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September 3, 2013 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the CE mark approval of its next-generation EnligHTN renal denervation system for treating patients with drug-resistant, uncontrolled...

Avinger Inc. has received CE Mark approval for Pantheris – a system that combines directional atherectomy capabilities with real-time intravascular visualization to remove plaque from blocked...

PFM Medical

August 30, 2013 — PFM Medical received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) premarket approval (PMA) for its Nit-Occlud Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) device, a permanently implanted prosthesis...

Epiq ultrasound system, anatomical intelligence, echo

Philips Healthcare launched the Epiq ultrasound system, a first-of-its-kind ultrasound architecture that offers a new approach to creating ultrasound images. Making its debut at the European...

Diagnosing Pericardial Disease Using Multi-modality Imaging Protocols

To counter the significant levels of morbidity and mortality associated with pericardial disease (disease of the sac around the heart), experts from the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE...

Bayer HealthCare announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared two new Jetstream atherectomy catheters. The SC (Single Cutter) atherectomy catheter is available in 1....

August 28, 2013 — Effective Oct. 1, Cook Medical’s Zilver PTX drug-eluting peripheral stent qualifies for new-technology add-on payments under Medicare’s hospital inpatient prospective...

Millenium Research Group, Stents (peripheral), Cath Lab,

According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), efforts to streamline the regulatory approval process in Japan have resulted in the recent entry of numerous devices in the Japanese...

Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced that Japan's Central Social Insurance Medical Council (Chuikyo) has approved the recommendation by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare's (MHLW)...

JenaValve TAVI System Canada

JenaValve Technology Inc. has successfully completed the first two implantations of its second-generation transapical JenaValve transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) system in Canada....

Boston Scientific Corp. has completed enrollment in the SuperNOVA trial – a global, single arm, prospective, multicenter clinical trial evaluating the long-term (12-month) safety and...

At the opening session of the third annual Amputation Prevention Symposium (AMP) in Chicago, Mary L. Yost, president of The Sage Group, delivered a lecture titled “Amputation Is It Really...

Frost & Sullivan has named Siemens Healthcare the "2013 North American Interventional Radiology Company of the Year" for its interventional imaging solutions in cardiology, radiology and...

Qinghui Chen, assistant professor in Michigan Tech’s kinesiology and integrative physiology department, wants to get to the bottom of two cardiovascular diseases: hypertension and congestive heart...

The idea that surgery to relieve the pressure caused by hemorrhaging in the brain is a perfect job for a robotic system is the basic premise of a new image-guided surgical system under...

Cardiac surgeons and cardiologists at the University of Maryland Heart Center are part of a multi-center clinical trial evaluating the efficacy of powering heart pumps through a skull-based...

August 19, 2013 — Medtronic Inc. announced the submission of its first pre-market approval (PMA) module to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the IN.PACT Admiral drug-eluting balloon...

Patient enrollment has been initiated in a post-market registry for the Combo Dual Therapy Stent to evaluate its long-term safety and performance in routine clinical practice. The prospective,...

Former President George W. Bush underwent heart surgery on the morning of Aug. 6, 2013, to receive a stent after an artery blockage was discovered during his annual physical. The routine physical...

Colibri Heart Valve LLC announced that enrollment its first-in-human feasibility study is continuing, and early clinical results from the second implantation of the Colibri device confirm the...