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May 7, 2014 — Women face greater limits on their lifestyle and have more severe symptoms as a result of peripheral artery disease (PAD), but minimally invasive procedures used to unclog arteries...

HeartWare Ltd. Ventricular Assist Device Correction Batteries

HeartWare Intl. Inc. issued a voluntary Urgent Medical Device Correction related to all HeartWare Ventricular Assist System batteries, product codes 1650 and 1650-DE. 

GE Healthcare Discovery IGS 740 Mobile Angiography System FDA Approval

GE Healthcare received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for its Discovery IGS 740, a new rail-free mobile angiography system with a 41x41 cm detector. 

GE Healthcare, XDclear, Vivid E9, cardiac ultrasound

Cardiac ultrasound technology has advanced to keep up with several trends. These include improved workflow for greater efficiency, expanded use of qualification metrics, expanded use of 3-D echo...

May 6, 2014 — Google Glass and its potential to improve patient care will be the focus of a first-of-its-kind special session at the 2014 Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and...

May 6, 2014 — Siemens Healthcare announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Artis one angiography system, optimized for broad clinical utilization. The Artis one is...

Gore Tag Thoracic Branch Endoprosthesis LSA Feasibility Study Clinical Trial

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) announced that Himanshu Patel, M.D. and David Williams, M.D. at The University of Michigan enrolled the first patient in the Gore TAG Thoracic Branch...

Late-Breaking Trials SCAI May 2014

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) announced the late-breaking clinic al trial data presentations for it its upcoming 2014 Scientific Sessions, May 28-31, in Las...

May 2, 2014 — Medtronic Inc. revealed new data demonstrating positive outcomes for extreme risk patients with severe aortic stenosis who were treated with the CoreValve system via alternative...

May 2, 2014 — Terso Solutions Inc., a provider of automated inventory management solutions for healthcare and life science, announced that Endologix Inc. has partnered with them for a fully...

Volcano Corp. announced the commencement of its limited market release of its U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared and CE marked technology SyncVision, with cases being performed in the...

April 30, 2014 — Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a new ultrasound device that could help identify arterial...

April 28, 2014 — JenaValve Technology Inc. – a privately held, venture-backed developer, manufacturer and marketer of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) systems – announced it has...

April 28, 2014 — John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital in Phoenix is the first in Arizona, and only one of eight hospitals in the United States, to reduce or eliminate radiation for...

Cardiosonic Inc CE mark TIVUS ablative catheter renal denervation hypertension

Cardiosonic Ltd. announced CE marking of its TIVUS (therapeutic intravascular ultrasound) ablative catheter device.

Advanced Visualization Artificial Hear Heart Repair Arizona State University

An Arizona State University research group and medical professionals at Phoenix Children’s Hospital are achieving some firsts in the history of artificial heart implantation.

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April 25, 2014 — Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute (VHVI) was the first facility in Tennessee to implant the miniaturized HeartWare HVAD pump through a minimally invasive approach known as a...

ACC.14 Astronauts Clinical Trial Cardiovascular Ultrasound

New findings from a study of 12 astronauts show the heart becomes more spherical when exposed to long periods of microgravity in space, a change that could lead to cardiac problems, according to...

ICD Heart Failure Treatments VAD California Boston Scientific

Three weeks after delivering her first child, Amanda began to suffer from extreme fatigue, headaches, a tight chest and stomach pain. An initial diagnosis of pneumonia changed for the worse:...

Interim results from The Chocolate Bar Registry conducted in the United States demonstrate that use of the Chocolate PTA balloon achieved high rates of treatment success and limb preservation in...