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September 11, 2014 — Medtronic announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance and launch of the NC Euphora noncompliant balloon dilatation catheter. The new device will be...

Frost & Sullivan Ultrasound Europe

Growing awareness of the harmful effects of radiation exposure is driving the uptake of ultrasound systems,...

U.S.-based Medtronic said it would purchase Ireland-based Covidien for $42.9 billion, combining two of the world's biggest medical device makers and helping Medtronic savings with a headquarters...

Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) has announced the late-breaking trial presentations at TCT 2014, Sept. 13-17.

September 9, 2014 — Tryton Medical Inc. announced an initial closing of an aggregate $20 million private equity financing. Participating in this financing were existing investors RiverVest Venture...

Claret Medical Sentinel Cerebral Protection System Celebral Protection

Claret Medical Inc. vascular and cardiac surgery procedures, announced that it has entered into an agreement for up to $18 million in a Series B financing.

September 8, 2014 — Esaote North America announced its new MyLab Six ultrasound system has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is now available for sale...

Covidien TurboHawk Clinical Study Directional Atherectomy Effective PAD Therapy

Directional atherectomy is safe and effective as a frontline therapy for the treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD), according to a landmark Covidien study published online in the ...

MicroVention LVIS Stent FDA Clearance July 2014

The U.S, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared MicroVention Inc.’s Low-Profile Visualized Intraluminal Support Device (LVIS and LVIS Jr.), which is a stent and delivery system...

September 5, 2014 — CardiacAssist announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its new Protek Duo veno‐venous cannula. The Protek Duo is...

A new analysis of clinical trial participation in the largest ongoing observational study of U.S. heart attack patients has found participants are not representative of the larger patient base,...

September 4, 2014 — Medtronic announced CE mark for the 23 mm CoreValve Evolut R system for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). The novel self-expanding valve and 14 French equivalent...

September 4, 2014 — St. Jude Medical announced a new multicenter clinical trial has found that using the company’s fractional flow reserve (FFR) technology changed the course of...

heart valve, heart surgery

For the first time in the United States, doctors at Henry Ford Hospital used a minimally invasive procedure to replace a failing, hard-to-reach heart valve with a new one – and placed it just...

Allura Clarity

Angiographic imaging system vendors have developed several new technologies to address emerging cath lab trends, including the need to reduce radiation dose, improve image quality and enable...

bioresorbable stents, dissolving stents, Absorb stent, BVS

A key prediction for interventional cardiology coming out of recent Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) meetings is that bioresorbable stents...

heart attack, JAMA, American Medical Association, acute coronary syndrome

In patients who experienced an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) event, use of the drug darapladib to inhibit the enzyme lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 did not reduce the risk of recurrent...

September 3, 2014 — Jobst Vascular Institute is conducting pioneering research that looks at using stents to treat blocked veins. The Cook Medical VIVO clinical research study aims to determine...

September 3, 2014 — Teleflex announced a newly published clinical study demonstrating the accuracy of the Arrow VPS G4 vascular positioning system, with placements of peripherally inserted...

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Philips has launched Affiniti. The new ultrasound system made its debut at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2014 in Barcelona.