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AtriCure (ATRC) Announces Hiring Of Chief Technology Officer

MASON, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AtriCure, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATRC), a leading innovator in surgical treatments for atrial fibrillation (Afib) and left atrial appendage management, today announced it has hired Salvatore (Sam) Privitera as its Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Privitera will have responsibility for Research and Development activities, as well as Operations, including manufacturing, […]

Should We Be Warning Teenagers Against Using Energy Drinks?

By Ken Dropkiewski (ken@prime-core.com) 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 […]

Angiolite BTK, below the knee sirolimus-eluting stent, changed CE Mark Approval

(BTK), improving blood flow in severe claudication and critical limb ischaemia. Angiolite BTK design has been specifically elaborated for drug eluting stent and benefits from iVascular proprietary coating nanotechnology that yields a multilayer thin coating with optimal kinetics. “Having the right bail-out options, when performing BTK angioplasty, is extremely important in […]

Hope of a New Future for Patients with Heart Failure Using New Implantable Hemodynamic Monitoring Technologies, is Highlighted in New Issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology

TEL AVIV, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A review appearing in the July 18 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) discusses current and next-generation implantable hemodynamic monitors and how new approaches focused on the direct measurement of left atrial pressure (LAP), seek to expand the use of pressure-guided congestive heart failure […]

AngioDynamics (ANGO) Reports Fiscal 2017 Fourth Quarter And Full-Year Results

ALBANY, N.Y., July 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AngioDynamics (NASDAQ:ANGO), a leading provider of innovative, minimally invasive medical devices for vascular access, surgery, peripheral vascular disease and oncology, today reported fourth quarter and full year financial results for the 2017 fiscal year ended May 31, 2017. “The quarter, and year, […]

Silk Road Medical Announces $47 Million Financing Led By Norwest Venture Partners And Funds Managed By Janus Capital Management LLC

SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Silk Road Medical, Inc., a company dedicated to alleviating the devastating burden of stroke through surgical innovation, today announced it has received $47 million in new funding led by new investors Norwest Venture Partners and funds managed by Janus Capital Management LLC.  Existing investors Warburg Pincus, The Vertical Group, and […]

Intact Vascular Announces Enrollment Of First European Patient In Tack Optimized Balloon Angioplasty II Below The Knee (TOBA II BTK) Clinical Trial With The Tack Endovascular System

WAYNE, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Intact Vascular, Inc., a developer of medical devices for minimally invasive peripheral vascular procedures, today announced that its Tack Optimized Balloon Angioplasty II Below the Knee (TOBA II BTK) clinical trial has commenced enrollment in Europe, with the first patient treated by Professor Dr. Marianne Brodmann and Dr. Peter Reif at Medical University Graz, Austria. […]

Gates Vascular Institute Saves More Than $5.4M Over Five Years By Leveraging Toshiba America Medical Systems’s Aquilion ONE Technology

TUSTIN, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In five years, Kaleida Health’s Stroke Care Center (SCC) at the Gates Vascular Institute in Buffalo, N.Y., realized more than $5.4 million in cost savings by using the AquilionTM ONE CT system from Toshiba Medical, a Canon Group company, to diagnose acute stroke. A multiyear study showed dramatic improvements in patient outcomes […]

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 […]