Results of a study presented at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session on March 29 demonstrated “excellent” outcomes following transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) using the Medtronic plc Evolut in low surgical risk patients with bicuspid aortic valve stenosis.
Results of the pivotal Spyral-HTN OFF MED study presented at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session on March 29 demonstrated significant reduction in blood pressure three months after renal denervation (RDN) in patients with unmedicated hypertension.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in cardiology, including: Size of a dog heart affects both vortex flow and pressure difference in the heart; Ultrasound localizes arrhythmias; High temps boost heart-related deaths.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in cardiology, including: Hypertension-related deaths on the rise in the U.S.; Findings: Eating protein could ward off AF in women; Researchers: Assessing patients soon after stroke can help link brain regions, speech functions.
Endologix Inc., of Irvine, Calif., has won approval from the U.S. FDA for its Alto abdominal stent graft system, the company’s next-generation Ovation system for polymer endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). The company plans to begin rolling out Alto initially to high-volume customers of its Ovation iX system, who are already skilled at using Ovation stent grafts.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in cardiology, including: Research reveals how stem cells repair damage from heart attacks; Study: Magnetic component in e-cigarettes interferes with ICD function; AI helps in predicting cardiovascular events, mortality.
Balloon catheters are in abundant use across the human vasculature. Thus, the January U.S. FDA draft guidance for angioplasty and specialty catheters captured a range of critical devices. However, Stephen Ferguson, of Bloomington, Ind.-based Cook Group Inc., cited several problems he saw with the draft, including that one of the specifications for balloon fatigue testing exceeds the level spelled out in an international standard adopted by the FDA.
TORONTO – Complain to your doctor about shortness of breath, chest pain or a rapid or irregular heartbeat and chances are you’ll end up on a treadmill to check for the presence of coronary artery disease or CAD. The conventional treadmill stress test is a time-consuming process that could change with patented, AI-driven sensor technology developed by Ottawa, Ontario-based Ausculsciences Inc. and bankrolled by US$10 million from investors anxious to see the CAD-det System approved for sale by the end of the year.
Keystone Heart Ltd., of Caesarea, Israel and Tampa, Fla., scored a win in Europe after obtaining the CE mark for the Triguard 3 cerebral embolic protection (CEP) device. It is designed to minimize the risk of cerebral damage by deflecting embolic debris away from cerebral circulation during transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and other transcatheter heart procedures. According to the company, the device is the only product with a CE mark designed to cover and protect all three major cerebral aortic arch vessels.
Keeping you up to date on recent developments in cardiology, including: Scientists see connection between low blood pressure, high mortality in older adults; New genetic variants discovered that cause heart disease in infants; Using PET imaging in post-transplant care for heart patients.