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The Massachusetts General Hospital officially announced the launch of the Mass General Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care, one of the only institutes in the world to integrate...

The FREEDOM trial, the first long-term, comparative study of its kind exclusively for patients with diabetes and advanced multivessel coronary artery disease (CAD) revealed that diabetics with CAD...

AHA/ASA Guidelines LifeNet OnePush Stroke Treatment Device

With the recent release of the updated American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association (ASA) Guidelines for Early Management of Acute Stroke Patients, Physio-Control announced that...

Specialists at Stony Brook Medicine’s Cerebrovascular and Stroke Center (CVC) are treating patients with a new generation of blood clot removal devices that show promise in successfully...

bundled payments, cardiology, CMS

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that more than 500 organizations will begin participating in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative. Through this new...

The first outcome-based guidelines for interventional treatment of acute ischemic stroke — providing recommendations for rapid treatment — will benefit individuals suffering from brain attacks,...

AliveCor Heart Monitor Phone Atrial Fibrillation

The results of a recent study presented yesterday at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2012 conference in Los Angeles showed that a high-quality single-lead ECG can be quickly and...

Cerebral Angioplasty Stents Radiology Stroke treatment devices

Some stroke patients may benefit from cerebral angioplasty and stent placement, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology.

2012 Top 10 Advances in Heart Disease and Stroke Research

Resuscitation, cell regeneration, a new high blood pressure treatment and developments in devices for treating stroke are among the key scientific findings that make up this year's top...

 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted premarket approval (PMA) for the HeartWare Ventricular Assist System (VAS) designed as a bridge to cardiac transplantation.

Amplatzer Structural Heart Occulder Closure Device RESPECT Clinical Trial

November 8, 2012 — Results of the RESPECT clinical trial, presented at TCT 2012, indicates that using an investigational...

FDA Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps

November 8, 2012 — A U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory committee is meeting Dec. 5 to discuss how to classify and regulate...

November 7, 2012 — Athera Biotechnologies AB announced that results from a new study were presented at the Pacific Northwest Vascular Society Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada. The data shows...

Maquet Sensational Plus IABP

Maquet Cardiovascular received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and CE mark approval for its new Sensation Plus 7.5 French 40 cc...

Terumo VirtuoSaph Plus Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting System

Terumo Cardiovascular Systems has announced the introduction of the VirtuoSaph Plus Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting System following clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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 11, 2012 — Primary results from an ongoing trial by Maquet Cardiovascular using intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABP...

September 10, 2012 — Maquet Cardiovascular LLC announced 30-day results from the large, randomized, multicenter intra-aortic...

September 10, 2012 — In a recent clinical trial, the Solitaire Flow Restoration Device dramatically outperformed the standard mechanical treatment. Findings from the trial, called SOLITAIRE With...