global thrombectomy devices market, Allied Market Research report, 2022
News | Thrombectomy Devices | January 05, 2017

January 5, 2017 — A new report published by Allied Market Research forecasts that the global...

abbott purchases St. Jude Medical SJM
News | Business | January 05, 2017

January 5, 2017 — Abbott announced it completed the acquisition of St. Jude Medical Inc. The transaction provides...

extremely premature newborns, patent ductus arteriosus, PDA, hole in the heart, nonsurgical repair, catheter-based intervention
News | Congenital Heart | January 04, 2017

January 4, 2017 — A new minimally invasive technique for repairing the most common...

Siemens artis pheno angiography system
Technology | Angiography | January 04, 2017

January 4, 2015 — At RSNA 2016, Siemens Healthineers unveiled its 510(k)-pending robot-supported Artis pheno...

Impella CP heart pump, TCT 2016, intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation, IABP, clinical study
News | Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps (IABP) | January 03, 2017 | Dave Fornell

January 3, 2017 — The Impella CP heart pump (Abiomed) demonstrated no improvement in mortality for patients with...

Videos | Heart Valve Technology | January 03, 2017

The Valtech Cardioband transcatheter mitral annuloplasty system allows transcatheter repair of functional mitral...

stroke, FDA seeks stroke registries, brain infarct
News | Stroke | January 02, 2017

January 2, 2017 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hopes to build clinical evidence through new...

NaviGate, GATE tricuspid Atrioventricular Valved Stent AVS, transcatheter tricuspid valve replacement
News | Heart Valve Technology | December 31, 2016

December 31, 2016 — NaviGate Cardiac Structures Inc. (NCSI) announced that a novel valved stent that can capture the...

valtech cardioband transcatheter annuloplasty repair for FMR, functional mitral regurgitation

The Cardioband system is among several new transcatheter mitral repair systems entering clinical trials. In many cases, repair of the native valve is preferred over replacing the valve in open-chest surgical cases. This technology will allow a less invasive alternative. 

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | December 29, 2016 | Azeem Latib, M.D.

The Cardioband System (Valtech) has recently been introduced as a potential option for transcatheter repair of the...

cybersecurity of ICDs, cyber security of medical devices

The FDA has concerns about the cybersecurity of implantable medical devices with wireless connections for patient monitoring or adjustments to how the device functions. Changing the function of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) using wireless access to the device could present a major patient safety issue.

News | Information Technology | December 29, 2016 | Dave Fornell

As wearable and implantable patient monitoring or therapy devices become more sophisticated with advanced wireless...

ACC guidelines, PCI, CABG, revascularization
News | Cath Lab | December 29, 2016

December 29, 2016 — The American College of Cardiology (ACC), along with several partnering organizations, recently...

bundled payments for cardiology, CMS cardiac reimbursements, cardiology fee for value payments
Feature | Business | December 28, 2016

December 29, 2016 — The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized new Medicare alternative payment...

Heart attack, heart failure, Cimaglermin
News | Pharmaceuticals | December 28, 2016

December 28, 2016 — Cimaglermin, a new experimental drug, may help restore cardiac function after heart failure,...

Pantheris, OCT, Avinger, Lightbox L250
Technology | Atherectomy Devices | December 23, 2016

December 23, 2016 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted a new 510(k) clearance for Avinger’s...

Absorb, bioresorbable stent, BVS, top cardiology story of 2016

The FDA clearance of the first fully bioresorbable stent, the Abbott Absorb BVS, was by far the top story of 2016. Readers clearly had a massive interest in this technology based on their page views of this article, related bioresorbable stent content and a video interviews with key ABSORB study investigators.

Feature | December 21, 2016 | Dave Fornell

The Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) website had a record year in 2016, breaking 1 million page views...

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