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EchoInsight for Cardio Oncology

Strain imaging for echo is increasingly being recommended to assist in assessing cancer patients at risk for heart disease. Strain Imaging can provide valuable information when monitoring patients...

TIMS version 3.0 TIMS Medical Foresight Imaging Angiography Endoscopes DICOM

The TIMS Medical division of Foresight Imaging released the TIMS version 3.0 platform to provide high resolution digital video formats in fluoroscopy and endoscopy.

Medtronic Inc. announced it received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to conduct an early feasibility study using the Medtronic Native Outflow Tract Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve (...

Cardiac Ultra Sound Echo ASE Choosing Wisely 5 THings Patients Should Question

Taking a leadership role in addressing inefficient practices and improving care, the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) has released a list of five interventions whose appropriateness...

balloon, CTO

Physicians have new tools for treating chronic total occlusions (CTOs) after Abbott received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for guidewires and balloon dilation catheters for...

 

Time Magazine releases the dramatic findings of a months-long investigation by contributor Steven Brill into how outrageous pricing and egregious profits are destroying America's...

The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) has joined the ABIM Foundation and 37 other specialty societies as part of Choosing Wisely, an effort to reduce inappropriate tests and procedures to...

CardioLogical Solutions is an emerging cardiovascular device company formed by the merger of Emboline and VasoStitch and its breakthrough platform of accessory devices for transcatheter aortic...

Boston Scientific received CE mark approval for the Promus Premier everolimus-eluting platinum chromium coronary stent system, the company's next-generation durable polymer drug-eluting stent (DES...

The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR), an international organization of doctors, scientists and allied health professionals dedicated to improving public health through minimally invasive...

St. Jude Medical EnligHTN II trial Renal Denervation System

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced enrollment of the first patient in the EnligHTN II trial. This post-market clinical study will further evaluate the safety and efficacy of the EnligHTN renal...

Portico Transcatheter Aortic Heart Valve Repair St. Jude Medical Clinical Trial

St. Jude Medical Inc announced the first patient implant of its 25 mm Portico Transcatheter Aortic Heart Valve using the Transfemoral Delivery System in its ongoing European trial. The Portico...

St. Jude Medical has issued a Class I recall for its Amplatzer TorqVue FX Delivery System used in transcatheter closure of atrial septal defects (ASDs). The company said in a small number of cases...

Silicon Valley Medical Instruments Inc.  HD-IVUS FDA Clearance

Silicon Valley Medical Instruments Inc. (SVMI) was granted 510(k) market clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in January for its HD-IVUS ultrasound imaging system.

Vascular Nanotransfer Technologies (VNT) says it has developed the industry’s most versatile drug-coated-balloon (DCB) platform designed to deliver a wide variety of drugs for best-in-class DCB...

WaveMark Cath Lab Real-time Location System U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has selected HP Enterprise Services and subcontractor, WaveMark, to deliver a $543 million real-time location system (RTLS) solution to VA facilities...

Identive Group Inc. announced new radio frequency identification (RFID) labels for the medical industry that are specially designed to withstand the radiation processes commonly used to sterilize...

With more than 100 patients enrolled, Cook Medical has exceeded 50 percent enrollment in the Tibiopedal Access for Crossing of Infrainguinal Artery Occlusions clinical trial. The first-of-its-kind...

Cardiva Medical FDA Pre Market Approval Vascade VCS

Cardiva Medical Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Premarket Approval (PMA) for the Vascade Vascular Closure System (VCS). Clinical data from a prospective...

Performing heart surgery on the same day as angiography is now confirmed as a risk factor for acute kidney injury (AKI), and hospital policy limiting the practice for elective cardiac surgery has...