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February 15, 2012 — Medtronic Inc. announced the start of two clinical initiatives evaluating the broader, real-world clinical use of the company’s Symplicity renal denervation system across...

February 10, 2012—Merit Medical Systems recently announced it acquired the assets of Ostial Solutions LLC, maker of the Ostial Pro stent positioning system.

February 9, 2012 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent a warning letter to Merit Medical Systems Inc. regarding modifications to the hydrophilic coating process for the Merit Laureate...

February 9, 2012 — Stereotaxis Inc. said its Vdrive robotic navigation system, which provides physicians the ability to remotely manipulate traditionally non-robotic catheters, is growing in...

February 9, 2012 — Boston Scientific announced the United States launch of the TruePath CTO device, designed to facilitate the crossing of chronic total occlusions (CTOs, or complete blockages)...

February 9, 2012 — DSM announced a successful collaboration with medical manufacturer EPflex Feinwerktechnik GmbH to launch a new set of guidewires with ComfortCoat hydrophilic coating, a...

Provation MD

February 9, 2012 — Wolters Kluwer Health announced King’s Daughters Medical Center has selected its ProVation MD software for cardiology procedure documentation and coding in its cardiac...

February 6, 2012 — InspireMD Inc. announced positive clinical results for its MGuard stent from a controlled randomized trial conducted in Chile.

February 3, 2012 — Colibri Heart Valve received an notification it received patents for a new transcatheter heart valve from the United States Patent and Trademark Office. 

February 3, 2012 — Medtronic Inc. issued a statement on the results of two studies evaluating the use of the Medtronic CoreValve system delivered through the direct aortic implantation approach....

Symphony.

February 2, 2012 — Abiomed Inc. announced that initial clinical data from the safety study for Symphony was presented by Renzo Cecere, M.D., FRCSC, FACS, associate professor of surgery at McGill...

The Innova IGS series has two new additions.

February 2, 2012 — GE Healthcare announced Innova image guided systems (IGS) 620 and 630, its next generation of electrophysiology (EP) biplane X-ray imaging.

Aria Health electrophysiologists (from left to right) Roger A. Marinchak, M.D.,

February 2, 2012 — Aria Health, the largest healthcare provider in Northeast Philadelphia and Bucks County, is the first on the East Coast to utilize Epoch, the latest generation of the...

February 2, 2012 — AngioDynamics entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Navilyst Medical in a transaction valued at $372 million based on the Jan. 30 closing stock price of...

Updated appropriate use criteria offer detailed guidance on when to use an invasive procedure to improve blood flow to the heart and how to choose the best procedure for each patient. The clinical...

January 30, 2012 — Medtronic, Inc. announced the completion of patient enrollment in the extreme risk study in its CoreValve United States Pivotal Trial. The company received approval from the U.S...

The 2012 American College of Cardiology (ACC) meeting in Chicago, March 24-26, includes five sessions of late-breaking trials. The ACC announced the following trials will be included:

January 27, 2012 — A miniature, battery-free, wireless, cardiac implant being developed by a University of Michigan researcher and the Ann Arbor, Mich., company Integrated Sensing Systems, Inc. (...

January 27, 2012 — Crux Biomedical announced it received CE mark approval for its inferior vena cava filter (IVCF) with bi-directional retrieval (BDR).  Vena cava filters are designed to trap...

January 26, 2012 — Heart Hospital of Austin opened a heart valve clinic, the first of its kind in the region. The clinic gives new hope to patients with severe aortic stenosis who were previously...

January 26, 2012 — The RhinoChill IntraNasal cooling system has been nominated for one of the European medical device industry’s most prestigious awards.

January 25, 2012 — Which Medical Device announced the winner of its Device of the Year Award 2011 in the cardiology category.

January 25, 2012 — Physicians at University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center enrolled their first patient in LEVANT 2, a global, multicenter, randomized clinical trial evaluating the safety and...

January 25, 2012 — Philips Healthcare announced the release of the Xper Flex Cardio Physiomonitoring system, a hemodynamic cardiac monitoring solution used to facilitate invasive investigation of...

