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March 16, 2012 – Medistim’s VeriQ system, which uses ultrasound to assess graft blood flow during coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, recently withstood the clinical scrutiny of the...

March 5, 2012 — SynCardia Systems Inc., manufacturer of the world’s first and only U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Health Canada and Conformité Européenne (CE) approved Total Artificial...

March 1, 2012 – Steris Corp. announced they will collaborate with device manufacturer St. Jude Medical Inc. on the planning and implementation of advanced cardiac laboratories for healthcare...

Jarvik Heart Inc. announced conditional U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of its pivotal trial for evaluation of the Jarvik 2000 heart for destination therapy (DT). Use of the...

February 24, 2012 — 3-D Surgical Solutions LLC and Wheaton Franciscan-The Wisconsin Heart Hospital Campus announced that the first case ever using the Leonardo 3-D vision system was successfully...

February 24, 2012 — A new report released today by HealthGrades found that from 2008 to 2010, emergency admissions for heart attack decreased slightly (1.7 percent) for Medicare patients, but...

Teleflex Inc. announced a new agreement with HealthTrust Purchasing Group L.P. (HealthTrust), for its Arrow Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump and Catheter products. The new agreement begins March 1, 2012...

February 16, 2012 — Few hospitals have as much experience with the Berlin Heart pediatric ventricular assist device (VAD) as DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan. This is why the U.S. Food and Drug...

Updated appropriate use criteria offer detailed guidance on when to use an invasive procedure to improve blood flow to the heart and how to choose the best procedure for each patient. The clinical...

January 27, 2012 — Arizona Heart has chosen Ziehm digital flat-panel C-arms for its three advanced technology suites. The Ziehm Vision RFD hybrid edition delivers distortion-free, high-resolution...

January 25, 2012 — Terumo Cardiovascular Systems announced today that it has entered into an exclusive agreement with LAAx Inc. to distribute the TigerPaw System II, a left atrial appendage (LAA)...

January 6, 2012 – A study led by researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine has identified a molecular pathway that leads to this abnormal blood clotting...

January 3, 2012 – Novadaq Technologies Inc., a developer of real-time imaging systems for use in the operating room, and Maquet  Cardiovascular, a manufacturer of products for cardiac surgery...

December 14, 2011 — A new survey reveals many cardiologists believe angioplasty for hospital heart patients should be allowed even if no heart surgeon is present to perform emergency surgery if...

Steris and Toshiba America Medical Systems formed an alliance to offer advanced vascular, cardiovascular, pediatric and neurosurgical hybrid surgical suites to healthcare systems seeking the...

December 9, 2011 — Maquet announced Thursday it has restructured its U.S. Sales and Services Unit to meet the broader needs of customers across all areas of clinical care. As part of this...

November 23, 2011 – Vascular occlusions are blocked blood vessels caused by a blood clot in an artery. Blocks in the femoral artery are particularly problematic, and vascular surgeons continue to...

November 18, 2011 – Boston Scientific’s Watchman left atrial appendage (LAA) closure device has been implanted in the first patients in Latin America. The device is designed for use in patients in...

Each year I attend Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT), I comb the event and its sessions looking for the next big trend or technological innovations in cardiovascular devices. Below...

November 16, 2011 — Non-adherence to antiplatelet therapy – which prevents blood clots following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) – was associated with higher rates of both ischemic and...