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July 11, 2014 — Cordis Corp. announced the launch of its Saber PTA (percutaneous transluminal angioplasty) dilatation catheter for the treatment of patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD...

July 10, 2014 — Life Recovery Systems announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two investigational device exemptions (IDEs) to study the use of the ThermoSuit system in...

Orlando Heart Specialists (OHS) has added an 8th location in southwest Orlando, Fla. 

In the current era of healthcare reform with the overarching goal of reducing healthcare costs, heart failure (HF) management has taken center stage. It is the leading cause of hospitalization for...

A big fly in the ointment for widespread adoption of many new technologies is cost. In today’s cost-conscience environment of healthcare reform, there needs to be a clear, quantifiable...

Thoratec Corp. has acquired Apica Cardiovascular Ltd. for an upfront cash payment of $35 million and potential future clinical and sales milestones of up to $40 million. 

Corindus Vascular Robotics has been named the recipient of the 2014 North American New Product Innovation Award in Interventional Cardiology, which was established by Frost & Sullivan to...

Infraredx Inc. Prospect II Clinical Trial Intravascular Imaging System

Infraredx Inc. announced the first patient enrolled in PROSPECT II, a multi-center, prospective study designed to assess the ability of intravascular imaging to identify non-flow obstructing...

Mount Sinai Heart at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has created an innovative Center for Medical Devices (CMeD) to advance the field of cardiovascular medicine and accelerate the delivery...

Sapien XT, FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for its Edwards Sapien XT transcatheter aortic heart valve for the treatment of high-risk and inoperable patients suffering from severe...

Watchman, LAA occluder

Interventional thought leaders at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2014 meeting shared their predictions about the cutting-edge technologies emerging today that will become commonplace in...

FDA Recommendation Lutonix Drug Coated Balloon Catheter

C. R. Bard Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Circulatory System Devices Advisory Panel provided a unanimous favorable recommendation to FDA for use of the Lutonix...

New appropriate use expert consensus documents developed by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) provide guidance on treating the most common form of peripheral...

Medtronic announced it is purchasing Covidien in a cash-and-stock deal for $42.9 billion. Once the transaction is completed, Medtronic will have significantly advanced its position as a premier...

Mynx Vascular Closure Device Cardinal Health 2 Millionth Shipment June 2014

Cardinal Health announced the 2 millionth shipment of the Mynx Vascular Closure Device (VCD).

June 12, 2014 — Three-dimensional imaging known as 3-D quantitative coronary angiography (3D-QCA) accurately identifies hard-to-see coronary artery lesions that merit further evaluation, according...

Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (CSI) announced that the first patient has been enrolled in its Coronary Orbital Atherectomy System Trial (COAST) trial.

UT Southwestern Medical Center Cardiac Diagnostics Hill Wang Clinical Study

Heart attack and stroke are among the most serious threats to health. But novel research at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center has linked two major biological processes that occur at...

June 10, 2014 — Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Medinol Ltd. earlier this year initiated two registration trials of Medinol’s NIRsupreme ridaforolimus-eluting coronary stent system incorporating...

June 10, 2014 — A real-time monitoring device that beeps in the presence of high doses of radiation can help reduce patient and interventional cardiologist exposure to radiation during cardiac...