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December 26, 2012 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the first patient enrollment in its ILUMIEN I clinical study. The observational study is designed to show the optimal way optical coherence...

December 26, 2012 — Flexible Stenting Solutions Inc. (FSS) announced it gained CE mark in the European Union for its 6 French Reconstrainable FlexStent Femoropopliteal self-expanding...

December 26, 2012 — Covidien announced a definitive agreement to acquire CV Ingenuity. The companies expect to complete the acquisition in the first calendar quarter of 2013. Financial...

RealView's 3-D holographic projection of a heart

The annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) meeting brings many cutting-edge technologies to the forefront during its five days of clinical sessions. This is my editor’s choice of...

Despite earlier signs that a less-invasive surgery is safer and better than “open” operations to repair potentially lethal abdominal aortic aneurysms, a clinical study led by a Johns Hopkins...

December 21, 2012 — Covidien announced the five-year results of the ClosureFast long-term European multicenter study in patients with chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). This study evaluates...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing healthcare professionals and the public that the anticoagulant Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate mesylate) should not be used to prevent stroke...

December 19, 2012 — The first patient has been enrolled in the Boston Scientific EVOLVE II clinical trial, which is designed to further assess the safety and effectiveness of the Synergy ...

New streamlined guidelines will help healthcare providers better treat patients with the most severe type of heart attacks, according to an American Heart Association/American College of...

One Snare Endovascular Snare System Merit Medical Systems

Merit Medical Systems Inc. announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the One Snare Endovascular Snare System.

Hospitalized children who suffer cardiac arrest are nearly three times more likely to survive than they were about a decade ago, and no more likely to suffer brain impairment, according to new...

December 19, 2012 — CardiacAssist Inc. announced it has received investigational device exemption (IDE) approval from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for a pivotal clinical study of...

December 18, 2012 — Zoll Medical Corp. announced that its new U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared OneStep pediatric CPR electrodes are the only electrodes on the market...

For functional mitral valve regurgitation, the results of open repair are poor, but the next generation of transcatheter heart valve repair technologies in development may offer new hope for these...

Abiomed Inc. announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Circulatory System Devices Panel voted to retain Class III status for the temporary ventricular support devices within the non-...

DAIC is seeking readers’ nominations for state-of-the-art cardiac departments and heart centers based on their use of cutting-edge technology. Key factors to be considered include how new...

Congenital Heart Disease Certification American Board of Medical Specialties

More than a million adult congenital heart disease patients in the United States will soon be able to choose a specialist who has demonstrated the unique knowledge and skills their care requires...

December 13, 2012 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the first patient implant of its 23 mm Portico transcatheter aortic heart valve using the transapical delivery system.

December 12, 2012 — Nearly 12 months after their first collaborative medical outreach project, the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) and GE Healthcare are in rural northwest India again...

The latest advances in cardiovascular imaging are usually shown first at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting, the largest radiology show in the world, held the last...