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InspireMD Inc. has enrolled the first patient into the CARENET (CARotid Embolic protection study using microNET) multi-center European...

AccessClosure Mynx Ace Vascular Closure Device Hemostasis Management Cath Lab

AccessClosure plans to launch the Mynx Ace Vascular Closure Device at the 2014 American College of Cardiology meeting, March 29-31. It is an upgrade of the company’s Mynx mechanical ...

Surgeons in France have successfully replaced the aortic valve in two patients without opening the chest during surgery....

PVAD, percutaneous VAD, hemodynamic support, aortix

Percutaneous ventricular assist (pVAD) devices offer more hemodynamic support than the 40-year-old gold standard of intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABPs), but their cost and...

I have watched a trend in medical technology grow from a small ripple a couple years ago into what I expect will be a tidal wave in 2014 due to growing concern over patient radiation dose levels...

Thoratec HeartMate II LVAS Pocket System Controller Heart Failure Devices VAD

Thoratec Corp. initiated a voluntary worldwide Medical Device Correction in order to update its labeling and training materials for the HeartMate II LVAS Pocket System Controller. The following...

The increasing number of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) being performed at low-volume centers without on-site cardiac surgery backup has driven the need for new safety and quality...

Cath Lab Clinical Trial Study Cardiovascular Surgery

National Institutes of Health researchers have identified a biological pathway that contributes to the high rate of vein graft failure following ...

Boston Scientific Rebel Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent System Bare Metal

Boston Scientific Corp. received CE marking for the Rebel Platinum Chromium Coronary Stent System, the company's latest generation ...

Privately held On-X Life Technologies Inc. (On-X LTI) launched its European marketing campaign for the On-X Plus 1.5 Aortic Heart Valve in concert with its Great Britain distributor Vascutek Corp...

Corindus CorPath Robotic Navigation Telemedicine Telecardiology Cath Lab

For patients living in rural areas, life-saving procedures such as an angioplasty may only be available at a facility more than 200 miles away. To bridge this distance, ...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared Cardiovascular Systems Inc.’s Diamondback 360 60 cm Peripheral Orbital Atherectomy Systems (OAS) for the treatment of peripheral arterial...

ImaCor ClariTEE Zura EVO hTEE Ultrasound transesophageal TEE Cardiac

ImaCor Inc., the developer of hemodynamic transesophageal echocardiography (hTEE) technology, announced four...

Society of Interventional Radiology SIR Deep Vein Thrombosis DVT PTS Venous

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) often brings with it the risk of post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS), an under-recognized but...

Spectranetics Excite ISR Atherectomy Systems Cath Lab Clinical Trial Study

The Spectranetics Corp. announced that the Excite ISR trial achieved the statistical endpoints of the adjunct analysis...

Radial Access Interventional Radiology Fibroids

Interventional radiologists have devised a way to access a woman's fibroids by ...

Quail Digital Communications Wireless Headsets Cath Lab EP Lab

Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, Ill., has chosen Quail Digital’s healthcare wireless headset system. It will be used in ...

Infraredx Inc. TVC Imaging System Intravascular Ultrasound IVUS Clinical Study

MedStar Heart Institute of Washington, D.C., and Infraredx Inc. enrolled the first participant in the Lipid-Rich Plaque (LRP) Study. The LRP Study is a prospective,...

Edwards Lifesciences Fortis Mitral Transcatheter Valve System Heart Valve Repair

Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced the successful completion of the first three human implants of its Fortis mitral transcatheter ...

Gore Excluder AAA Stent Graft

W. L. Gore & Associates’ Gore Excluder Iliac Branch Endoprosthesis is a complete, fully engineered system intended for endovascular treatment of common iliac artery aneurysms or aortoiliac...