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Shockwave Medical, Lithoplasty, $40 million, funding, Sofinnova, Venrock

Shockwave Medical announced $40 million in funding, co-led by returning investor Sofinnova Partners and new investor Venrock. Also participating were RA Capital, Deerfield, Sectoral Asset...

Dassault Systemes, Living Heart model, 3-D simulator

Dassault Systèmes announced during its SIMULIA Community Conference that the first heart model from its “Living Heart Project” will be commercially available on May 29, 2015. Powered by Dassault...

Boston Scientific, Lotus, PVL, RESPOND, REPRISE II, EuroPCR 2015

A new study evaluating the Boston Scientific Lotus Valve System demonstrated an extremely low rate of paravalvular aortic regurgitation (leakage) for a transcatheter aortic replacement valve....

ART, PBS, pure bioresorbable scaffold, CE Mark

Privately-held company Arterial Remodeling Technologies (ART) announced CE Mark clearance for its next-generation drug-free, pure bioresorbable scaffold used to treat coronary artery disease. The...

At EuroPCR 2015, Mitralign presented updates on its mitral and tricuspid valve repair systems, including a presentation on six-month data on its Mitral system.

Edwards, SAPIEN 3 trial, mortality, EuroPCR 2015

Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced that 30-day outcomes for intermediate-risk patients treated transfemorally with the SAPIEN 3 transcatheter aortic valve demonstrated very low mortality and...

St. Jude Medical, OCT, PCI, ILUMIEN, EuroPCR 2015

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced preliminary results from the ILUMIEN I trial and final results from the ILUMIEN II clinical study. Taken together, the findings from both studies show that with...

Lumedx, apollo, CVIS, cardiovascular data analytics, Orlando Regional Medical

Orlando Health recently successfully unrolled Lumedx’s physician structured reporting and image management solution across five of its campuses. The implementation was smooth and swift, user...

NIH, stroke, MRI, CT, screening, door-to-treatment time, SMART study

According to a new study, small changes in quality improvement procedures enabled clinicians to use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans to diagnose stroke patients before giving acute treatment...

virtual heart, virtual organs, virtual clinical testing

The cost of bringing innovative new cardiovascular technology to the U.S. market today is staggering, numbering in the tens of millions up to $1 billion. Many in the medical device and drug...

EchoInsight, right ventricle, quantitative assessment, RV, study

A study in the May issue of the International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging examines the ability of the EchoInsight software to achieve quantitative assessment of the right ventricle...

Holographic Optical Technologies, Kickstarter, Voxgram, Voxbox Pro, hologram

Holographic Optical Technologies has made its Voxgram hologram technology available to the consumer market through its just-launched Kickstarter campaign.

Visipaque, IOCM, LOCM, angioplasty, EuroPCR 2015

Significantly fewer renal and cardiac events are associated with angioplasty procedures using isosmolar contrast medium (IOCM) agent Visipaque (iodixanol) than those using low-osmolar contrast...

Boston Scientific, Synergy, EVOLVE I, EVOLVE II, EuroPCR 2015, results

Boston Scientific reported positive, long-term data from the EVOLVE Trial of the Synergy everolimus-eluting bioabsorbable polymer platinum chromium coronary stent system, with no new major adverse...

IN.PACT Admiral, Global Study, DEB SFA-LONG, long peripheral lesions, EuroPCR

New clinical data from two different studies show the IN.PACT Admiral drug-coated balloon from Medtronic plc successfully treated long lesions in the superficial femoral and popliteal arteries....

St. Jude Medical, FFR, cFFR, CONTRAST, DEFER, study, EuroPCR 2015

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced new results from two clinical studies further supporting the use of its fractional flow reserve (FFR) technology to optimize percutaneous coronary intervention...

Direct Flow Medical, Transcatheter Aortic Valve System, DISCOVER, EuroPCR

Direct Flow Medical Inc. announced positive two-year data from the DISCOVER CE Mark Trial studying its Direct Flow Medical Transcatheter Aortic Valve System at the EuroPCR conference in...

PACSHealth, Dell, DoseMonitor Online, hosting, distribution, agreement

PHS Technologies Group LLC, a unit of PACSHealth LLC announced that Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences will become a marketing, distribution and hosting partner for its DoseMonitor OnLine software...

The Phase C results of the ProMRI Clinical Study were presented at the late-breaking clinical trial session of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) 2015 meeting. 

cardiomems, st. jude medical, heart failure

Important new data presented during the Heart Rhythm Society's (HRS) 36th annual Scientific Session supporting improved outcomes and cost-effectiveness of the CardioMEMS HF System for the...