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June 5, 2014 — The president of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), Patrick O’Gara, M.D., recently explored what is causing the looming interventional cardiologist shortage, how it could...

June 5, 2014 — New measures of the severity of coronary artery blockages do not provide enough accuracy to guide treatment decisions, according to the results of the VERIFY-2 study presented as a...

Cook Medical SCAI CIVIC PRESERVE Clincal Studies Vena Cava Filter

Cook Medical is engaged in two clinical studies that will provide additional data on the safety and effectiveness of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters.

The Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) Board of Directors has approved a new set of Performance Metrics for Cath PCI Accreditation. 

Biotronik Fortress Introducer Sheaths 5F 6F Vascular Access

Biotronik has expanded its line of reinforced introducer sheaths. 

BB Medical Surgical Thixo-Gel FDA Clearance Ultrasound Systems

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently cleared BB Medical Surgical’s Thixo-Gel, which is sprayed on to the patient to enable quicker and easier ultrasound scans. 

Medtronic Inc. announced CE mark and launch of the NC Euphora noncompliant balloon dilatation catheter. 

Strokes kill nearly 130,000 Americans every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Because approximately 30 percent of strokes are caused by blockages in the carotid...

June 3, 2014 — Edwards Lifesciences Corp. received CE mark for the advanced Edwards Intuity Elite valve system. The next-generation, rapid deployment system facilitates smaller incisions in...

June 3, 2014 — JenaValve Technology Inc., a privately held, venture-backed developer of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) systems for the treatment of aortic valve disease, announced...

June 3, 2014 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it approved Zontivity (vorapaxar) tablets to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, cardiovascular death and need for...

Simbionix ANGIO Mentor Flex Endovascular Training

As more endovascular medical programs adapt simulation as an essential part of their training curriculum, there is a constant and consistent need for updated simulation solutions. Simbionix is...

June St. Jude Medical Inc. announced preliminary results from the EnligHTN III study, which found the company’s second-generation EnligHTN renal denervation system provided safe and effective...

Direct Flow Medical has received investigational device exemption (IDE) approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to initiate the pivotal phase of the SALUS trial. The SALUS trial...

CardiAQ Valve Technologies announced it successfully implanted its second-generation transcatheter mitral valve (TMVI) using the company’s newly added transapical delivery system. The transapical...

2013 Ultrasound Market Report Klein Biomedical Consultants Inc.

According to The Medical Diagnostic Ultrasound Market in the USA: Challenges & Opportunities in the New Millennium, 2013 report, the U.S. ultrasound market grew almost 3 percent last year...

CardioMEMS Heart Failure System FDA Approval

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted market clearance to the CardioMEMS Heart Failure System, the first FDA-approved heart failure (HF) monitoring device shown in clinical trials to...

Boston Scientific REPRISE II Clinical Trial Six-month Results Lotus Valve

Further validating its advanced transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) technology, the Boston Scientific Corp. Lotus Valve System continued to demonstrate impressive performance at six...

As a cardiovascular technology magazine editor, I keep tabs on what technology is in development and often have the opportunity to see the most cutting edge technology up close prior to U.S. Food...

Direct Flow Medical Transcatheter Aortic Valve 12-month Outcomes

Direct Flow Medical Inc. announced 12-month outcomes from the DISCOVER CE mark clinical trial.