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Cardio Ox investigation Astronaut Oxidative Stress Cardiovascular Health

The heart of an astronaut is a much-studied thing. Scientists have analyzed its blood flow, rhythms, atrophy and, through journal studies, even matters of the heart. 

July 30, 2014 — New research from Penn Medicine shows that incisionless transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) surgery cuts lengths of hospital stay by 30 percent and has no impact on post-...

July 30, 2014 — Covidien announced the commercial launch of its next-generation Trellis peripheral infusion system. The redesigned system continues to be the only pharmacomechanical thrombolysis...

July 30, 2014 — Regado Biosciences announced earlier this month it has voluntarily paused enrollment in its REGULATE-PCI trial, which was testing the safety and effectiveness of its Revolixys...

MitraClip Abbott Vascular Heart Valve Repair University of Alabama at Birmingham

Mary York knew the walk from the living room to the bedroom should not have been difficult for her husband, Bill, despite his age, but the 83-year-old could not walk anywhere in his house without...

Biotronik BIOLUX 4Ever Clinical Trial Pulsar-18 SES Passeo-18 Lux DRB PAD Cath

Biotronik announced that the first patient has been enrolled in the investigator-initiated BIOLUX 4EVER trial. 

Boston Scientific Corp. CE mark Ranger Ranger Paclitaxel-coated PTA Balloon Cath

Boston Scientific received CE mark for the Ranger Paclitaxel-coated PTA Balloon Catheter. The technology is now in full European market launch. 

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The Agent Drug-Coated Balloon (DCB) provides physicians with an additional alternative to treat both in-stent restenosis (ISR) and de novo small vessel coronary disease.

July 24, 2014 — Boston Scientific has initiated full commercial launch of its new Polaris imaging system. This system will support the Boston Scientific family of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)...

EndoPAT diagnostic device

Data from a new study indicate that the results of an FDA-approved test for endothelial (arterial) function significantly correlated with near-future cardiovascular events, of which the majority...

July 22, 2014 — Boston Scientific announced it received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Rebel platinum chromium coronary stent system, the company's latest-generation bare...

July 22, 2014 — Simbionix USA announced the signing of a collaboration agreement with Pie Medical Imaging BV. The collaboration will enable the exporting of the 3mensio Vascular model into the...

A new series of expert consensus recommendations developed by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) will help physicians determine the best course of action for...

stentys, stent, self-apposing stent

Stentys has announced the publication of an article in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) entitled, "Causes of Early Stent Thrombosis in Patients Presenting with Acute...

July 18, 2014 — Avinger announced that John Pigott, M.D., of Jobst Vascular Institute, Toledo, Ohio, enrolled the first patient in the VISION trial, a global investigational device exemption (IDE...

Syncardiac, driver, artificial heart

July 18, 2014 — The Freedom portable driver has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for use with the SynCardia temporary total artificial heart as a bridge to transplantation...

Boston Scientific Louts Tavi System CE mark Heart Repair

Boston Scientific Corp. received CE mark and began the European commercial launch of its new 25 mm Lotus transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) System, complementing the...

cardiac ultrasound, FOCUS exam

July 17 2014 — The Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography (JASE) announced the publication of a new consensus statement on the use of focused cardiac ultrasound (FoCUS) in...

Each year, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) leads to hospitalization for approximately 250,000 Americans, and often leads to serious — and even fatal —complications. Fortunately, at the...

July 15 2014 — Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have documented the safety benefits of aortic stent grafts inserted during minimally invasive surgery to...