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Tiny Robots Mend Broken Hearts

June 8, 2012 12:35 am | by Massachusetts Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Millimeter-scale devices could give surgeons the ability to operate on beating hearts.

Medtronic Launches Endurant II AAA Stent Graft System in U.S.

June 7, 2012 7:55 am | News | Comments

Medtronic, Inc. has announced the U.S. launch of the Endurant® II AAA Stent Graft System, which recently received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the minimally invasive treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms through endovascular repair...

Welch Allyn Donates Devices to Program that Helps Raise Awareness of Hypertension Among African Americans

June 6, 2012 6:15 am | News | Comments

Welch Allyn, a leading global provider of frontline medical products and solutions, today announced it has donated 50 Spot Vital Signs® devices to the American Methodist Episcopal Church (AMEC) Connectional Health Commission’s program, “Manage BP with AMECHealth.”


Vena cava filters do not lower mortality rate in most embolism cases

June 1, 2012 6:41 am | News | Comments

A filter used to block clots from passing from the veins in the legs to the arteries of the lung does not improve mortality rates for most patients suffering a pulmonary embolism. However, if a patient is unstable – in shock or requires a ventilator – filters can save lives.

Custom Laser Job Shop Services

May 18, 2012 10:43 am | Laserage Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The stent material, cutting techniques, finishing techniques, and inspection techniques are integral to a quality medical stent. Careful customization is required with these processes...

A North American first at the Montreal Heart Institute

May 18, 2012 7:10 am | News | Comments

The surgical team at the Montreal Heart Institute (MHI) achieved a North American surgical milestone on May 1st with a sutureless aortic valve replacement through a thoracic incision just five centimetres long. The two patients in their seventies who underwent this innovative...

PROMUS Element Stent Demonstrates Excellent Long-Term Safety and Effectiveness in PLATINUM Small Vessel Study

May 18, 2012 6:55 am | News | Comments

Boston Scientific Corporation announces two-year results from the PLATINUM Small Vessel study, demonstrating excellent safety and effectiveness outcomes for the 2.25 mm PROMUS Element™ Everolimus-Eluting Platinum Chromium (PtCr) Stent System...

BiO2 Medical Granted CE Mark for the Angel Catheter, the First IVC Filter with a Prophylactic Use Indication

May 15, 2012 12:23 pm | News | Comments

BiO2 Medical, Inc. a Texas based medical device manufacturer with corporate offices in San Antonio, Texas, and R&D and manufacturing operations in Golden, Colorado, announced today that it has received CE Mark approval for the Angel™ Catheter, a Nitinol Inferior Vena Cava...


Medtronic Nets New Indications for Resolute Integrity Drug-Eluting Stent in Europe

May 15, 2012 11:57 am | News | Comments

As EuroPCR 2012 gets under way today, Medtronic, Inc. announced that the Resolute Integrity Coronary Stent System has received European regulatory approval for several new indications, making it the drug-eluting stent (DES) with the broadest range of approved indications...

Boston Scientific Announces Positive Data From Lotus Transcatheter Aortic Valve Trial

May 15, 2012 11:43 am | News | Comments

Boston Scientific Corporation announces results from the REPRISE I feasibility trial, which evaluated the acute safety of the Lotus™ Aortic Valve System in patients with severe aortic valve disease.  The Lotus Aortic Valve System is the first transcatheter aortic valve replacement...

Increasing Use of Smart Pumps to help drive down 'Never Events'

May 15, 2012 5:35 am | News | Comments

Increased focus on providing optimum patient care in the most cost efficient way is fuelling demand for intelligent infusion devices termed “Smart Pumps.” A report from InMedica, a division of IMS Research (recently acquired by IHS Inc.), on the global market...

Study Shows Robotically Enhanced PCI IS Safe and Feasible for Many Patients

May 14, 2012 5:04 am | News | Comments

A robotic system can safely assist interventional cardiologists in performing percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) while significantly reducing the physician's exposure to radiation and improving precision and control, according to results of the PRECISE study...

Study of First-in-Class Watchman Device Shows 75% Reduction in Stroke Risk in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation not Eligible for Oral Anticoagulation Therapy

May 14, 2012 4:58 am | News | Comments

Boston Scientific Corporation announces results from the ASA Plavix (ASAP) Study, which studied the WATCHMAN® Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) device. The data showed a reduction in the risk of ischemic stroke by 75 percent in patients with atrial fibrillation...


