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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...

October 18, 2010 - A 54-year-old Italian man has become the first patient to surpass 1,000 days of support with an artificial heart while waiting for a matching donor heart. The patient was...

October 18, 2010 – Toronto General Hospital is the first Canadian medical center to implant a left-ventricular assist system (LVAS) as part of a study for patients awaiting a heart transplant. The...

September 2, 2010 – Artificial heart maker SynCardia Systems said it plans to put the company up for sale some time in the next two years.

August 13, 2010 – A rotary blood pump designed for long-term patient support had another patient surpass four years after receiving the left ventricular assist device (LVAD). Helga Gieseke, 66,...

August 9, 2010 – A merger is being finalized between Medtronic and cardiac surgery device maker ATS Medical. The company develops and manufactures products and services for the treatment of...

July 8, 2010 – The annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) event has traditionally been a symposium for interventional cardiologists. However, as an increasing number of hybrid...

June 28, 2010 – A new 3-D imaging technology is now available in the U.S. The C-InSight from Mazor Surgical Technologies Ltd. will enable medical facilities to incorporate 3-D imaging capabilities...

June 16, 2010 – A new surgical device for excluding the left atrial appendage has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). AtriCure Inc. announced this week that it...

June 8, 2010 – New study findings prove continuing warfarin therapy during pacemaker or defibrillator implantation in patients with moderate to high thromboembolic risk is safe and cost-effective...

April 5, 2010 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today said it approved the first absorbable fibrin sealant patch for use in cardiovascular surgery to prevent mild and moderate bleeding...

March 30, 2010 – The FDA granted an investigational device exemption (IDE) for a clinical study of the Freedom portable driver system to power SynCardia's Total Artificial Heart. The study is...

March 26, 2010 – When actor John Ritter died suddenly in 2003 from a tear in his thoracic aorta, the tragedy brought attention to a rare but deadly condition that takes the lives of an estimated...

March 24, 2010 – The 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) will showcase two multipurpose interventional operating room suites that integrate digital imaging...

March 17, 2010 – New Results from PLATO trial suggest ticagrelor (Brilinta) leads to lower mortality and no increased risk of bleeding when compared to clopidogrel (Plavix) in patients with acute...

March 12, 2010 – In partnership with the American College of Cardiology (ACC), Philips is spotlighting the growing need for hybrid cath labs with a specialty exhibit during ACC 2010 March 14-16 in...