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August 10, 2009 – SyntheMed Inc. said this week its antiadhesion product, the REPEL-CV Bioresorbable Adhesion Barrier, received the endorsement of Kids With Heart National Association for Children...

July 24, 2009 – The 30-day survival improved in patients with acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock who were treated with intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) counterpulsation,...

July 23, 2009 – The FDA recently cleared Ziehm Imaging’s latest mobile C-arm, the Ziehm Vision RFD, which is designed for use in endovascular surgery, interventional cardiology and interventional...

July 22, 2009 – Cardica Inc. today announced the full results of the PAS-Port system multicenter pivotal trial, known as the EPIC trial, were published in the July issue of the peer-reviewed...

July 6, 2009 - ATS Medical Inc. today said the FDA cleared the first implant of the ATS Simulus Semirigid Annuloplasty Band, which was developed through the company’s collaboration with Genesee...

July 2, 2009 – Researchers from Dartmouth-Hitchock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, N.H., have published a new study in the July issue of the Journal of Vascular Surgery (published by the Society...

June 30, 2009 – Edwards Lifesciences Corp. said today new research demonstrates that using its minimally invasive PORT ACCESS System in mitral valve surgery significantly decreases the length of...

June 25, 2009 – Abiomed Inc. yesterday announced the successful implant of its AbioCor Total Replacement Heart, performed at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital by Mark Anderson, M.D.,...

June 22, 2009 – Surgeons from Arizona Heart Institute performed the first procedure in the U.S. Anaconda Phase II Study using the Vascutek Anaconda Stent Graft System, an investigational,...

June 11, 2009 - Surgical support and integration technologies company STERIS Corp. and Siemens Medical Solutions USA Inc. said they are collaborating to offer optimized vascular, cardiovascular...

May 21, 2009 - Boston Scientific Corp. this week announced results from an analysis of economic and quality of life outcomes, based on one-year data from its landmark SYNTAX trial.

May 15, 2009 - Intraoperative fluorescence imaging (IFI) can evaluate graft patency during off-pump coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, making possible immediate graft revision, if needed...

May 11, 2009 - Medtronic Inc. today announced the successful implant of its Cardioblate Closure Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Device by Patrick McCarthy, M.D., co-director of the Bluhm...

May 10, 2009 - Edwards Lifesciences Corp. Friday said it received clearance from the FDA for the Carpentier-Edwards PERIMOUNT Magna Ease aortic valve, designed for easier implantation in the heart...

May 8, 2009 - The 63rd Vascular Annual Meeting hosted by the Society for Vascular Surgery is expected to draw 1,200 of the world's top vascular surgeons June 11-12 at the Colorado Convention...

May 7, 2009 - Medtronic Inc. yesterday said it completed enrollment in its investigational device exemption (IDE) study of the Endurant Stent Graft System, which is designed to enable the...

May 7, 2009 - St. Jude Medical Inc. today started the U.S. launch of its Attune Flexible Adjustable Annuloplasty Ring for the repair of diseased heart valves.

The company received FDA...

April 17, 2009 - Somanetics Corp. has received FDA 510(k) approval to expand the labeling for its INVOS Cerebral/Somatic Oximeter.

April 14, 2009 - The voluntary medical device recall initiated on Feb. 2, 2009 by Arrow International’s Cardiac Care Division involves volume connectors for its 30cc, 40cc and 50cc Intra-aortic...

April 14, 2009 - Symphony Medical Inc. announced today that its patented technology, Algisyl-LVR, was used on a human for the first time, successfully treating a 50-year-old male who was...

April 7, 2009 - In the European experience, the DuraHeart Left Ventricular Assist System (LVAS) showed sustained benefits in providing safe and reliable long-term circulatory support with an...

April 2, 2009 - Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center's division of vascular and endovascular surgery, examined the national frequency, predictors, outcomes...

April 1, 2009 - Cardiac Data Solutions’ research findings presented at ACC this week report that the number of revascularization procedures, related in-hospital mortality and some complications...

March 30, 2009 - AtriCure Inc.’s new disposable cryoablation system, Cryo1, has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for the cryosurgical treatment of cardiac arrhythmias.

March 27, 2009 - Sudhir P. Srivastava, M.D., a cardiothoracic surgeon at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta and a leader in performing beating heart, totally endoscopic, coronary artery bypass...

