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Cardiovascular / Cardiology
CardiacAssist Inc. receives FDA 510(k) approval for TandemLung
Pittsburgh-based CardiacAssist Inc. said Tuesday it had received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its TandemLung oxygenator. The medical device “acts as an artificial lung to infuse oxygen and remove carbon dioxide from the blood” and is used with its...
March 17, 2016
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Settlement Reached with 51 Hospitals for Allegedly Improperly Implanting ICD’s
The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Feb. 17 that it had reached settlements worth a total of more than $23 million with 51 hospitals in 15 states for allegedly improperly implanting implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) cardiac devices in Medicare patients. The claims...
March 4, 2016
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Fitbit’s heart rate monitoring accuracy questioned in class action suit
Fitbit is facing yet another class action suit, this time over its heart rate monitoring, which plaintiffs claim is inaccurate to a dangerous degree. “Plaintiffs and many consumers like them have experienced — and testing confirms — that the PurePulse trackers consistently mis-record...
January 9, 2016
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Google Aims a $50 Million Moonshot at Curing Heart Disease
CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE KILLS MORE people on Earth than anything else—over 17 million a year, and the number keeps going up. Of those deaths, more than 40 percent is due to coronary heart disease. Medicine has drugs that can treat it and practices that can help...
November 19, 2015
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Spectranetics Announces FDA Clearance of Turbo-Power(TM) Laser Atherectomy Catheter
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Nov. 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Spectranetics Corporation (SPNC) today announced receipt of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of its peripheral atherectomy product, the Turbo-Power(TM) Laser Atherectomy Catheter, for the treatment of in-stent restenosis (ISR). Laser...
November 13, 2015
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Boston Scientific To Acquire Interventional Radiology Business Of CeloNova Biosciences
MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Nov. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the interventional radiology portfolio of CeloNova Biosciences, a San Antonio-based developer of endovascular and interventional cardiology technologies. The structured agreement includes drug-eluting microspheres designed...
November 13, 2015
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Medtronic Buys Lazarus Effect For 100 Million
Medtronic is acquiring private-held Lazarus Effect, developer of a mesh cover for stent retrievers of blood clots, for $100 million in cash. As part of the deal, Medtronic obtains the Lazarus Cover device, which will serve as an adjunct to Medtronic’s Solitaire stent...
November 6, 2015
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Quitting Cigarettes Before Surgery Risky
MONTREAL — Quitting smoking before lung surgery is a good thing, but doing it too soon before the procedure might not be, a researcher said here. In a single-institution cohort, patients who quit smoking within a month of their thoracoscopic lobectomy to treat...
October 28, 2015
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Stroke in marijuana users linked to arterial stenosis
The new study, the first to investigate differences in stroke between marijuana users and non-users, found that ischemic strokes in young adults who use marijuana are more likely to result from stenosis, or narrowing of the arteries in the skull, than strokes in...
October 27, 2015
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