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Prof. Dr. Béla Merkely and Dr. Péter Sótonyi at Semmelweis Egyetem Kardiológiai Központ in Hungary completed the first patient implant of the Barostim neo device for...

The Journal of American College of Cardiology has published the results from Corindus Vascular Robotics’ CorPath PRECISE (Percutaneous Robotic-Enhanced Coronary Intervention)...

VAD wireless power transfer system

Leviticus Cardio performed a successful animal surgical trial using its wireless coplanar energy transfer system (CET) for ventricular assist devices (VAD). The surgery was performed at Assaf...

St. Jude Medical gained CE mark approval of its Ilumien Optis percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) optimization system to better visualize stent planning and navigation. The system integrates...

Elixer bioresorbable stent

Elixir Medical Corp. announced it received CE (Conformité Européenne) mark approval for its DESolve Novolimus-eluting bioresorbable coronary stent scaffold system. The scaffold is...

Sorin Group has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) application and clinical trial protocol to begin evaluating its Perceval S...

Vascular Solutions Inc. announced that it has re-launched the Venture catheter, a deflectable-tip catheter used to provide guidewire directional control in challenging coronary and peripheral...

The Spectranetics Corporation announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) approval of its adjunct analysis plan associated with the EXCITE ISR clinical trial, studying the treatment of...

Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. offers electrophysiology (EP) clinicians an Infinix-i cardiovascular X-ray system tailored for EP procedures with a new package of features, accessories and...

MyLab Twice, Esaote, cardiac ultrasound

During the American College of Cardiology 2013 (ACC.13) annual meeting in March, vendors discussed several trends they are observing in the cardiac ultrasound market and displayed the latest echo...

GE, TEE. amplatzer, 3D, 4D

The development of 3-D transesophageal echo (TEE) just a few years ago has enabled a new generation of interventional procedures to be performed, which otherwise would have been...

STEMI, Aspirus

The Aspirus Heart & Vascular Institute (AH&VI) services 14 counties in north central Wisconsin and an additional seven counties in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  The institute...

When cath labs begin performing radial access procedures, both the staff and the operators need to keep an open mind and recognize that it takes time for everyone in the lab to become...

There is a growing trend in the use of small, portable extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) systems for hemodynamic support. In years past, ECMO systems were a tool of the operating room,...

Since the 1970s, intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABPs) have been the gold standard of minimally invasive hemodynamic support, but more recently developed percutaneous ventricular assist devices (pVAD...

Live Transmission of TAVR Cases Safety SCAI 2013 Scientific Sessions

Live demonstration, transmission or recording of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) has been found feasible and safe, even for the typically high-risk patients who undergo the procedure...

A new method of dynamic, personalized intravenous hydration significantly reduces the percentage of contrast-induced kidney injury from image-guided cardiovascular procedures, according to the...

For patients who received stents to restore blood flow through the main arteries supplying blood to the brain, inflating a tiny balloon inside the arteries after implantation of the stent ...

The impact of pediatric interventional cardiology has never been stronger, nor the need for organized, high-quality training greater, says Frank F. Ing, M.D., FSCAI, who delivered the annual...

Simbionix ANGIO Mentor Structural Heart Simulator Models

Simbionix USA Corporation is proud to announce the release of various training modules for the ANGIO Mentor endovascular simulator.