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Medtronic, SWIFT PRIME, REVASCAT, Solitaire, stent thrombectomy, stroke

Two global trials have found that the addition of the Solitaire device stent thrombectomy procedure to current pharmaceutical treatment significantly reduced disability in patients...

Watchman, LAA, left atrial appendage

The long awaited U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the first transcatheter left atrial appendage (LAA) occluder in March is seen by many cardiologists as a disruptive technology...

Kaiba was just a newborn when he turned blue because his little lungs weren’t getting the oxygen they needed. Garrett spent the first year of his life in hospital beds tethered to a ventilator,...

With higher deductibles and more price-conscious healthcare consumers, as a result of the Affordable Care Act, improving the performance, comfort and speed of MRI scans can be an important...

COR Medical Technologies (COR) announced that Gregg W. Stone, M.D. has been appointed to its Senior Editorial Board.

Boston Scientific, Eluvia, MAJESTIC trial, vascular stent, PAD

A key trial evaluating the Boston Scientific Eluvia drug-eluting vascular stent system met its primary endpoint, with more than 94 percent of the lesions treated for peripheral arterial disease (...

Several futuristic technologies and their potential impact on healthcare were discussed during the Future of Cardiovascular Medicine track sessions at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2015...

The Medicines Company, cangrelor, FDA advisory committee, approval

The Medicines Company announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Cardiovascular and Renal Drugs Advisory Committee (CRDAC) voted 9 - 2 with one abstention to recommend approval of...

ACR, AAPM, Radiation Safety Officer Resources

The American College of Radiology (ACR) and American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) are offering a new resource document for physicians and medical physicists serving as radiation...

Johns Hopkins, motion-tracking MRI, stroke risk, atrial fibrillation

Researchers from Johns Hopkins performing sophisticated motion studies of heart magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans have found that specific altered function in the left atrium may signal...

Infraredx, LRP Study, TVC Imaging System, Lipid-Rich Plaques, 1,000 patients

Infraredx Inc. announced the enrollment of 1,000 patients in the Lipid-Rich Plaque (LRP) Study. The LRP Study is a prospective, multi-center clinical trial designed to identify a correlation...

Biotronik, DX, ICD, Inventra, Itrevia, FDA, ultra-high energy

Biotronik announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its DX line of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) that can deliver ultra-high energy on the first...

Protek Duo, VV ECLS, CE mark, CardiacAssist, veno-venous cannula

CardiacAssist Inc. announced that it received a Class 3 CE-mark for its Protek Duo veno-venous cannula. The Protek Duo is licensed for use as a single cannula for both venous drainage and...

atherosclerosis, vitamin C, heart disease, Dr. Rath Research Institute

Scientific confirmation has just been published in the American Journal of Cardiovascular Disease that atherosclerosis, the underlying process of heart attacks and strokes, is generally...

Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, Rush, tele-robotic ultrasound, telehealth

A new clinical trial is testing the feasibility and efficiency of a doctor in New York City remotely performing long-distance, tele-robotic ultrasound exams over the Internet on patients in...

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, TMVR, Tendyne, FDA, first implant, U.S.

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF) physicians are conducting a research study using the first transcatheter mitral valve replacement in the United States at Minneapolis Heart Institute...

CSI, Diamondback 360, atherectomy, PAD, Stealth 360

Cardiovascular Systems Inc. announced that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for the 4 French, 1.25 Solid Diamondback 360 Peripheral Orbital Atherectomy System...

Philips introduced CareSage at HIMSS 2015, which is new predictive analytics engine that enables health systems to better monitor and care for elderly patients by combining actionable insights...

Comparing mechanical prosthetic and bioprosthetic mitral valves, a study in the April 14 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found no significant difference in...

3D Systems announced that a 20-month-old toddler is breathing and swallowing easier thanks to a team of cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons at Washington University School of Medicine in St...