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March 28, 2011 – The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of Australia has approved the HeartWare Ventricular Assist System for listing on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG).

March 22, 2011 - Terumo Cardiovascular Systems (CVS) said it agreed to the terms of a consent decree with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding quality system improvements at the...

March 15, 2011 – A new tricuspid ring for the treatment of tricuspid valve disease is approved for use in the United States, Europe and several other countries. The Contour 3D Annuloplasty Ring,...

March 14, 2011 – Sorin Group has reached a major milestone with the 100,000th MitroFlow Aortic Pericardial Heart Valve implantation worldwide.

March 11, 2011 – Texas Children's has become the world's first pediatric hospital to complete the first phase of certification to implant the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. The...

March 11, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a surgical kit that allows neurosurgeons to reroute blood flow around an aneurysm or a tumor in the brain. This should...

March 8, 2011 – A new endoscopic vessel harvesting (EVH) has been launched in the United States. The Vasoview 6 Pro, by Maquet Cardiovascular, offers streamlined controls, improved functionality...

March 1, 2011 – A bioprosthetic heart valve has demonstrated positive performance at 12 years, according to a study published in The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery....

February 17, 2011 – On Jan. 15, after 864 days of life with an artificial heart, Charles Okeke received a dual heart and kidney transplant at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix. Okeke had been...

February 16, 2011 – Ziehm Imaging has received Frost & Sullivan's European Product Leadership Award 2011 in the interventional radiology category.

February 14, 2011 – Cardiac surgeons now have a simple, noninvasive way to assess patients at risk for poor outcomes prior to surgery with the Invos Cerebral/Somatic Oximeter, from Covidien.

February 7, 2011 – A new positioning system has been launched that is used in performing off- pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) procedures on coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) patients.

February 3, 2011 – Widespread screening or routine ultrasound for blocked neck arteries to determine stroke risk isn't necessary, according to new guidelines from the American Heart Association/...

February 1, 2011 – A self-anchoring aortic heart valve has received the CE mark. With the approval, the Perceval S Sutureless biological valve, by the Sorin Group, is now commercially available in...

January 24, 2011 – The first U.S. clinical implant of a device designed to restore more natural breathing patterns in patients with central sleep apnea was made last week at The Ohio State...

January 7, 2011 – A new study from The Ohio State University found that Protandim can suppress intimal hyperplasia, the over-proliferation of cells that line the walls of blood vessels. The...

January 4, 2010 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released an update of what medical devices it expects to be developed and brought to market within the next 10 years.

November 23, 2010 – Study results found significant differences in men and women older than 80 who underwent carotid surgical incision and carotid artery angioplasty and stenting. The results were...

November 18, 2010 – After the initial findings from the CREST trial, debate continues to swirl as proponents of both carotid endarterectomy (CEA) and carotid angioplasty and stenting (CAS) claim...

October 29, 2010 – An automated anastomosis system to minimize operating time and enable minimally-invasive and robot-assisted coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is being featured today...