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Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Scientists Create a 3D-Printed Silicone Artificial Heart
Heart transplants that do not require a human donor are a step closer after scientists 3D-printed a soft, artificial heart made of silicone. It closely imitates a human heart ‘in form and function’, according to its Swiss developers. Heart disease remains the number one...
July 27, 2017
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Philips Picks Up Peripheral Thrombectomy Device Maker CardioProlific 
Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) last week said it paid an unspecified amount to acquire stealthy CardioProlific and the peripheral thrombectomy catheters it’s developing. Philips said the deal for Hayward, Calif.-based CardioProlific is complementary to its $2.16 billion acquisition of Spectranetics (NSDQ:SPNC) and its own line of...
July 7, 2017
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Saranas Raises $4M to Advance Real-Time Detection Device of Internal Bleeding During Cardiac Procedures
HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Saranas, a medical device company with a new technology for real-time detection of internal bleeding during cardiac procedures, has closed a $4 million Series B round of financing. The funding will be used to advance the company’s Early Bird™ Bleed Detection device...
June 16, 2017
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Man with Two Hearts Survives Heart Attack
At first there didn’t seem to be anything unusual about the man who, in 2010, reported to a Verona, Italy emergency room. He was short of breath, sweating, and had low blood pressure – cardiovascular trouble, no doubt. E.R. doctors see similar symptoms...
June 12, 2017
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
FDA Clears Sentinel Cerebral Protection Device from Claret Medical
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Sentinel Cerebral Protection System (Claret Medical), a filter device used during transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedures to reduce the risk of stroke caused by embolic debris, the company announced today. The clearance comes...
June 7, 2017
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
3D Printed Stents for Children That Grow With Patient’s Vessels
Sadly, it is not only old people that receive cardiac stent implants. Often young children with certain cardiovascular conditions can benefit significantly from stent implantations and conduits, but because vasculature grows along with the rest of the body, the stents’ benefits can be...
June 5, 2017
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
AtaCor Medical has novel new method to pace the heart under development
We at Legacy MedSearch are sharing some wonderful technology news from AtaCor Medical written by: Rick Sanghera, Co-Founder & CEO at AtaCor Medical, Inc.  Please be sure to click the link below to take you to the full article and a pretty amazing video.  Make...
May 31, 2017
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
26 Deaths Prompt Abbott Recall of Thoratec Heart Pumps 
Abbott (NYSE:ABT) is recalling nearly 29,000 controllers for the HeartMate II implantable heart pump made by its Thoratec subsidiary after 26 patients died trying to change out the controllers on their own. The March 29 recall of 28,882 controllers for the HeartMate II...
May 24, 2017
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Interventional Cardiologists May Have Pre-Cataract Lesions
NEW ORLEANS, LA—Up to half of interventional cardiologists who are exposed to ionizing radiation in the cath lab may have early evidence of eye changes that could eventually become cataracts, according to data from a small study. “Studies in cosmonauts, Chernobyl disaster survivors,...
May 23, 2017
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