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Strong Performance Data Reported for SYNERGY Stent System Trial

May 21, 2014 2:07 pm | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

Boston Scientific Corporation reported positive three-year follow-up data for the EVOLVE clinical trial, comparing the safety and performance of the SYNERGY Everolimus-Eluting Bioabsorbable Polymer Platinum Chromium (PtCr) Coronary Stent...

Lotus Valve System Demonstrates Strong Performance and Safety Profile at Six Months

May 21, 2014 1:56 pm | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

Further validating its advanced transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) technology, the Boston Scientific Corporation Lotus Valve System continued to demonstrate impressive performance at six months, according to new data presented...

Students Win $75K for Bacteria-Killing Catheter

May 21, 2014 10:50 am | by Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, University of Utah | News | Comments

After hearing his aunt, a primary care nurse, tell stories of catheters causing clotting and infections, University of Utah bioengineering student Nate Rhodes decided to come up with a solution. Along with a few classmates, he developed a...

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Smallest ALS Cardiac Monitor Defibrillator in the World, Just 2.8 Pounds

May 21, 2014 9:10 am | by LifeBot | News | Comments

LifeBot has entered the defibrillator markets introducing the smallest lightest ALS unit in the world. The system is available for international markets only. The company is working to make available a U.S. version soon. World's Lightest...

3D Image Guidance Tool Sees, Reaches, and Treats Tumor Lesions

May 21, 2014 9:02 am | by Royal Philips | News | Comments

Royal Philips today announced the launch of EmboGuide, its latest innovation in interventional oncology, to treat difficult-to-reach tumors or tumors in patients who are deemed unsuitable for surgery. EmboGuide is a live 3D image guidance...

3D Printing a Healthcare Revolution

May 20, 2014 2:22 pm | by Sean Fenske, Editor-in-Chief | Blogs | Comments

3D printing is one of those truly disruptive technologies that comes along very rarely. It is remarkable how many different industry sectors it can touch and impact significantly. Healthcare is just one area where it is making a difference...

PCR Innovation Day Promotes Interaction Between Stakeholders in Cardiovascular Innovation

May 20, 2014 11:41 am | by EuroPCR | News | Comments

The first PCR Innovation Day focused on facilitating a constructive interaction between the key stakeholders—physicians, inventors, entrepreneurs, investors, start-ups, MedTech incubators, regulatory organisations and larger companies —in...

Financial Pressures in Healthcare Driving Need for Operating Room Outsourcing

May 20, 2014 11:15 am | by Accenture | Articles | Comments

Financial pressures intensify throughout the healthcare industry. Consider the business of manufacturing medical equipment, such as patient monitoring devices and anesthesia machines, and selling them to hospitals for use in operating room...

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Medtronic Announces CE Mark and Launch of NC Euphora Coronary Balloon

May 20, 2014 10:26 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Continuing its commitment to bringing advanced and clinically relevant interventional technologies to market, Medtronic, Inc. has announced CE (Conformité Européene) mark and launch of the NC Euphora Noncompliant Balloon Dilatation Catheter...

Medtronic Settles Global Patent Litigation with Edwards Lifesciences

May 20, 2014 9:37 am | by Medtronic | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. announced that it has reached a global patent settlement agreement with Edwards Lifesciences Corporation. Under the terms of the cross-license settlement agreement, the parties will dismiss all of the pending litigation matters...

First 3D Simulation of the Human Heart

May 20, 2014 9:00 am | by Dassault Systèmes | News | Comments

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today unveiled the world’s first realistic 3D simulation model of the human heart. Developed with...

Radiopaque Clad Wire

May 20, 2014 8:00 am | by MDT Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Custom manufactured clad composite wire which is an effective alternative to solid wires with marker bands to improve the visibility of implantable devices is available from Anomet Products, Inc. of Shrewsbury, MA. Anomet Radiopaque Clad Wires allow...

Beaming Power to Medical Chips Deep Inside the Body

May 19, 2014 3:01 pm | by Tom Abate, Associate Director of Communications, Stanford Engineering | News | Comments

A wireless system developed by Electrical Engineering Professor Ada Poon uses the same power as a cell phone to safely transmit energy to chips the size of a grain of rice, paving the way for new ‘electroceutical’ devices to treat illness...

