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Medstreaming launched its new Graphic Based Surgical Application for desktop and mobile platforms at the Vascular Annual Meeting (VAM) May 30 – June 1, 2013 in San Francisco. The structured...

June 28, 2013 — Maquet Cardiovascular LLC announced it has acquired LAAx Inc., a privately held company that has developed a unique mechanical occlusion device called the TigerPaw System II....

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...

Zoll Medical Corp. has received Shonin approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) to enter the Japanese market with its Intravascular Temperature Management (IVTM)...

Since the 1970s, intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABPs) have been the gold standard of minimally invasive hemodynamic support, but more recently developed percutaneous ventricular assist devices (pVAD...

For patients who received stents to restore blood flow through the main arteries supplying blood to the brain, inflating a tiny balloon inside the arteries after implantation of the stent ...

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...

The FREEDOM trial, the first long-term, comparative study of its kind exclusively for patients with diabetes and advanced multivessel coronary artery disease (CAD) revealed that diabetics with CAD...

AHA/ASA Guidelines LifeNet OnePush Stroke Treatment Device

With the recent release of the updated American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association (ASA) Guidelines for Early Management of Acute Stroke Patients, Physio-Control announced that...

Specialists at Stony Brook Medicine’s Cerebrovascular and Stroke Center (CVC) are treating patients with a new generation of blood clot removal devices that show promise in successfully...

bundled payments, cardiology, CMS

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that more than 500 organizations will begin participating in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative. Through this new...

The first outcome-based guidelines for interventional treatment of acute ischemic stroke — providing recommendations for rapid treatment — will benefit individuals suffering from brain attacks,...

AliveCor Heart Monitor Phone Atrial Fibrillation

The results of a recent study presented yesterday at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2012 conference in Los Angeles showed that a high-quality single-lead ECG can be quickly and...

Cerebral Angioplasty Stents Radiology Stroke treatment devices

Some stroke patients may benefit from cerebral angioplasty and stent placement, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology.

2012 Top 10 Advances in Heart Disease and Stroke Research

Resuscitation, cell regeneration, a new high blood pressure treatment and developments in devices for treating stroke are among the key scientific findings that make up this year's top...

 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted premarket approval (PMA) for the HeartWare Ventricular Assist System (VAS) designed as a bridge to cardiac transplantation.

Amplatzer Structural Heart Occulder Closure Device RESPECT Clinical Trial

November 8, 2012 — Results of the RESPECT clinical trial, presented at TCT 2012, indicates that using an investigational...

FDA Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps

November 8, 2012 — A U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee is meeting Dec. 5 to discuss how to classify and regulate...

November 7, 2012 — Athera Biotechnologies AB announced that results from a new study were presented at the Pacific Northwest Vascular Society Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada. The data shows...

Maquet Sensational Plus IABP

Maquet Cardiovascular received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and CE mark approval for its new Sensation Plus 7.5 French 40 cc...