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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...

November 16, 2011 — MedSolutions announced the launch of its Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Surgery Management Program. The system uses evidence-based guidelines to ensure the...

November 16, 2011 — Coronary thrombectomy in conjunction with percutaneous coronary intervention improved the rates of ST-segment elevation resolution when compared to a control group but did not...

November 15, 2011 — A clinical trial of patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and stable angina showed rapid genotyping followed by...

November 15, 2011 — A clinical trial comparing prasugrel to clopidogrel for patients with high on-clopidogrel platelet reactivity (HCPR) following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) was...

November 11, 2011 — Maquet Cardiovascular announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance and CE mark for its new Cardiosave intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP). The announcement...

November 7, 2011 — The Million Hearts initiative has announced new partners and commitments, including tools to reach cardiology professionals and consumers to prevent heart attacks and strokes....

October 31, 2011 — A panel presentation at the American College of Surgeons' annual clinical congress detailed how the contemporary practice of vascular surgery has evolved during the Iraq and...

October 17, 2011 — Maquet Cardiovascular announced it has signed a three-year, dual-source contract with Premier Healthcare Alliance to provide intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABP) to the Premier...

October 17, 2011 — New research adds to the mounting evidence that consuming chocolate seems to lower the risk of stroke; and now it appears to be more protective against certain types of stroke....

October 17, 2011 — The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) are helping organizations provide more comprehensive care for patients at certified...

October 17, 2011 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved LeGoo, a gel allowing surgeons to temporarily stop blood flow during surgery. This makes it possible to join blood...

October 7, 2011 – ValveXchange Inc., has performed successful first-in-man (FIM) surgeries demonstrating the practicality and advantages of its novel Vitality two-part heart valve system. Two...

Abbott began enrolling U.S. patients in the EXCEL trial, which will compare the use of the Xience Prime or Xience V drug-eluting strents to coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery for...

October 3, 2011 Maquet Cardiovascular has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Atrium Medical Corp. for $680 million. Atrium is a medical device technologies developer for...

September 27, 2011 — A team of physicians, engineers and materials scientists at Children's Hospital Boston and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created cardiac patches, with...

September 20, 2011 — Maquet Cardiovascular announced it has received both 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its new Sensation Plus 50 cc 8 French intra-aortic...

September 8, 2011 – Concentric Medical announced completion of enrollment of the TREVO Study. The TREVO Study (Thrombectomy REvascularization of large Vessel Occlusions in acute ischemic stroke)...