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IABP, Datascope, Maquet, FDA recall

Datascope Corp./Maquet initiated a voluntary worldwide field correction of some of its intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABPs) due to a potential mechanical failure of the fan assembly associated with...

Advanced Visualization Artificial Hear Heart Repair Arizona State University

An Arizona State University research group and medical professionals at Phoenix Children’s Hospital are achieving some firsts in the history of artificial heart implantation.

Manny Villafana, chairman and CEO of Kips Bay Medical Inc., announced that on Jan. 14, 2014, the first commercial implant of the company's eSVS Mesh in Austria was performed at the Medical...

April 23, 2014 — The PROCEED II heart transplant U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) pivotal trial results using the Organ Care System (OCS) Heart platform were announced at the International...

April 16, 2014 — Covidien announced it has notified customers of a voluntary recall to address an issue with certain lots of its Pipeline embolization device and Alligator retrieval device, where...

April 10, 2014 — The largest single-center study of patients implanted with a total artificial heart found the device may help patients in severe heart failure survive until they can receive a...

InspireMD Inc. has enrolled the first patient into the CARENET (CARotid Embolic protection study using microNET) multi-center European...

Surgeons in France have successfully replaced the aortic valve in two patients without opening the chest during surgery....

PVAD, percutaneous VAD, hemodynamic support, aortix

Percutaneous ventricular assist (pVAD) devices offer more hemodynamic support than the 40-year-old gold standard of intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABPs), but their cost and...

Cath Lab Clinical Trial Study Cardiovascular Surgery

National Institutes of Health researchers have identified a biological pathway that contributes to the high rate of vein graft failure following ...

On-X Life Technologies On-X Plus 1.5 Aortic Heart Valve Repair Cardiovascular

On-X Life Technologies Inc.  received CE marking for an expanded labeling claim of its On-X Prosthetic Heart Valve. The company may market its ...

Edwards Lifesciences Embol-X Glide Protection System Embolic Device Surgery

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Class I Recall of Edwards Lifesciences LLC’s Embol-X Glide ...

Heart transplant patients may live 20 years or more after surgery, according to a ...

Research published in the American Journal of Managed Care indicated using telemedicine to...

Gecko Biomedical cardiovascular surgery structural heart adhesive

In a preclinical study, researchers from Boston Children's Hospital, BWH and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) developed a bio-inspired adhesive that could rapidly attach biodegradable...

duke manmade vein graft venous therapies cardiovascular surgery

An investigational, manmade blood vessel used in vascular grafts for kidney dialysis patients may potentially...

stroke treatment devices nih national institutes of health

The National Institutes of Health announced that a network of 25 regional stroke centers working with nearby...

cath lab stents carotid stroke treament trial study balloon john hopkin

Johns Hopkins Hospital surgeons say skipping one commonly taken step during a routine procedure to insert a wire mesh stent into a partially blocked carotid artery appears to prevent patients from...

stroke treatment devices clinical trial study alabama

A national group of leading scientists, including one University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) expert, said that for more than 100 years, fewer people have been dying of ...

heart valve repair clinical trial study cardiovascular surgery mitral

The Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network (CTSN), whose Data and Clinical Coordinating Center is at Icahn...