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September 15, 2014 — A new minimally invasive surgery involving a stent graft made from a 3-D image of the patient’s anatomy could eliminate the need for open surgery for some patients suffering...

MicroVention LVIS Stent FDA Clearance July 2014

The U.S, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared MicroVention Inc.’s Low-Profile Visualized Intraluminal Support Device (LVIS and LVIS Jr.), which is a stent and delivery system...

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...

Pulsar Vascular announced it received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigative device exemption (IDE) approval for the PulseRider, a minimally invasive aneurysm neck reconstruction...

Medtronic Valiant Captiva Thoracic Stent Graft Total Support Catheter US Market

Continuing to expand its portfolio of endovascular solutions, Medtronic Inc. announced that two recently U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved devices will be featured at the Society...

Simbionix ANGIO Mentor Flex Endovascular Training

As more endovascular medical programs adapt simulation as an essential part of their training curriculum, there is a constant and consistent need for updated simulation solutions. Simbionix is...

Gore Tag Thoracic Branch Endoprosthesis LSA Feasibility Study Clinical Trial

W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) announced that Himanshu Patel, M.D. and David Williams, M.D. at The University of Michigan enrolled the first patient in the Gore TAG Thoracic Branch...

Gore Excluder AAA Stent Graft

W. L. Gore & Associates’ Gore Excluder Iliac Branch Endoprosthesis is a complete, fully engineered system intended for endovascular treatment of common iliac artery aneurysms or aortoiliac...

Medtronic Valiant Captivia Thoracic Stent Graft System Aneurism Repair AAA TAA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Medtronic Inc.’s Valiant Captivia Thoracic Stent Graft System to treat type B aortic dissections. Supported by the results of the U.S. Medtronic...

Gore AAAneurysm Outreach Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm AAA Stent Graphs

W. L. Gore & Associates Inc. (Gore) and AAAneurysm Outreach have partnered to raise awareness and drive screening of individuals at-risk of ...

Gore Viabahn Endoprosthesis Heparin Bioactive Surface Stent Grafts Aneurism

January 28, 2014 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved W. L. Gore & Associates’ 25 cm Gore Viabahn Endoprosthesis with Heparin Bioactive Surface for the treatment of...

aneurism repair stent graft endologix nellix endovascular evas

Endologix Inc. announced that it has received Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin a clinical trial to evaluate the safety and...

simulators cath lab aneurism repair TCT 2013 simbionix procedure rehearsal

Simbionix, a provider of innovative training solutions, announced the initiation of the REHEARSAAAL study which evaluates the clinical benefits of preoperative patient specific simulation using...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a final rule for the unique device identification system (UDI) that, once implemented, will provide a consistent way to identify...

Simbionix, Endovascular Basic Skills Training Module, endovascular simulator

Simbionix USA Corp. released the Endovascular Basic Skills training module for the ANGIO Mentor simulator. The Simbionix ANGIO Mentor is a virtual-reality training ...

Vascular closure devices have a definite niche in areas where they were not originally intended but have found frequent off-label use because of their utility.

Aptus Endosystems Inc. Heli-FX 28 mm wide neck abdominal aortic aneurysms

Aptus Endosystems Inc. announced that it received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its 28 mm Tip Reach Heli-FX Guide. A line extension of the original Heli-FX...

Patients with ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) are more than twice as likely to survive if they have minimally invasive repair than if they have surgery, suggests a 10-year...

W. L. Gore & Associates Inc. FDA Approval Gore Excluder AAA Endoprosthesis

W. L. Gore & Associates Inc. has received U.S. Food and Drug Administraion (FDA) approval for the new large diameter 35 mm trunk-ipsilateral leg and 36 mm aortic extender components, as well...

Cardiobridge, VAD, heart pump, hemodynamic support

The Heart Failure 2013 LA meeting will include a showcase of several startup companies offering innovative new approaches to address heart and cardiovascular disease.