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Watchman, LAA, left atrial appendage

The long awaited U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the first transcatheter left atrial appendage (LAA) occluder in March is seen by many cardiologists as a disruptive technology...

Contego Medical announced the completion of a $5.6 million Series B financing round, led by Hatteras Venture Partners. Hatteras is an early stage venture firm with a focus on medical devices,...

TriGuard, Keystone, embolic protection, TAVR

March 19, 2015 — An investigational device that deflects debris away from the brain during transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) seems to improve in-hospital safety outcomes and cognitive...

The number of IVC filters placed has more than doubled in the last 10 years, and by some estimates, less than half of these retrievable devices are actually removed each year.

Vena Cava Filters, Embolic protection, Pulmonary Embolism, Venous Therapies

The first large-scale, multispecialty prospective clinical research trial to evaluate the use of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters and related follow-up treatment in the United States is set to...

Innovative Cardiovascular Solutions LLC has completed a Class A Unit financing totaling $5 million to fund its Emblok Embolic Protection Catheter. 

DAIC Editor Dave Fornell

The key take away messages from the 26th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium were bioresorable stents and transcatheter valve technologies will likely...

Claret Medical, Sentinel

While transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a paradigm shift in how valve disease is treated, one nagging safety issue that remains is TAVR’s stroke rate, which is higher than...

September 22, 2014 — A first-of-its kind study found that using a cerebral protection device during transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) can significantly reduce the number and volume of...

Cook Medical SCAI CIVIC PRESERVE Clincal Studies Vena Cava Filter

Cook Medical is engaged in two clinical studies that will provide additional data on the safety and effectiveness of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters.

InspireMD Inc. has enrolled the first patient into the CARENET (CARotid Embolic protection study using microNET) multi-center European...

Edwards Lifesciences Embol-X Glide Protection System Embolic Device Surgery

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Class I Recall of Edwards Lifesciences LLC’s Embol-X Glide ...

Claret Medical Sentinel Cerebral Protection System CPS TAVR Embolic Protection

Claret Medical Inc. received CE marking for the Sentinel Cerebral Protection System (CPS) for embolic protection during transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). 

Argon Medical OptionElite retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filter guidewire

Argon Medical Devices Inc. received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin marketing the OptionElite retrievable inferior ...

cath lab cardiac pacs radiation dose management pci embolic protection devices

Careful documentation of patient selection and procedure appropriateness are critical — yet underutilized — steps in ensuring high-quality clinical care for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI...

laa occluders structural heart atrial fibrillation atricure atriclip exclusion

AtriCure Inc., a developer of solutions to treat atrial fibrillation, announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) approval to begin enrollment in a clinical study of AtriCure’s...

Physicians at the Heart Hospital of Austin, enrolled and successfully treated the first patient in the Roadster study, a global, multicenter ...

CardioLogical Solutions announced that it has been issued two additional patents for its family of aortic embolic protection devices designed to prevent stroke and other ischemic complications....

September 9, 2013 — Keystone Heart, a company in the development of cerebral protection devices for interventional cardiology and cardiac surgery procedures, announced its TriGuard cerebral...

Cerebral function is the essence of quality of life. Its preservation throughout medical procedures is a key component to procedural success and patient care. New scientific data presented at the...