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Clinical trial/study, stents, venous therapies

Veniti, Inc. announced that it has enrolled the first United States patients in the Virtus trial of the Veniti VICI Venous Stent System.

Ultrasound systems, RSNA 2014, Aplio 300 and 500 Platinum series

With the introduction of the Aplio 300 and 500 Platinum Series from Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc., clinicians can now meet goals of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS)...

Cardionovum GmbH announced that it has initiated a 150-patient clinical study of its novel paclitaxel-releasing, high-pressure shunt balloon dilatation catheter, Aperto.

Covidien, Solitaire, stent thrombectomy, trial, Netherlands

In a landmark study evaluating the addition of stent thrombectomy clot removal to pharmaceutical treatment for patients suffering an acute ischemic stroke (AIS), stent thrombectomy provided a...

Atrial fibrillation, heart valve repair, software, mobile devices, ACC app

The American College of Cardiology’s recently released Guideline Clinical App has expanded with the addition of tools and guideline content for two conditions, valvular heart disease and...

ReFlow Medical Inc., SpeX shapeable support catheter, FDA

ReFlow Medical Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for commercialization of their SpeX shapeable support catheter in the United States for use in the peripheral...

Volcano, Philips, acquisition, FFR, IVUS

The purchase will enable Philips to further expand its advanced imaging capabilities of its angiography suite. Volcano is a leader in intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and fractional flow reserve (...

Cath lab, clinical trial, clinical study, defibrillator monitors

A faster, coordinated emergency response in collaboration with hospital cardiac catheterization laboratories in each United States region, including New York City, is associated with improving...

Doctors at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital of Tampa implanted a Melody transcatheter pulmonary valve in a 13-year-old patient in October, marking the 50th time the hospital has given the device...

Angiography systems, CT systems, Hybrid OR, RSNA 2014

As the first integration between Interventional Radiology (IR) and CT technology, Toshiba’s Infinix 4-D CT provides clinicians with faster, safer and more accurate interventions.

Siemens Healthcare presented two new clinical applications for angiography at the 2014 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting. The syngo Dyna4D...

Researchers at Okayama University in collaboration with several medical centers in Japan have demonstrated the safety and efficacy of a hypothermal treatment – pharyngeal cooling – for cardiac...

Medtronic, PERIGON Pivotal Trial, pericardial surgical aortic heart valve

Medtronic, Inc. announced it has initiated the PERIGON (PERIcardial SurGical AOrtic Valve ReplacemeNt) Pivotal Trial, a global, prospective clinical trial evaluating an investigational surgical...

Endurant IIs, stent graft system, abdominal aortic aneurysm, AAA

Medtronic Inc. announced the launch in Europe and the United States of the Endurant IIs AAA stent graft, which received CE mark and U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval to be used in...

CardioKinetix Inc. announced it has completed a $50 million financing led by Edwards Lifesciences Corp. with participation from other existing investors. This financing provides CardioKinetix with...

near-infrared spectroscopy, NIRS, heart attack, stroke, Infraredx, TVC

A study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) shows intravascular near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) can identify lipid core-containing plaques,...

Clinical Trial, Heart valve repair, TAVR

New research from the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation has uncovered a way to help interventional cardiologists better predict which patients are at higher risk for death following TAVR,...

Results from a new study indicate that the addition of mitral valve (MV) repair to coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) did not result in significant benefit to the patient and was associated...

Balloon catheter, interventional radiology, FDA clearance, kidney disease

Covidien announced that it received U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance for its Fortrex over-the-wire (OTW) percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) balloon catheter.

obesity, interventional radiology, embolization devices

A new procedure to combat obesity was recently performed by physicians at Dayton Interventional Radiology.