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The introduction of hybrid technology — positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)/CT -— has revolutionized the imaging world...

Stryker announced the global commercial launch of the new Trevo ProVue Retriever. The Trevo ProVue Retriever is the first clot removal device fully visible during the procedure for precise...

Avinger Ocelot OCT CTO catheter

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted market clearance for the Avinger Inc. Ocelot optical coherenace tomography (OCT) catheter to help cross...

Heart Valve Edwards Lifesciences Medtronic Corevalve

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed an April 2010 federal jury decision that Medtronic CoreValve LLC is willfully infringing  Edwards Lifesciences' U.S. Andersen...

Biomedical Systems TruVue Wireless Ambulatory ECG Monitoring System

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has awarded Biomedical Systems U.S. Patent Number 8301236 for its TruVue Wireless Ambulatory ECG Monitoring System.  Biomedical Systems developed TruVue...

Cook, Zilver PTX, stent, expanding, delivery sheath

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted market clearance for Cook Medical’s Zilver PTX drug-eluting peripheral stent. It is the first device of its kind on several fronts to go...

November 14, 2012 — Medtronic Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company’s Valiant Captivia stent graft system for the endovascular repair...

VitreaView Advanced Visualization 3-D

November 14, 2012 — Vital Images received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for 3-D viewing through its universal viewer, VitreaView. The company also released...

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is more effective than electrocardiography (ECG) at identifying "silent" heart attacks, also known as unrecognized myocardial infarctions, according to a study...

November 14, 2012 — Two years after the joint launch of Optima MR360 and Brivo MR355, GE Healthcare announced a major milestone with the 500th shipment of these products combined, making the...

November 12, 2012 — Abiomed Inc. said it received an investigational device exemption (IDE) approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the use of the new Impella RP (right-side...

Boston Scientific Clinical Trial Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

November 12, 2012 — Boston Scientific Corp. and the University of Rochester Medical Center presented positive results from the Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial-Reduce...

IMI Matrix Volumetric Analytics Software Advanced Visualization

November 12, 2012 — Intrinsic Medical Imaging (IMI) introduced its Matrix Volumetric Analytics software for advanced anatomical interrogation at the 24th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular...

More than 350,000 deaths occur each year as a result of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), which occurs when the heart abruptly and unexpectedly stops beating. A survey issued by the Heart Rhythm...

Boston Scientific Promus Element Plus Promus Element Drug Eluting Stent

November 9, 2012 — Boston Scientific Corp. has received approval to update the directions for use (DFU) labeling for Promus Element and Promus Element Plus coronary drug eluting stent (DES)...

Svelte Acrobat Bare Metal Stents Svelte Medical Systems Inc

November 9, 2012 — Svelte Medical Systems announced it received conditional approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin a pivotal study for the Svelte coronary stent...

November 9, 2012 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently cleared Bolton Medical’s Relay Thoracic Stent Graft with Plus Delivery System.

November 9, 2012 — A study found that the use of rosuvastatin prior to angioplasty did not influence the levels of troponin I, a sensitive indicator of muscle damage. Results were presented at the...

November 9, 2012 — Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Pfizer Inc. announced that the reductions in stroke or systemic embolism, major bleeding, and mortality demonstrated with Eliquis compared to...