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Population Health Management Medical Therapy Angioplasty Coronary Artery Disease

The decision to perform an invasive procedure to open clogged arteries in the heart instead of first trying medication and lifestyle changes may not reduce a patient's risk of death or of a major...

Stenting reopens completely blocked bowel arteries, preventing damage and even death from a condition that causes individuals severe pain and leads to excessive weight loss, notes research being...

Cardiosonic Inc. announced the completion of the first phase of patient enrollment in its first-in-man (FIM) TIVUS I clinical study. The study is designed to collect data on the safety and...

Quail Digital, cath lab

Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, Calif., has installed two 12-user headset systems from Quail Digital. The hospital has implemented the systems in the cath EP Labs. Wireless headsets are...

Rad Board, Radial Assist, radial access

April 23, 2013 — Medical device developer Radial Assist LLC was recently awarded a U.S. patent for its Rad Board, a scatter radiation protective arm board used to facilitate upper extremity...

Zoll Medical has entered into an agreement with Reflectance Medical Inc. to develop and market a ruggedized version of the Mobile CareGuide sensor for detecting the onset of shock in...

Sen. Stan Bingham and Sen. Wesley Meredith have introduced a bill in the North Carolina legislature that will require individuals to secure a license before performing medical imaging and...

Angiotech Vena Cava Filter

One venous puncture, rather than two, is a safe and effective approach to intravascular ultrasound-guided inferior vena cava filter placement in critically-ill patients according to a new study...

The staffing firm SpringBoard Healthcare is conducting a wage information survey to gather information about cath lab’s across the country. Reader input is needed to create a clear picture of...

Kidney failure patients on dialysis derive long-term benefit from the minimally invasive placement of a stent that improves the function of dialysis access grafts, according to 12-month clinical...

Maquet Cardiovascular LLC has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European CE mark approval for its new Air-Band Radial Compression Device....

Toshiba Spot Fluoroscopy Society of Interventional Radiology Annual Meeting Infi

Improving patient safety while offering clinicians a more complete picture during interventional procedures, Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. will showcase Spot Fluoroscopy for its Infinix-i...

Zilver Vena

Cook Medical has launched the VIVO clinical research study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Zilver Vena Venous Self-Expanding Stent in the treatment of...

The Massachusetts General Hospital officially announced the launch of the Mass General Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care, one of the only institutes in the world to integrate...

Heart with Aorta

CardioLogical Solutions, formed by the recent merger of Emboline and VasoStitch, has been issued an additional patent for its family of aortic embolic protection devices that are...

ICU Medical Inc. has launched the CardioFlo hemodynamic monitoring sensor system. CardioFlo is a minimally invasive hemodynamic monitoring sensor system that, when used with an existing...

Olympus Articulating HD 3-D Laparoscopic Surgical Video System

Olympus received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Articulating HD 3-D Laparoscopic Surgical Video System. It delivers value to surgeons and patients by...

W. L. Gore & Associates Inc. FDA Approval Gore Excluder AAA Endoprosthesis

W. L. Gore & Associates Inc. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administraion (FDA) approval for the new large diameter 35 mm trunk-ipsilateral leg and 36 mm aortic extender components, as well...

The FREEDOM trial, the first long-term, comparative study of its kind exclusively for patients with diabetes and advanced multivessel coronary artery disease (CAD) revealed that diabetics with CAD...

Continuing its commitment to provide best-in-class medical devices for the prevention of recurrent pulmonary embolism (PE), Argon Medical Devices Inc. launched the OptionELITE Retrievable ...