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July 30, 2014 — OrbusNeich announced the first patient has been enrolled in the Multinational Abluminal Sirolimus Coated BiO-Engineered StenT (MASCOT) post-marketing registry. The first Combo dual...

The American Society of Echocardiography Education and Research Foundation (ASEF) announced that it will host Value-Based Healthcare: Summit 2014, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in Washington, D.C., at...

CardioVascular Institute Clinical Trial Heart Failure Treatment Parachute

Following a heart attack, many heart failure patients suffer from enlargement of their left ventricle, diminishing the amount of blood the heart can pump to the body and resulting in life-...

July 30, 2014 — Covidien announced the commercial launch of its next-generation Trellis peripheral infusion system. The redesigned system continues to be the only pharmacomechanical thrombolysis...

July 30, 2014 — St. Jude Medical announced CE mark approval and first use of the FlexAbility ablation catheter, a novel ablation technology used by electrophysiologists (EPs) for the treatment of...

July 30, 2014 — Regado Biosciences announced earlier this month it has voluntarily paused enrollment in its REGULATE-PCI trial, which was testing the safety and effectiveness of its Revolixys...

MitraClip Abbott Vascular Heart Valve Repair University of Alabama at Birmingham

Mary York knew the walk from the living room to the bedroom should not have been difficult for her husband, Bill, despite his age, but the 83-year-old could not walk anywhere in his house without...

Biotronik BIOLUX 4Ever Clinical Trial Pulsar-18 SES Passeo-18 Lux DRB PAD Cath

Biotronik announced that the first patient has been enrolled in the investigator-initiated BIOLUX 4EVER trial. 

CT myocardial perfusion

The key take away message from the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) annual meeting in July was that CT technology is advancing rapidly and there is a strong feeling it will...

Boston Scientific Corp. CE mark Ranger Ranger Paclitaxel-coated PTA Balloon Cath

Boston Scientific received CE mark for the Ranger Paclitaxel-coated PTA Balloon Catheter. The technology is now in full European market launch. 

Robert Smith, a cardiologist at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Conn., released the results of his retrospective study designed to compare single in-office automated blood...

cormatrix, cardiovascular, cardiovascular repair

CorMatrix Cardiovascular announced that it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance to market the CorMatrix ECM for Vascular Repair.

agent, boston scientific, balloon catheter

The Agent Drug-Coated Balloon (DCB) provides physicians with an additional alternative to treat both in-stent restenosis (ISR) and de novo small vessel coronary disease.

July 24, 2014 — Boston Scientific has initiated full commercial launch of its new Polaris imaging system. This system will support the Boston Scientific family of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)...

reveal linq, icm

Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David's Medical Center was among the first in the United States to implant the Medtronic Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitor System in a patient....

EndoPAT diagnostic device

Data from a new study indicate that the results of an FDA-approved test for endothelial (arterial) function significantly correlated with near-future cardiovascular events, of which the majority...

statins, pharmaceuticals, cholesterol

A new study by researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center suggests that the use of cholesterol-lowering statins may help prolong the lives of people with diabetic cardiovascular...

heart attacks, women's health

A new look at hospital data shows women have longer hospital stays and are more likely than men to die in the hospital after a heart attack.

July 22, 2014 — NorthStar Medical Radioisotopes broke ground on a new 50,000-square-foot facility in Beloit, Wis. When completed in late 2014, the facility will house the company’s...

July 22, 2014 — AtriCure announced it has sold more than 34,000 AtriClip left atrial appendage (LAA) exclusion system devices worldwide.