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Covidien TurboHawk Clinical Study Directional Atherectomy Effective PAD Therapy

Directional atherectomy is safe and effective as a frontline therapy for the treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), according to a landmark Covidien study published online in the ...

MicroVention LVIS Stent FDA Clearance July 2014

The U.S, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared MicroVention Inc.’s Low-Profile Visualized Intraluminal Support Device (LVIS and LVIS Jr.), which is a stent and delivery system...

A new analysis of clinical trial participation in the largest ongoing observational study of U.S. heart attack patients has found participants are not representative of the larger patient base,...

September 4, 2014 — St. Jude Medical announced a new multicenter clinical trial has found that using the company’s fractional flow reserve (FFR) technology changed the course of...

Allura Clarity

Angiographic imaging system vendors have developed several new technologies to address emerging cath lab trends, including the need to reduce radiation dose, improve image quality and enable...

bioresorbable stents, dissolving stents, Absorb stent, BVS

A key prediction for interventional cardiology coming out of recent Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) meetings is that bioresorbable stents...

heart attack, JAMA, American Medical Association, acute coronary syndrome

In patients who experienced an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) event, use of the drug darapladib to inhibit the enzyme lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 did not reduce the risk of recurrent...

September 3, 2014 — Jobst Vascular Institute is conducting pioneering research that looks at using stents to treat blocked veins. The Cook Medical VIVO clinical research study aims to determine...

September 3, 2014 — Teleflex announced a newly published clinical study demonstrating the accuracy of the Arrow VPS G4 vascular positioning system, with placements of peripherally inserted...

September 2, 2014 — Boston Scientific has released the primary endpoint results from its NEural Cardiac TherApy foR Heart Failure (NECTAR-HF) clinical trial, the first and only randomized sham-...

September 2, 2014 — Renal denervation reduces recurrent atrial fibrillation (AF) when performed with pulmonary vein isolation ablation in patients with AF and hypertension, according to research...

August 29, 2014 — Cook Medical recalled 696 of its CloverSnare four-loop vascular retrieval snare devices, model number VRS-6.0-9.0. The device was recalled because of a potential for the loop to...

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Tony Parris has worked for banks and electronics companies and has even driven an 18-wheel truck 995 miles a day for more than nine years as part of his working career. The 57-year-old Anniston...

Directional atherectomy is safe and effective as a frontline therapy for the treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), according to a landmark Covidien study published online today in the...

August 28, 2014 — Renal artery stenting to open blockages in the kidney arteries may benefit patients who have historically been excluded from modern clinical trials, according to new...

August 27, 2014 — Philips Healthcare announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its precision planning application for transcatheter...

Hemostasis Biolife StatSeal Advanced Disc Cath Lab

Cath Labs, interventional radiology suites and hospitals are continually trying to improve patient comfort as well as save time and reduce costs. With these goals in mind, Biolife introduces...

Columbia University Univ. South Florida Clinical Trial Therapy Artery Repair

A new therapy developed by researchers at the University of South Florida (USF) Morsani College of Medicine and Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) may help reduce the life-threatening...

August 21, 2014 — Efforts over the past decade to improve the quality of care for cardiovascular disease patients and increase the use of evidence-based treatments have led to a significant drop...

August 21, 2014 — Corindus Vascular Robotics announced the results of a retrospective study comparing use of radiation and contrast for patients enrolled in its CorPath PRECISE (Percutaneous...