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June 5, 2014 — The president of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), Patrick O’Gara, M.D., recently explored what is causing the looming interventional cardiologist shortage, how it could...

June 5, 2014 — New measures of the severity of coronary artery blockages do not provide enough accuracy to guide treatment decisions, according to the results of the VERIFY-2 study presented as a...

Health Media Network (HMN) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) have announced a strategic partnership that will significantly increase the size of HMN's cardiology network while...

Cook Medical SCAI CIVIC PRESERVE Clincal Studies Vena Cava Filter

Cook Medical is engaged in two clinical studies that will provide additional data on the safety and effectiveness of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters.

The Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) Board of Directors has approved a new set of Performance Metrics for Cath PCI Accreditation. 

Biotronik Fortress Introducer Sheaths 5F 6F Vascular Access

Biotronik has expanded its line of reinforced introducer sheaths. 

BB Medical Surgical Thixo-Gel FDA Clearance Ultrasound Systems

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently cleared BB Medical Surgical’s Thixo-Gel, which is sprayed on to the patient to enable quicker and easier ultrasound scans. 

Medtronic Inc. announced CE mark and launch of the NC Euphora noncompliant balloon dilatation catheter. 

Strokes kill nearly 130,000 Americans every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Because approximately 30 percent of strokes are caused by blockages in the carotid...

June 3, 2014 — Edwards Lifesciences Corp. received CE mark for the advanced Edwards Intuity Elite valve system. The next-generation, rapid deployment system facilitates smaller incisions in...

June 3, 2014 — JenaValve Technology Inc., a privately held, venture-backed developer of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) systems for the treatment of aortic valve disease, announced...

June 3, 2014 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it approved Zontivity (vorapaxar) tablets to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, cardiovascular death and need for...

St. Jude Medical announced the completion of its acquisition of the privately held CardioMEMS Inc., developer of the CardioMEMS heart failure (HF) management system. The acquisition was...

Simbionix ANGIO Mentor Flex Endovascular Training

As more endovascular medical programs adapt simulation as an essential part of their training curriculum, there is a constant and consistent need for updated simulation solutions. Simbionix is...

June St. Jude Medical Inc. announced preliminary results from the EnligHTN III study, which found the company’s second-generation EnligHTN renal denervation system provided safe and effective...

MedInformatix announced at the annual meeting of the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) that it is bringing its next-generation technology to clients using its provider and patient...

New research has found that bariatric surgery is an effective way to control weight in morbidly obese patients who are at risk for developing atrial fibrillation (AF). Bariatric or weight loss...

Direct Flow Medical has received investigational device exemption (IDE) approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to initiate the pivotal phase of the SALUS trial. The SALUS trial...

CardiAQ Valve Technologies announced it successfully implanted its second-generation transcatheter mitral valve (TMVI) using the company’s newly added transapical delivery system. The transapical...

Alere announced a class I recall of its INRatio2 PT/INR professional test strips, part of the Alere lNRatio2 PT/INR monitoring system (professional use) which also consists of the INRatio2 monitor...