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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...

Medical Bills Financially Burden Almost Half of Cardiovascular Disease Patients
News | Cardiovascular Business | February 11, 2019

February 11, 2019 — Over 45 percent of adult atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) patients suffer...

The Indian-made SMT SuperFlex stent. SMT has been developing stents and other interventional products designed to be a more affordable, home-grown option for the growing Indian market.

The Indian-made SMT SuperFlex stent. SMT has been developing stents and other interventional products designed to be a more affordable, home-grown option for the growing Indian market.

News | Stents | January 22, 2019

The rise cardiovascular disease has been instrumental in fueling the coronary stent market share in the past few...

Researchers raised the question whether an economic benefit should be assessed in FDA reviews. A large amount of the bill for atrial fibrillation catheter ablation procedures is the cost of the mapping and ablation catheters.

A large amount of the bill for atrial fibrillation catheter ablation procedures is the cost of the mapping and ablation catheters. Researchers raised the question whether an economic benefit should be assessed in FDA reviews. 

Feature | Cardiovascular Business | January 14, 2019 | Philip Jacobs, DPhil, Ilke Akpinar, M.D., Thanh Nguyen, M.D., Ph.D., Rupinder Sandhu, M.D., and Lars Thording Ph.D.

In an age when everything in medicine is now looked at though a cost vs. benefit analysis and U.S. government...

GE Submits Initial Public Offering Paperwork for Healthcare Division
News | Cardiovascular Business | December 19, 2018

December 19, 2018 — As part of its plans to spin off its healthcare division into a separate company, GE reportedly...

Affordable Care Act Ruled Unconstitutional in Texas Federal Court
News | Cardiovascular Business | December 17, 2018

December 17, 2018 — A judge of the Federal District Court for the Northern District of Texas ruled the Affordable...

Boston Scientific Prevails in U.S. Edwards Lifesciences Litigation
Feature | Heart Valve Technology | December 12, 2018

December 12, 2018 — A jury in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware determined Dec. 11 that the...

New FDA Proposed Rule Alters Informed Consent for Clinical Studies
News | Cardiovascular Clinical Studies | November 19, 2018

November 19, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing to add an exception to informed consent...

The cardiovascular innovation cycle presented by TCT Course Director Martin Leon, M.D. at TCT 2018. #TCT2018 #TCT #TCT18

The cardiovascular innovation cycle, presented by TCT Course Director Martin Leon, M.D., at TCT 2018.

Blog | Cath Lab | October 16, 2018

There is a hype cycle surrounding new technologies in all industries, but medicine is unique because of its focus on...

American Heart Association and The Joint Commission Merge Cardiac Certification Programs
News | Cardiovascular Business | October 15, 2018

October 15, 2018 — The nation’s two leading cardiac...

Videos | October 11, 2018

A discussion with Professor Ian Meredith, MBBS, Ph.D., global chief medical officer and executive vice president,...

ZHealth Launches Etch Cardiovascular Coding Software
Technology | Cardiovascular Business | October 10, 2018

October 10, 2018 — Medical coding software provider ZHealth recently unveiled Etch, the first-ever software platform...

A hands-on-training session at TCT 2018 that instructed interventional cardiologists how to use an intra-cardiac echo (ICE) catheter to image the chambers inside the heart with a catheter based ultrasound imaging system.  The training area was sponsored by Siemens Healthineers

A Siemens-sponsored hands-on-training session at TCT 2018 that instructed interventional cardiologists how to use an intra-cardiac echo (ICE) catheter to image the chambers inside the heart with a catheter based ultrasound imaging system.  Regular training is needed to build customer satisfaction, especially in light of regular staff turnover.

Feature | Cardiovascular Business | October 10, 2018 | John Larson

Years ago, I owned a computer that ran a spreadsheet program called Lotus 1-2-3. After about a year, I needed to...

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