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The Agent Drug-Coated Balloon (DCB) provides physicians with an additional alternative to treat both in-stent restenosis (ISR) and de novo small vessel coronary disease.

July 24, 2014 — Boston Scientific has initiated full commercial launch of its new Polaris imaging system. This system will support the Boston Scientific family of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)...

EndoPAT diagnostic device

Data from a new study indicate that the results of an FDA-approved test for endothelial (arterial) function significantly correlated with near-future cardiovascular events, of which the majority...

July 22, 2014 — Boston Scientific announced it received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Rebel platinum chromium coronary stent system, the company's latest-generation bare...

July 22, 2014 — Simbionix USA announced the signing of a collaboration agreement with Pie Medical Imaging BV. The collaboration will enable the exporting of the 3mensio Vascular model into the...

A new series of expert consensus recommendations developed by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) will help physicians determine the best course of action for...

stentys, stent, self-apposing stent

Stentys has announced the publication of an article in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) entitled, "Causes of Early Stent Thrombosis in Patients Presenting with Acute...

July 18, 2014 — Avinger announced that John Pigott, M.D., of Jobst Vascular Institute, Toledo, Ohio, enrolled the first patient in the VISION trial, a global investigational device exemption (IDE...

Syncardiac, driver, artificial heart

July 18, 2014 — The Freedom portable driver has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for use with the SynCardia temporary total artificial heart as a bridge to transplantation...

Boston Scientific Louts Tavi System CE mark Heart Repair

Boston Scientific Corp. received CE mark and began the European commercial launch of its new 25 mm Lotus transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) System, complementing the...

cardiac ultrasound, FOCUS exam

July 17 2014 — The Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography (JASE) announced the publication of a new consensus statement on the use of focused cardiac ultrasound (FoCUS) in...

Each year, deep vein thrombosis (DVT) leads to hospitalization for approximately 250,000 Americans, and often leads to serious — and even fatal —complications. Fortunately, at the...

July 15 2014 — Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have documented the safety benefits of aortic stent grafts inserted during minimally invasive surgery to...

Tony Parris has worked for banks and electronics companies and has even driven an 18-wheel truck 995 miles a day for more than nine years as part of his working career. The 57-year-old Anniston,...

DC Devices Inc. has closed a $34 million Series D financing round. Accelmed led the round with contributions from existing investors Third Rock Ventures, General Catalyst Partners and Lumira...

July 11, 2014 — Cordis Corp. announced the launch of its Saber PTA (percutaneous transluminal angioplasty) dilatation catheter for the treatment of patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD...

July 10, 2014 — Life Recovery Systems announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two investigational device exemptions (IDEs) to study the use of the ThermoSuit system in...

Orlando Heart Specialists (OHS) has added an 8th location in southwest Orlando, Fla. 

In the current era of healthcare reform with the overarching goal of reducing healthcare costs, heart failure (HF) management has taken center stage. It is the leading cause of hospitalization for...

A big fly in the ointment for widespread adoption of many new technologies is cost. In today’s cost-conscience environment of healthcare reform, there needs to be a clear, quantifiable...