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Direct Flow Medical Transcatheter Aortic Valve System 30 Day Outcomes

Direct Flow Medical Inc. said it met its primary endpoint in the fully-enrolled, 100-patient DISCOVER CE mark trial by achieving 99 percent freedom from all-cause mortality at 30 days. Patients...

mGuard stent, STEMI

InspireMD Inc. announced new six-month results from the MASTER trial demonstrating that the MGuard embolic protection stent (EPS) outperformed bare metal stents and drug-eluting stents in all-...

Neovasc Inc. reported positive animal data from its Tiara program for the transcatheter treatment of mitral valve disease. Data presented is on long-term implantation of the Tiara mitral...

If someone suffers a heart attack while walking down the street and is taken to the hospital quickly, his/her chances of survival are very good. But if someone has a heart attack while already in...

Patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) are more than twice as likely to survive if they have minimally invasive repair than if they have surgery, suggests a 10-year...

A device commonly used to treat dangerous heart rhythms may cause more issues for patients than a simpler version of the same device. The implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) prevents...

Can high blood pressure be safely reduced and controlled by “disconnecting” nerves in the kidneys? That is a question that a new ...

VAD wireless power transfer system

Leviticus Cardio performed a successful animal surgical trial using its wireless coplanar energy transfer system (CET) for ventricular assist devices (VAD). The surgery was performed at Assaf...

bioresorbable stent, zinc stent

University of Michigan researchers said the preliminary results of using biresorbable zinc stents were amazing, with corrosion rates exactly where they need to be for a stent successful platform...

Boston Scientific Corporation completed a first-in-human clinical trial utilizing the IntellaTip MiFi XP Ablation Catheter for the treatment of type 1 atrial flutter, an arrhythmia originating in...

Sorin Group has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) application and clinical trial protocol to begin evaluating its Perceval S...

The Spectranetics Corporation announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) approval of its adjunct analysis plan associated with the EXCITE ISR clinical trial, studying the treatment of...

Wearable cardioverter defibrillators (WCD) can be an effective therapy option for patients with a transient or undefined arrhythmic risk, according to the WEARIT-II Registry, the largest...

For patients who received stents to restore blood flow through the main arteries supplying blood to the brain, inflating a tiny balloon inside the arteries after implantation of the stent ...

The Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) has conducted a further independent analysis of data received from ongoing prospective registries that monitor the performance of the St. Jude...

Zoll WEARIT-II Trial Results Heart Rhythm Society Annual Scientific Session

Zoll Medical said results from the prospective registry and follow-up of Patients Using the Wearable Defibrillator (WEARIT-II) trial will be presented in a late-breaking clinical trial...

The first patient in the United States has been implanted with the Boston Scientific Corporation ImageReady MR Conditional pacing system in the SAMURAI clinical trial. The study is...

Biomedical Development Corporation Oral Rinse LDL Cholesterol

Cleaning your mouth and cleaning your arteries could be as simple as a once-a-day oral rinse if additional studies confirm preliminary findings about a new product.

Population Health Management Medical Therapy Angioplasty Coronary Artery Disease

The decision to perform an invasive procedure to open clogged arteries in the heart instead of first trying medication and lifestyle changes may not reduce a patient's risk of death or of a major...

Leading research institutions are making breakthroughs in advanced magnetic resonance (MR) imaging with Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc.’s Vantage Titan 3.0T MR system. Toshiba has partnered...