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Hitachi Aloka Medical, cardiovascular ultrasound, sales force

Hitachi Aloka Medical America Inc. announced the creation of a new dedicated sales force targeting cardiovascular ultrasound opportunities in physician’s offices and hospitals.

Four-month-old Jackson Lane has a large scar that looks like a giant zipper down the center of his chest, the result of undergoing a lifesaving surgical procedure at just five days old to repair...

nanoparticles, stroke, tPA, blood clot, magnetic, MRI, antiplatelet

By loading magnetic nanoparticles with drugs and dressing them in biochemical camouflage, Houston Methodist researchers say they can destroy blood clots 100 to 1,000 times faster than a commonly...

Hielscher, Columbia, PAD, OCT, diabetes, optical tomographic imaging, peripheral

Approximately 8 to 12 million people in the United States alone are suffering from peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a common vascular problem that is also one of the most serious complications...

Boston Scientific, Jetstream, CBSET, atherectomy, PAD

CBSET, a not-for-profit preclinical research institute, announced that its scientists have defined the optimal tissue debulking protocol for treating in-stent restenosis (ISR) with ...

SuperSonic Imagine announced a partnership with U.S.-based Unetixs Vascular Inc. to bring SuperSonic Imagine’s technology to more customers in the vascular market.

TMVR, Europe, heart valve repair, GlobalData

In light of a recent American Heart Association report stating that U.S. mitral valve regurgitation prevalence was 1.7 percent in 2014, a significant opportunity exists for development of an...

In.PACT Admiral, PAD, Medicare, pass-through payment, Medtronic, balloon cath

Medtronic announced that the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved a transitional pass-through payment for the company’s IN.PACT Admiral drug-coated balloon (DCB)...

Bard, Lutonix, drug coated balloon, DCB, CMS, pass-through payment, outpatient

C. R. Bard Inc. announced that the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved a pass-through payment for the Lutonix drug-coated balloon (DCB) under the Medicare hospital...

Pie Medical Imaging, CAAS A-Valve, qRA, angiography, heart valve repair

Pie Medical Imaging BV announced that it received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its CAAS A-Valve product including the quantitative Regurgitation Analysis (qRA)...

VasSol Inc., NOVA, VERiTAS trial, recurrent stroke, MRI, software

A recently completed National Institutes of Health-funded trial confirms the efficacy of blood flow measurement technology from VasSol Inc. to predict the possibility of repeated stroke...

Pediatric cardiology researchers and clinicians from numerous centers around the world gathered at the Cardiology 2015: the 18th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease...

Lutonix, drug eluting balloon, drug coated balloon

Drug-eluting balloons (DEBs) have been one of the long-awaited new transcatheter technologies to help reduce high restenosis rates in peripheral artery disease (PAD). The U.S. Food and Drug...

TAVR, Henry Ford Hospital, O'Neill, Greenbaum

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is not only a breakthough minimally invasive medical therapy, but offers a new business opportunity for hospitals that begin a program. The technology...

cancer survivors, cardiovascular ultrasound, echocardiograms

Certain types of chemotherapy are associated with heart issues known as cancer therapeutics-related cardiac dysfunction. However, symptoms don’t appear until the issue is already advanced and...

Boston Scientific, Bard, Lutonix, DCB, drug coated balloon, distribute

Boston Scientific and C. R. Bard announced a deal where Boston Scientific will distribute the Lutonix 035 drug coated balloon (DCB) percutaneous transluminal angioplasty catheter in the...

Shimadzu, Trinias C-12, First Coast Heart, angiography system, cath lab

Shimadzu Medical Systems announced the first United States installation of its Trinias C-12 crossover system at First Coast Heart & Vascular Center in Jacksonville, Fla. This first North...

Covidien, Trellis peripheral infusion system, FDA recall, balloon inflation port

A manufacturing error caused the balloon inflation ports to be mislabeled on Covidien’s Trellis 6 and Trellis 8 Peripheral Infusion systems, prompting a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...

Renal denervation, hypertension, Peregrine System

Ablative Solutions Inc. announced the addition of Michael Weber, M.D., FACP, FACC, FAHA, to its Scientific Advisory Board. 

Sudden cardiac arrest, resuscitation devices, AutoPulse, ZOLL

Zoll Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, announced that RAV Gelderland-Midden in the Netherlands has equipped its fleet of 20 ambulances with the...