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IMRIS Inc. has obtained regulatory CE mark for Visius iCT, the first and only ceiling-mounted intraoperative computed tomography (CT)...

IMRIS has announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510K clearance to market VISIUS iCT, the first and only ceiling-mounted ...

July 12, 2013 — A Chicago native living in southern California was the first patient at Scripps Health to receive a MitraClip as part of the clinical outcomes assessment of the MitraClip...

Researchers have announced the results of a clinical study that shows a key difference in the patient’s baseline heart size and function following transcatheter valve replacement (TAVR) that may...

Abbott has announced publication of positive outcomes from two European post-approval studies of the catheter-based MitraClip therapy for the treatment of mitral regurgitation (MR). Results...

Direct Flow Medical Inc. announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) to begin the SALUS feasibility...

June 3, 2013 — Medtronic Inc. announced it has received CE mark for valve-in-valve (VIV) procedures using the CoreValve and CoreValve Evolut transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) systems...

Although not designed for cardiovascular surgery, a new robotic surgical system being developed will likely add to the growing interest of using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI...

Patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) are more than twice as likely to survive if they have minimally invasive repair than if they have surgery, suggests a 10-year...

GE, TEE. amplatzer, 3D, 4D

The development of 3-D transesophageal echo (TEE) just a few years ago has enabled a new generation of interventional procedures to be performed, which otherwise would have been...

The Massachusetts General Hospital officially announced the launch of the Mass General Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care, one of the only institutes in the world to integrate...

Heart with Aorta

CardioLogical Solutions, formed by the recent merger of Emboline and VasoStitch, has been issued an additional patent for its family of aortic embolic protection devices that are...

Olympus Articulating HD 3-D Laparoscopic Surgical Video System

Olympus received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Articulating HD 3-D Laparoscopic Surgical Video System. It delivers value to surgeons and patients by...

Abbot MitraClip

Abbott announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee has voted by majority (Yes: 5, No: 3) that the benefits...

March 7, 2013 — Philips Healthcare announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its EchoNavigator live image-guidance tool.

Portico Transcatheter Aortic Heart Valve Repair St. Jude Medical Clinical Trial

St. Jude Medical Inc announced the first patient implant of its 25 mm Portico Transcatheter Aortic Heart Valve using the Transfemoral Delivery System in its ongoing European trial. The Portico...

PhysioSonics

PhysioSonics announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the Presto 1000 Flow Monitor system 510(k) clearance for cranial blood flow monitoring. In addition, the company...

January 21, 2013 — ECRI Institute, a nonprofit organization that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, recently evaluated evidence behind the use of the only transcatheter...

January 16, 2013 — CardioLogical Solutions, a new cardiovascular device company, announced it has initiated operations. CardioLogical Solutions represents the merger of two independent companies,...

RealView's 3-D holographic projection of a heart

The annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting brings many cutting-edge technologies to the forefront during its five days of clinical sessions. This is my editor’s choice of...