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May 3, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given 510(k) clearance to Maquet Cardiovascular’s Cardiohelp system as a cardiac and/or respiratory assist device for up to six hours....

April 22, 2011 – A new study found that coronary artery bypass surgery added to medical therapy for selected chronic heart failure patients offered benefits over medical therapy alone.

April 22, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Trifecta valve, by St. Jude Medical. The valve, a clinically-proven replacement for diseased, damaged or malfunctioning...

April 8, 2011 – In the largest randomized, multicenter trial to compare drug-eluting stents (DES) and bare-metal stents (BMS) placed in saphenous vein graft lesions, researchers found that DES led...

The transcatheter MitraClip mitral valve repair system continues to compare favorably with conventional open-heart surgery for treatment of select patients with mitral regurgitation. The findings...

April 8, 2011 — A study from a South Korean research team found that angioplasty with a sirolimus-eluting stent was non-inferior to coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) in patients with...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week released its February list of device and technology premarket approvals (PMA), product development protocols (PDP), supplement and notice...

A transcatheter ventricular assist device performed better than intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABP), with a 21 percent reduction in major adverse events at 90 days.

March 31, 2011 – Accurately navigating and interpreting cardiovascular anatomy for precise device deployment is a challenge to physicians during complex interventional procedures. In order to help...

March 28, 2011 – The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of Australia has approved the HeartWare Ventricular Assist System for listing on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG).

March 28, 2011 – Patients who have suffered a "mini stroke" are at twice the risk of heart attack than the general population, according to research reported in Stroke: Journal of the...

March 22, 2011 - Terumo Cardiovascular Systems (CVS) said it agreed to the terms of a consent decree with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding quality system improvements at the...

March 15, 2011 – A new tricuspid ring for the treatment of tricuspid valve disease is approved for use in the United States, Europe and several other countries. The Contour 3D Annuloplasty Ring,...

March 14, 2011 – Sorin Group has reached a major milestone with the 100,000th MitroFlow Aortic Pericardial Heart Valve implantation worldwide.

March 11, 2011 – Texas Children's has become the world's first pediatric hospital to complete the first phase of certification to implant the SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart. The...

March 11, 2011 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a surgical kit that allows neurosurgeons to reroute blood flow around an aneurysm or a tumor in the brain. This should...

March 8, 2011 – A new endoscopic vessel harvesting (EVH) has been launched in the United States. The Vasoview 6 Pro, by Maquet Cardiovascular, offers streamlined controls, improved functionality...

Boston Scientific has completed its acquisition of Atritech. The completion of the transaction follows the signing of a definitive merger agreement announced on Jan. 19, 2011.

March 1, 2011 – A bioprosthetic heart valve has demonstrated positive performance at 12 years, according to a study published in The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery....

February 17, 2011 – On Jan. 15, after 864 days of life with an artificial heart, Charles Okeke received a dual heart and kidney transplant at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix. Okeke had been...