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CircuLite Synenery Circulatory Support System VAD

CircuLite Inc. announced that it has received CE marking approval for the Synergy Circulatory Support System, a micro-pump designed to halt the progression of heart failure. By working with the...

Abiomed Impella CP VAD

Abiomed Inc. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a new percutaneous, catheter-based Impella ventricular assist device (VAD) providing...

September 11, 2012 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the realignment of its product divisions into two new operating units: the Implantable Electronic Systems Division (IESD) and the...

September 11, 2012 — Primary results from an ongoing trial by Maquet Cardiovascular using intra-aortic balloon pumps (IABP...

September 11, 2012 — Since the previous consensus document was published in 2007, catheter and surgical ablation of atrial...

September 11, 2012 — Data presented at the 2012 ESC Congress in Munich from the prospective DeFACTO study show that, when compared to standard...

September 10, 2012 — Maquet Cardiovascular LLC announced 30-day results from the large, randomized, multicenter intra-aortic...

September 10, 2012 — TeraRecon announced the launch of iNtuition Review, iNtuition Enterprise Medical Viewer (iEMV) and iNtuition Share. The software suite enhances the iNtuition portfolio with...

September 10, 2012 — In a recent study, researchers found that coffee consumption is inversely related to mortality, with consumption of greater than or equal to six cups of coffee per day...

September 10, 2012 — In a recent clinical trial, the Solitaire Flow Restoration Device dramatically outperformed the standard mechanical treatment. Findings from the trial, called SOLITAIRE With...

September 10, 2012 — Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common complication of cardiac surgery, occurring in 10 to 40...

September 7, 2012 — The American Medical Association (AMA) recently sent letters to Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland and Rep. Pete Olson of Texas supporting passage of the Diagnostic Imaging...

There has been much debate whether computer-aided detection software for computed tomography (CT) scanners to detect coronary blockages is really a worthwhile expense. There has long been...

September 7, 2012 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced results of the FAME II trial demonstrating that patients with...

September 6, 2012 — Drug-eluting stents (DES) are used less often in women treated with percutaneous coronary...

September 6, 2012 — Daiichi Sankyo Co. Ltd. and Eli Lilly and Co. announced data from the TRILOGY ACS study, a phase III trial comparing prasugrel plus aspirin to clopidogrel plus aspirin in...

Medtronic has reached two clinical program milestones for its CoreValve system in the United States. It completed enrollment in its study of high-risk patients in its CoreValve U.S. Pivotal...

September 4, 2012 — Philips Heathcare announced that mVisum Inc.’s STEMI Alert smartphone app is now available to work in conjunction with Philips TraceMasterVue and IntelliSpace...

The great Japanese earthquake and consequent tsunami of March 11, 2011, which hit the northeast coast of Japan with a magnitude of 9.0 on the Richter scale, was one of the largest ocean-trench...

August 30, 2012 — Aspirin combined with the antiplatelet drug clopidogrel is no better than aspirin alone for stroke prevention in people with a history of lacunar strokes, and the combination...