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More than 40 percent of Americans aged 40 and older have experienced one or more of the most common symptoms[1] of peripheral arterial disease (PAD).

October 8, 2014 — Miracor Medical Systems announced that results from the prospective multicenter safety and feasibility study, ‘Prepare RAMSES,’ were presented at the annual Transcatheter...

Claret Medical announced the first patient has been successfully treated in its SENTINEL trial, a multicenter pivotal trial of the Sentinel cerebral protection system (CPS). The landmark trial is...

Amaranth Medical announced patient enrollment in multiple centers in Colombia, South America in MEND-II, a clinical trial to assess safety and feasibility of the company's Fortitude...

Medtronic SEEQ Wearable Cardiac Monitoring System United States Launch

Medtronic Inc. announced the U.S. launch of the SEEQ Mobile Cardiac Telemetry (MCT) System, an external, wire-free, adhesive heart monitor that can be worn for up to 30 days to help detect and...

Occlutech CE mark Dedicated Paravalvular Leak Closure Device

Occlutech  announced that it has obtained a European CE mark approval for its dedicated Paravalvular Leak Closure Device (PLD).

ASEF Grant Echo Can Dt Coronary Lesions Chest Pain Patients

The ASE Education and Research Foundation hosted a one-day event, Value-Based Healthcare: Summit 2014, Sept. 12 in Washington, D.C., which gathered thought leaders from across the healthcare...

St. Vincent Implant Thoratec Corp. HeartMate III VAD

St. Vincent Heart Center officials announced that the faith-based hospital is the second in the nation to implant the new investigational “heart pump.”

Ekos for PE

Acute intermediate-risk pulmonary emboli (PE) in normotensive patients with right ventricle dysfunction present the clinician with a quandary. With a 3 percent mortality rate[1] — just shy of the...

October 3, 2014 — Esaote North America announced that its new MyLab Gamma ultrasound system has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is now available for...

W.L. Gore FDA Approval Gore Viabahn Endoprosthesis

W. L. Gore & Associates Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Gore Viabahn Endoprosthesis for interventional treatment of in-stent restenosis in the...

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has determined that clinical sites that wish to participate in the newly announced CREST-2 carotid artery stenting (CAS) registry...

Boston Scientific Corp. has initiated the REPRISE III clinical trial, a pivotal study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Lotus valve system in patients with severe aortic stenosis and...

Claret Medical, Sentinel

While transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a paradigm shift in how valve disease is treated, one nagging safety issue that remains is TAVR’s stroke rate, which is higher than...

Singulex Inc. announced the presentation of 10 abstracts at the European Society of Cardiology's (ESC) annual conference, which highlight the clinical utility of single molecule counting...

ReFlow CE Mark Wingman35 Crossing Catheter SpeX Shapeable Support Catheter

ReFlow Medical Inc. announced the initial clinical use of its Wingman35 Crossing Catheter and speX Shapeable Support Catheter by Dr. Andrej Schmidt at University Leipzig, Germany.

October 1, 2014 — Heart Hospital of Austin is the first facility in Texas to implant a new miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor to manage heart failure (HF). The CardioMEMS HF system...

Siemens Artis one

October 1, 2014 — St. Johns Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit recently became the first U.S. healthcare facility to install the Artis one angiography system from Siemens Healthcare. The Artis...

Backus Hospital, Hartford Hospital, The Hospital of Central Connecticut, MidState Medical Center, and Windham Hospital now gather and analyze dose data from all necessary modalities within their...

HIT, information technology

Although most accountable care organizations have the health information technology to improve clinical quality, poor interoperability across systems and providers remains a barrier, according to...