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Essential Medical, Inc., Addressing the Rapidly Growing Large Bore Vascular Closure Market

MALVERN, Pennsylvania, April 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Essential Medical, Inc., a privately held medical device company addressing the rapidly growing large bore vascular closure market, announced the publication of the MANTA CE marking study results in JACC Interventions titled: “Percutaneous Plug-Based Arteriotomy Closure Device for Large-Bore Access” (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcin.2016.12.277). This first, […]

Lombard Medical and MicroPort Scientific Corporation Finalize Strategic Partnership Agreements

April 03, 2017 06:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time OXFORDSHIRE, U.K. & SHANGHAI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lombard Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVAR), a medical device company focused on endovascular aneurysm repair, and MicroPort Scientific Corporation (HK: 0853), a leading global manufacturer and marketer of a diversified portfolio of medical devices, today announced the parties have […]

Endologix announces enrolment of first patients in ELEVATE IDE clinical study

Mar 31, 2017 – IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Endologix, Inc. (Nasdaq:ELGX), a developer and marketer of innovative treatments for aortic disorders, announced today that the first patients were treated in the Expanding Patient Applicability with Polymer Sealing Ovation Alto Stent Graft (ELEVATE) IDE clinical study, the Company’s pivotal clinical trial to […]

Medtronic Initiates Global Trial Evaluating Cryoablation to Treat Persistent Atrial Fibrillation

Press Release DUBLIN – March 30, 2017 – Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) today announced first enrollments in the STOP Persistent AF clinical trial. The trial will evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a pulmonary vein isolation-only (PVI) strategy for treating patients with persistent atrial fibrillation (AF), using the Arctic Front Advance(TM) Cardiac […]

Headcount Balloons as Abiomed (ABMD) Opens Doors to Its New Massachusetts HQ

Abiomed Marks Grand Opening of Newly-Expanded Headquarters in Danvers, Massachusetts – Governor Baker joins heart recovery leader for grand opening of new manufacturing and training space that represents major investment in Massachusetts DANVERS, Mass., March 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker today joined Abiomed – a leading […]

Cardiovascular Systems Snags FDA Nod for Its Diamondback 360 Coronary Orbital Atherectomy System (OAS)

Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. Receives Approval for the Diamondback 360® Coronary Orbital Atherectomy System (OAS) Micro Crown in the United States OAS Micro Crown Approved to Treat Severely Calcified Coronary Lesions Only Atherectomy Device Designed to Both Pilot Tight Lesions and Treat Up to 4mm Vessels with a Single Device ST. […]

Utah’s Merit Medical (MMSI) Prices $136.5 Million Offering

Merit Medical Announces Closing of Public Offering of Common Stock SOUTH JORDAN, Utah, March 29, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Merit Medical Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MMSI) (“Merit”), a leading manufacturer and marketer of proprietary disposable devices used in interventional, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, particularly in cardiology, radiology and endoscopy, today announced that […]

Boston Scientific agrees to acquire Symetis

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Symetis SA, a privately-held Swiss structural heart company focused on minimally-invasive transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) devices, for $435 million in up-front cash. The Symetis portfolio includes the ACURATE TA™ and ACURATE neo/TF valve* […]

Study Suggests Marijuana Use Can Bring a Greater Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

By Ken Dropiewski, Ken@Prime-Core.com According to LiveScience, a study conducted by the Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia suggests that marijuana users have an increased risk of a number of cardiovascular diseases, including strokes and heart failure. The study did have some limited parameters, pointing to the need for more research. The […]

New Guidelines Support Use of Cardiac Monitoring for Patients with Unexplained Fainting

Press Release American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association and Heart Rhythm Society Jointly Issue First-Ever Syncope Guidelines that Reinforce Benefits of Continuous Cardiac Monitoring DUBLIN – March 24, 2017 – Newly published guidelines from the American College of Cardiology (ACC), the American Heart Association (AHA), and the Heart Rhythm […]