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Philips CX50 xMATRIX  TEE, ICE, Diagnostic Features

Philips Healthcare announced that CX50 xMatrix, the first portable ultrasound with Philips' Live 3-D  transesophageal echo (...

The Lotus Valve, a second-generation transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) device, was successfully implanted in all of the first 60 patients in results from REPRISE II, which showed good...

The U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey approved an agreement under which Vascular Solutions Inc. will cease further manufacture, sales and distribution of its R-Band Radial...

Direct Flow Medical Transcatheter Aortic Valve System 30 Day Outcomes

Direct Flow Medical Inc. said it met its primary endpoint in the fully-enrolled, 100-patient DISCOVER CE mark trial by achieving 99 percent freedom from all-cause mortality at 30 days. Patients...

Xience Xpedition 48 Abbott Vascular CE mark Europe

Abbott announced CE mark in Europe for the Xience Xpedition 48 Everolimus Eluting Coronary Stent System, the first-of-its-kind treatment for very long blockages in the vessels that supply blood to...

CardioKinetix Inc. announced results of a meta-analysis study of the catheter-based Parachute Ventricular Partitioning Device. Six-month clinical results from 91 U.S. and European patients...

mGuard stent, STEMI

InspireMD Inc. announced new six-month results from the MASTER trial demonstrating that the MGuard embolic protection stent (EPS) outperformed bare metal stents and drug-eluting stents in all-...

Welch Allyn has released its new FlexiPort EcoCuff blood pressure cuff and EarlySense Vitals surveillance system. Both products enable improvements in patient safety and clinical decision-making...

Although not designed for cardiovascular surgery, a new robotic surgical system being developed will likely add to the growing interest of using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI...

Neovasc Inc. reported positive animal data from its Tiara program for the transcatheter treatment of mitral valve disease. Data presented is on long-term implantation of the Tiara mitral...

Syntermed Inc. has been awarded 510(k) clearance for Emory Cardiac Toolbox version 4.0. "One of the many things that makes Emory Toolbox 4.0 different is SmartReport, the first-ever, cloud-...

Intermountain Healthcare, a Utah-based nonprofit system of 22 hospitals and 185 clinics, is compiling the cumulative radiation patients receive from about 220,000 higher-dose procedures...

Unavoidable damage caused to the heart and lungs by radiotherapy treatment of tumors in the chest region can be limited by the administration of an ACE inhibitor, a drug commonly used in the...

Zoll Medical Corp. has received Shonin approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) to enter the Japanese market with its Intravascular Temperature Management (IVTM)...

If someone suffers a heart attack while walking down the street and is taken to the hospital quickly, his/her chances of survival are very good. But if someone has a heart attack while already in...

Patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) are more than twice as likely to survive if they have minimally invasive repair than if they have surgery, suggests a 10-year...

Synergy IC Circulatory Support System Circulite CE mark Trial

CircuLite Inc. announced that it has received approval from the Federal Agency for Medicines and Health Products in Belgium to commence the CE mark ...

A device commonly used to treat dangerous heart rhythms may cause more issues for patients than a simpler version of the same device. The implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) prevents...

Can high blood pressure be safely reduced and controlled by “disconnecting” nerves in the kidneys? That is a question that a new ...

University of Maryland Medical Center Genetic-Testing Program Cardiac Stent

Patients with coronary artery disease who undergo treatment at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) now can receive long-term therapy based on information found in their genes. As part...