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Medtronic, Inc. presented three-year data from SYMPLICITY HTN-2, the first and longest-running randomized, controlled clinical trial of renal denervation, which continue to demonstrate results...

The 2014 Top 10 Health Technology Hazards list raises awareness of the potential dangers associated with the use of medical devices and helps healthcare providers minimize the risk of technology-...

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The use of renal stenting in combination with medication-based therapy to treat hypertension showed no improvement in patient outcomes over the use of medications alone in treating hypertension....

Petr Neuzil, M.D., Nemocnice Na Homolce Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic, presented three-month results from the WAVE II study and complete six-month results for the WAVE I (first-in-man) at the...

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Medtronic Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE), allowing the company to initiate SYMPLICITY HTN-4, the first...

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A new way of using blood pressure-lowering medications could prevent more than a fourth of heart attacks and ...

Medtronic Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its Lead Integrity Alert (LIA) software for use with non-Medtronic ...

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Patients treated with the Boston Scientific Vessix Renal Denervation System experienced a significant and...

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Kona Medical Inc. announced it has closed a Series D equity financing of $10 million. Morningside Group, a broad-based investment firm with significant presence in China, led the investment and is...

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Since its debut in 2010, the renal denervation market has generated enthusiasm across the medical device...

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The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) assembled  a panel that has proposed new criteria for identifying patients who experience a heart attack after coronary...

Rox Medical has crossed the halfway point in the CONTROL-HTN international, multi-center, randomized controlled hypertension trial. The milestone was met with the enrollment of the first patient...

A new study of patients who died of sudden cardiac arrest, a usually fatal condition that causes the heart to stop beating, shows the majority who qualified to receive potentially lifesaving...

Among patients with prehypertension and coronary artery disease, use of the renin (an enzyme secreted by the kidneys) inhibitor aliskiren, compared with placebo, did not result in improvement or...

September 3, 2013 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the CE mark approval of its next-generation EnligHTN renal denervation system for treating patients with drug-resistant, uncontrolled...

Qinghui Chen, assistant professor in Michigan Tech’s kinesiology and integrative physiology department, wants to get to the bottom of two cardiovascular diseases: hypertension and congestive heart...

Tyrx AIGISRx R Fully Resorbable Antibacterial Envelope Implantation

The first implantation of Tyrx Inc.’s new AigisRx R Fully Resorbable Antibacterial Envelope has taken place at the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute in Nashville, Tenn., by Christopher R....

Mercator MedSystems has been issued U.S. Patent 8,465,752, which protects the company’s sole U.S. rights to deliver drugs or other nerve modifying agents to tissue surrounding arteries for...

MEDTRONIC, symplicity renal denervation catheter

One of the exciting new frontiers for interventional cardiology is the use of renal denervation therapy to treat pharmacologically uncontrolled hypertension. It is estimated there are more...

July 18, 2013 — In a study of more than 2,000 adults, researchers found that two MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) measurements of the abdominal aorta — the amount of plaque in the vessel and the...