University of Alabama at Birmingham, Amplatzer PFO Occluder, first implementation
News | Structural Heart Occluders | February 15, 2017

February 15, 2017 — Doctors at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have implemented the first U.S. Food and Drug...

Biotronik, PRO-Kinetic Energy cobalt chromium coronary stent system, FDA approval
Technology | Stents Bare Metal | February 15, 2017

February 15, 2017 — The PRO-Kinetic Energy Cobalt Chromium (CoCr) Coronary Stent System from Biotronik has gained U....

heart team, hybird OR, structural heart team

The heart team approach was first used on a large scale in the CoreValve and Sapien TAVR trials and helped lead to excellent outcomes in high-risk patients.

Feature | Hybrid OR | February 15, 2017 | Dave Fornell

In the current era of healthcare reform and the push toward evidence-based medicine to both lower costs and improve...

HeartFlow FFRct Analysis, NICE guidance, U.K., United Kingdom, guidelines, stable chest pain
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | February 14, 2017

February 14, 2017 — The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the United Kingdom recently...

Blog | Stents | February 13, 2017

Stents were the key focus of interventional cardiology for more than 20 years, but the focus has changed in recent...

News | Hypertension | February 13, 2017

February 13, 2017 — Vascular Dynamics Inc. (VDI) announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has...

 Intra-atrial shunt device (IASD) to lower left atrial pressure by creating a small left atrial to right atrial shunt.  Abraham said these devices are in early stage development with small studies to show proof of concept and demonstrate safety.

The Corvia Intra-atrial shunt device (IASD) lowers left atrial pressure by creating a small left atrial to right atrial shunt. Preliminary clinical studies have shown promise for these types of devices to improve HFpEF patient outcomes.

Feature | Heart Failure | February 10, 2017 | Dave Fornell

 

In the past few years there have been a number of device therapies developed to treat heart failure (HF)....

Videos | 3-D Printing | February 09, 2017

When a pediatric patient at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles needed a custom-build stent to repair his pulmonary...

Xarelto, rivaroxaban, COMPASS study, ends early,
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | February 09, 2017

February 9, 2017 — Janssen Research & Development LLC (Janssen) announced that the Phase 3 COMPASS trial is...

Medtronic, IDE approval, IN.PACT Admiral drug-coated balloon, DCB, end-stage renal disease
News | Drug-Eluting Balloons | February 08, 2017

February 8, 2017 — Medtronic plc announced receipt of an investigational device exemption (IDE) from the U.S. Food...

CSI, LIBERTY 360 Study, ISET 2017, six-month data, lower extremity PAD
News | Atherectomy Devices | February 08, 2017

February 8, 2017 — Cardiovascular Systems (CSI) presented six-month data from its LIBERTY 360° post-market study in...

GE Healthcare, Rapiscan stress imaging agent, North America, Rapidscan Pharma Solutions Inc.
News | Pharmaceuticals | February 07, 2017

February 7, 2017 — GE Healthcare’s Life Sciences business announced in January that it acquired Rapidscan Pharma...

Inventory management, analytics software, cardiology, cath lab
Sponsored Content | Case Study | Inventory Management | February 07, 2017

The supply chain can serve as a critical strategic asset when addressing important initiatives tied to managing...

Videos | Heart Failure | February 06, 2017

This video, provided by BioVentrix Inc., demonstrates how to implant the Revivent TC System to reduce the volume of...

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