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Thoratec, HeartMate III, VAD, NewYork Presbyterian, trial, ventricular assist

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center is one of a select group of medical centers participating in a clinical trial of a new device for advanced heart failure patients,...

ECRI Institute has released an updated comparison on cardiac resuscitators used during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

HHS, Medicare, payment, fee-for-service, alternative models, business

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced measurable goals and a timeline to move the Medicare program and the healthcare system at large toward paying providers based on the...

3-D printing, tracheal reconstruction, STS, Goldstein, Feinstein Institute

Three-dimensional (3-D) printing can effectively create a biodegradable tracheal segment containing a patient’s own cells for use in complex tracheal reconstruction, according to a proof of...

Cardiovascular surgery, CytoSorbents, corporeal cytokine adsorber

CytoSorbents Corporation announced that it has submitted an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to conduct its proposed clinical trial...

Nephrocheck Test System, Blood testing, contrast media

Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics Inc. announced the nationwide availability to hospitals of the Nephrocheck Test System designed to help healthcare providers identify patients at risk of developing...

FEops, TAVIguide, Series A financing, navigation, advanced visualization

FEops announced the closing of a €1.3 million (~$1.9 million USD) series A financing round, led by Capricorn Venture Partners and PMV. The funding will be used to support the launch of FEops’...

clinical trial/study, imaging, CT imaging

According to a study published online in the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR), large majorities of primary care physicians believe that advanced medical...

clinical trial/study, stem cell therapies, Lifelines by Lori

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) announced the winners of its annual ‘Reflections of Research’ image competition – reflecting the charity’s research into heart and circulatory diseases.

CardioKinetix Inc. announced the completion of enrollment in Parachute China, a multi-center trial to evaluate the minimally invasive Parachute Ventricular Partitioning Device for the treatment of...

MRI systems, MRI Accessories, RSNA 2015, FerrAlert Halo II Plus

Kopp Development Inc. released a new entryway system — FerrAlert Halo II Plus.

St. Jude, STAR-VT, ventricular tachycardia, ablation catheter, FlexAbility

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the first patient enrollment in the STAR-VT (Substrate Targeted Ablation using the FlexAbility Ablation...

Cleveland HeartLab, MIRISK, heart attack, risk assessment, blood testing

Cleveland HeartLab (CHL) announced that it has acquired the MIRISK cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessment tool. Developed at Stanford University School of Medicine and validated in an...

antiplatelet therapy, pharmaceuticals, cath lab, clinical trial, ticagrelor

AstraZeneca announced that the PEGASUS-TIMI 54 study, a large-scale outcomes trial involving more than 21,000...

Clinical trial/study, EP Lab, WRAP Infection Clinical Trial

Medtronic Inc. announced the first patient enrollment in the WRAP Infection Clinical Trial, which will evaluate the effectiveness of the TYRX Absorbable Antibacterial Envelope in reducing major...

In a rural Maine county, sustained community-wide programs targeting cardiovascular risk factors and behavior changes were associated with reductions in hospitalization and death rates over a 40-...

rivaroxaban, Xarelto, safety performance, Janssen, NVAF

A new post-marketing study evaluating the safety of once-daily rivaroxaban (Xarelto) shows, in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF), rates and patterns of major...

Clinical trial/study, heart failure, Sunshine Heart, C-Pulse System

Sunshine Heart Inc. announced the company's German Erlangen site for the OPTIONS-HF study has implanted its first patient with the C-Pulse(R) System for moderate to severe heart failure. 

The number of IVC filters placed has more than doubled in the last 10 years, and by some estimates, less than half of these retrievable devices are actually removed each year.

ACC 2015 late breaking trials

The latest data on TAVR, transcatheter mitral valve repair, the use of CT to evaluate chest pain, first report on the use of TAVR embolic protection, denervation for pulmonary arterial...