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Portico Transcatheter Aortic Heart Valve Repair St. Jude Medical Clinical Trial

St. Jude Medical Inc announced the first patient implant of its 25 mm Portico Transcatheter Aortic Heart Valve using the Transfemoral Delivery System in its ongoing European trial. The Portico...

St. Jude Medical has issued a Class I recall for its Amplatzer TorqVue FX Delivery System used in transcatheter closure of atrial septal defects (ASDs). The company said in a small number of cases...

Silicon Valley Medical Instruments Inc.  HD-IVUS FDA Clearance

Silicon Valley Medical Instruments Inc. (SVMI) was granted 510(k) market clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in January for its HD-IVUS ultrasound imaging system.

Vascular Nanotransfer Technologies (VNT) says it has developed the industry’s most versatile drug-coated-balloon (DCB) platform designed to deliver a wide variety of drugs for best-in-class DCB...

WaveMark Cath Lab Real-time Location System U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has selected HP Enterprise Services and subcontractor, WaveMark, to deliver a $543 million real-time location system (RTLS) solution to VA facilities...

Identive Group Inc. announced new radio frequency identification (RFID) labels for the medical industry that are specially designed to withstand the radiation processes commonly used to sterilize...

With more than 100 patients enrolled, Cook Medical has exceeded 50 percent enrollment in the Tibiopedal Access for Crossing of Infrainguinal Artery Occlusions clinical trial. The first-of-its-kind...

Cardiva Medical FDA Pre Market Approval Vascade VCS

Cardiva Medical Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Premarket Approval (PMA) for the Vascade Vascular Closure System (VCS). Clinical data from a prospective...

Performing heart surgery on the same day as angiography is now confirmed as a risk factor for acute kidney injury (AKI), and hospital policy limiting the practice for elective cardiac surgery has...

bundled payments, cardiology, CMS

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that more than 500 organizations will begin participating in the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative. Through this new...

Bayer AngioJet DVT

Catheter-based thrombectomy systems are increasingly being used to remove blood clots from vessels inside the body, often as an adjunct therapy to systemic pharmaceutical thrombolytics. ...

Biosensors BioMatrix

The interventional cardiology market includes, but is not limited to, drug-eluting stents, bare-metal stents, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) and cutting balloon catheters....

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.