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January 13, 2011 – A catheter that removes emboli and thrombi from vessels in the coronary and peripheral vasculature has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The...

November 17, 2010 – A drug-eluting balloon (DEB) and a coronary stent have received CE mark approval in Europe. The DEB and the coronary CoCr stent, both by Blue Medical, have been approved for...

October 21, 2010 – Vascular Solutions has acquired the assets related to snare products from Radius Medical Technologies and its subsidiary, Radius Medical, LLC. Vascular Solutions has been...

October 13, 2010 – A new guidewire has been launched for use in challenging, small vessel peripheral angioplasty procedures. The Journey Guidewire, by Boston Scientific, is 0.014 inches and...

October 5, 2010 – A U.S. clinical study evaluating the CrossBoss and Stingray catheters in treating chronically occluded coronary arteries concluded in August and Bridgepoint Medical has asked the...

September 28, 2010 – A guiding catheter specifically designed for right radial access to maximize transradial interventional procedures is released in the United States. Terumo Interventional...

September 27, 2010 - Treating varicose veins with a new access kit reduces the number of steps and reduces procedure time. The .018-inch nitinol long-access wire for the VenaCure EVLT system, by...

September 21, 2010 – Two companies announced that they have entered into a distribution agreement in the United States. The agreement allows Vascular Solutions to distribute Shepherd Scientific’s...

July 16, 2010 – Biosense Webster Inc.

June 24, 2010 – The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced this week that it has given a $2.2 million grant to fund new treatment technology for atrial fibrillation (AF). The grant will...

June 21, 2010 – Long-term data presented today from Ardian’s Symplicity HTN-1 study demonstrate that the significant reductions in blood pressure achieved using renal denervation (RDN) treatment...

June 10, 2010 – The single-use EZ Steer bi-directional catheters are now cleared for reprocessing through Ascent. The reprocessing of this device enables electrophysiology (EP) labs to save money...

May 20, 2010 – A fractional flow reserve (FFR) guide wire gained U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance and European CE mark to speed treatment of multivessel disease. These blockages...

May 19, 2010 – Three distinct lumens in a new line of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) increase flexibility to administer medications simultaneously. It also allows contrast power...

April 22, 2010 – Instead of using a conventional spring coil design, a new guidewire uses a micro-cut nitinol sleeve for improved torque control. The Kinetix Guidewire was launched today for use...

April 13, 2010 – A catheter designed to deliver embolic materials and radiopaque media to selected sites in visceral vascular territories recently gained FDA clearance. The Gandras Visci-G is a 5...

February 1, 2010 – The FDA granted market clearance for the PICC WAND introducer catheter, which enables clinicians to insert a peelable sheath for PICC or midline catheter placement using the new...

January 15, 2010 – A Dutch multicenter trial (DUET) is comparing ultrasound (US) accelerated catheter-directed thrombolysis to standard catheter-directed thrombolysis in patients with recently...

November 24, 2009 – European CE mark clearance was granted this week for BridgePoint Medical’s coronary and peripheral chronic total occlusion (CTO) crossing system comprised of the CrossBoss CTO...

The incidence of cardiac arrhythmia is expected to increase significantly with an aging U.S. population and rising rates of obesity. In 2008, atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common complex...