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My job as editor of DAIC is to help readers keep tabs on the latest in cardiovascular technology and trends. With collaboration from my Editorial Advisory Board, we developed a 2013...

3Flow Aspiration Catheter Thrombectomy Devices Biotronik Inc. Europe

Biotronik recently launched its 3Flow Aspiration Catheter in Europe. The catheter is specifically designed to facilitate quick and accurate thrombus aspiration, complementing Biotronik’s already...

Few issues are more important to the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) than translating the best available scientific evidence into clinical practice...

Direct Flow Medical Transcatheter Aortic Valve System CE mark

Direct Flow Medical Inc. has received CE mark for its distinctive transcatheter aortic heart valve with metal-free frame and low-profile transfemoral delivery system.

The first outcome-based guidelines for interventional treatment of acute ischemic stroke — providing recommendations for rapid treatment — will benefit individuals suffering from brain attacks,...

PhysioSonics

PhysioSonics announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the Presto 1000 Flow Monitor system 510(k) clearance for cranial blood flow monitoring. In addition, the company...

January 31, 2013 — Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (CSI) announced CONFIRM study series data presented at the 2013 International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy (ISET).

BioSensors International BioFreedom Drug Coated Stent CE mark

Biosensors International has announced CE mark approval for its polymer-free drug-coated stent (DCS), BioFreedom.

Bioresorbable Stent GlobalData Peripheral Artery Disease

Coronary artery disease and peripheral artery disease are global health issues that affect millions of lives each year, and bioabsorbable stents are due to become the next step in treatment once...

Top stories of 2012 in cardiology

To help identify trends and find out what DAIC readers are interested in, the magazine takes note of what they click on when visiting the website. Below are the top 25 stories from 2012, and the...

Millennium Research Group Peripheral Vascular Device Market Growth

According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), increasing awareness and diagnosis of peripheral vascular disease (PVD) along with the introduction of improved next-generation devices will lead the...

AngioSculpt 10 mm Balloon Catheter PAD treatment

AngioScore Inc. announced the launch of its new 100 mm length AngioSculpt PTA Scoring Balloon Catheters for the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD) below the knee (BTK).

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...