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The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has released the late-breaking clinical trials that will be highlighted as the cutting edge of cardiology at the ACC.13 annual meeting March 9-11 in San...

Spectranetics Peripheral Artery Disease Laser Atherectomy

The Spectranetics Corporation announced final results from the PATENT (Photo-Ablation using the TURBO-Booster(R) and Excimer Laser for In-Stent Restenosis Treatment) study evaluating the safety...

Bathing dangerous blood clots in special medication, breaking them up with jets of saline and vacuuming them out of the body is a fast, effective method of treating deep vein thrombosis (DVT),...

ViewFlex Xtra ICE Catheter St. Jude Medical CE mark

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced European CE mark approval of its ViewFlex Xtra Intracardiac Echocardiography (ICE) Catheter. Designed for control and maneuverability during complex cardiac...

C-section Hysterectomy Clinical trial Interventional Radiology Balloon Catheter

Using tiny balloons to temporarily block blood flow to the uterus during a high-risk Caesarean-section delivery can save the life of the mother while preventing hysterectomy and preserving...

January 21, 2013 — ECRI Institute, a nonprofit organization that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, recently evaluated evidence behind the use of the only transcatheter...

Philips BioSense Webster EP Navigator Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium

At the Boston Atrial Fibrillation (AF) Symposium 2013, Philips Healthcare introduced its latest innovations in advanced imaging integration for electrophysiologists, showcasing its new EP...

GE Healthcare announced that it has filed a supplemental new drug application (sNDA) that will allow the company to manufacture Optison (Perflutren Protein-Type A Microspheres Injectable...

CardioKinetics PARACHUTE IV Clinical Trial Heart Failure Treatments

CardioKinetix Inc. announced the enrollment of the first patients in PARACHUTE IV, the randomized pivotal U.S. trial of the minimally invasive Parachute Ventricular Partitioning Device for the...

Covidien began the commercial launch of the OneShot Renal Denervation System, an over the wire balloon-based irrigated ablation catheter technology for the treatment of hypertension...

GlobalData Heart Valve Replacement

Open heart surgery may be a dying art, as new valve replacement techniques offer life-changing treatment without the need for invasive procedures, states a new report by healthcare experts...

January 16, 2013 — CardioLogical Solutions, a new cardiovascular device company, announced it has initiated operations. CardioLogical Solutions represents the merger of two independent companies,...

Biotronik BIOFLEX-I IDE Clinical Trial Puslar-18 Peripheral Artery Disease

Biotronik announced the first U.S. implant of their Pulsar-18 self expanding stent in the BIOFLEX-I IDE clinical trial. Carlos Mena of Yale University Medical Center performed the procedure.

Covidien DEFINITIVE LE Study Peripheral Artery Disease SilverHawk TurboHawk

Covidien announced the completion of enrollment in its DEFINITIVE AR (anti-restenosis) study. As the third study in the DEFINITIVE trial series, this randomized pilot is designed to address the...

April 27, 2012 — GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company, announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance and availability of the latest version of its Vivid E9...

CorPath200 Detroit Medical Center Cardiovascular Institute

The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) announced that a team of heart specialists at its Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) has successfully conducted the Midwest's first-ever "robotic-assisted" coronary...

January 11, 2013 — Guided Interventions LLC, a startup company developing new, easier to use fractional flow reserve (FFR) a product to help cardiologists better assess the physiological impact of...

Angioslide TriVentures Financing Embolic Protection Devices PAD

Angioslide announced the closing of $6.3 million financing led by new investor TriVentures. In addition Biostar joined returning investors Viola Partners, Agate and XT Investments to complete the...

AliveCor Heart Monitor Phone Atrial Fibrillation

The results of a recent study presented yesterday at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2012 conference in Los Angeles showed that a high-quality single-lead ECG can be quickly and...

CardiAQValve Technologies Inc. received $37.3 million in funding in its second round of equity financing. OrbiMed led the round and was joined by Versant Ventures, Advent Life Sciences and...