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Neovasc Inc. has commenced a public offering in the United States of 8 million shares of the company to raise money for upcoming U.S. clinical trials and development of its transcatheter mitral...

Balloon catheters, Heart Valve repair, Cath Lab, Hybrid OR

Maquet Medical Systems USA announced an agreement to serve as the exclusive U.S. distributor of InterValve Inc.'s V8 Aortic Valvuloplasty Balloon Catheter.

ECRI Institute has released an updated comparison on cardiac resuscitators used during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

FEops, TAVIguide, Series A financing, navigation, advanced visualization

FEops announced the closing of a €1.3 million (~$1.9 million USD) series A financing round, led by Capricorn Venture Partners and PMV. The funding will be used to support the launch of FEops’...

antiplatelet therapy, pharmaceuticals, cath lab, clinical trial, ticagrelor

AstraZeneca announced that the PEGASUS-TIMI 54 study, a large-scale outcomes trial involving more than 21,000...

The number of IVC filters placed has more than doubled in the last 10 years, and by some estimates, less than half of these retrievable devices are actually removed each year.

Bellerophon Therapeutics LLC announced that it has completed enrollment of its PRESERVATION I clinical trial of Bioabsorbable Cardiac Matrix (BCM), an investigational implantable medical device...

Clinical trial, MRI system, Peripheral Artery Disease, Renal Artery Stenosis

Non-contrast enhanced MR angiography (MRA) techniques have attracted interest in the medical community for diagnosing renal artery stenosis, as it eliminates the need for contrast agents used with...

The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) unveiled a new brand for the society and its research organization, the SIR Foundation.

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.