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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
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Battery-Free Implantable Medical Devices
The supercapacitor invented by researchers from UCLA and the University of Connecticut could lead to pacemakers and other implantable medical devices that last a lifetime. Photo credit: Islam Mosa/University of Connecticut and Maher El-Kady/UCLA Researchers from UCLA and the University of Connecticut have...
May 22, 2017
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Heart Rate Apps, Not as Accurate as You Think
Consumers are being warned about the accuracy of heart rate apps after a study found huge variability between commercially available apps, even those using the same technology. The research is published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. “Heart rate apps come...
May 15, 2017
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Christie Medical Holdings and B Braun Medical Announce Collaboration Aimed at Improving Peripheral IV Access Success
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (April 27, 2017) — Christie® Medical Holdings, Inc., with its market-leading vein finder technology, VeinViewer® system, today announced an alliance with B. Braun Medical Inc., a leader in infusion therapy and pain management. Intravenous (IV) therapy plays a central role in...
May 5, 2017
Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Cardiologist Warns Against Dissolvable Stents in NEJM
In a New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) editorial published last week, Debabrata Mukherjee, M.D., provides expert commentary on bioresorbable stents, an alternative to the traditional stents used in patients with cardiac conditions. In his editorial, Dr. Mukherjee encourages cardiologists to continue using...
May 1, 2017
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