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CardiAQ Valve Technologies (CardiAQ), a leader in the field of transcatheter mitral valve implantation (TMVI), announced that the European Patent Office Legal Division issued a temporary stay of...

Thoratec Corp. has acquired Apica Cardiovascular Ltd. for an upfront cash payment of $35 million and potential future clinical and sales milestones of up to $40 million. 

Corindus Vascular Robotics has been named the recipient of the 2014 North American New Product Innovation Award in Interventional Cardiology, which was established by Frost & Sullivan to...

Infraredx Inc. Prospect II Clinical Trial Intravascular Imaging System

Infraredx Inc. announced the first patient enrolled in PROSPECT II, a multi-center, prospective study designed to assess the ability of intravascular imaging to identify non-flow obstructing...

Mount Sinai Heart at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has created an innovative Center for Medical Devices (CMeD) to advance the field of cardiovascular medicine and accelerate the delivery...

The American Society of Echocardiography Foundation (ASEF) launched the second version of its free mobile Echo AUC app at the ASE Silver Anniversary Scientific Sessions in Portland, Ore., last...

Sonivate

More than 55 companies displayed their latest products and services at the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) 25th Annual Scientific Sessions June 20-24 in Portland, Ore. The meeting is...

GE Vivid T8 Low Cost Cardiovascular Ultrasound

GE Healthcare announced clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its new Vivid T8 cardiovascular ultrasound device. The 129-pound, mobile system features innovative...

World Cup Brazil Esaote O-Scan Ultrasound MRI

Argentina’s team doctor, Dr. Alejandro Rolon, is taking no chances with his World Cup squad in Brazil. The complete medical imaging department that has been created at Argentina’s training base...

Covidien Apollo Onyx Catheter FDA Clearance

Covidien plc announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its Apollo Onyx delivery micro catheter — the first detachable tip micro catheter available in the United States. ...

Researchers have announced the results of a study that used a novel echocardiographic technique to detect and quantify damage to heart muscle even after an episode of mild cardiac injury from...

Researchers have announced the results of a study that used speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE) to analyze early phase one results from the multi-center COMPASSION trial, which seeks to...

June 23, 2014 — Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced that three-year clinical outcomes of its Edwards Intuity valve platform demonstrated improved cardiac and valvular performance, as well as...

June 23, 2014 — Researchers have announced the results of a study that used contrast ultrasound molecular imaging (CMI) to examine a relatively new role for platelets at early to mid stages of...

June 23, 2014 — Researchers have announced the results of a four-year study that used 3-D echocardiography to examine the role of mid left atrial cross sectional area (LACSA) as a risk factor for...

Pulsar Vascular announced it received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigative device exemption (IDE) approval for the PulseRider, a minimally invasive aneurysm neck reconstruction...

Less aggressive anticoagulation therapy, combined with low-dose aspirin, can be used safely in conjunction with a newer generation mechanical heart valve. These findings from the first phase of a...

Sapien XT, FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its Edwards Sapien XT transcatheter aortic heart valve for the treatment of high-risk and inoperable patients suffering from severe...

Watchman, LAA occluder

Interventional thought leaders at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2014 meeting shared their predictions about the cutting-edge technologies emerging today that will become commonplace in...

FDA Recommendation Lutonix Drug Coated Balloon Catheter

C. R. Bard Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Circulatory System Devices Advisory Panel provided a unanimous favorable recommendation to FDA for use of the Lutonix...