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Terumo Interventional Systems expanded its family of Heartrail III Coronary Guiding Catheters to include a smaller profile 5 French Ikari shape, specifically designed to provide backup support and...

ekos, pulmonary embolism, clot busting

Results of the ULTIMA trial using endovascular therapy to treat submassive pulmonary embolism (PE) were presented at the American College of Cardiology 2013 meeting, The trial is the first...

Edward Structural Heart Valve Repair Clinical Trial Sapien XT Transcatheter

Edwards Lifesciences Corporation announced that preliminary results from The PARTNER II Trial demonstrated similar one-year outcomes in mortality and major clinical events between the Edwards...

GE Healthcare DoseMap Radiation Dose Management Angiography Systems

At the American College of Cardiology (ACC) conference, GE Healthcare unveiled DoseMap to alert interventional cardiologists to patient radiation exposure during longer procedures.

For better treatment planning during cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), Toshiba America Medical System Inc.’s Activation Imaging is the company’s latest addition to its 3-D Wall Motion...

March 14, 2013 — Lantheus Medical Imaging Inc. announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval of a supplemental new drug application (sNDA) that allows Jubilant...

March 13, 2013 — CircuLite Inc. announced it has received conditional approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for an investigational device exemption (IDE) for its lead product,...

Symplicity Renal Denervation System Medtronic Inc. Parallel Review Program

Medtronic Inc. announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have accepted the inclusion of the Symplicity renal denervation system...

AHA/ASA Guidelines LifeNet OnePush Stroke Treatment Device

With the recent release of the updated American Heart Association (AHA)/American Stroke Association (ASA) Guidelines for Early Management of Acute Stroke Patients, Physio-Control announced that...

Royal Philips Infraredx TVC Imaging System Allura Xper

Royal Philips Electronics and Infraredx Inc. announced the availability of a new solution that enables seamless access to Infraredx’s true vessel characterization (TVC) Imaging System via Philips...

Siemens Angiography Systems Artis Q Artis Q.zen FDA Approval Cath Lab

Siemens Healthcare has announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared its Artis Q and Artis Q.zen angiography system families, which feature revolutionary new X-ray tube...

As cardiologists assemble in San Francisco for the 2013 Scientific Sessions of the American College of Cardiology, they are faced with the challenge of how to handle the high volume of additional...

Boston Scientific Corporation has begun the launch of its 0.035-inch and 0.018-inch Rubicon Support Catheter in the United States. The device is designed to assist physicians with placement and...

March 7, 2013 — A newly identified genetic variant doubles the risk of calcium buildup in the heart’s aortic valve. Calcium buildup is the most common cause of aortic stenosis, a narrowing of the...

March 7, 2013 — Experts from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia were among the leaders of two large national studies showing that extending cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) longer than...

The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) has released a list of five interventions whose appropriateness physicians and patients should discuss as part of Choosing Wisely, an initiative of...

March 7, 2013 — Philips Healthcare announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its EchoNavigator live image-guidance tool.

Mercator MedSystems Cricket Bullfrog Micro-Infusion Catheters

 Mercator MedSystems Inc. announced it has received CE mark approval to market its Cricket and Bullfrog Micro-Infusion Catheters in Europe, significantly expanding the market for these...

March 7, 2013 — Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (CSI) presented three-year data from its ORBIT I feasibility study of calcified coronary lesions during a poster session at the 2013 Cardiovascular...

Zoll wearable defibrillator

Oklahoma Heart Hospital (OHH), Oklahoma’s first dedicated heart hospital, has excelled at creating quality outcomes through an integrated approach to patient care. To maintain this culture of...