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The quality and resolution of X-ray images depends on the characteristics of the focal point, the area that is struck by electrons and from which the resulting X-rays are emitted. A new ASTM...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Sorin Freedom Solo and Solo Smart stentless heart valves from Sorin Group Canada Inc. to replace a diseased, damaged or malfunctioning...

Lombard Medical Inc., a medical device company focused on endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), today announced that its lead product, Aorfix, an...

Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons became the first in Texas to implant the Solo Smart Aortic Pericardial Heart Valve. Faraz Kerendi, M.D. and Stephen J. Dewan M.D., performed the procedure at...

Siemens FDA Clearance ACUSON SC2000 Prime Ultrasound System

Siemens Healthcare has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the new Prime edition of its Acuson SC2000 premium cardiovascular imaging system — a system that...

October 20, 2014 — Boston Scientific Corp. has initiated the PLATINUM Diversity trial to evaluate the clinical performance of the Promus Premier Everolimus-Eluting Platinum...

October 20, 2014 — Sony Electronics’ Medical Systems Division is highlighting four new medical printers at RSNA 2014: models UP-D898MD, UP-X898MD, UP-991AD and UP-...

Samsung Tablet-based Ultrasound Clinical, PT60A

Samsung Electronics America Inc. announced the preliminary results of a groundbreaking trial into the use of tablet-based ultrasound in emergency services vehicles.

Neovasc Inc. has received conditional Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) approval from the U.S. FDA to initiate the U.S. arm of its Tiara-I Early Feasibility Trial for the company's Tiara...

Stenting Safe Effective Long-term Stroke Prevention

Using stents to keep neck arteries open is just as effective as invasive neck surgery for long-term prevention of fatal and disabling strokes, reports an international trial led by UCL (University...

October 15, 2014 — Imaging can be a cost-effective way to identify people at risk for stroke who might benefit from aggressive intervention, according to a new modeling study published online in...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Lumason (sulfur hexafluoride lipid microsphere) for patients whose ultrasound image of the heart (echocardiograms) are hard to see with...

Infraredx TVC Imaging System Receives Regulatory Approval Japan

Infraredx Inc. announced that its dual-modality intravascular imaging technology, TVC Imaging System, and its TVC Insight Catheter received Shonin approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health,...

Medtronic IN.PACT Admiral Drug Coated Balloon Peripheral Artery Disease Treatmen

Presented for the first time at the 2014 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference, the latest clinical and economic data on the IN.PACT Admiral drug-coated balloon (DCB)...

October 13, 2014 — After reviewing updated data and analysis for the Boston Scientific Watchman left atrial appendage (LAA) closure device, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Circulatory...

 A study using a new imaging tool, optical coherence tomography (OCT), offered a new look at the composition of carotid artery...

FDA Clears Lutonix 035 Drug Coated Balloon C.R. Bard Inc.

C. R. Bard Inc. announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the Lutonix 035 drug-coated balloon (DCB) catheter for percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) after pre-...

October 10, 2014—Mitralign Inc. reported on the successful use of its technology to perform a percutaneous repair on a patient with tricuspid regurgitation (TR). Prof. Dr. med. J. Schofer of the...

Direct Flow Medical Inc., a transcatheter heart valve innovator focused on improving patient outcomes has received the CE Mark for an enhanced transfemoral delivery system for the ...

This webinar will discuss why contemporary adult cardiac interventions require significant ionizing radiation with potential health risks to both the patient and operator.