Interrad Medical Announces FDA Clearance for Additional Sizes of the SecurAcath Device

May 10, 2012 5:57 am | News | Comments

Interrad Medical, Inc. a privately held medical device company, announced today that it has received FDA clearance for four new sizes of the SecurAcath subcutaneous catheter securement device. In response to requests from clinicians throughout the US, Canada and Europe...

Sorin Group Announces FDA Approval and Commercial Launch of Complete Portfolio of Implantable Heart Device Leads

May 10, 2012 5:54 am | News | Comments

Sorin Group, a global medical device company and a leader in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, announced today at Heart Rhythm 2012, the Heart Rhythm Society’s 33rd Annual Scientific Sessions, FDA approval and commercial launch for a full portfolio of pacing...

Nitto Denko Obtains US Patent for Antifibrotic Therapies with Molecular Targeting DDS Technology

May 10, 2012 5:48 am | News | Comments

Japan's leading diversified materials manufacturer, Nitto Denko Corporation, today announced that a basic patent regarding the company's epoch-making antifibrotic therapy has been successfully registered in the USA. Nitto Denko has been developing antifibrotic drugs...

Biosense Webster Announces Launch of the THERMOCOOL SF NAV Catheter With Curve Visualization

May 10, 2012 5:45 am | News | Comments

Biosense Webster, Inc., a worldwide leader in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, announced the launch of the new THERMOCOOL® SF NAV irrigated ablation catheter with Curve Visualization in the United States.

Sound Interventions Completes 'First-In-Human' Feasibility Trial of Ultrasound-Based Renal Denervation System For Resistant Hypertension

May 4, 2012 6:04 am | News | Comments

Sound Interventions, Inc. today announced the successful completion of the company's First-In-Human clinical trial to treat resistant hypertension. The study was performed by Dr. Petr Neuzil and a team of cardiologists at Holmolka Hospital in Prague, Czech Republic.

A Study Proves the Positive Effects of Heart Rehabilitation Programs on Patients

May 4, 2012 5:38 am | News | Comments

A research conducted at the University of Granada has demonstrated the efficiency of a heart rehabilitation program aimed at patients suffering from heart disease. The authors of this study affirm that it is essential that heart rehabilitation programs aimed at cardiac patients...

Topera Medical’s FDA-Cleared RhythmView System Featured in 16 Presentations at Heart Rhythm Society 2012 Scientific Sessions

May 4, 2012 5:31 am | News | Comments

Topera Medical today announced that its FDA-cleared RhythmView™ 3D mapping and diagnostic system will be featured in 16 scientific presentations at the 33rd Annual Scientific Sessions of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS), May 9-12 in Boston.

Lake Region Medical to Showcase Strategic Technology Developments at the Heart Rhythm 2012 (HRS) Conference

May 3, 2012 8:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

FORTRESST Dielectic Coating, ANCHORWIRET Transseptal Placement Guidewire and SMARTT Wire Technologies to Add to Company's Pipeline of Proprietary Technologies Targeted for Cardiac Rhythm Management MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 3, 2012-- Lake Region Medical, a global development and...

Spectocor announces comprehensive mobile cardiac monitoring system that wirelessly transmits and analyzes important arrhythmic events

May 3, 2012 5:22 am | News | Comments

An advanced, comprehensive cardiac monitoring system–PocketECGTM – combines and builds on the best features available from traditional Holter, event and mobile telemetry monitoring. Unlike other monitoring systems on the market, the recently introduced Spectocor...

EKOS Corporation Announces Two More Pulmonary Embolism Clinical Studies

May 2, 2012 9:45 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

SEATTLE I and II Clinical Studies Will Further Establish the Safety and Efficacy of Ultrasound-Accelerated Thrombolysis for Treatment of Pulmonary Embolism BOTHELL, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 2, 2012-- EKOS Corporation today announced the launch of two more landmark clinical studies named ...

The future of AF ablation catheter technologies

May 2, 2012 5:51 am | News | Comments

Design and technology consultancy Cambridge Design Partnership today announces that it has completed a research project to identify the future of medical technology to treat Atrial Fibrillation; a common and dangerous Cardiac condition affecting millions of people across the world.

GE Healthcare Enhances Workflow in Echo Lab, OR and Cath Lab with Vivid E9 Cardiovascular Ultrasound, Now Including 4D TEE Transducer

April 25, 2012 5:56 am | News | Comments

WAUWATOSA, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GE Healthcare, a unit of General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), today announced the FDA clearance and availability of the latest version of its Vivid E9â„¢ cardiovascular ultrasound system. The Vivid E9 Breakthrough 2012 (BT12) includes...

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