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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...

August 12, 2011 — SynCardia Systems Inc., manufacturer of the temporary Total Artificial Heart (TAH). said Aug. 2, Papworth Hospital in Cambridge discharged the United Kingdom's first TAH patient...

August 8, 2011 – Edwards Lifesciences announced the global launch of the Carpentier-Edwards Physio Tricuspid Annuloplasty Ring for the treatment of tricuspid valve insufficiency. The company...

August 5, 2011 — Heart failure circulatory support system maker Thoratec Corp. announced it acquired the medical business of ventricular assist device (VAD) maker Levitronix Medical. The company...

July 29, 2011 — Oxygen Biotherapeutics Inc. and privately held Aurum Biosciences Ltd. of Glasgow, Scotland, have signed a letter of intent (LOI) to conduct preclinical research for imaging and...

July 26, 2011 — Concentric Medical Inc. has launched the DAC 070 Catheter, the fourth and largest diameter addition to its distal access catheter (DAC) family to aid clot removal in ischemic...

July 21, 2011 – Concentric Medical Inc. announced the launch of the expanded family of Merci Retrievers in Japan for the treatment of ischemic stroke. With the addition of the V 2.0 Soft and V 3.0...

July 19, 2011 — Terumo Heart Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Terumo Corp., today announced that a patient implanted with the DuraHeart left ventricular assist system (LVAS) has surpassed five...

July 19, 2011 — An article published in the July issue of the Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation reports the first use of the Freedom portable driver with a Total Artificial Heart...

June 29, 2011 – For the first time, human blood vessels grown in a laboratory from donor skin cells have been successfully implanted into patients, according to new research presented in the American...
June 21, 2011 – The St. Francis Heart Center in Indianapolis, Ind., announced that it has performed the first post-U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval surgery in the United States using...