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August 9, 2012 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing healthcare providers and patients that the indications for use and labeling for the Stryker Wingspan...

August 2, 2012 — Results of the ROMICAT II trial indicates coronary computed tomography (CT) angiography (CCTA) as a...

July 31, 2012 – Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) has applied for business publication membership in BPA Worldwide, which will track DAIC's circulation. The...

July 27, 2012 — Adding computed tomography (CT) scans to standard screening procedures may help emergency room staff more rapidly determine which patients complaining of chest pain are having a...

Access site complications, hemostasis management, vascular closure

Percutaneous coronary interventional (PCI) procedures are performed throughout hundreds of US institutions every day. With the increasing frequency of these procedures being performed comes an...

July 27, 2012 — C. R. Bard Inc. announced that its Lutonix technology center has completed patient enrollment into its global, multicenter LEVANT 2 randomized clinical trial.

The current Medicare payment system is irreparably flawed and a new, more permanent solution must be reached, American College of Cardiology (ACC) President William Zoghbi, M.D., FACC, told the...

July 26, 2012 — A new study shows promising data for a new method to image the source of atrial fibrillation (AF) and target its ablation to greatly reduce procedure time and substantially improve...

A study using CT perfusion imaging showed patients presenting with ischemic stroke may be successfully treated with endovascular or minimally invasive therapy well beyond ...

July 26, 2012 — Cambridge Heart Inc., a developer of non-invasive diagnostic tests for cardiac disease, announced that results of a prospective, 155-patient trial reinforces the value of the...

July 26, 2012 — Angion Biomedica Corp. announced that the first patient was dosed in a Phase II multicenter clinical trial evaluating BB3 for the treatment of heart attack (acute myocardial...

July 24, 2012 — Use of the retrograde approach to revascularizing coronary chronic total occlusions (CTOs) to deliver...

July 23, 2012 — Biotronik announced that the first CRT-D patient has been enrolled in the Biotronik EuroEco Trial — the European Health Economic Trial on Home Monitoring in...

July 23, 2012 — Medtronic Inc. announced the first patient enrollment in a clinical trial comparing the CoreValve system with surgical aortic valve replacement in patients with severe aortic...

July 20, 2012 — Ticagrelor, a blood-thinning drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2011, should be considered along with older blood thinners clopidogrel and prasugrel...

July 17, 2012 — Arterial Remodeling Technologies (ART) reported that they have achieved a medical milestone with its Arterial Remodeling Transient DIsmantling ...

Mercator MedSystems, a medical technology company whose platform Micro-Infusion Catheter technology announced preliminary results of its DANCE clinical trial that continues to follow...

July 16, 2012 — The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) are warning that the extreme cuts to funding for medical imaging scans in the 2013...

July 16, 2012 — Reva Medical Inc. announced it completed clinical enrollment with the ReZolve drug-eluting bioresorbable scaffold. A total of 26 patients have been enrolled and there are...

July 16, 2012 — Medical imaging has always been an important part of clinical trials.  Echocardiography, which uses sound waves to create moving real-time images of cardiac structure and...