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Wearable technologies, possible changes to stenting practices, state legislation on energy drinks, expanded use of minimally invasive heart repair procedures, and the development of a new class of...

absorb, bioresorbable stents

DAIC readers chose the following stories as the most popular content in 2014, based on website analytics. The list is broken into the top 20 most popular news items from 2014 and a list of the top...

Tiara Transcatheter Mitral Valve, neovasc

Now that transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is rapidly becoming an established treatment option, cardiology has shifted focus toward the next major frontier in interventional structural...

Hemodynamic support devices, Resuscitation Devices, Zoll Medical Corp.

Zoll Medical Corp. announced that it will acquire Advanced Circulatory Systems Inc.

Image Wisely.org now offers online educational materials for fluoroscopy, computed tomography (CT) and nuclear medicine exams. Fluoroscopy is the latest addition to Image Wisely,...

balloon catheters, clinical trial/study, medtronic, IN.PACT Admiral drug-coated

The results of a landmark study published this month in Circulation indicate that a device from Medtronic Inc. called the IN.PACT Admiral drug-coated balloon (DCB) significantly...

mitral regurgitation, Tendyne, TMVI System, clinical trial, heart valve repair

Tendyne Holdings Inc. announced that in November 2014, the Tendyne Transcatheter Mitral Valve Implantation system (TMVI) was successfully implanted in the first patient of the Tendyne Feasibility...

transcaval aortic valve replacement, TAVR

For patients transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) patients whose anatomy prevents the use of femoral artery access, use of a transcaval access route (accessing the femoral...

The most accessed research studies in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) in 2014 spanned many topics, including a blood test to rule out heart attack, an advisory...

Philips has signed an agreement with Image Stream Medical (ISM) that allows Philips to further expand its hybrid suite and interventional lab solutions with integrated video and live...

Vital Images Inc., AAA, fenestrated stents, endovascular stent planning, Vitrea

Vital Images Inc. received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Fenestrated Stent Planning workflow as part of its existing Endovascular Stent Planning (EVSP)...

Flat Panel Displays, RSNA 2014, Hybrid OR, Medvik Series

Ampronix reintroduced its Medvix line of near-patient surgical displays. 

C-arms, mobile R/F systems, Angiography systems, RSNA 2014

Ampronix announced the availability of its new LCD retrofit kit for the OEC 9800 mobile C-Arm.

Advanced Vascular Dynamics, RadAR vascular compression device

Advanced Vascular Dynamics (AVD) announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance and CE mark for the RadAR vascular compression devices for post-procedure hemostasis of tibiopedal...

Clinical trial/study, stents, venous therapies

Veniti Inc. announced that it has enrolled the first United States patients in the Virtus trial of the Veniti VICI Venous Stent System.

Ultrasound systems, RSNA 2014, Aplio 300 and 500 Platinum series

With the introduction of the Aplio 300 and 500 Platinum Series from Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc., clinicians can now meet goals of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS)...

Cardionovum GmbH announced that it has initiated a 150-patient clinical study of its novel paclitaxel-releasing, high-pressure shunt balloon dilatation catheter, Aperto.

Covidien, Solitaire, stent thrombectomy, trial, Netherlands

In a landmark study evaluating the addition of stent thrombectomy clot removal to pharmaceutical treatment for patients suffering an acute ischemic stroke (AIS), stent thrombectomy provided a...

Atrial fibrillation, heart valve repair, software, mobile devices, ACC app

The American College of Cardiology’s recently released Guideline Clinical App has expanded with the addition of tools and guideline content for two conditions, valvular heart disease and...

ReFlow Medical Inc., SpeX shapeable support catheter, FDA

ReFlow Medical Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for commercialization of their SpeX shapeable support catheter in the United States for use in the peripheral...