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October 31, 2011 — American College of Cardiology (ACC) President David Holmes, M.D., FACC, commended a congressional panel that met recently to discuss the physician payment system. The briefing...

October 31, 2011 — A panel presentation at the American College of Surgeons' annual clinical congress detailed how the contemporary practice of vascular surgery has evolved during the Iraq and...

October 26, 2011 –Lantheus Medical Imaging announced it has been awarded three-year supplier contracts with Premier Purchasing Partners, the group purchasing unit of the Premier healthcare...

October 26, 2011 – St. Jude Medical announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for its Ilumien system, the first integrated diagnostic technology that combines...

October 26, 2011 — Medtronic Inc. announced the start of SYMPLICITY HTN-3, the company’s United States clinical trial of the Symplicity Renal Denervation System for treatment-resistant...

In a closely watched move viewed as a big step toward a paradigm shift in how heart valves are repaired in the United States, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel voted late...

October 24, 2011 – The European Association of Echocardiography (EAE) has announced that it is working together with the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) to issue joint recommendations...

October 24, 2011 — New study results reveal several underlying causes of non-ischemic sudden cardiac death (SCD) — those not related to coronary artery disease (CAD) — including alcohol, obesity...

October 24, 2011 — BioCrossroads’ Indiana Seed Fund has announced its twelfth investment, committing $300,000 to medical device start-up Zorion Medical. Zorion is developing a...

October 21, 2011 – St. Jude Medical announced the launch of the C7-XR optical coherence tomography (OCT) intravascular imaging system with the C7 Dragonfly Imaging Catheter in India. OCT is a next...

October 19, 2011— W. L. Gore and Associates announced that the company purchased the assets and intellectual property of now defunct company NMT Medical Inc. The purchase included the data related...

October 19, 2011 - A new study published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions shows lesions with large lipid cores are associated with a 50 percent risk of heart attack in...

October 18, 2011 — For the first time, Ziehm Imaging offers its Ziehm Vision R mobile C-arm with a powerful 20 kilowatt (kW) generator. The compact monoblock generator triples the performance of...

October 18, 2011 — Abbott announced the investigational Absorb bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) has been recognized as the winner of the Medical Devices category in the 2011 Wall Street...

October 18, 2011 – New research published in the October issue of the Journal of Hospital Medicine shows hospitals accredited by The Joint Commission (JC) outperformed non-accredited...

October 17, 2011 — Maquet Cardiovascular announced it has signed a three-year, dual-source contract with Premier Healthcare Alliance to provide intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABP) to the Premier...

October 17, 2011 — New research adds to the mounting evidence that consuming chocolate seems to lower the risk of stroke; and now it appears to be more protective against certain types of stroke....

October 17, 2011 — The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) has become the first cardiac care facility in Michigan to successfully open a patient's blocked artery with a...

October 17, 2011 — The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) are helping organizations provide more comprehensive care for patients at certified...

October 17, 2011 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved LeGoo, a gel allowing surgeons to temporarily stop blood flow during surgery. This makes it possible to join blood...

October 17, 2011 – The number of Americans who report they have coronary heart disease – which includes heart attack and angina (chest pain) – continues to decline but rates vary widely from state...

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) review panel has given its unanimous recommendation for the market approval of the Zilver PTX stent. It is the first device of its kind on several fronts...

October 14, 2011 — The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) is preparing a guideline document on using strain echocardiography to evaluate cancer patients for early signs of cardiac toxicity...

October 12, 2011 – The Logiq S8 portable ultrasound system from GE Healthcare fits easily into small exam rooms, can be rolled to where it is needed and provides images across a variety of...

October 5, 2009 – In a breakthrough development that could dramatically reduce the number of leg amputations and painful bypass graft surgeries performed annually on European patients, a first-of-...

January 20, 2011 – Drug-coated stents hold promise as a safe and lasting solution for the treatment of clogged leg arteries, suggest two-year results of the Zilver PTX Trial being presented at the...

October 7, 2011 — There is good news for cancer patients whose medical treatments put them at risk for future cardiac problems: using strain echocardiography can help physicians detect early signs...

October 7, 2011 – ValveXchange Inc., has performed successful first-in-man (FIM) surgeries demonstrating the practicality and advantages of its novel Vitality two-part heart valve system. Two...

October 7, 2011 — Among individuals 65 years and older, as many as 30 percent have aortic valve sclerosis or stenosis and, as a result of their deteriorating health, cannot enjoy a normal...

October 7, 2011 — Biosensors has announced completion of its acquisition of JW Medical Systems Ltd. (JWMS), one of the top three suppliers of drug-eluting stents (DES) in China.

Abbott began enrolling U.S. patients in the EXCEL trial, which will compare the use of the Xience Prime or Xience V drug-eluting strents to coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery for...

October 4, 2011 – The International Contrast Ultrasound Society (ICUS) submitted a petition this week to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requesting removal of the boxed warnings on...

October 3, 2011 Maquet Cardiovascular has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Atrium Medical Corp. for $680 million. Atrium is a medical device technologies developer for...

October 3, 2011 —The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) has published guidelines for new applications for echocardiography in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). An expert consensus...

October 3, 2011 – Up to now, on-the-job hazards for cardiac sonographers were usually limited to overtaxed muscles or incorrect body positioning.  And the profession, with help from equipment...

October 3, 2011 — JenaValve Technology GmbH, a German medical device company specializing in the development of transcatheter heart valve implantation (TAVI) systems, announced it has received CE...

October 3, 2011 – Cardiac Dimensions Inc. announced it received European CE mark approval for a newly enhanced version of its Carillon Mitral Contour System, a therapy for treating heart failure...

September 30, 2011 — The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) and the American Heart Association (AHA) released an updated guideline for the diagnosis and management of peripheral...

