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August 29, 2011 — Recent data suggest post-operative outcomes of severe heart failure patients bridged short-term ventricular assist devices (VADs) to urgent heart transplantation are...

August 17, 2011 – Veterinarians at the Phoenix Zoo welcomed the help of the associate chief of cardiovascular surgery at St. Joseph's Heart and Lung Institute of Phoenix, Brian deGuzman, M.D., to...

August 17, 2011 — Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center performed its first “hybrid” heart surgery and what is believed to be the first such procedure in southern New Jersey. Arthur T. Martella, M.D...

August 12, 2011 — SynCardia Systems Inc., manufacturer of the temporary Total Artificial Heart (TAH). said Aug. 2, Papworth Hospital in Cambridge discharged the United Kingdom's first TAH patient...

August 8, 2011 – Edwards Lifesciences announced the global launch of the Carpentier-Edwards Physio Tricuspid Annuloplasty Ring for the treatment of tricuspid valve insufficiency. The company...

August 5, 2011 — Heart failure circulatory support system maker Thoratec Corp. announced it acquired the medical business of ventricular assist device (VAD) maker Levitronix Medical. The company...

July 19, 2011 — Terumo Heart Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Terumo Corp., today announced that a patient implanted with the DuraHeart left ventricular assist system (LVAS) has surpassed five...

July 19, 2011 — An article published in the July issue of the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation reports the first use of the Freedom portable driver with a Total Artificial Heart...

June 29, 2011 – For the first time, human blood vessels grown in a laboratory from donor skin cells have been successfully implanted into patients, according to new research presented in the American...
June 21, 2011 – The St. Francis Heart Center in Indianapolis, Ind., announced that it has performed the first post-U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval surgery in the United States using...
Terumo Coronary Ostia Cannula
June 15, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Corp. has issued a class I recall for its Coronary Ostia Cannula 10 (25 cm) long. The company said...
June 3, 2011 -- Maquet Cardiovascular announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the company 510(k) clearance to market its CardioRoot aortic graft in the United States. A...
May 3, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given 510(k) clearance to Maquet Cardiovascular’s Cardiohelp system as a cardiac and/or respiratory assist device for up to six hours....

April 22, 2011 – A new study found that coronary artery bypass surgery added to medical therapy for selected chronic heart failure patients offered benefits over medical therapy alone.

April 22, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Trifecta valve, by St. Jude Medical. The valve, a clinically-proven replacement for diseased, damaged or malfunctioning...

April 8, 2011 – In the largest randomized, multicenter trial to compare drug-eluting stents (DES) and bare-metal stents (BMS) placed in saphenous vein graft lesions, researchers found that DES led...

The transcatheter MitraClip mitral valve repair system continues to compare favorably with conventional open-heart surgery for treatment of select patients with mitral regurgitation. The findings...

April 8, 2011 — A study from a South Korean research team found that angioplasty with a sirolimus-eluting stent was non-inferior to coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) in patients with...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week released its February list of device and technology premarket approvals (PMA), product development protocols (PDP), supplement and notice...

March 31, 2011 – Accurately navigating and interpreting cardiovascular anatomy for precise device deployment is a challenge to physicians during complex interventional procedures. In order to help...