January 23, 2012 – Boston Scientific Corp. said the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey has found all the asserted patents for a coronary stent in a lawsuit brought by Johnson...

January 23, 2012 — Pregnant women who develop dangerous blood clots in the leg often forgo the most effective treatment for fear of harming the baby. Yet treatment to remove the clot is not only...

January 20, 2012 - BridgePoint Medical Inc. this week signed an agreement with Covidien to exclusively license the rights to its peripheral vascular products used to treat chronic total occlusions...

January 20, 2012 - Robert J. Kennedy, M.D., interventional radiologist at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Fla., this week presented data on thrombus resolution and hemodynamic...

January 19, 2011 –– Interim analysis of the FAME II trial found a highly statistically significant reduction in the need for hospital readmission and urgent revascularization when fractional flow...

 

January 19, 2012 – New findings from a research study led by physicians at Scripps Health reveal that the investigational drug cangrelor can achieve very fast blood thinning effects...

January 18, 2011 – Medtronic Inc. announced the CE mark and international launch of the Endurant II AAA stent graft system, which can treat patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms through...

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January 18, 2012 — Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute of Miami announced a partnership with the University of Heidelberg, one of the largest and most important centers for patient care,...

January 18, 2012 — PLC Systems Inc. announced that final results from the MYTHOS investigator-sponsored clinical trial of RenalGuard in Italy have been published in the January 2012 issue of ...

January 17, 2012 – Terumo Americas Holding Inc., a U.S. subsidiary of Japan's Terumo Corp., announced it acquired Onset Medical Corp., which develops interventional procedural access sheath...

January 17, 2012 – Nonstop nosebleeds can be serious and frightening, often sending people to the emergency room, where their noses are packed with gauze. When that doesn’t work, nosebleeds can be...

January 17, 2012 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded the approved usage for an endovascular graft manufactured by W.L. Gore and Associates Inc. to include treatment of life-...

January 16, 2012 — Philips Healthcare announced the enrollment of the first patients in its CHILL-MI clinical study. The RAPID MI-ICE trial showed a 38 percent reduction in infarct size in STEMI...

January 13, 2012 — Amorcyte Inc., a NeoStem Inc. company, announced the expansion of intellectual property protection around its lead product candidate, AMR-001, with the grant of U.S. patent...

January 12, 2012 – Geoffrey A. Rose, M.D., FASE, FACCwas recently appointed chairperson of the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). Headquartered in Ellicott City...

January 12, 2012 – Stereotaxis Inc. (announced the completion of the first 50 clinical procedures using the company's new Niobe ES system to treat patients with a variety of complex cardiac...

January 12, 2012 — Simbionix USA Corp. recently announced advanced virtual reality (VR) simulators that can communicate in Chinese, Japanese and Russian, in addition to English.

January 12, 2012 — A project led by The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) will utilize the latest technological innovations in the field to bring cardiovascular ultrasound to rural India...

January 11, 2012 — HeartWare International, Inc. and Dualis MedTech GmbH, a subsidiary of AVRA Surgical, Inc., announced an agreement to develop ventricular assist devices with wireless,...

January 11, 2012 – Siemens Healthcare has announced that the version 2.0 of the Acuson SC2000 volume imaging ultrasound system has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug...

January 6, 2012 - C. R. Bard recently announced it acquired drug-eluting balloon maker Lutonix Inc. for $225 million. Following successful approval of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) pre...

January 6, 2012 – A study led by researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine has identified a molecular pathway that leads to this abnormal blood clotting...

January 4, 2012 – ECRI, an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, listed 10 health technology issues that hospital leaders should have on their watch...

January 3, 2012— In 2011, Hitachi Medical Corp. acquired Aloka Company and formed Hitachi Aloka Medical. The new company exhibited its expanded line of ultrasound products in Hitachi’s booth at...

December 30, 2011 – The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) published a paper that examines the value, technique and best practices for performing angioplasty via the...

