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MEDTRONIC, symplicity renal denervation catheter

One of the exciting new frontiers for interventional cardiology is the use of renal denervation therapy to treat pharmacologically uncontrolled hypertension. It is estimated there are more...

Aspire Thrombectomy Device Aspiration Medical

Nick Cavros, interventional cardiologist with Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) at Lafayette General Medical Center in Lafayette, La., used a new hand-held mechanical aspiration system...

Biotronik has launched its next generation of guide wires. Galeo Pro has a high tensile stainless steel core, increased durability and excellent shape retention. These allow the physician to treat...

McKesson, RFID cabinet

To assist providers in managing high-dollar inventory, McKesson has introduced radio frequency identification (RFID) cabinets as part of McKesson Point of Use Supply.  The vendor-neutral...

There is a “new normal” for the global medical device market where financial constraints increasingly impact both treatment and purchasing decision-making. As a result, companies develop products...

OptiCross Boston Scientific Cath Lab IVUS

The Boston Scientific Corporation has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance, CE mark and Japan PMDA approval for its OptiCross Coronary Imaging Catheter and has launched the...

Merck announced that the New Drug Application (NDA) for its investigational anti-thrombotic medicine, vorapaxar, has been accepted...

CorPath Robotic Angioplasty Corindus Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center South Dakot

Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center in Aberdeen, S.D. became the first hospital to perform a robotic angioplasty for a patient with an acute heart attack, achieving a far better door-to-balloon time...

InfraredX TVC Imaging System Clinical Study STEMI

Infraredx Inc. announced the publication of key data supporting the ability of its TVC imaging system to detect lipid core plaque in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI...

IMRIS has announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510K clearance to market VISIUS iCT, the first and only ceiling-mounted ...

Zoll Medical Corp has announced that survival from one of the leading causes of death in the United States, out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, more than doubled from 26 percent to 56 percent when...

Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) balloon catheters were the first devices used in the field of interventional cardiology. The growth of the stent market, which is the largest...

AngioScore AngioSculpt Drug-Coated Scoring Catheter FIH Study

AngioScore Inc. announced the completion of enrollment in the Drug-Coated AngioSculpt Scoring Balloon Catheter First-in-Human (FIH) Study (PATENT-C). AngioScore anticipates that preliminary data...

Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. has partnered with Unfors RaySafe Inc. to offer a new radiation dose monitoring and...

July 22, 2013 — A new report issued by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and developed in collaboration with 10 other professional societies provides detailed criteria to help clinicians...

July 19, 2013 — The Mount Sinai Medical Center is the first medical center in New York City to offer the HeartMate II pocket controller, newly approved by the U.S. Food and Drug...

Abbott Technologies Acquires IDEV Technologies

Abbott announced that it has entered into an agreement to purchase IDEV Technologies, a privately held company focused on developing next-generation medical devices for use by interventional...

July 18, 2013 — Boston Scientific Corp. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance and CE mark approval for the Guidezilla guide extension catheter.

The first-ever presentation at a medical conference using hologram technology instead of traditional video projection screen took place July 1 at the American Society of Echocardiography’s (ASE)...

hTEE 24/7 Clinical Support Program ImaCor

ImaCor Inc. announced the implementation of the 24/7 hTEE Clinical Support Program.