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Covidien TurboHawk Clinical Study Directional Atherectomy Effective PAD Therapy

Directional atherectomy is safe and effective as a frontline therapy for the treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), according to a landmark Covidien study published online in the ...

MicroVention LVIS Stent FDA Clearance July 2014

The U.S, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared MicroVention Inc.’s Low-Profile Visualized Intraluminal Support Device (LVIS and LVIS Jr.), which is a stent and delivery system...

September 5, 2014 — CardiacAssist announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its new Protek Duo veno‐venous cannula. The Protek Duo is...

A new analysis of clinical trial participation in the largest ongoing observational study of U.S. heart attack patients has found participants are not representative of the larger patient base,...

September 4, 2014 — Medtronic announced CE mark for the 23 mm CoreValve Evolut R system for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). The novel self-expanding valve and 14 French equivalent...

September 4, 2014 — St. Jude Medical announced a new multicenter clinical trial has found that using the company’s fractional flow reserve (FFR) technology changed the course of...

heart valve, heart surgery

For the first time in the United States, doctors at Henry Ford Hospital used a minimally invasive procedure to replace a failing, hard-to-reach heart valve with a new one – and placed it just...

Allura Clarity

Angiographic imaging system vendors have developed several new technologies to address emerging cath lab trends, including the need to reduce radiation dose, improve image quality and enable...

bioresorbable stents, dissolving stents, Absorb stent, BVS

A key prediction for interventional cardiology coming out of recent Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) meetings is that bioresorbable stents...

heart attack, JAMA, American Medical Association, acute coronary syndrome

In patients who experienced an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) event, use of the drug darapladib to inhibit the enzyme lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 did not reduce the risk of recurrent...

September 3, 2014 — Jobst Vascular Institute is conducting pioneering research that looks at using stents to treat blocked veins. The Cook Medical VIVO clinical research study aims to determine...

September 3, 2014 — Teleflex announced a newly published clinical study demonstrating the accuracy of the Arrow VPS G4 vascular positioning system, with placements of peripherally inserted...

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Philips has launched Affiniti. The new ultrasound system made its debut at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2014 in Barcelona.

September 2, 2014 — Boston Scientific has released the primary endpoint results from its NEural Cardiac TherApy foR Heart Failure (NECTAR-HF) clinical trial, the first and only randomized sham-...

September 2, 2014 — Renal denervation reduces recurrent atrial fibrillation (AF) when performed with pulmonary vein isolation ablation in patients with AF and hypertension, according to research...

August 29, 2014 — Direct Flow Medical announced it received CE mark for a 23 mm valve as part of its Direct Flow Medical transcatheter aortic valve system, expanding the patient population...

August 29, 2014 — Cook Medical recalled 696 of its CloverSnare four-loop vascular retrieval snare devices, model number VRS-6.0-9.0. The device was recalled because of a potential for the loop to...

August 29, 2014 — CardiacAssist announced it has received a Class 2 medical device license from Health Canada for its new Protek Duo veno-venous cannula. The Protek Duo is licensed for use as a...

cath lab

Tony Parris has worked for banks and electronics companies and has even driven an 18-wheel truck 995 miles a day for more than nine years as part of his working career. The 57-year-old Anniston...

Directional atherectomy is safe and effective as a frontline therapy for the treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), according to a landmark Covidien study published online today in the...