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Urine Test Could Help Clinicians Spot Blood Clots in At-Risk Patients

May 19, 2014 1:38 pm | by American Thoracic Society | News | Comments

A new study by researchers from California and Canada indicates a simple urine test can indicate the presence of venous thromboembolism, a blood clot that has broken free from its point of origin and which travels through the bloodstream...

ICD and CRT-D Patients Benefit from Home Telemonitoring

May 19, 2014 11:36 am | by European Society of Cardiology | News | Comments

Home telemonitoring is equally effective in ICD and CRT-D patients, a subanalysis of the IN-TIME trial has shown. The findings were presented for the first time today at the Heart Failure Congress 2014, held 17-20 May in Athens, Greece...

Implantable Device Treats Central Sleep Apnea in Heart Failure Patients

May 19, 2014 11:25 am | by European Society of Cardiology | News | Comments

A novel device implanted under the skin like a pacemaker successfully treats central sleep apnea (CSA) in heart failure patients, according to research presented today at the Heart Failure Congress 2014, held 17-20 May in Athens, Greece...

Biosensors' Next Generation Cobalt Chromium Bare-Metal Stent

May 19, 2014 10:21 am | by Biosensors International | News | Comments

Biosensors International has launched Chroma, its innovative cobalt chromium bare-metal stent (BMS). The novel platform combines straight and s-shaped link connectors, providing enhanced longitudinal strength while maintaining flexibility...

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Technology Leading LDL Management in 2014

May 15, 2014 2:47 pm | by Deanna Franke, Ph.D., MT(ASCP), DABCC, Clinical Laboratory Director, LipoScience Inc. | Articles | Comments

As diagnostics technology continues to help move healthcare toward truly individualized treatment, identifying specific conditions in patients is critical. In the cardiovascular space, nuclear magnetic resonance technology is impacting LDL...

Drug-Eluting Stent Keeps Pathway Open for People with Severe Lower Extremity Disease

May 15, 2014 2:40 pm | by Houston Methodist | News | Comments

Lack of blood flow to the lower extremities can cause severe leg cramps and foot pain in those who suffer from peripheral artery disease (PAD). A new drug-eluting stent is bringing relief to those patients by opening up severely clogged...

Societies Publish Recommendations to Guide Minimally Invasive Valve Therapy Programs for Patients

May 15, 2014 10:59 am | by American College of Cardiology | News | Comments

As minimally invasive therapies are increasingly used to treat diseased heart valves, newly published recommendations provide guidance on best practices for providing optimal care for patients. The document released today offers first-time...

6 Hidden Factors that Drive Commercially Successful mHealth App Publishing

May 15, 2014 10:26 am | by research2guidance | News | Comments

There are above the line factors that contribute to successful mHealth app publishing. These include getting featured on an app store, great design, usability and functionality of an app and highly visible advertisement campaigns. The success...

Boston Scientific to Acquire Bayer’s Interventional Division for $415 Million

May 15, 2014 9:58 am | by Boston Scientific | News | Comments

In a move to expand significantly its portfolio of leading solutions for peripheral interventions, Boston Scientific Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Interventional Division of Bayer AG for $415 million in...

Minimally Invasive Procedure Saves More Lives than Open-Heart Surgery

May 14, 2014 9:27 am | by Baylor Research Institute | News | Comments

For the first time, a minimally invasive transcatheter valve – tested by Baylor Research Institute in Dallas (BRI) – has been shown to save more lives than open-heart surgery, according to new research revealed at the American College... 

St. Jude Medical Announces First Implants in US Study of the Portico Transcatheter Aortic Heart Valve System

May 14, 2014 8:50 am | by St. Jude Medical Inc. | News | Comments

St. Jude Medical, Inc., a global medical device company, today announced that the first patient implants occurred in the Portico Re-sheathable Transcatheter Aortic Valve System U.S. IDE Trial (PORTICO trial). The trial is evaluating the Portico...

Teen Invents, Sells Medical Devices

May 14, 2014 8:01 am | by Amy Nile, The Daily Herald | News | Comments

He isn't old enough to drive, but a Snohomish entrepreneur already is gaining national attention for his inventions. Suman Mulumudi, 15, showed off the digital stethoscope he invented on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" last Thursday...

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