March 20, 2009 - Stanford University School of Medicine researchers have pooled three years of individual patient data to compare the effectiveness of coronary artery bypass surgery versus...

March 20, 2009 - Stanford University School of Medicine researchers have pooled three years of individual patient data to compare the effectiveness of coronary artery bypass surgery versus...

March 20, 2009 - Endologix Inc. yesterday announced the first presentation of initial outcomes with up to two-year patient follow-up from its Powerlink Suprarenal Proximal Extension trial; the...

March 20 ,2009 - One of the current controversies in the field of adult congenital heart disease is whether patients should be cared for at an adult or pediatric facility and by an adult or...

Endovascular repair for aortic aneurysms has gained popularity in the past five to six years as physicians has learned how to use and became more comfortable with the new generations of stent...

March 17, 2009 - Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced it has completed enrollment in the 350-patient nonsurgical study arm of its PARTNER Trial for the Edwards SAPIEN transcatheter aortic heart...

March 10, 2009 - GE Healthcare entered into collaboration with STERIS Corp. to supply surgical technologies in GE interventional suites.

The desire to integrate and equip Interventional...

March 9, 2008 - Biomaterials company SyntheMed Inc. has received FDA approval of its pre-market approval (PMA) application for REPEL-CV Adhesion Barrier for use in pediatric cardiac surgery...

March 5, 2009 - CorMatrix Cardiovascular Inc., developer of extracellular matrix (ECM Technology) biomaterial devices that harness the body's innate ability to repair damaged cardiovascular...

March 3, 2009 - A recently published article in the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation (JHLT) from the German Heart Institute Berlin found right ventricular (RV) dysfunction develops in 20-...

February 20, 2009 - MiCardia Corp. this week announced the worlds’ first dynamic adjustment of the mitral valve annular geometry on a beating heart.

February 19, 2009 - The New England Journal of Medicine this week published the results from the SYNTAX trial, in which percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) using the TAXUS Express2 Paclitaxel...

February 12, 2009 - Dr. Willem Johan Kolff, the world’s most prolific inventor of artificial organs, passed away Feb. 11 at the age of 97 in Philadelphia.

Among Dr. Kolff’s many...

February 12, 2009 - Researchers in The Netherlands say the standard of care of using intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABP) in patients with high-risk STEMI does not appear to help patients, according...

February 10, 2009 - Sorin Group said today it acquired the Clearglide endoscopic vessel harvesting (EVH) product line of Datascope Inc., which enables less-invasive harvesting of vessels for use...

February 10, 2009 - W. L. Gore and Associates today said at the annual International Congress of Endovascular Interventions XXII, it received FDA approval to market a modified version of the GORE...

February 10, 2009 - Hospitals will be eligible in Medicare’s 2009 fiscal year for up to an additional $53,000 in reimbursement when they implant a CardioWest temporary Total Artificial Heart (TAH-...

February 4, 2009 - Arizona Heart Institute will present the 22nd Annual Public Forum showcasing a live-telecast of the latest surgical treatments for heart and blood vessel disease on Tuesday, Feb...

January 28, 2009 – Under the terms of a newly penned seven-year agreement, LeMaitre Vascular has earned exclusive rights to market and sell certain sizes of Neovasc Inc.’s biological vascular...

January 28, 2009 - Attended by over 40 cardiothoracic surgeons, Cardiogenesis Corp.'s education symposium at the recent Society of Thoracic Surgeons Meeting in San Francisco was entitled "...

January 26, 2009 - Edwards Lifesciences Corp. today launched the Carpentier-Edwards Physio II mitral valve repair ring at the 45th annual meeting of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) in San...

September 2, 2008 - Merit Medical Systems Inc., a manufacturer of disposable devices used primarily in cardiology and radiology procedures, today said five new products are scheduled to be...

August 25, 2008 - Starion Instruments said a study recently presented at the 2008 Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS)...

August 12, 2008 - Concentric Medical Inc., a leader in devices for clot removal in ischemic stroke patients, announced today it has entered into a co-marketing agreement with InTouch Health to...

August 7, 2008 - KLS Martin LP, a medical device company specializing in craniomaxillofacial and sternal fixation, yesterday announced the implantation of the Sternal Talon in the 500th patient....