Author: Ken Dropiewski

Avinger Receives CE Marking Approval for Pantheris SV, a New Image-Guided Atherectomy Device Designed to Treat Smaller Vessels

REDWOOD CITY, CA / ACCESSWIRE / October 18, 2018 / Avinger, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVGR), a leading developer of innovative treatments for peripheral artery disease (PAD), today announced Conformité Européenne (CE) Marking approval of Pantheris SV (Small Vessel), a product line extension of the Lumivascular atherectomy system. CE Marking allows for distribution […]


ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Oct. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Abbott (NYSE: ABT) announced today that the HeartMate 3™ Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval as a destination therapy for people living with advanced heart failure. With the approval, physicians can now offer the HeartMate 3 system to patients not […]

Vascular Graft Solutions Honored by Goldman Sachs for Entrepreneurship as Eyal Orion, Its Founder and CEO, is Among 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs at 2018 Builders + Innovators Summit

TEL AVIV, Israel, Oct. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Goldman Sachs is recognizing Dr. Eyal Orion, founder and CEO of Vascular Graft Solutions as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2018 at its Builders + Innovators Summit in Santa Barbara, California. Goldman Sachs selected Dr. Orion as one of 100 entrepreneurs from multiple industries to […]

Cardiac Dimensions Announces DRG Reimbursement Code for Carillon Mitral Contour System in Germany

KIRKLAND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cardiac Dimensions, a leader in the development of innovative, minimally invasive treatment modalities to address heart failure and related cardiovascular conditions, today announced that InEK, the German Institute for the Hospital Remuneration System, has granted a permanent DRG (Diagnosis Related Group) code covering reimbursement for the company’s Carillon® Mitral Contour […]

TransEnterix CEO, Todd Pope Named One of TIME Magazine’s 50 Most Influential People in Health Care 2018

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TransEnterix, Inc. (NYSE American:TRXC), a medical device company that is digitizing the interface between surgeons and patients to improve minimally invasive surgery, congratulates its President and Chief Executive Officer, Todd M. Pope, for being named to TIME Magazine’s 50 Most Influential People in Health Care for 2018. In this […]

MC3 Cardiopulmonary Announces FDA Clearance of Crescent™ for Veno-Venous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)

DEXTER, Mich., Oct. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — MC3 ( today announced the launch of the Crescent™Jugular Dual Lumen Catheter, the first such device cleared by FDA for ECMO (Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) in the United States. MC3’s Crescent catheter is placed through the jugular vein and is connected to an ECMO system, which removes […]

New Study Shows Abbott’s Novel Diagnostic Test has the Potential to Demonstrate Gold Standard Accuracy and Speed, Which Could Help Rule Out Heart Attacks Earlier at the Point of Care

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Oct. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — For someone experiencing cardiac symptoms in the emergency room, every minute matters as physicians determine whether someone is having a heart attack. New data, published online in JAMA Cardiology, found a new blood test under development that is done right at the patient’s side in as […]

Neovasc Announces Publication of a Peer-Reviewed Article on Tiara™ Cases in Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions

VANCOUVER, Oct. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – Neovasc Inc. (“Neovasc” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: NVCN) (TSX: NVCN), a leader in the development of minimally invasive transcatheter mitral valve replacement technologies and in the development of minimally invasive devices for the treatment of refractory angina, today announced that an original article was published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions titled […]