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June 3, 2013 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the company’s EnligHTN multi-electrode renal denervation system provides a safe, rapid and sustained reduction in blood pressure...

June 3, 2013 — Medtronic Inc. announced it has received CE mark for valve-in-valve (VIV) procedures using the CoreValve and CoreValve Evolut transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) systems...

June 3, 2013 — OrbusNeich has launched the world's first dual-therapy stent to address the challenges of delayed healing of the coronary artery associated with monotherapy drug-eluting stents (DES...

May 31, 2013 — The American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) released a new expert consensus statement this week focusing on the practice of using ultrasound as a tool for improving patient...

Boston Scientific, Apex, balloon catheter

The total U.S. market for PTCA and cutting balloon catheters was valued at $293.5 million in 2012. The PTCA balloon segment accounted for close to 90 percent of the total coronary balloon catheter...

Cerebral function is the essence of quality of life. Its preservation throughout medical procedures is a key component to procedural success and patient care. New scientific data presented at the...

Kona Medical announced three and six month results from the WAVE I study, a first-in-man study evaluating the safety and efficacy of Kona Medical’s Surround Sound Renal Denervation System for...

CardioKinetix Inc. announced the transmission of a live satellite feed of a clinical case using the catheter-based Parachute Device. The Parachute procedure was performed by Dr. Martyn Thomas...

Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (CSI) has presented 30-day results from its ORBIT II study of coronary artery disease. ORBIT II is evaluating the safety and effectiveness of the company’s orbital...

radial access

Transradial coronary artery angiography was a major focus at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography Interventions (SCAI) 2013 Scientific Sessions May 8-11 in Orlando, Fla. The meeting kicked-...

Philips CX50 xMATRIX  TEE, ICE, Diagnostic Features

Philips Healthcare announced that CX50 xMatrix, the first portable ultrasound with Philips' Live 3-D  transesophageal echo (...

The Lotus Valve, a second-generation transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) device, was successfully implanted in all of the first 60 patients in results from REPRISE II, which showed good...

The U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey approved an agreement under which Vascular Solutions Inc. will cease further manufacture, sales and distribution of its R-Band Radial...

Direct Flow Medical Transcatheter Aortic Valve System 30 Day Outcomes

Direct Flow Medical Inc. said it met its primary endpoint in the fully-enrolled, 100-patient DISCOVER CE mark trial by achieving 99 percent freedom from all-cause mortality at 30 days. Patients...

Xience Xpedition 48 Abbott Vascular CE mark Europe

Abbott announced CE mark in Europe for the Xience Xpedition 48 Everolimus Eluting Coronary Stent System, the first-of-its-kind treatment for very long blockages in the vessels that supply blood to...

mGuard stent, STEMI

InspireMD Inc. announced new six-month results from the MASTER trial demonstrating that the MGuard embolic protection stent (EPS) outperformed bare metal stents and drug-eluting stents in all-...

Although not designed for cardiovascular surgery, a new robotic surgical system being developed will likely add to the growing interest of using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI...

Neovasc Inc. reported positive animal data from its Tiara program for the transcatheter treatment of mitral valve disease. Data presented is on long-term implantation of the Tiara mitral...

Zoll Medical Corp. has received Shonin approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) to enter the Japanese market with its Intravascular Temperature Management (IVTM)...

If someone suffers a heart attack while walking down the street and is taken to the hospital quickly, his/her chances of survival are very good. But if someone has a heart attack while already in...