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Bayer HealthCare’s Mark 7 Arterion angiographic contrast injector

There have been several recent advances with contrast media injector technology, including cutting costs by reducing contrast waste and automated data collection for the dose a patient receives....

Here are my predictions for technologies to watch in the coming year that have the potential to fundamentally change the practice of cardiology:

Corevalve, valve sizes

Medtronic announced CE (Conformité Européene) mark for the 26 and 29mm sizes of the CoreValve Evolut R System, a next-generation self-expanding valve for transcatheter aortic...

peripheral arterial disease, Atherectomy devices, ISET

Ensuring that patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) get tested and treated with minimally invasive endovascular therapy saves legs and lives suggests a study in which amputation rates...

Heart failure, MitraClip, International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy

A minimally invasive procedure to repair severe mitral valve regurgitation by clipping together the valve’s leaflets can improve function and quality of life and reduce the risk of hospitalization...

Medtronic, In.Pact Admiral DCB, PAD, U.S. launch, drug-coated balloon

United States hospitals began using a new medical device from Medtronic plc  called the In.Pact Admiral drug-coated balloon (DCB) to treat patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in...

ISET, aneurysms, blood flow, software, flow diverter, FFR catheters

A new computer program allows doctors to assess blood flow as they are using flow-diverter devices to treat life-threatening aneurysms, suggests a preliminary study being presented at the 27th...

Cardiovascular ultrasound, ultrasound systems, RSNA 2015, 5D Heart

Samsung Electronics America introduced the Samsung WS80A with Elite performance package, its flagship ultrasound product for women’s healthcare designed to streamline exam workflows and deliver...

ASCERT, coronary bypass graft surgery, angioplasty, quality of life, value

Coronary bypass graft surgery commonly used to treat patients with coronary heart disease results in improved quality of life but also costs more than another often-used less invasive technique,...

Cath lab

In his lecture, Harrington will argue that simplification of larger trials, better early-phase investigations and the use of electronic health records can ease the path to new research.

Stents, BioMimics 3D, Veryan Medical, Biosensors International Group

Biosensors International Group has announced a distribution agreement with Veryan Medical Ltd. for BioMimics 3D, a nitinol stent with three-dimensional helical geometry designed for use in the...

drug-eluting balloons, DEB, ECRI, report, peripheral artery disease, PAD, cath

ECRI Institute has created a report that offers an overview of drug-eluting balloon (DEB) technology, “Health Technology Forecast report, "Drug-eluting Angioplasty Balloons for...

Artificial Heart, Ventricular Assist Device, Heart failure, SynCardia

SynCardia Systems Inc. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to conduct a clinical study of the effectiveness of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart for...

CardioKinetix, Parachute, Heart failure

There are several new interventional and minimally invasive surgical heart failure (HF) devices in development or in trials that might offer new ways to boost patient volume in the coming years....

Clinical trial/Study, Heart Valve Repair, CoreValve System

Medtronic revealed new one-year clinical data showing that transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) with the self-expanding CoreValve System offers advantages in survival and safety compared...

Neovasc Inc. has commenced a public offering in the United States of 8 million shares of the company to raise money for upcoming U.S. clinical trials and development of its transcatheter mitral...

Balloon catheters, Heart Valve repair, Cath Lab, Hybrid OR

Maquet Medical Systems USA announced an agreement to serve as the exclusive U.S. distributor of InterValve Inc.'s V8 Aortic Valvuloplasty Balloon Catheter.

Melody valve, FDA approval, PMA, pulonary valve

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval of Medtronic’s premarket approval application (PMA) for the Melody Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve (TPV) and its Ensemble...

Thoratec, HeartMate III, VAD, NewYork Presbyterian, trial, ventricular assist

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center is one of a select group of medical centers participating in a clinical trial of a new device for advanced heart failure patients,...

ECRI Institute has released an updated comparison on cardiac resuscitators used during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).