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Aug 14, 2019 | DAIC Articles
Ancora Heart Enrolls First Patient in European Multi-center Study of AccuCinch Heart Failure Therapy

August 14, 2019 — Ancora Heart Inc. announced the first patient was enrolled in the CorCinch EU study, a European multi-center clinical evaluation of the AccuCinch Ventricular Repair System as a treatment for patients with reduced ejection fraction systolic heart failure (HFrEF).

Aug 14, 2019 | DAIC Articles
Concept Medical Granted FDA Breakthrough Device Designation for MagicTouch PTA Sirolimus Coated Balloon

August 14, 2019 — Concept Medical Inc. (CMI) has been granted “Breakthrough Device Designation” from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for MagicTouch PTA, its sirolimus drug coated balloon (DCB) catheter, for the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD) in below-the-knee (BTK) applications.

Aug 12, 2019 | DAIC Articles
National Coverage Determination Will Make TAVR Available to More Patients at More Centers

As we usher in a new era for treating patients with aortic stenosis, we have been reflecting on the evolution of the technology used for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and the evolution of our collaborative process as a team over years as a center in the PARTNER 3 clinical trial. PARTNER 3, which this […]

Aug 7, 2019 | DAIC Articles
Cardiovascular Systems Inc. Acquires Gardia Medical Ltd.’s Wirion Embolic Protection System

August 6, 2019 — Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (CSI) has acquired the Wirion Embolic Protection System and related assets from Gardia Medical Ltd., a wholly owned Israeli subsidiary of Allium Medical Solutions Ltd.

Aug 6, 2019 | DAIC Articles
Artificial Intelligence Improves Heart Attack Risk Assessment

August 6, 2019 — When used with a common heart scan, machine learning, a type of artificial intelligence (AI), does better than conventional risk models at predicting heart attacks and other cardiac events, according to a study published in the journal Radiology.

Aug 1, 2019 | DAIC Articles
Endovascular-first Approach Equal to Open Surgery in Avoiding Amputation for Critical Limb Ischemia

August 1, 2019 — Less-invasive procedures to open severely clogged leg arteries were as good at helping people survive and avoid amputation as more invasive open surgeries, according to a new study. The results were reported in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart Association journal.

Jul 31, 2019 | DAIC Articles
NIH Study Shows Psoriasis Therapy Reduces Coronary Artery Disease Inflammation

July 31, 2019 — Researchers found anti-inflammatory drug therapies used to treat moderate to severe psoriasis can significantly reduce coronary inflammation in patients with the chronic skin condition.

Jul 25, 2019 | DAIC Articles
Datascope Recalls Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps Due to Potential Battery Failure

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Maquet/Datascope is recalling allintra-aortic balloon pumps (IABP) due to reports of the batteries failing to hold a charge, stopping unexpectedly and having a shortened run-time. This may cause the device to stop working when being operated by battery only. The FDA issued a recall notice that said if a patient requires […]

Jul 24, 2019 | DAIC Articles
WVU Medicine Installs First Alphenix 4D CT in the U.S.

The West Virginia University (WVU) Heart and Vascular Institute is the first hospital in the country to acquire the Alphenix 4D CT from Canon Medical Systems USA Inc. The system offers an angiography configuration to expand capabilities in interventional procedures and help advance patient care in the community.

Jul 22, 2019 | DAIC Articles
Filterlex Medical Raises $3 Million in Series A Financing for Embolic Protection Device

Medical device startup company Filterlex Medical recently conmpleted a series A financing round, raising a total of $3 million for its Captis embolic protection device for reducing the risk of stroke and other complications during catheter-based structural heart procedures.