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2014-09-15 16:28:52

No Cases of Moderate or Severe Paravalvular Aortic Regurgitation at One Year MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New data from the Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) clinical trial program of the Lotus(TM) Valve System continue to demonstrate strong performance as a less invasive treatment for patients with severe aortic stenosis who are considered high risk for surgical valve replacement. Data from the REPRISE II clinical trial confirmed safety and effectiveness out to one year,...

2014-09-15 12:27:22

Tiara(TM) Transcatheter Mitral Valve program featured in multiple scientific presentations NASDAQ: NVCNTSX: NVC WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Neovasc Inc. ("Neovasc" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: NVCN) (TSX: NVC) announced today that its Reducer(TM) technology was featured in a "live case" broadcast on Sunday, September 14, 2014 at the 26th Annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium. A Clinical update on the company's Tiara(TM)...

2014-09-15 08:28:40

DUBLIN, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Heart Defect Closure Devices Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Heart defect closure devices are used for the treatment of several CHDs. The heart closure devices help when closing the ostium/ hole/ deficiency in the structure of the heart present in the septal walls or blood vessels that occurs in the patients with CHDs. CHD is an...

2014-09-13 12:20:33

Transcatheter Valve Durability Sustained Through Five Years WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW), the global leader in the science of heart valves and hemodynamic monitoring, today announced the presentation of five-year clinical outcomes for inoperable patients treated in The PARTNER Trial, the world's only prospective randomized trial for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in patients deemed too sick for open-heart...

2014-09-09 08:32:09

First FDA-Cleared Mobile ECG Device to be offered in India - Provides Physicians an Instant Screening Tool for Arrhythmias, Major Step in Cardiac Care HYDERABAD, India and SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Apollo Hospitals and AliveCor, Inc. announced today the launch of an exclusive collaboration agreement. Apollo Hospitals and AliveCor are joining forces to tackle the growing problem of heart arrhythmias, by providing an innovative mobile device to improve access to...

2014-09-02 12:29:29

BARCELONA, Spain, September 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Registry provides new insights into AF treatment decisions, including patients' quality of life and treatment satisfaction[1],[2] (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140902/703596 ) ESC Congress 2014, 02 September 2014, Barcelona, Spain: Daiichi Sankyo today announced one year results of the PREvention oF thromboembolic events-European Registry in Atrial Fibrillation (PREFER...

2014-09-02 08:31:44

Results presented during ESC Congress 2014 Clinical Trial Update Hot Line session BARCELONA, Spain, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Daiichi Sankyo Company, Limited (hereafter, Daiichi Sankyo) today announced data from a subgroup analysis of the phase 3 ENGAGE AF-TIMI 48 study, that explores the relationship between edoxaban dose, concentration and anti-factor Xa activity in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). The analysis also compared rates of major bleeding and...

2014-08-31 08:21:14

- Findings show risk of bleeding, along with overall efficacy(1), consistently ranked among top considerations for cardiologists when choosing a treatment to reduce the risk of stroke in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) BARCELONA, Spain, Aug. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Daiichi Sankyo and the Heart Rhythm Society today announced results from a global survey, which polled cardiologists from around the world and revealed that a majority (58%) of cardiologists...

2014-08-21 08:28:57

Patients are able to instantly identify atrial fibrillation in real-time ECG recordings SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AliveCor, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the company clearance for its algorithm to detect atrial fibrillation (AFib), the most common form of cardiac arrhythmia. AliveCor's automated analysis process (algorithm) instantly detects if patients are experiencing AFib through real-time electrocardiogram...

2014-08-19 04:22:48

Companies Reach Agreement to Develop a New and Differentiated FFR Guidewire and Next Generation Boston Scientific Rotablator(TM) RotaWire(TM) MARLBOROUGH, Mass. and NAGOYA, Japan, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) and ASAHI INTECC (Securities Code 7747, Second Section, Tokyo and Nagoya Stock Exchange) have formalized plans to develop a new, differentiated fractional flow reserve (FFR) wire. The joint project focuses on creating a device intended...


Latest Circulatory system Reference Libraries

Echocardiogram
2013-07-29 11:11:00

An echocardiogram is a test that, much like an ultrasound, uses sound waves to create a moving image of the heart. The most common type of echocardiogram is performed transthoracic, meaning the image is taken through a probe against the chest. A TTE does not involve radiation and is a very safe procedure. A cardiac sonographer will put a gel on the patient's chest and move the transducer around different areas, including directly anterior to the breastbone, inferior and lateral to the right...

Coronary Angiography
2013-07-29 11:05:01

A coronary angiography, also known as a coronary catheterization, is a procedure that gives both visual and tactical access to coronary circulation and blood filled chambers of the heart for both diagnostic and interventional purposes. It is one of many diagnostic tests used in cardiology. More specifically, coronary catheterization recognizes occlusion, stenosis, thrombosis or aneurismal enlargement of the walls of the coronary arteries; heart chamber size; heart muscle contraction...

Precordial Thump
2012-12-31 12:53:08

The precordial thump is an application of mechanical energy through a calculated strike to the torso when in a specific fatal heart rhythm. This procedure is used in very specific circumstances by highly trained health professionals with ACLS certifications. The Procedure While in the presence of a patient that is suffering a potentially fatal heart rhythm, a medical provider can strike a calculated point on the sternum to disrupt that rhythm. The energy transferred by the provider is...

Circulation (journal)
2012-06-04 14:21:01

Circulation is a scientific journal published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins on behalf of the American Heart Association. In 2008 the journal added six subspecialty publications: Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology, Circulation: Heart Failure, Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions, Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, and Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics. Circulation publishes articles related to research in and the...

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