December 28, 2011 – Edwards Lifesciences announced two-year results of a pivotal clinical study of inoperable patients with severe aortic stenosis treated with the Edwards Sapien transcatheter...

December 28, 2011 — Mindray Medical introduced the DC-T6 ultrasound system at the 2011 Radiological Society of North America meeting.

December 28, 2011 – Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles is participating in the Levant 2 clinical trial to investigate a potential new treatment option for people with peripheral artery disease...

December 28, 2011 — Royal Philips Electronics recently introduced the Philips Veradius Neo mobile C-arm with flat detector. The device allows surgeons to more easily and precisely handle...

December 28, 2011 – Hansen Medical, a developer of robotic technology for accurate 3-D control of catheter movement, announced the world's first uses of the Magellan robotic system in the...

December 27, 2011 — The January 2012 issue of the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography (JASE) will feature a new resource for guidance on three-dimensional echocardiography...

December 23, 2011 - Philips Healthcare said Medical City Dallas Hospital, Dallas, Texas, is the first hospital in the United States to use Philips’ HeartNavigator interventional tool in clinical...

Diagnostic & Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) magazine is looking for readers' opinions about what they think are the most innovative cardiac technologies released in the past year. We also...

Abbott announced the initiation of ESPRIT I, a first-of-its-kind clinical trial in Europe evaluating the safety and performance of the novel Esprit drug-eluting bioresorbable vascular scaffold (...

December 22, 2011 — TriVascular Inc. announced the first Canadian patients treated with its Ovation Abdominal Stent Graft. The ultra-low profile (14F OD) system is designed to expand the patient...

December 22, 2011 — The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano became the first hospital in the world to perform an electrophysiology procedure last week using the new Epoch platform. This technology...

December 22 2011 — A recent United States study on the importance of measuring rates of rehospitalization following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has drawn the attention of the European...

December 20, 2011 – After a heart attack, the portions of the heart damaged by a lack of oxygen become scar tissue. Researchers have long sought ways to avoid this scarring, which can harden the...

December 20, 2011 – Boston Scientific reported positive long-term data from the PERSEUS clinical program, which demonstrated favorable two-year safety and effectiveness outcomes for the Ion (Taxus...

December 19, 2011 – The role of cardiovascular ultrasound in the catheterization laboratory has never been appreciated more than it is today. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)...

December 19, 2011 – The Maryland Chapter of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) reiterated their call for the state of...

December 19, 2011— Newborns, toddlers and teens who suffer from heart failure and need heart transplantation to survive just got a life-saving pediatric heart pump that buys time and allows them...

December 16, 2011 — A new report from market research firm IMV Medical Information Division reveals the growth rate for interventional procedures being performed in U.S. angiography labs has...

December 15, 2011 — Neovasc Inc. announced it has received the CE mark designation for its Reducer product for the treatment of refractory angina. CE marking confirms the Reducer conforms to...

December 14, 2011 — Aptus Endosystems Inc. announced it received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Aptus EndoStapling System, which will now be known as the...

December 14, 2011 — A new survey reveals many cardiologists believe angioplasty for hospital heart patients should be allowed even if no heart surgeon is present to perform emergency surgery if...

Steris and Toshiba America Medical Systems formed an alliance to offer advanced vascular, cardiovascular, pediatric and neurosurgical hybrid surgical suites to healthcare systems seeking the...

December 13, 2011 — Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. has introduced DICOM Radiation Dose Structured Report on all new Infinix-i vascular X-ray systems. The new feature automatically records...

December 13, 2011 – Boston Scientific announced the U.S. launch of its Charger PTA Balloon Catheter, a 0.035-inch percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) balloon catheter designed for a wide...

Boston Scientific recently announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Promus Element Plus everolimus-eluting platinum chromium coronary stent system, the company's next-...

December 12, 2011 – Hansen Medical UK Ltd., a subsidiary of Hansen Medical Inc., a developer of robotic technology for accurate 3-D control of catheter movement, announced a new multi-center...