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June 21, 2011 – The Heart Hospital of Austin, a physician-led hospital specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease in Austin, Texas, recently adopted the Philips iE33...
May 16, 2011 — Patients who undergo a procedure to unblock a coronary artery are likely to survive longer if they participate in structured follow-up care, according to research in Circulation:...
June 21, 2011 – The St. Francis Heart Center in Indianapolis, Ind., announced that it has performed the first post-U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval surgery in the United States using...
June 20, 2011 – The Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) has awarded $20,000 to Dimitrios Papanagnou, M.D., FACEP, director of medical simulation and medical student ultrasound course director at SUNY...
June 20, 2011 — Boston Scientific Corporation today announced the global launch of its Mustang PTA balloon catheter, a highly deliverable 0.035-inch percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA)...
June 20, 2011 – A new version of the Ziehm Vision RFD mobile C-arm is now available. Offering outstanding imaging and a liquid cooling system which allows it to be used over an almost unlimited...
June 17, 2011 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Boston Scientific has issued a class I recall for its Innova Over-the-Wire Self-Expanding Stent System, because of complaints of no or...
June 17, 2011 — KLAS today announced the release of their highly anticipated "2011 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Medical Equipment & Infrastructure" report. The awards are based on data from...
June 17, 2011 – In hybrid operating rooms (OR), healthcare facilities require a flexible imaging system to create a collaborative environment between clinicians and to allow both surgical and...
June 17, 2011 — Endologix, Inc. announced it received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for AFX Endovascular AAA System for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA). The...
Cordis announced it will cease production of the Cypher sirolimus-eluting stent, the first drug-eluting stent (DES) to secure U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval, by the end of 2011. The...
Maquet Datascope CS300 Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump
June 15, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Maquet Datascope Corp. has issued a class I recall for its System 98/98XT, CS100/CS100i and CS300 Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps (IABPs)...
June 13, 2011 – Today, GE Healthcare Medical Diagnostics announced results of a study evaluating the cardiopulmonary safety of Optison (Perflutren Protein-Type A Microspheres Injectable Suspension,...
June 14, 2011 — Lengthy periods of ambulance diversion are associated with higher mortality rates among patients with time-sensitive conditions, such as acute myocardial infarction. When a patient’s...
The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) and lifeIMAGE today announced a partnership that will give ASE members the ability to exchange medical images and data with anyone, anywhere.
June 14, 2011 – The first successful Chinese implants of the Edwards SAPIEN XT valve were performed in May.
June 14, 2011 – An initial animal study of a next-generation transcutaneous C-Pulse Heart Assist System has been completed. The system is made by Sunshine Heart Inc., a global medical device company...
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June 14, 2011 –FDA has given clearance to AngioViz, a GE application that gives doctors a new visualization of vascular flow on a single image to help them make important decisions during complex...
June 10, 2011 - A U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel is scheduled to review Edwards Lifesciences’ premarket approval (PMA) application for the Sapien transcatheter heart valve on...
June 10, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted market clearance for a new vascular closure device (VCD) that uses a bioabsorbable plug to seal femoral artery puncture sites. The...
June 8, 2011 – “Jomo,” the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s 19-year-old silverback, western lowland gorilla underwent a cardiac ultrasound as part of a preventative study. A team of human...
June 6, 2011 - AccessClosure Inc announced an exclusive agreement with Biosensors International for the distribution of the Mynx Vascular Closure Device throughout the United Kingdom, Switzerland and...
June 3, 2011 - IDEV Technologies announced that data from a long lesion study of 182 patients with significantly diseased superficial femoral arteries and popliteal arteries showed high patency rates...
June 2, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week is warning medical professionals and U.S. medical device vendors to beware of possible safety concerns and radioactive...
