Two devices where safety is being called into question based on clinical data that is being questioned. The Cook Zilver PTX paclitaxel-eluting peripheral stent is among the devices included in a study questioning long-term safety of paclitaxel. The Abiomed Impella RP had higher than expected mortality in its post-approval study, possibly due to poor patient selection and implanting the device too late to aid the patient.

Two device technologies raised concerns in the industry based on recently released clinical data. The Cook Zilver PTX paclitaxel-eluting peripheral stent is among the devices included in a study questioning long-term safety of paclitaxel. The Abiomed Impella RP had higher than expected mortality in its post-approval study, possibly due to poor patient selection and implanting the device too late to aid the patient.

Blog | Cath Lab | February 20, 2019

Clinical study data makes the world go around in cardiology and is the basis of setting guidelines in evidence-based...

St. Bartholomew's Hospital Initiates CALM-2 Hypertension Trial
News | Hypertension | February 20, 2019

February 20, 2019 — California-based Vascular Dynamics Inc. (VDI) is sponsoring a new...

Ochsner Health System in Louisiana recently announced a new partnership with device data management and remote monitoring vendor Geneva Health Solutions (GHS) for implantable EP cardiac devices.

Ochsner Health System in Louisiana recently announced a new partnership with device data management and remote monitoring vendor Geneva Health Solutions (GHS) for implantable EP cardiac devices. 

News | Remote Monitoring | February 19, 2019

February 19, 2019 — Ochsner Health System in Louisiana recently announced a new partnership with device data...

Researchers Develop Reversible, Drug-Free Antiplatelet Therapy
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | February 19, 2019

February 19, 2019 — A new reversible, drug-free...

Hormone Therapy May Increase Cardiovascular Risk During Gender Transition
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | February 18, 2019

February 18, 2019 — Patients receiving hormone therapy as part of their gender-transition treatment had an...

FDA Approves IDE Study for Foldax Biopolymer Heart Valve Platform
News | Heart Valve Technology | February 18, 2019

February 18, 2019 — Foldax Inc. announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted investigative...

Philips Launches Zenition Mobile C-arm Platform
Technology | Mobile C-Arms | February 18, 2019

February 18, 2019 — Philips announced the launch of Philips Zenition, its new...

Epsilon Launches EchoInsight Pro Starter Configuration
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | February 15, 2019

February 15, 2019 — Epsilon Imaging recently launched the new EchoInsight Pro Starter configuration for those...

IBM and Broad Institute Launch AI Initiative for Cardiovascular Disease Risk Prediction
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | February 15, 2019

February 15, 2019 — IBM Watson Health and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard are launching a research...

Corindus Seeking Neurovascular Intervention Clearance for CorPath GRX Vascular Robotic System
News | Stroke | February 15, 2019

February 15, 2019 — Corindus Vascular Robotics Inc. is seeking premarket clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug...

Aortic Stent Graft Global Market to Reach $5.4 Billion by 2028
News | Stent Grafts | February 14, 2019

February 14, 2019 — Abdominal aortic ...

Circle Cardiovascular Imaging and Galgo Medical Enter Distribution and Joint Development Agreement
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | February 14, 2019

February 14, 2019 – Circle Cardiovascular Imaging and Galgo Medical recently announced an agreement for distribution...

Medivis Launches SurgicalAR Augmented Reality Platform
Technology | Advanced Visualization | February 14, 2019

February 14, 2019 — Medical imaging and visualization company Medivis officially unveiled SurgicalAR, its...

Office of the National Coordinator Releases Proposed Rule on Healthcare Data Interoperability
News | Information Technology | February 14, 2019

This story has been updated with additional information since its initial posting.

February 14, 2019 — The...

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