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Johns Hopkins Hospital surgeons say skipping one commonly taken step during a routine procedure to insert a wire mesh stent into a partially blocked carotid artery appears to prevent patients from...

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Ultrasound-stimulated microbubbles have been showing promise in recent years as a non-invasive method of...

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 The American College of Cardiology (ACC), along with nine specialty and subspecialty societies, released Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for tests used in the ...

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Ultrasound will be able to depict blood flow with more detail and accuracy using Toshiba America Medical...

At RSNA 2013, GE Healthcare introduced the Discovery Interventional Guidance System (IGS) 740, a 510(k)-pending mobile X-ray angiography system with a 41 x 41 cm detector. The system is aimed at...

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Thomas Jefferson University researchers discovered that the formation of blood clots follows a different molecular route in African Americans versus European Americans, providing a new...

TherOx Inc. released results from the company's multicenter Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) pilot study that showed a 9.6 percent infarct size at 30 days in high-risk patients treated...

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Circulatory System Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee voted favorably Dec. 11 in a 13-1 vote that the benefits of the Watchman...

The National Cheng Kung University Heart Science and Medical Devices Research Center (NCKU HSDMRC) and the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Duke University, Durham, NC,...

AccessClosure Inc. announced that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied a request by St. Jude Medical Inc. to rehear an appeal on a double patenting ruling concerning its U.S....

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For patients with stable coronary artery disease (CAD) who are not experiencing a heart attack and an abnormal stress test, treatment of their narrowed arteries by the common procedure of...

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Interventional cardiologists at Mount Sinai Hospital are the first in the world to use a newly U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved device for the treatment of severely calcified...

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The procedure, first performed in Germany in 2011, has corrected both defects and instilled Brian, a young swimmer and martial arts aficionado, with newfound energy that was in short supply...

With increased penalties in effect for hospitals with excessive readmissions for heart attack and heart failure,...

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Siemens Healthcare introduced an angiography system optimized for broad clinical utilization at the...

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HeartWare International Inc. has acquired CircuLite, Inc., a developer of the Synergy Circulatory Support System, which is designed to treat less sick, ambulatory, chronic ...

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Medtronic Inc. announced CE mark in Europe and Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) listing in Australia for its flexible 4 French multi-electrode Symplicity Spyral ...

Medtronic, Inc. presented three-year data from SYMPLICITY HTN-2, the first and longest-running randomized, controlled clinical trial of renal denervation, which continue to demonstrate results...

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A national group of leading scientists, including one University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) expert, said that for more than 100 years, fewer people have been dying of ...

Sidra Medical and Research Center, a specialty women's and children's hospital in Qatar, announced that Ziyad Hijazi, M.D., has been appointed clinical chief for pediatrics.