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Shockwave Medical announced that the company will present clinical results from DISRUPT PAD, a single-arm multicenter study evaluating the safety and utility of Lithoplasty balloon catheters for...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Abbott family of Xience everolimus-eluting coronary stents for the additional indication to treat coronary chronic total occlusions (...

Once a common procedure, left ventriculography’s role in assessing heart disease has evolved considerably over the decades, leading to significant variations in use. A new expert consensus...

DAIC Editor Dave Fornell

The key take away messages from the 26th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium were bioresorable stents and transcatheter valve technologies will likely...

Metro Health (Michigan) cardiovascular specialist Jihad Mustapha, M.D., is one of the first physicians in the United States to use a new medical device to treat peripheral artery disease (PAD).

Cardiovascular Systems Inc. announced that the first seven patients in Japan have been enrolled in its Coronary Orbital Atherectomy System Trial (COAST) study. Taking place in the United States...

Restenosis, the recurrence of narrowing of the arteries after stenting, is a common risk of this endovascular treatment. There are no well-defined guidelines to treat restenosis, but recent...

Miracor Medical Systems announced today the successful launch of its next-generation Pressure-Controlled Intermittent Coronary Sinus Occlusion (PICSO) Impulse System for the...

Infraredx Inc. today announced that it has entered into an agreement with HealthTrust, a group purchasing organization. Under the agreement, HealthTrust will offer the Infraredx TVC Imaging System...

Merit Medical Systems Inc. recently unveil its new ThinkRadial website and educational initiative at thinkradial.com.

Everflex stent, Covidien, ev3

The U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the EverFlex Self-Expanding Peripheral Stent System and outlined...

The quality and resolution of X-ray images depends on the characteristics of the focal point, the area that is struck by electrons and from which the resulting X-rays are emitted. A new ASTM...

Lombard Medical Inc., a medical device company focused on endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), today announced that its lead product, Aorfix, an...

Siemens FDA Clearance ACUSON SC2000 Prime Ultrasound System

Siemens Healthcare has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the new Prime edition of its Acuson SC2000 premium cardiovascular imaging system — a system that...

October 20, 2014 — Boston Scientific Corp. has initiated the PLATINUM Diversity trial to evaluate the clinical performance of the Promus Premier Everolimus-Eluting Platinum...

October 20, 2014 — Sony Electronics’ Medical Systems Division is highlighting four new medical printers at RSNA 2014: models UP-D898MD, UP-X898MD, UP-991AD and UP-...

Stenting Safe Effective Long-term Stroke Prevention

Using stents to keep neck arteries open is just as effective as invasive neck surgery for long-term prevention of fatal and disabling strokes, reports an international trial led by UCL (University...

Infraredx TVC Imaging System Receives Regulatory Approval Japan

Infraredx Inc. announced that its dual-modality intravascular imaging technology, TVC Imaging System, and its TVC Insight Catheter received Shonin approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health,...

Medtronic IN.PACT Admiral Drug Coated Balloon Peripheral Artery Disease Treatmen

Presented for the first time at the 2014 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference, the latest clinical and economic data on the IN.PACT Admiral drug-coated balloon (DCB)...

October 13, 2014 — After reviewing updated data and analysis for the Boston Scientific Watchman left atrial appendage (LAA) closure device, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Circulatory...