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April 17, 2008 - Medtronic Inc. received clearance from the FDA for use of the Talent Abdominal Stent Graft on the CoilTrac Delivery System, a medical device that expands patient access to a...

April 14, 2008 - ESTECH will showcase its new CG LiV Kits, designed to enable mitral and aortic valve procedures, at the American Association for Thoracic Surgery 88th Annual Meeting in San Diego...

April 14, 2008 - Contrast-enhanced MR imaging is significantly superior to 16 slice multidetector CT in the detection of endoleaks after endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurisms (EVAR),...

April 11, 2008 - St. Jude Medical will acquire EP MedSystems for approximately $92.1 million in a deal that will accelerate St. Jude Medical's atrial fibrillation program and entry into the high-...

April 3, 2008 - In preparation for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) and the General Electric Company said this week two research programs have started to...

April 1, 2008 – A new high-performance bandage made from the same blood-stopping technology the U.S. Army uses in Afghanistan and Iraq was featured at ACC 2008.

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March 31, 2008 - A device that catches bits of plaque and blood clot that break loose during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has failed to show that it can reduce rates of major...

March 31, 2008 - As part of the Philips cath lab showcase at ACC, the company presented Live 3D TEE technology for the cath lab, designed to give real-time volume rendered images using one-touch...

March 25, 2008 - Medical Simulation Corp. will present a comprehensive onset-of-symptoms-to-cath lab scenario at the SCAI/ACC national conference in Chicago, IL, March 30-April 1, in a...

This may be the Red Bull of interventional cardiology sessions, since The Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) and ACC’s Innovation in Intervention: i2 Summit joined...

March 7, 2008 – CircuLite has advanced its Synergy Pocket Circulatory Assist Device clinical program into a 20-patient trial, after completion of a first-in-man pilot study of Synergy in four...

March 4, 2008 – MEDRAD sales revenues grew to $525 million in 2007, an increase of 10 percent over the previous year, which is expected to grow further should the merger with Possis be completed...

March 5, 2008 - Edwards Lifesciences Corp. reported that the first three human implants of the next-generation Edwards transcatheter aortic heart valve were performed at St. Paul's Hospital in...

February 28, 2008 - The first human received Medtronic’s investigational bifurcation stent, a Y-shaped design that matches the anatomy of lesions that form at the junctions of coronary arteries,...

February 27, 2008 - CircuLite Inc. released preliminary results of a pilot first-in-man study of four patients who have been implanted with the Synergy Pocket Circulatory Assist Device, a micro...

February 22, 2008 - According to Millennium Research Group’s Global Markets for C-Arms 2008 report, the U.S. market for fixed C-arm systems, comprising units used for cardiology, angiography and...

February 19, 2008 - Among patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI), prior statin therapy is associated with better perfusion after primary angioplasty of the infarct-related artery,...

February 19, 2008 – A novel, fully bioabsorbable salicylate-based stent offers the potential to reduce adverse events associated with current drug-eluting stents (DES) and could be very beneficial...

February 18, 2008 – OrbusNeich’s Genous Bio-engineered R stent is feasible and safe for use in acute myocardial infarction (AMI) patients, according to a paper published in the American Heart...

February 15, 2008 - Siemens received FDA 510(k) clearance for Artis zeego, a robotic-assisted positioning capability for interventions in both radiology and cardiology, as well as the developing...

February 12, 2008 – The FDA, National Heart Lung & Blood Institute (NHLBI) and National Science Foundation, are hosting “Workshop on Computer Methods for Cardiovascular Devices,” on March 18-...

February 11, 2008 – A new minimally invasive vascular occlusion device designed to close a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) received European CE Mark approval.

February 11, 2008 – Medrad Inc. today said it entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire Possis Medical Inc., which in combination will offer a broader, more comprehensive suite of...

February 8, 2008 - The FDA granted Volcano Corp. 510(k) clearance for its s5-Revo and s5-FFR (fractional flow reserve) options, allowing physicians access phased Array IVUS, Rotational IVUS and...

February 8, 2008 - CryoLife Inc. received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its CryoValve SG pulmonary human heart valve processed with the company’s proprietary SynerGraft technology, providing a...

February 6, 2008 - The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) opens the doors of Ashley River Tower, its new state-of-the-art hospital designed to treat patients with cardiovascular and...

February 7, 2008 - Tryton Medical Inc.’s Side Branch Stent obtains CE Mark approval based on results in the Tryton 1 (First-in-Man Study) with No Side-Branch Restenosis in 30 patients, according...

January 30, 2008 - TopSpin Medical Inc. announced the first commercial installation of the Cathamaran Intravascular MRI System at ZOL Hospital, Genk, Belgium, with the first procedures performed...

January 30, 2008 - TopSpin Medical Inc. installed the Cathamaran Intravascular MRI System at ZOL Hospital in Belgium, marking the first installation of the system and its entrance in a study on...

January 30, 2008 - Iroko Pharmaceuticals (Iroko) acquired all non-U.S. commercial rights to Aggrastat (tirofiban HCl) from Merck & Co. Inc., used for patients undergoing coronary angioplasty...

January 30, 2008 - Aporo Biomedical signed an exclusive global licensing agreement with mNEMOSCIENCE GmbH for its proprietary biodegradable shape memory polymers (BIO-SMP), enabling Aporo to offer...