutonix 035 Drug Coated Balloon C.R. Bard Inc.

C. R. Bard Inc. announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the Lutonix 035 drug-coated balloon (DCB) catheter for percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) after pre-...

October 10, 2014—Mitralign Inc. reported on the successful use of its technology to perform a percutaneous repair on a patient with tricuspid regurgitation (TR). Prof. Dr. med. J. Schofer of the...

Direct Flow Medical Inc., a transcatheter heart valve innovator focused on improving patient outcomes has received the CE Mark for an enhanced transfemoral delivery system for the ...

This webinar will discuss why contemporary adult cardiac interventions require significant ionizing radiation with potential health risks to both the patient and operator.

CardiacAssist Inc. announced that the first Protek Duo veno-venous extracorporeal life support (VV ECLS) kit was utilized Sept. 24, at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.

October 8, 2014 — At the recent Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting, representatives from Cardinal Health and physicians from leading healthcare institutions led discussions to...

October 8, 2014 — New updates to the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) appropriate use criteria (AUC) calculator tool will help healthcare providers in making...

October 8, 2014 — Abbott announced the start of the ABSORB IV clinical trial, which will test whether the Absorb bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) is more cost effective and offers a...

Clinical trial results by Recover Right revealed a survival rate of 73 percent in the total patient population. Recover Right was an FDA-approved, prospective, multicenter, single arm study...

Twelve-month Data St. Jude Medical EnligHTN Renal Denervation System

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced 12-month outcome data from the EnligHTN III study, which demonstrated a continuation of safe, rapid and effective treatment with the next-generation EnligHTN Renal...

More than 40 percent of Americans aged 40 and older have experienced one or more of the most common symptoms[1] of peripheral arterial disease (PAD).

Claret Medical announced the first patient has been successfully treated in its SENTINEL trial, a multicenter pivotal trial of the Sentinel cerebral protection system (CPS). The landmark trial is...

Occlutech CE mark Dedicated Paravalvular Leak Closure Device

Occlutech  announced that it has obtained a European CE mark approval for its dedicated Paravalvular Leak Closure Device (PLD).

ASEF Grant Echo Can Dt Coronary Lesions Chest Pain Patients

The ASE Education and Research Foundation hosted a one-day event, Value-Based Healthcare: Summit 2014, Sept. 12 in Washington, D.C., which gathered thought leaders from across the healthcare...

St. Vincent Implant Thoratec Corp. HeartMate III VAD

St. Vincent Heart Center officials announced that the faith-based hospital is the second in the nation to implant the new investigational “heart pump.”