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Sorin Group, Memo 3-D ReChord, annuloplasty ring, mitral valve repair

Sorin Group announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for Memo 3-D ReChord, a semi-rigid annuloplasty ring for mitral valve repair.

Sudden cardiac arrest, Euro VT/VF meeting, Ventricular Fibrillation, ECG

The issue of sudden cardiac death has long been a concern of heart specialists, for cardiac arrest often hits young, apparently healthy and athletic people out of the blue.

Vena Cava Filters, Embolic protection, Pulmonary Embolism, Venous Therapies

The first large-scale, multispecialty prospective clinical research trial to evaluate the use of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters and related follow-up treatment in the United States is set to...

Medtronic, In.Pact, Admiral drug-coated balloon, DCB, drug-eluting balloon

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Medtronic’s In.Pact Admiral drug-coated balloon (DCB) for the interventional treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD) for the...

REPRISE II trial, Lotus Valve System, Boston Scientific, one year data

New data from the Boston Scientific clinical trial program of the Lotus Valve System continue to demonstrate strong performance as a less invasive treatment for patients with severe aortic...

Patients who were obese before developing heart failure lived longer than normal weight patients with the same condition according to a new study in the Journal of the American College of...

bioresorbable stents

Ongoing clinical trials of bioresorbable stents continue to show positive data for the devices, which are widely expected to overtake metallic stents in the coming years if the data trend...

stents, bioresorbable, clinical trial, clinical study

Reva Medical initiated patient enrollment with its Fantom bioresorbable drug-eluting scaffold. 

Catheters, Peripheral artery disease, CenterCross Peripheral Catheter

Roxwood Medical Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for the U.S. commercialization of its CenterCross Catheter for use in the coronary and peripheral vasculature...

Innovative Cardiovascular Solutions LLC has completed a Class A Unit financing totaling $5 million to fund its Emblok Embolic Protection Catheter. 

Heart valve repair, Trinity Transapical TAVI system

Transcatheter Technologies GmbH announced that it has expanded the Trinity technology platform to include a transfemoral version.

After watching his father die from heart valve disease, a mechanical engineer used his expertise in fluid dynamics to develop a first-of-its-kind procedure to replace leaking or regurgitating...

Wearable technologies, possible changes to stenting practices, state legislation on energy drinks, expanded use of minimally invasive heart repair procedures, and the development of a new class of...

absorb, bioresorbable stents

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Tiara Transcatheter Mitral Valve, neovasc

Now that transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is rapidly becoming an established treatment option, cardiology has shifted focus toward the next major frontier in interventional structural...

Hemodynamic support devices, Resuscitation Devices, Zoll Medical Corp.

Zoll Medical Corp. announced that it will acquire Advanced Circulatory Systems Inc.

Business, Obamacare, GlobalData

Medical market analyst firm GlobalData said the medical device tax has been a distraction to the overall goal of lower healthcare costs. 

Image Wisely.org now offers online educational materials for fluoroscopy, computed tomography (CT) and nuclear medicine exams. Fluoroscopy is the latest addition to Image Wisely,...

Manufacturers have introduced hybrid imaging systems that combine positron emission tomography (PET) with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The purported benefit is improved detail in organ and...

The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association released clinical data standards for cardiovascular and endpoints in clinical trials.