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February 11, 2010 – Former president Bill Clinton received two coronary stents today after being admitted to the hospital with chest pain.

February 11, 2010 — The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) published results showing the Bard FLAIR Endovascular Stent Graft maintains the patency of dialysis access grafts more effectively...

February 9, 2010 – Off-pump bypass surgery, or “beating heart surgery,” was developed in hopes of creating a safer way to fix cholesterol-clogged coronary arteries.

February 5, 2010 – Enrollment is complete for the trial of a polymer-based gel that rapidly transitions to a solid at body temperature, forming a plug that can temporarily occlude blood vessels...

January 22, 2010 - The California Heart Center, the cardiology group that developed the nation’s largest heart transplant program, has joined the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute.

January 15, 2010 – A large-capacity radio frequency identification (RFID) enabled cabinet has been introduced for operating room supply centers and catheterization labs.

December 21, 2009 – Revised guidelines on the use of beta-blockers for noncardiac surgery say therapy should neither be initiated on the day of surgery, nor stopped abruptly peri- or...

December 10, 2009 – An exclusive license agreement between On-X Life Technologies and the Cleveland Clinic will create a system of products intended to improve and simplify the replacement of...

December 9, 2009 — A feasibility clinical trial was launched last week to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a combined surgical and catheter procedure, the convergent procedure, for the...

November 10, 2009 – FDA and Edwards Lifesciences notified healthcare professionals this week about the class 1 FDA recall of CardioVations EndoClamp Aortic Catheter, due to the potential that the...

November 6, 2009 – Cardiac support device maker Abiomed Inc. yesterday announced second quarter fiscal 2010 revenue of $20 million.

November 2, 2009 — Cardiac complications around the time of noncardiac surgery are relatively common and can be serious.

October 5, 2009 – The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a grant to the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in partnership with the...

September 30, 2009 – MAQUET Cardiovascular said Johannes Bonatti, M.D., professor of surgery and director of coronary surgery and advanced coronary interventions at the University of Maryland...

September 29, 2009 – Mardil Inc. last week at TCT 2009 announced positive interim data from a pilot study investigating the safety and efficacy of its novel cardiac device – BACE (Basal...

September 21, 2009 — W. L. Gore & Associates last week announced that several physicians recently presented interim data from ongoing GORE PROPATEN Vascular Graft studies to clinical...

August 21, 2009 - World Heart Corp. said today it received FDA conditional approval to begin a bridge-to-transplant (BTT) study of the Levacor Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) at 10 U.S. centers....

August 21, 2009 – The Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2009 symposium is set for Sept. 21-25, at The Moscone Center
in San Francisco, Calif.

August 12, 2009 – Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology, collaborating with pediatric cardiologists and surgeons at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, have developed a tool for...

August 10, 2009 – SyntheMed Inc. said this week its antiadhesion product, the REPEL-CV Bioresorbable Adhesion Barrier, received the endorsement of Kids With Heart National Association for Children...