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September 24, 2012 — Bio DG announced that its patent for a novel metal system, to use as biodegradable material in developing implantable medical devices, was granted by the U.S. Patent Office on...

CircuLite Synenery Circulatory Support System VAD

CircuLite Inc. announced that it has received CE marking approval for the Synergy Circulatory Support System, a micro-pump designed to halt the progression of heart failure. By working with the...

September 10, 2012 — Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common complication of cardiac surgery, occurring in 10 to 40...

August 14, 2012 — The next five years will see many hospitals in Europe overcoming the high cost and complexity of implementing...

July 3, 2012 — Patients unable to breathe because of acute lung failure or an obstructed airway need another way to get oxygen to their blood—and fast—to avoid cardiac arrest and brain injury. A...

June 4, 2012 — SentreHeart Inc., a privately held medical device company, announced that it has recently completed a $26 million Series C financing led by Vivo Ventures, with participation by its...

May 30, 2012 — MAQUET Cardiopulmonary, a business unit of MAQUET Cardiovascular and a leader in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and extracorporeal life support (ECLS) systems, announced...

May 24, 2012 — Research led by Christiana Care Health System's Andrew Doorey, M.D., has found that a small number of patients mistakenly undergo bypass surgery after diagnostic...

May 15, 2012 — A hybrid technique that combines coronary stenting with minimally invasive, robotically assisted bypass surgery both reduces the risk of surgical complications and speeds recovery...

May 4, 2012 - Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced that new data from the European multi-center Triton trial studying the Edwards Intuity valve system highlights the promise of several important...

April 19, 2012 - St. Jude Medical Inc., a global medical device company, announced regulatory approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) and the launch of the Trifecta...

April 17, 2012 – SynCardia Systems Inc., manufacturer of the world’s first and only FDA-, Health Canada- and CE-approved Total Artificial Heart, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug...

April 5, 2012 —Maquet and Siemens Healthcare announced they will collaborate closely to introduce a combined system for diagnostics and surgical procedures. The first systems will be delivered and...

A new comparative effectiveness study found older adults with stable coronary disease who underwent coronary artery bypass graft had better long-term survival than those who underwent percutaneous...

New evidence shows that with appropriate preparation, angioplasty can be safely and effectively performed at community hospitals without on-site cardiac surgery units. This was according to data...

Jack Miller, 62, is probably the only politician in America who smiles when people call him “heartless.” Four months ago, doctors at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Medical Center in...

March 16, 2012 – Medistim’s VeriQ system, which uses ultrasound to assess graft blood flow during coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, recently withstood the clinical scrutiny of the...

March 5, 2012 — SynCardia Systems Inc., manufacturer of the world’s first and only U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Health Canada and Conformité Européenne (CE) approved Total Artificial...

March 1, 2012 – Steris Corp. announced they will collaborate with device manufacturer St. Jude Medical Inc. on the planning and implementation of advanced cardiac laboratories for healthcare...

Jarvik Heart Inc. announced conditional U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its pivotal trial for evaluation of the Jarvik 2000 heart for destination therapy (DT). Use of the...