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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)...

September 8, 2011 – SynCardia Systems, manufacturer of the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart, announced that Texas Children's Hospital in Houston has discharged its first pediatric Total...

September 8, 2011 – Patients at a high risk for a second stroke who received intensive medical treatment had fewer strokes and deaths than patients who received a brain stent in addition to the...

September 1, 2011 – Mechanical pumps to give failing hearts a boost were originally developed as temporary measures for patients awaiting a heart transplant. But as the technology has improved,...

September 1, 2011 – Results from CREDO-Kyoto PCI/CABG Registry Cohort-2 show that percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) was associated with significantly higher risk for serious adverse events...

August 30, 2011 – Results from a study presented at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2011 show that transcatheter aortic-valve implantation (TAVI) in low-risk patients met...

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 24, 2011 — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a new initiative to improve care for patients while in the hospital and after discharge. Doctors, hospitals, and...

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...