Coronary/Structural Heart

Should We Be Warning Teenagers Against Using Energy Drinks?

By Ken Dropkiewski ( In a recent randomized study, researchers determined patients with familial long QT syndrome are susceptible to an increase in symptoms ranging from rapid and irregular heart rate to sudden death just from drinking heavily caffeinated energy drinks. As reported in the International Journal of Cardiology, researchers […]

Fiber Endoscope Imaging Developer VerAvanti Raises $5M

Cardiac imaging dev VerAvanti raises $5m JULY 18, 2017 BY FINK DENSFORD, MassDevice Previously-stealthy cardiac imaging developer VerAvanti said today it raised $5 million in a recent round of financing to support its Scanning Fiber Endoscope device development. The Redmond, Wash.-based company’s SFE device uses technology licensed from the University of Washington and consists […]

RA Medical Granted Broad Patent For DABRA Catheter For Cardiovascular Disease Treatment

CARLSBAD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ra Medical Systems, makers of excimer lasers and catheters for cardiovascular and dermatological diseases, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted the Company a broad patent (No. 9700655) that covers Ra Medical Systems’ DABRA™ catheter for cardiovascular disease treatment. The patent was granted […]

Medtronic Expands TAVR Access to More Patients With Symptomatic, Severe Aortic Stenosis Upon Intermediate Risk FDA Approval

Press Release DUBLIN – July 10, 2017 – Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) today announced the expanded U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the self-expanding CoreValve(TM) Evolut(TM) transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) platform to include patients with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis who are at an intermediate risk for open-heart surgery. […]

Andrew ElBardissi, M.D. Named to NeoChord Board of Directors

ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn., July 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NeoChord, Inc., a privately-held medical technology company leading the advancement of minimally invasive valve repair for degenerative mitral regurgitation (DMR), today announced the appointment of Andrew ElBardissi, M.D. to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Dr. ElBardissi is replacing Avi Kometz, […]

Innovative Cardiovascular Solutions Raises $5.0 Million in Series B Financing for Advanced Device Development and Initiation of U.S. Clinical Activities

KALAMAZOO, Mich., July 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Innovative Cardiovascular Solutions, LLC (ICS), a privately-held clinical stage company headquartered in Kalamazoo, MI, announced today completion of an oversubscribed Series B round of financing totaling $5M USD. The company is currently developing the EMBLOK™ Embolic Protection System which is designed for use in Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement […]

RA Medical Names Maurice Buchbinder, M.D., And Martin Colombatto To Board Of Directors

CARLSBAD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Following the €1.9 billion ($2.16 billion) purchase of The Spectranetics Corporation (NASDAQ:SPNC) by Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG), Ra Medical Systems, makers of cardiovascular and dermatology catheters and excimer lasers, today announced the appointment of two new members to the Company’s Board of Directors. This also follows the recent FDA market […]