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FFR catheters, Cath lab, OptoWire, OptoMonitor

The OptoWire and OptoMonitor are Opsens’ products for FFR measurements to optimize the diagnosis and guide the therapy in patients with coronary heart disease.

Balloon catheters, cath lab, peripheral artery disease (PAD), Lithoplasty

Lithoplasty is a balloon-based technology that utilizes integrated lithotripsy to disrupt both superficial and deep calcium and normalize vessel wall compliance prior to low-pressure balloon...

Gore Medical, Gore Viabahn Endoprosthesis, CE Mark, stent grafts

W. L. Gore & Associates Inc. announced that the Gore Viabahn Endoprosthesis has received CE Mark approval to improve blood flow in symptomatic obstruction of peripheral veins,...

Covidien announced it has received CE Mark approval for its Stellarex drug-coated angioplasty balloon (DCB). 

Stents, Self-Apposing Stent, Stentys

Stentys announced that the Self-Apposing Stent has been implanted more than 10,000 times in patients worldwide

Volcano Corp. announced that more than 1,000 systems have been activated with its instant wave-Free Ratio (iFR) Modality software, featuring a simplified workflow and reduced need for...

Vena Cava Filters, Embolic protection, Pulmonary Embolism, Venous Therapies

The first large-scale, multispecialty prospective clinical research trial to evaluate the use of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters and related follow-up treatment in the United States is set to...

Medtronic, In.Pact, Admiral drug-coated balloon, DCB, drug-eluting balloon

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Medtronic’s In.Pact Admiral drug-coated balloon (DCB) for the interventional treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD) for the...

bioresorbable stents

Ongoing clinical trials of bioresorbable stents continue to show positive data for the devices, which are widely expected to overtake metallic stents in the coming years if the data trend...

Catheters, Peripheral artery disease, CenterCross Peripheral Catheter

Roxwood Medical Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for the U.S. commercialization of its CenterCross Catheter for use in the coronary and peripheral vasculature...

Innovative Cardiovascular Solutions LLC has completed a Class A Unit financing totaling $5 million to fund its Emblok Embolic Protection Catheter. 

Wearable technologies, possible changes to stenting practices, state legislation on energy drinks, expanded use of minimally invasive heart repair procedures, and the development of a new class of...

absorb, bioresorbable stents

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Tiara Transcatheter Mitral Valve, neovasc

Now that transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is rapidly becoming an established treatment option, cardiology has shifted focus toward the next major frontier in interventional structural...

Hemodynamic support devices, Resuscitation Devices, Zoll Medical Corp.

Zoll Medical Corp. announced that it will acquire Advanced Circulatory Systems Inc.

Image Wisely.org now offers online educational materials for fluoroscopy, computed tomography (CT) and nuclear medicine exams. Fluoroscopy is the latest addition to Image Wisely,...

balloon catheters, clinical trial/study, medtronic, IN.PACT Admiral drug-coated

The results of a landmark study published this month in Circulation indicate that a device from Medtronic Inc. called the IN.PACT Admiral drug-coated balloon (DCB) significantly...

Philips has signed an agreement with Image Stream Medical (ISM) that allows Philips to further expand its hybrid suite and interventional lab solutions with integrated video and live...

Vital Images Inc., AAA, fenestrated stents, endovascular stent planning, Vitrea

Vital Images Inc. received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Fenestrated Stent Planning workflow as part of its existing Endovascular Stent Planning (EVSP)...

Flat Panel Displays, RSNA 2014, Hybrid OR, Medvik Series

Ampronix reintroduced its Medvix line of near-patient surgical displays.