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August 21, 2014 — Efforts over the past decade to improve the quality of care for cardiovascular disease patients and increase the use of evidence-based treatments have led to a significant drop...

August 21, 2014 — Corindus Vascular Robotics announced the results of a retrospective study comparing use of radiation and contrast for patients enrolled in its CorPath PRECISE (Percutaneous...

Cardiva Medical Inc. Vascade Vascular Closure System Series 3 financing U.S.

Cardiva Medical Inc. said it closed the first two tranches of a $16.5 million Series 3 private equity financing and a $12.5 million senior secured facility with GE Capital. The company will use...

GE Healthcare Vscan Pocket-sized Ultrasound System With Dual Probe

GE Healthcare introduces the Vscan with Dual Probe with the first of its kind 2-in-1 probe to give healthcare providers more uses for pocket ultrasound.

U.S. Department of Justice Close Investigation PLATO Clinical Trial Ticagrelor

AstraZeneca announced it has received confirmation from the United States Department of Justice that it is closing its investigation into PLATO, a clinical trial that tested the safety and...

Boston Scientific Corp. and Asahi Intecc have formalized plans to develop a new, differentiated fractional flow reserve (FFR) wire. 

August 20, 2014 — Advanced Ultrasound Electronics announced the availability of Sono-Wipes, a one-step disinfectant deodorizer wipe specifically made for ultrasound equipment.

Cardiovascular Systems is recalling certain lots of the Diamondback 360 Peripheral Orbital Atherectomy System, because they may contain defective saline sheaths that could fracture during use. If...

Bluegrass Vascular Technologies closed $4.5 million in Series A financing, that will allow the company to obtain CE mark for the Surfacer Inside-Out Access Catheter System. 

Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics 2014 Infinix X-ray Toshiba

At the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2014 meeting Sept. 13-17, Toshiba will display newer features offered on its Infinix cardiovascular X-ray system to improve diagnostic...

August 18, 2014 — Two Mount Sinai research studies in the August issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (ACC): Cardiovascular Imaging show the potential of using tele-...

 Polidocanol injectable foam Varithena Varicose Veins

Polidocanol injectable foam (Varithena), the only U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved foam for the treatment of incompetent great saphenous veins (GSV), accessory saphenous veins and...

August 15, 2014 — Mardil Medical announced earlier this year the first-in-human implants using the VenTouch ventricular reshaping device performed by a surgical team at the Institut...

MYDICAR Celladon Corp. Clinical Trial Heart Failure Treatments LVADs

Celladon Corp. announced that the first patient has been dosed in a clinical trial titled "Investigation of the Safety and Feasibility of AAV1/SERCA2a Gene Transfer in Patients with Heart Failure...

August 12, 2014 — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) took action to improve access to Abbott’s MitraClip system after issuing its fiscal year 2015 ruling on the inpatient prospective...

Teleflex Inc.’s subsidiary Hotspur Technologies Inc. received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance to market the Arrow GPSCath Balloon Dilatation Catheters designed for use...

August 11, 2014 — Toshiba America Medical Systems is making it possible for clinicians to use ultrasound to see the smallest vessels in and around areas like tumors and lymph nodes, giving them a...

Imaging experts from the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) released a paper, "Guidelines for the Cardiac Sonographer in the Performance of Contrast Echocardiography: A Focused Update from...

SynCardia Total Artificial Heart SynHall Valves FDA approval

SynCardia Systems Inc. received approval in July from the U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) for the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart with SynHall valves, giving the company control...

Biotronik Enrollment Completion SFA Arm BIOFLEX-I Study Pulsar-18 4-French

Biotronik announced the completion of patient enrollment in the superficial femoral artery (SFA) arm of its BIOFLEX-I clinical trial, an U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved...