News

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...
Terumo Coronary Ostia Cannula
June 15, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Terumo Cardiovascular Systems Corp. has issued a class I recall for its Coronary Ostia Cannula 10 (25 cm) long. The company said...
Maquet Datascope CS300 Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump
June 15, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Maquet Datascope Corp. has issued a class I recall for its System 98/98XT, CS100/CS100i and CS300 Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps (IABPs)...
June 14, 2011 – An initial animal study of a next-generation transcutaneous C-Pulse Heart Assist System has been completed. The system is made by Sunshine Heart Inc., a global medical device company...
June 6, 2011 – AngioDynamics has expanded its VenaCure EVLT System product offering with the global launch of the new VenaCure 1470nm laser to treat varicose veins with greater energy efficiency.
June 3, 2011 -- Maquet Cardiovascular announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the company 510(k) clearance to market its CardioRoot aortic graft in the United States. A...
May 23, 2011 -- Boston Scientific Corporation announced results from a clinical study evaluating the use of its Watchman Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device in patients with atrial fibrillation who...
May 18, 2011 - Jasbir Sra, M.D., and Tanvir Bajwa, M.D., are the first in Wisconsin to implant a new device in a patient’s heart that may reduce strokes in individuals suffering from atrial...
May 10, 2011 – The Impella percutaneously deployed ventricular assist device showed an overall average hospital charge savings when compared to the standard-of-care intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP)....