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Cook Medical SCAI CIVIC PRESERVE Clincal Studies Vena Cava Filter

Cook Medical is engaged in two clinical studies that will provide additional data on the safety and effectiveness of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters.

The Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) Board of Directors has approved a new set of Performance Metrics for Cath PCI Accreditation. 

Biotronik Fortress Introducer Sheaths 5F 6F Vascular Access

Biotronik has expanded its line of reinforced introducer sheaths. 

Medtronic Inc. announced CE mark and launch of the NC Euphora noncompliant balloon dilatation catheter. 

Strokes kill nearly 130,000 Americans every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Because approximately 30 percent of strokes are caused by blockages in the carotid...

June 3, 2014 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it approved Zontivity (vorapaxar) tablets to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, cardiovascular death and need for...

Simbionix ANGIO Mentor Flex Endovascular Training

As more endovascular medical programs adapt simulation as an essential part of their training curriculum, there is a constant and consistent need for updated simulation solutions. Simbionix is...

June St. Jude Medical Inc. announced preliminary results from the EnligHTN III study, which found the company’s second-generation EnligHTN renal denervation system provided safe and effective...

CardioMEMS Heart Failure System FDA Approval

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted market clearance to the CardioMEMS Heart Failure System, the first FDA-approved heart failure (HF) monitoring device shown in clinical trials to...

As a cardiovascular technology magazine editor, I keep tabs on what technology is in development and often have the opportunity to see the most cutting edge technology up close prior to U.S. Food...

May 27, 2014 — Ekos Corp. announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the EkoSonic endovascular system for the ultrasound-facilitated, controlled and selective infusion...

Terumo BCT has entered into a business relationship with Kaneka to gain market authorization in the United States for the use of the Terumo BCT Spectra Optia Apheresis System with the Kaneka...

May 23, 2014 — Stentys presented final results from the APPOSITION IV study of its new self-apposing sirolimus-eluting stent (SES) during the Hotline session at the EuroPCR conference in Paris.

Journal of Endovascular Therapy Hypertension Renal Denervation Therapy

Patients with hypertension after renal artery stenting who do not respond to drug treatment may have another option. 

3-d pronting, 3D printing

The FDA has recognized 3-D printing technology now exists to print medical devices and is gathering information regarding technical assessments that should be considered when it will inevitably...

Corevalve, FDA, Edwards, TAVR, TAVI, lawsuit, injunction

In a surprise move, Edwards Lifesciences Corp. and Medtronic reached an agreement this week to settle all outstanding patent litigation between the companies, including cases related to...

cardiology Inventory management

Computerized and semi-automated inventory control system technology offers a more efficient way for cardiovascular departments, especially catheterization and electrophysiology (EP) labs, to track...

Advanced Circulatory, makers of medical devices providing Intrathoracic Pressure Regulation (IPR) Therapy, will continue to work with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on a pathway to...

May 16, 2014 — In a move to expand significantly its portfolio of solutions for peripheral interventions, Boston Scientific Corp. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the...

CathMaps+ App Cath Lab Patient Engagement Mobile Devices

CathMaps demonstrated how mobile technology can provide emergency assistance and peace of mind to millions of Americans at risk for a cardiac event.