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A novel therapy that would allow doctors to turn the body’s blood clotting ability off and on in a more controlled way was about as effective as established anticoagulants in patients undergoing...

Toshiba, CT angiography, Infinix 4D CT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Toshiba America Medical Systems new Infinix 4D CT system to enable computed tomography (CT) imaging directly in the cath lab. It integrates...

Bonn Call for Action, FDA, radiation exposure, medical imaging, update

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced its latest efforts in supporting the Bonn Call for Action, an international list of priorities for radiation protection in medicine for the...

Impella, FDA, high risk PCI, abiomed

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted pre-market approval (PMA) clearance for Abiomed’s Impella 2.5 heart pump during elective and urgent high-risk percutaneous coronary...

Patients over age 80 with acute coronary syndromes would likely benefit from more invasive tests and therapies that may otherwise be denied them due to their age, according to research presented...

atients with acute coronary syndrome undergoing angioplasty who received the anticoagulant drug bivalirudin did not show significant improvements in either of two coprimary endpoints — a composite...

Mitralign, transcatheter triscupid repair, TTVR, TR, first in human

A detailed reporting of the first successful case of a direct transcatheter tricuspid repair (TTVR) for severe TR has been reported by Prof. J. Schofer, M.D., of the Medicare Center and Department...

dual antiplatelet therapy, DAPT, mortality, DES implantation, CRF, length

Data from a meta-analysis published recently in The Lancet found that extended-duration dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after drug-eluting stent (DES) implantation was associated with...

TriGuard, Keystone, embolic protection, TAVR

March 19, 2015 — An investigational device that deflects debris away from the brain during transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) seems to improve in-hospital safety outcomes and cognitive...

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, PCI, STEMI, late presenters

New research from the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF) finds that percutaneous coronary intervention for heart attacks can still be beneficial for patients who get to their more than...

Medtronic, Drug Filled Stent, clinical trial, ACC

Medtronic plc unveiled the preclinical outcomes of its novel Drug-Filled Stent (DFS) at the 64th Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). The preclinical data showed...

Boston Scientific, Watchman LAA device, FDA approval

Boston Scientific Corp. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Watchman left atrial appendage closure device. The Watchman device offers a new stroke risk reduction...

Toshiba, Infinix 4-D CT, angiography, interventional radiology,

Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc.’s Infinix 4DCT provides clinicians with faster, safer and more accurate interventions. Combining interventional radiology (IR) and computed tomography (CT),...

Researchers at the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine have found the blood platelet protein Rasa3 is critical to the success of the common anti-platelet drug Plavix. Plavix...

Infraredx, NIRS, IVUS, catheter, Advanced TVC Imaging System, ACC 15

Infraredx announced it will premiere the Advanced TVC Imaging System and the Muller NIRS-IVUS Catheter featuring Extended Bandwidth IVUS technology at the American College of Cardiology’s 2015...

St. Vincent Heart Center, Nellix EVAS, Indiana, aneurysm repair, stent graft

St.Vincent Heart Center is first in Indiana and second in the nation to participate in a clinical study for the Nellix EndoVascular Aneurysm Sealing System (EVAS), a surgical procedure designed to...

A new study has found that high phosphate levels can cause a stress signal inside the cells that line blood vessels, leading to the release of microparticles that promote the formation of blood...

Toshiba, Dose Tracking System, DTS, cardiovascular x-ray

Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc.’s Dose Tracking System makes interventional procedures safer for patients by measuring peak radiation skin dose during the exam. To expand clinical...

Siemens, KLAS, preferred vendor, partnership agreements

In a recent survey by the KLAS research firm, Siemens Healthcare was the designated vendor for healthcare providers in 47 percent of current partnership agreements. Moreover, the survey also found...

Aspire, Pablo Uceda, DFW Vascular, deep vein thrombosis, thrombectomy

Pablo Uceda, M.D., vascular surgeon with DFW Vascular, Dallas, Texas, was successful in using a new device to clear blood clots out of a patient's legs.