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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...

 A study using a new imaging tool, optical coherence tomography (OCT), offered a new look at the composition of carotid artery...

FDA Clears Lutonix 035 Drug Coated Balloon C.R. Bard Inc.

C. R. Bard Inc. announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the Lutonix 035 drug-coated balloon (DCB) catheter for percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) after pre-...

October 10, 2014—Mitralign Inc. reported on the successful use of its technology to perform a percutaneous repair on a patient with tricuspid regurgitation (TR). Prof. Dr. med. J. Schofer of the...

This webinar discusses why contemporary adult cardiac interventions require significant ionizing radiation with potential health risks to both the patient and operator.

October 8, 2014 — At the recent Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting, representatives from Cardinal Health and physicians from leading healthcare institutions led discussions to...

October 8, 2014 — New updates to the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) appropriate use criteria (AUC) calculator tool will help healthcare providers in making...

October 8, 2014 — Abbott announced the start of the ABSORB IV clinical trial, which will test whether the Absorb bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) is more cost effective and offers a...

Twelve-month Data St. Jude Medical EnligHTN Renal Denervation System

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced 12-month outcome data from the EnligHTN III study, which demonstrated a continuation of safe, rapid and effective treatment with the next-generation EnligHTN Renal...

More than 40 percent of Americans aged 40 and older have experienced one or more of the most common symptoms[1] of peripheral arterial disease (PAD).

Ekos for PE

Acute intermediate-risk pulmonary emboli (PE) in normotensive patients with right ventricle dysfunction present the clinician with a quandary. With a 3 percent mortality rate[1] — just shy of the...

W.L. Gore FDA Approval Gore Viabahn Endoprosthesis

W. L. Gore & Associates Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Gore Viabahn Endoprosthesis for interventional treatment of in-stent restenosis in the...

Claret Medical, Sentinel

While transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a paradigm shift in how valve disease is treated, one nagging safety issue that remains is TAVR’s stroke rate, which is higher than...

ReFlow CE Mark Wingman35 Crossing Catheter SpeX Shapeable Support Catheter

ReFlow Medical Inc. announced the initial clinical use of its Wingman35 Crossing Catheter and speX Shapeable Support Catheter by Dr. Andrej Schmidt at University Leipzig, Germany.

Siemens Artis one

October 1, 2014 — St. Johns Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit recently became the first U.S. healthcare facility to install the Artis one angiography system from Siemens Healthcare. The Artis...

Acist, high-definition intravascular ultrasound system, HD-IVUS

September 30, 2014 — Acist Medical Systems Inc. showcased the HDi high-definition intravascular ultrasound system (HD-IVUS) in two live cases at the recent 2014 Transcatheter Cardiovascular...

iFR

Earlier this year, the Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis adopted the instant wave-Free Ratio (iFR) technology. The iFR modality is a pressure-derived...