June 1, 2011 – If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. That is what St. Jude Medical is doing after one court rejected its claims that Volcano Corp. developed an optical coherence tomography (...
May 26, 2011 – AngioDynamics announced the launch of the new 90 cm NeverTouch procedure kit featuring a longer TRE-Sheath introducer to gain vascular access above the ankle for the treatment of...
May 25, 2011 – Boston Scientific Corp. today announced it received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market its 2.25 mm Promus everolimus-eluting coronary stent system for...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the Xience nano everolimus-eluting coronary stent system for the treatment of coronary artery disease in small vessels. The Xience nano, which is...
May 24, 2011 - Cordis announced it has obtained CE mark for its Empira and Empira NC RX percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) dilatation catheters for the treatment of coronary artery...
May 24, 2011 — Aptus Endosystems Inc., a medical device company developing advanced technology for endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), announced CE mark approval for the Aptus EndoStapling System....
May 24, 2011 – Tryton Medical Inc. announced positive results in three “real world” European registries of the company’s Tryton Side Branch Stent System for the treatment of atherosclerotic lesions...
May 23, 2011 – An analysis of the benefits to using a fractional flow reserve (FFR)-guided intervention strategy found that the technology can improve patient outcomes while saving significant...
May 23, 2011 - OrbusNeich announced that data from multiple clinical trials supporting the safety and efficacy of the Genous Stent in cases where prolonged dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) is not...
May 23, 2011 - A presentation about transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) at EuroPCR 2011 confirmed positive outcomes in patients receiving the CoreValve System from Medtronic Inc., across...
May 23, 2011 - Doctors in Germany are among the first to treat ischemic stroke patients outside the United States with the Revive SE, a new self-expanding blood clot retrieval and removal device...
May 23, 2011 -- Boston Scientific Corporation announced results from a clinical study evaluating the use of its Watchman Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device in patients with atrial fibrillation who...
May 20, 2011 - Edwards Lifesciences Corporation announced that clinicians continued to achieve successful one-year outcomes in high-risk or inoperable patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve...
May 19, 2011—Arterial Remodeling Technologies (ART) announced details of the state-of-the-art design of its polymer-based bioresorbable stent platform at EuroPCR 2011.
May 19, 2011 – New clinical data presented today at EuroPCR 2011 demonstrate immediate and long-term health-related quality-of-life (HRQoL) benefits for patients receiving the Medtronic CoreValve...
May 19, 2011 - Neovasc Inc., a developer of novel technologies used to treat vascular disease, reported positive six-month follow-up data for a patient with severe refractory angina who received the...
May 18, 2011 – The world’s first system to integrate the functional and anatomical modalities of fractional flow reserve (FFR) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) into one platform will be...
May 17, 2011 - Medrad Inc., a business of Bayer HealthCare, today announced it has received CE Mark for its Cotavance Paclitaxel Coated Balloon Angioplasty Catheter with Paccocathtechnology. The...
May 18, 2011 - Jasbir Sra, M.D., and Tanvir Bajwa, M.D., are the first in Wisconsin to implant a new device in a patient’s heart that may reduce strokes in individuals suffering from atrial...
May 16, 2011 - Cordis announces the launch in Europe of Radial Solutions, a complete portfolio for transradial interventions. New to the portfolio is the Cordis Radialsource Transradial Access Kit....
May 16, 2011 - The German Supreme Court (BGH) declared a structural heart occluder patent case to be invalid. In the ruling by the BGH, the court does not see any basis for AGA/St. Jude's claim that...
May 16, 2011 – In a coronary stent patent lawsuit, a jury said Cordis owes Boston Scientific approximately $19.5 million.
Aortic dissection is rare, but when it occurs, a patient’s prognosis can be poor, even with timely medical diagnosis and treatment. It is the most frequently diagnosed lethal condition of the aorta....
May 11, 2011 – Terumo entered into a purchase agreement to acquire Harvest Technologies Corp, which is working to commercialize the world's first point-of-care stem cell therapy.
May 11, 2011 -The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) will host its 22nd Annual Scientific Sessions: The Patient the Image: The Role of Cardiovascular Ultrasound in Clinical Decision Making (...