September 30, 2011 — Boston Scientific Corp. said the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit found in favor of the company in a 1998 stent patent infringement suit involving Johnson &...

September 28, 2011 — The 24th annual International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (ISET) will take place Jan. 15-19, 2012, at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. More than 1,500 members of the...

September 27, 2011 — AccessClosure Inc. announced the shipment of its one millionth Mynx unit. The Mynx Vascular Closure Device received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in May...

September 27, 2011 — Occlutech announced its CEO, Tor Peters, has obtained a favorable ruling from the district court in Düsseldorf in patent litigation initiated personally against him by St....

September 22, 2011 — Stentys S.A., a medical technology company commercializing a self-apposing stent to treat acute myocardial infarction (AMI), announced it has enrolled the 500-patient target...

September 20, 2011 — Maquet Cardiovascular announced it has received both 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its new Sensation Plus 50 cc 8 French intra-aortic...

September 20, 2011 — Boston Scientific Corp. has launched its Coyote Balloon Catheter, a highly deliverable and ultra-low profile 0.014-inch balloon dilatation catheter designed to treat patients...

September 20, 2011 — The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), with several key initial partners, launched Million Hearts, an initiative aiming to prevent 1 million heart attacks and...

September 19, 2011 — The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), with several key initial partners, launched Million Hearts, an initiative aiming to prevent 1 million heart attacks and...

September 15, 2011 – The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) has announced the late breaking trials and first report investigations that will be presented at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular...

September 16, 2011 — GE Healthcare and Veran Medical Technologies Inc. announced they have formed a strategic alliance to advance and co-develop navigation technologies for interventional...

September 15, 2011 — Very positive results were reported in the first account of a clinical study evaluating the effectiveness of angioplasty with drug-eluting balloons for critical limb ischemia...

September 14, 2011 — Miracor Medical Systems GmbH announced today the company has secured $10 million to commercialize its Pressure-controlled Intermittent Coronary Sinus Occlusion (PICSO) Impulse...

September 13, 2011 – An U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) will discuss recommendations for Cook Medical Zilver PTX self-expanding drug-eluting peripheral stent at its Oct. 13, 2011,...

September 13, 2011 – In spite of an increased attention to gender differences in treatment of myocardial infarctions, focus on adherence to guidelines and a change in predominant therapy, the...

September 13, 2011 — Ziehm Imaging is showcasing the next generation of its mobile C-arm, Ziehm Vision RFD, at the 2011 Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE)...

September 12, 2011 – For the eighth consecutive year, the vacancy rate for radiographers has dropped and now stands at 2 percent, according to data presented in the ASRT Radiologic Sciences...

September 12, 2011 — Cardiovascular market research firm Zacks Equity Research released a new report discussing high growth areas in medical devices, including Medtronic Inc., Boston Scientific...

September 12, 2011 — TeraRecon Inc. invited interventional specialists to “Intervene with iNtuition,” the company’s advanced volumetric visualization Web solution, during a session at...

September 12, 2011 — Life Recovery Systems (LRS) announced it has been awarded a new three-year agreement by Premier Purchasing Partners LP (PPP), the group purchasing unit of the Premier...

September 9, 2011 — Angioslide Ltd. announced the first procedures with its new 5 x 300 mm Proteus device for treating the superficial femoral artery (SFA). The technology combines a percutaneous...

September 8, 2011 – Concentric Medical announced completion of enrollment of the TREVO Study. The TREVO Study (Thrombectomy REvascularization of large Vessel Occlusions in acute ischemic stroke)...

Abbott announced the initiation of ABSORB BTK, an international clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of the Absorb bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) for the treatment of below-the...

September 8, 2011 – SynCardia Systems, manufacturer of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, announced that Texas Children's Hospital in Houston has discharged its first pediatric Total...

September 8, 2011 – Intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) counterpulsation prior to percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in patients with ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (MI) does not...

September 8, 2011 – A randomized multicenter, open-label study evaluating the efficacy and safety of prolonged antiplatelet therapy in patients with coronary disease has found that 24 months'...

September 8, 2011 – Patients at a high risk for a second stroke who received intensive medical treatment had fewer strokes and deaths than patients who received a brain stent in addition to the...

September 6, 2011 — The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) released the latest version of its guidelines for managing patients presenting without persistent ST-segment elevation. This version...

September 6, 2011 — Stryker Corp. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Concentric Medical for $135 million in an all-cash transaction. The acquisition provides Stryker with immediate entry...

September 1, 2011 – Mechanical pumps to give failing hearts a boost were originally developed as temporary measures for patients awaiting a heart transplant. But as the technology has improved,...

September 1, 2011 – Results from CREDO-Kyoto PCI/CABG Registry Cohort-2 show that percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) was associated with significantly higher risk for serious adverse events...

September 1, 2011 ­– Medrad Inc. has acquired Pathway Medical Technologies Inc. to strength its vascular interventional business by expanding its offers with Pathway’s mechanical atherectomy...

August 31, 2011 — Medtronic Inc. announced the start of its United States post-approval study of the Endurant AAA stent graft system, a medical device used to treat abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA...

August 31, 2011 — A recent study revealed more than 1,000 cardiac arrest deaths over 15 years are connected to the failure of automated external defibrillators (AEDs); battery failure accounted...

August 30, 2011 – Results from a study presented at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2011 show that transcatheter aortic-valve implantation (TAVI) in low-risk patients met...

August 30, 2011 – Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is the best reperfusion therapy for patients presenting with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction. Researchers used the...

Aortic valve stenosis (intraoperatively)

August 30, 2011 – Single center data of the German Heart Centre in Munich demonstrate a sustained improvement of hemodynamic values up to three years after CoreValve implantation. There are no...