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Toshiba, CT-angiography, hybrid OR

All of the major vendors in the United States introduced new systems and technologies in the past few years to reduce dose and enhance visualization in the cath lab. The vendors have tailored...

CardiAQ Valve Technologies, TMVI, second generation, implantation, Tor Vergata

CardiAQ Valve Technologies (CardiAQ) announced that its second-generation transcatheter bioprosthetic mitral heart valve was successfully implanted as a compassionate treatment. The device...

REDUCE FMR, Cardiac Dimensions, Carillon Mitral Contour System, FMR

Cardiac Dimensions announced the first patients have been enrolled in the REDUCE FMR clinical trial. REDUCE FMR is a prospective, double-blind, randomized multi-center trial, evaluating the...

Medtronic, CoreValve Evolut R, FDA approval, TAVR, recapturable

Medtronic plc announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and U.S. launch of the recapturable, self-expanding CoreValve Evolut R System. The first-and-only recapturable and...

Edwards, Sapien 3, FDA approval, transcatheter heart valve

Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the Edwards Sapien 3 valve with the Commander Delivery System for the treatment of high-risk patients...

IMRIS Inc. received a letter May 26 from the NASDAQ Stock Market stating that it would be delisted and trading suspended on June 4. IMRIS said this was in accordance with Listing Rules 5101, 5110(...

transmyocardial laser revascularization

Transmyocardial laser revascularization (TMLR or TMR) was introduced in the late 1990s as a method to offer relief to patients with incapacitating angina that were poor candidates for other...

IMRIS, Visius iCT, Health Canada, licensing

IMRIS Inc. announced that Visius iCT, its ceiling-mounted intraoperative computed tomography scanner, has received Health Canada licensing allowing for sales and marketing in the country.

Toshiba, CT angiography, Infinix 4D CT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Toshiba America Medical Systems new Infinix 4D CT system to enable computed tomography (CT) imaging directly in the cath lab. It integrates...

Mitralign, transcatheter triscupid repair, TTVR, TR, first in human

A detailed reporting of the first successful case of a direct transcatheter tricuspid repair (TTVR) for severe TR has been reported by Prof. J. Schofer, M.D., of the Medicare Center and Department...

Radiance Ultra, NDS Surgical Imaging, flat panel displays, hybrid OR

NDS Surgical Imaging (NDSsi) announced the release of the 27-inch Radiance Ultra, a next-generation surgical visualization platform. The ultra-high level of brightness from the LED backlight...

CompView Medical, NuCart, mounts, flat panel displays, hybrid OR, mobile boom

CompView Medical (CVM) introduced an all-in-one equipment manager, visualization and ergonomic boom system — the NuCart.

TAVR, Henry Ford Hospital, O'Neill, Greenbaum

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is not only a breakthough minimally invasive medical therapy, but offers a new business opportunity for hospitals that begin a program. The technology...

Balloon catheters, Heart Valve repair, Cath Lab, Hybrid OR

Maquet Medical Systems USA announced an agreement to serve as the exclusive U.S. distributor of InterValve Inc.'s V8 Aortic Valvuloplasty Balloon Catheter.

Flat Panel Displays, RSNA 2014, Hybrid OR, Medvik Series

Ampronix reintroduced its Medvix line of near-patient surgical displays. 

Angiography systems, CT systems, Hybrid OR, RSNA 2014

As the first integration between Interventional Radiology (IR) and CT technology, Toshiba’s Infinix 4-D CT provides clinicians with faster, safer and more accurate interventions.

October 10, 2014—Mitralign Inc. reported on the successful use of its technology to perform a percutaneous repair on a patient with tricuspid regurgitation (TR). Prof. Dr. med. J. Schofer of the...

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...

Siemens Artis one

October 1, 2014 — St. Johns Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit recently became the first U.S. healthcare facility to install the Artis one angiography system from Siemens Healthcare. The Artis...

U.S. CoreValve High Risk trial TCT 2014

According to a new study, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) provided meaningful clinical benefits relative to surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) in high risk patients with...