May 10, 2011 – The Impella percutaneously deployed ventricular assist device showed an overall average hospital charge savings when compared to the standard-of-care intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP)....
May 10, 2011 – Patients suffering from blockages of the arteries to the kidneys now have access to a new stenting treatment option with the launch of Cook Medical’s Formula Renal Balloon-Expandable...
May 10, 2011 – In a “real-world” test of treatments for an overly thickened heart muscle, the use of alcohol injections to shrink the unwanted tissue appears to be significantly safer and less...
May 9, 2011 — John Webb, M.D., FSCAI, has traveled the globe teaching fellow physicians how to repair or replace faulty heart valves using minimally invasive techniques. In a keynote Founders’...
May 4, 2011 -- Two new clinical studies will use the Carillon Mitral Contour System, an investigational device for percutaneous treatment of functional mitral regurgitation (FMR).
May 6, 2011 — In the case of angioplasty and stenting, readmission rates due to procedural complications are less than 1 percent, according to a study presented at the Society for Cardiovascular...
May 6, 2011 – The report recommends training focused on three levels of competency based on the individual interventional cardiologist's level of experience with simple and complex cases, including...
In a move that will likely have a significant impact how many patients are treated for carotid artery disease, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the use of a stent to treat...
May 6, 2011 – A substance secreted by the heart that is associated with congestive heart failure and renal failure is not predictive of reduction in systolic blood pressure in patients treated with...
May 6, 2011 – African American patients who undergo angioplasty and stenting fare worse over the long run than patients of other races, regardless of socioeconomic status. In fact, the risk of dying...
May 6, 2011 – Functionality in the echo ultrasound market drives satisfaction as providers push the bounds of what the technology can do to treat an increasing number of patients at risk for...
May 5, 2011 – Volcano Corp. announced a supply agreement with ev3, a Covidien company, under which Volcano will supply its intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) technology for use in ev3's Plaque Excision...
May 5, 2011 – GE Healthcare is showing a complete portfolio of integrated electrophysiology (EP) products featuring electrical signals recording and anatomical imaging at the lowest dose, 3-D...
May 5, 2011 – GE scientists are already studying additive manufacturing techniques to reduce labor and costs on ultrasound devices. Here, the key aspect is the transducer, which is expensive to...
May 4, 2011 – Doctors should consider using catheterization as a treatment tool in addition to its established role in diagnosing children with heart defects, according to a new American Heart...
May 3, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given 510(k) clearance to Maquet Cardiovascular’s Cardiohelp system as a cardiac and/or respiratory assist device for up to six hours....
New guidelines review strengths of current imaging modalities and make recommendations for using them to optimize patient management.
May 2, 2011 – The mid-point for enrollment was reached in of the international APPOSITION III study of Stentys self-apposing coronary stent. About 250 patients are now enrolled out of a total of 500...

April 26, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced this week it cleared Boston Scientific’s Ion paclitaxel-eluting coronary stent system. 

The stent, available for...

April 22, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Trifecta valve, by St. Jude Medical. The valve, a clinically-proven replacement for diseased, damaged or malfunctioning...

April 22, 2011 – The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) has a long-term commitment to radiation safety, taking a leading role in measuring and assessing radiation dosage; developing...

April 21, 2011 – A new intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) coronary imaging system has received the CE Mark. With the approval, the LipiScan IVUS system, from InfraReDx, is available for the detection...

The start-up company Corindus for several years has been developing a robotic-assist system for use in the cardiac cath lab. It not only navigates devices to target lesions, but also can be used...

April 21, 2011 - Philips Healthcare and Corindus Inc. today announced an alliance agreement to add Corindus’ robotic-assisted cath lab navigation system for percutaneous coronary interventions (...

April 20, 2011 – Patients who have aneurysms, stroke, heart rhythm disorders, cholesterol build up in arteries and numerous other cardiovascular and neurovascular diseases will benefit from new...

April 20, 2011 – Philips has announced the world’s first hybrid operating room (OR) with the new FlexMove - a ceiling-mounted option for the Allura Xper X-ray system at the Hospital Zürich (...