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Androgen Deprivation Therapy Associated with Higher Risk of Heart Failure in Men with Early-Stage Prostate Cancer

PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Men with localized prostate cancer who received androgen deprivation therapy, a hormone treatment, were at significantly higher risk of heart failure than men who did not receive this therapy, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published today in the British Journal of Cancer. In the past, […]

Penumbra, Inc. Announces Participation at Upcoming Investor Conferences

ALAMEDA, Calif., Aug. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Penumbra, Inc. (NYSE: PEN) today announced that its management team is scheduled to present at the following upcoming investor conferences: Event:         Wells Fargo 2017 Healthcare Conference Location:    Boston, MA at the Westin Boston Waterfront Date:           Thursday, September 7, 2017 Time:          1:40pm ET / 10:40am PT Event:         Morgan […]

Medtronic Receives CE Mark for Attain Stability(TM) Quad MRI SureScan(TM) Active-Fixation Heart Lead

DUBLIN – August 21, 2017 – Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) announced it has received CE (Conformité Européene) Mark for the Attain Stability(TM) Quad MRI SureScan(TM) left heart lead. Paired with Medtronic quadripolar cardiac resynchronization therapy-defibrillators (CRT-D) and -pacemakers (CRT-P), the Attain Stability Quad lead features novel, active-fixation technology that is designed […]

Implanted Cardiac Device: Newest Ransomware Target

by Ken Dropiewski, Prime-Core Executive Search (ken@prime-core.com) It has the makings of a plot for a blockbuster movie: a high ranking government official or world leader assassinated by a nefarious hacker who remotely accesses an implanted cardiac device. Plot lines and prominent world leaders notwithstanding, cyber-security risks for implantable cardiac […]

Malin Announces U.S. FDA Approval for New Hourglass™ Peripheral Embolisation Plug

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Malin Corporation plc. (ISE:MLC, “Malin”), an Irish based and globally operating life sciences company, today announced that its EMBA device, known as the Hourglass™ Peripheral Embolisation Plug, was granted U.S. FDA 510(k) clearance to commence marketing in the US. The Hourglass™ peripheral embolisation plug represents a breakthrough in peripheral […]

Getinge Announces Full U.S. Availability Of Pulsar-18 Self-Expanding Stent From BIOTRONIK For Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease

WAYNE, N.J., Aug. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Getinge, a leading global provider of innovative medical technology, today announces the full U.S. market release of the Pulsar®-18 stent from BIOTRONIK. Pulsar-18 is the only available self-expanding stent for blocked superficial femoral arteries with a 4-French (4F) delivery system. Getinge currently distributes BIOTRONIK’s portfolio of […]

InspireMD Shares CGuard EPS Video Testimonials From European Key Opinion Leaders

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL–(Marketwired – August 22, 2017) – InspireMD, Inc. (NYSE American: NSPR) (NYSE MKT: NSPR) (NYSE American: NSPR.WS) (NYSE MKT: NSPR.WS) (“InspireMD” or the “Company”), a leader in embolic prevention systems (EPS) / thrombus management technologies and neurovascular devices, today announced it has posted video testimonials about its CGuard™ Embolic Prevention System from […]

InspireMD Announces Notification Of NYSE AMERICAN Listing Deficiency And Expectation To Regain Compliance

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL–(Marketwired – August 22, 2017) – InspireMD, Inc. (NYSE American: NSPR) (NYSE MKT: NSPR) (“InspireMD” or the “Company”), a leader in embolic prevention systems (EPS) / thrombus management technologies and neurovascular devices, today announced it received a letter from the NYSE American on August 17, 2017 indicating that InspireMD does not […]

BioVentrix Announces First Patient Enrolled In IDE Study Of The Revivent TC Transcatheter Ventricular Enhancement Treatment For Ischemic Cardiomyopathy

SAN RAMON, Calif. and CAMBRIDGE, England, Aug. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — BioVentrix, Inc. a pioneer of technologies and procedures for less invasive treatment of heart failure (HF), today announced enrollment of the first patient in the international arm of the ALIVE pivotal clinical trial. The trial is designed to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of […]