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Boston Scientific Corp. ICD HRS 35th Annual Scientific Sessions SIMPLE Trial

A Boston Scientific Corp. study demonstrated that outcomes for patients with the company's transvenous implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) who received routine defibrillation testing (DT...

Elixir Medical Corp. DESolve 100 CE mark

Elixir Medical Corp. received CE mark approval for its DESolve 100 Novolimus Eluting Bioresorbable Coronary Scaffold System.

May 12, 2014 — Patients using the Boston Scientific Latitude remote patient management system with wireless telemetry demonstrated significantly lower mortality and fewer hospitalizations...

May 12, 2014 — The Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR) at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, is the first U.S. facility to install Siemens Healthcare’s Magnetom Prisma, a 3T...

May 12 2014 — M*Modal announced enhancements to its Fluency Flex Mobile dictation application for iOS 6.0+ devices. Moving beyond the capture of clinical notes during patient encounters to more...

New data presented for the first time at the World Heart Federation’s World Congress of Cardiology 2014 shows a significant improvement in both patient adherence and risk factor control when...

Kalila Medical Vado Steerable Introducer Sheath Atrial Fibrillation Albation EP

Kalila Medical received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Vado steerable introducer sheath used during atrial fibrillation (AF) and other procedures...

IABP, Datascope, Maquet, FDA recall

Datascope Corp./Maquet initiated a voluntary worldwide field correction of some of its intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABPs) due to a potential mechanical failure of the fan assembly associated with...

MassMEDIC ACA Medical Device Tax Innovation

Medical device executives from across the region are not sure the influx of new patients using their devices and the promised sales boost expected from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will offset...

InspireMD Inc. initiated a Voluntary Field Action (VFA) following recent reports of MGuard Prime EPS (embolic protection systems), stent dislodgements. 

Pacemaker Lead Extraction Cook Medical

A quarter century ago, doctors treating patients with implanted cardiac pacemakers had a big problem. Their patients were outliving the complex electrical devices that gave them an acceptable...

May 8, 2014 — Abbott announced its catheter-based MitraClip therapy has received Health Canada approval, providing physicians in Canada with the treatment option that can significantly...

May 8, 2014 — The past year has been a turbulent one for U.S. physicians, according to the 2014 Practice Profitability Index (PPI). Approximately 5,064 physicians contributed their...

The webinar "Implementing Robotic PCI — Why and How to Start a Successful Program" defines optimal strategies for launching a successful robotic percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) program....

CleanerXT Argon Medical Devices Inc. Thrombectomy Devices Deep Vein Thrombosis

Argon Medical Devices Inc. began marketing the CelanerXT rotational thrombectomy system as a new addition to the Cleaner family of dialysis products. 

Biotronik Entovis Pacemaker Syster MRI FDA Approval

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Biotronik approval for its Entovis pacemaker system with ProMRI technology. 

May 7, 2014 — Cardiotek B.V. today announced it will commence commercialization of its EP-Tracer system following the 2014 Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) annual scientific sessions in ...

May 7, 2014 — Women face greater limits on their lifestyle and have more severe symptoms as a result of peripheral artery disease (PAD), but minimally invasive procedures used to unclog arteries...

HeartWare Ltd. Ventricular Assist Device Correction Batteries

HeartWare Intl. Inc. issued a voluntary Urgent Medical Device Correction related to all HeartWare Ventricular Assist System batteries, product codes 1650 and 1650-DE. 

GE Healthcare Discovery IGS 740 Mobile Angiography System FDA Approval

GE Healthcare received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for its Discovery IGS 740, a new rail-free mobile angiography system with a 41x41 cm detector.