Coronary/Structural Heart

3-D Printed Models Could Improve Patient Outcomes in Heart Valve Replacements

Article ID: 677120 Released: 27-Jun-2017 11:45 AM EDT Source Newsroom: Georgia Institute of Technology Newswise — Heart valve models created with advanced 3-D printers could soon assist cardiologists in preparing to perform life-saving heart valve replacements. Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology and the Piedmont Heart Institute are using standard medical imaging and […]

New Study With Abiomed (ABMD)’s Impella 2.5 Heart Pump Demonstrates Potential Survival With Pre-PCI Insertion In Heart Attacks With The Left Main Coronary Artery

DANVERS, Mass., June 30, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Abiomed, Inc. (NASDAQ:ABMD), a leading provider of breakthrough heart support and recovery technologies, announced today the recent publication of a peer-reviewed retrospective study on hemodynamic support with the Impella 2.5® heart pump. The study analyzed patients with acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock […]

Treating Lymphatic Fluid Leaks Improves Severe Protein Loss in Patients with Single-ventricle Heart Disease

NEWS PROVIDED BY Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia 10:00 ET PHILADELPHIA, June 29, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Focusing on a rare but devastating complication in patients with single-ventricle heart disease, a research team has revealed the role of leakage from the liver’s lymphatic system, and used a novel procedure to seal off those leaks and improve […]

CHF Solutions’ Aquadex Flexflow Aquapheresis System Receives FDA IDE Approval For Clinical Study For Pediatric Use

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., June 29, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CHF Solutions, Inc., (fka Sunshine Heart, Inc.) (NASDAQ:CHFS) announced today that researchers in the Stanford University School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics have received FDA Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) approval to conduct a clinical study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness […]

Royal Philips Electronics N.V. (PHG) Slams Down $2.16 Billion for Spectranetics (SPNC)

6/28/2017 5:53:44 AM  Philips To Acquire The Spectranetics Corporation To Accelerate Expansion In Image-Guided Therapy Devices To Treat Cardiac And Peripheral Vascular Disease  AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands and COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Royal Philips(NYSE:PHG) (AEX:PHIA), a global leader in health technology, and The Spectranetics Corporation (NASDAQ:SPNC), a U.S.-based global […]

General Practitioners at Risk of Missing Cardiovascular Disease

NEWS PROVIDED BY CRICO Strategies  27 Jun, 2017, 10:33 ET BOSTON, June 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — When doctors miss a diagnosis of cardiovascular disease in an outpatient setting, the patient often has conventional risk factors for coronary artery disease, a groundbreaking study reveals. The research, published online today in The Joint Commission Journal on Quality […]

Teleflex (TFX) Announces 510(k) Clearance and Global Launch of Twin-Pass® Torque Dual Access Catheter

WAYNE, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE: TFX), a leading global provider of medical technologies for critical care and surgery, has announced 510(k) clearance by the Food and Drug Administration and both U.S. and international commercial launch of the Twin-Pass Torque Dual Access Catheter. “The Twin-Pass Torque Catheter builds on Vascular Solutions’ […]

BioImage-2 Starts: Ultrasound Imaging for Cardiac Risk Prediction Looks at Disease Progression

NEW YORK, June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Mount Sinai Heart and BioImage-2 LLC, today announced start of the BioImage-2 study.  The BioImage-2 study investigates the progression of vascular atherosclerotic plaque in patients who previously participated in the BioImage study.  That landmark study recruited 7,687 volunteer participants from Humana members in Greater […]

Italian Boy Becomes Youngest Patient Bridged To Transplant With The SynCardia Total Artificial Heart

The smaller 50cc Total Artificial Heart helped rejuvenate the critically-ill 12-year-old’s vital organs until a matching donor heart became available two weeks later. TUCSON, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A 12-year-old boy at Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital in Rome, Italy, has become the world’s youngest patient to be bridged to a heart transplant with […]

TriReme Medical Reports Negative Late Lumen Loss At 24-Month Angiographic Follow-Up For Chocolate Heart™ Drug-Coated Coronary Balloon

PLEASANTON, Calif., June 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — TriReme Medical LLC (the “Company”), a subsidiary of QT Vascular Ltd, announced today its angiographic data from 24-month follow-up of patients with De Novo lesions treated with Chocolate Heart™ as a standalone therapy. The initial six-month results were announced on 5 January 2016. Chocolate Heart™ […]