“The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it has granted market clearance to Ra Medical Systems for the company’s DABRA (Destruction of Ateriosclerotic Blockages by laser Radiation Ablation) System.”
“Early results from the independent, physician-sponsored FFR-Search Registry revealed an association between post-percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) fractional flow reserve (FFR) measurements with the Acist Navvus Rapid Exchange FFR MicroCatheter and clinical outcomes. The results reveal a potential new role for FFR in cath labs.”
“Data was positive for safety and efficacy rates of the Watchman Left Atrial Appendage Closure (LAAC) Device from the EWOLUTION registry presented during a late-breaking clinical trial session at Heart Rhythm 2017, the Heart Rhythm Society’s 38th Annual Scientific Sessions.”
“A Canadian cardiologist has published a report in the journal Eurointervention describing how he used a Canadian-invented device for the first time in the world to successfully insert a MitraClip through a patient’s jugular vein rather than the femoral vein.”
“Recent outcomes from the MAVERIC clinical trial confirm earlier positive findings that MVRx’s Arto System safely and effectively treats mitral valve regurgitation associated with congestive heart failure.”
“A new study from Emory University observed a near-20 percent reduction in perioperative complications, a 1.2-day reduction in ICU stay and a $3,654 reduction in per-patient hospitalization costs for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.”
“Positive results from the REPRISE III clinical trial, presented at the annual EuroPCR Scientific Program, in Paris, demonstrated that the Boston Scientific Lotus Valve System, a transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) system, showed superiority over the Medtronic CoreValve TAVR System platform for the primary effectiveness endpoint and non-inferiority for the primary safety endpoint.”
“Late-breaking data presented at EuroPCR 2017 demonstrating excellent clinical outcomes for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) patients treated with the new self-expanding Edwards Lifesciences’ Centera valve. These new 30-day results are the first data presented on the self-expanding Edwards Centera valve.”
“Philips recently announced the results from a global study indicating that automated three-dimensional echocardiographic (3DE) analysis of left-heart chambers is an accurate alternative to conventional manual methodology.”
“Results now published in the European Heart Journal show Biotronik Home Monitoring reduces the risk of all-cause mortality in ICD patients after one year by 38 percent.”
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