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A new study found that fractional flow reserve (FFR)-guided provisional side branch (SB) stenting of true coronary bifurcation lesions yields similar outcomes to the current standard of care. The...

September 17, 2014 — A new clinical trial found that vascular closure devices (VCDs) are non-inferior to manual compression in patients undergoing transfemoral coronary angiography. The findings...

September 17, 2014 — GE Healthcare announced it has installed its Cath Lab Efficiency Manager at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, Mo. The solution is a new analytical tool...

Unexpected trips to the hospital are inconvenient and worrisome for anyone, but for congestive heart failure sufferers, they can be all too frequent.

BioControl Medical Enrollment INOVATE-HF Study CardioFit System Heart Failure

BioControl Medical announced that it has reached an important clinical trial milestone, reaching 480 randomized subjects — or 70 percent — of the planned 650 subjects with congestive...

September 16, 2014 — A quarter of adults in the United States have two or more chronic medical conditions, as do more than two-thirds of seniors, yet there are few clinical practice guidelines for...

September 16, 2014 — Advanced Accelerator Applications (AAA), an international specialist in molecular nuclear medicine, announced this week it has entered into an agreement with GE Healthcare in...

Tryton Medical First U.S. Patient Extended Access Registry

Tryton Medical Inc. announced that the first patient in the United States has been enrolled in the Extended Access Registry, a single arm study of its Tryton Side Branch Stent. 

St. Jude Medical Portico TAVR System Minneapolis Heart Institute Implant Trial

The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF) announced its first implant of the Portico Re-sheathable Transcatheter Aortic Valve System, developed by St. Jude Medical. 

September 15, 2014 — A new gene-directed drug being tested through a research study called GENETIC-AF may improve care, quality of life and survival in patients with heart failure and atrial...

September 15, 2014 — A new minimally invasive surgery involving a stent graft made from a 3-D image of the patient’s anatomy could eliminate the need for open surgery for some patients suffering...

PressureWire St. Jude Medical Two-year FAME 2 Data FFR-guided PCI

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced primary outcome two-year data from the FAME 2 Trial, which demonstrated sustained superiority with FFR-guided PCI using St. Jude Medical PressureWire technology in...

Claret Medical Cerebral Protection Series B Financing Sentinel CPS System

Claret Medical Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement for up to $18 million in a Series B financing. The Series B round was led by Santé Ventures, a prominent healthcare-focused...

September 12, 2014 — Ecolab Healthcare announced the availability of the PD220 patient drape, the first to market specifically for Boston Scientific’s subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-...

September 12, 2014 — Volcano Corp. announced it will be launching its interventional precision guidance tools at the 27th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific...

Professors Updated Information Aspirin Heart Attack Prevention

The first researcher in the world to discover that aspirin prevents a first attack, Charles H. Hennekens, M.D., Dr.P.H., the first Sir Richard Doll professor and senior academic advisor to the...

Medtronic U.S. Implants Clinical Study Recapturable CoreValve Evolut R

Medtronic Inc. announced the first U.S. implants in the CoreValve Evolut R Clinical Study, which will evaluate  the safety and effectiveness of the new Medtronic CoreValve Evolut R System.

September 11, 2014 — Patients who rely on pacemakers and defibrillators to maintain a normal heart rhythm run the risk of serious health complications if they don’t fully understand how the...

September 11, 2014 — Medtronic announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance and launch of the NC Euphora noncompliant balloon dilatation catheter. The new device will be...

Frost & Sullivan Ultrasound Europe

Growing awareness of the harmful effects of radiation exposure is driving the uptake of ultrasound systems,...