Balloon catheters, Heart Valve repair, Cath Lab, Hybrid OR

Maquet Medical Systems USA announced an agreement to serve as the exclusive U.S. distributor of InterValve Inc.'s V8 Aortic Valvuloplasty Balloon Catheter.

Melody valve, FDA approval, PMA, pulonary valve

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval of Medtronic’s premarket approval application (PMA) for the Melody Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve (TPV) and its Ensemble...

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).

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’...

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...

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.

Tennessee, Knoxville, heart valve, tissue engineered, calcification proof

There could soon be new hope for those facing one of humanity's biggest health issues, thanks to research from the University of Tennessee Knoxville College of Engineering.

CT systems, CT angiography, FFR Catheters, Direct Flow Medical Transcatheter

Direct Flow Medical Inc. announced the closing of a new round of financing for the company totaling $32 million. 

Bellerophon Therapeutics LLC announced that it has completed enrollment of its PRESERVATION I clinical trial of Bioabsorbable Cardiac Matrix (BCM), an investigational implantable medical device...

Ultrasound, Transesophageal, cardiovascular ultrasound, Zura EVO1

ImaCor Inc. will be showcasing for the first time Zura EVO1, its all-in-one platform for advanced hemodynamic management, at three annual scientific meetings.

Clinical trial, MRI system, Peripheral Artery Disease, Renal Artery Stenosis

Non-contrast enhanced MR angiography (MRA) techniques have attracted interest in the medical community for diagnosing renal artery stenosis, as it eliminates the need for contrast agents used with...

The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) unveiled a new brand for the society and its research organization, the SIR Foundation.

StatVideo, EchoBox, GE, Vivid, India, tele-echo, telecardiology, teleradiology

At Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon, India, five EchoBox devices were connected to five GE Vivid ultrasound systems, streaming live echo images over the Web to experienced sonographers located in the...

FFR catheters, Cath lab, OptoWire, OptoMonitor

The OptoWire and OptoMonitor are Opsens’ products for FFR measurements to optimize the diagnosis and guide the therapy in patients with coronary heart disease.

ultrasound, market, cardiovascular, 3-D, 4-D, United States, U.S.

According to a new report by iData Research, ultrasound equipment providers in the United States are likely to see stable, reliable growth in the coming years. Already a billion-dollar...

Balloon catheters, cath lab, peripheral artery disease (PAD), Lithoplasty

Lithoplasty is a balloon-based technology that utilizes integrated lithotripsy to disrupt both superficial and deep calcium and normalize vessel wall compliance prior to low-pressure balloon...

Transcatheter Technologies GmbH has announced that it is expanding its product family to include Tresillo, a transcatheter mitral valve implantation (TMVI) version. 

Gore Medical, Gore Viabahn Endoprosthesis, CE Mark, stent grafts

W. L. Gore & Associates Inc. announced that the Gore Viabahn Endoprosthesis has received CE Mark approval to improve blood flow in symptomatic obstruction of peripheral veins,...

Covidien announced it has received CE Mark approval for its Stellarex drug-coated angioplasty balloon (DCB).