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2014-05-27 16:25:43

Company's Phoenix® Atherectomy System Expands Volcano's Portfolio Of Peripheral Therapeutic Devices SAN DIEGO, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Volcano Corporation (Nasdaq: VOLC), a leading developer and manufacturer of precision guided therapy tools designed to enhance the diagnosis and treatment of coronary and peripheral vascular disease, said today it has signed an agreement to acquire AtheroMed, Inc., a privately-held company that has developed the Phoenix® Atherectomy System used...

2014-03-28 12:26:29

Supera Stent Addresses Growing Need in the U.S. to Treat People with Blocked Blood Vessels and Restore Blood Flow in the Upper Leg ABBOTT PARK, Ill., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott today announced that its Supera(®) Peripheral Stent System has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to treat people with blocked blood vessels in the upper leg caused by peripheral artery disease (PAD). PAD occurs when fat and cholesterol buildup causes arteries outside of the...

2014-02-19 08:34:19

PLEASANTON, Calif., and SINGAPORE, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TriReme Medical LLC, a subsidiary of Singapore based QT Vascular Ltd., announced today that it has signed a broad distribution agreement with Cordis Corporation for the exclusive distribution of its unique Chocolate® PTA Balloon Angioplasty Catheter, with an option for additional TriReme portfolio products. This agreement will expand TriReme's commercial footprint and allow the company to focus on its promising...

2014-01-27 08:27:19

MENLO PARK, Calif., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AtheroMed, a developer of innovative catheter technologies for treating peripheral artery disease (PAD), today announced that it has received FDA clearance to market the Phoenix Atherectomy System®, which allows physicians to treat PAD with a low profile atherectomy catheter that continuously removes diseased material as it is debulked and does not require specialized capital equipment. "Peripheral artery disease, especially...

Mediterranean Diet May Lower Risk Of Peripheral Artery Disease
2014-01-22 10:02:51

The JAMA Network Journals A multicenter study that previously reported a reduction in heart attack and stroke with a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil or with nuts now also reports a lower risk of peripheral artery disease, according to a study in the January 22/29 issue of JAMA. The hypothesis that a Mediterranean diet may reduce the risk of peripheral artery disease (PAD) has never been tested in a randomized trial, according to background information in the...

2013-09-24 23:40:13

Barnes-Jewish Hospital is the only hospital in the region implanting a new drug-eluting stent to treat symptomatic blockages of leg arteries caused by peripheral artery disease. St. Louis (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 Although drug-coated stents have been commonly used in coronary procedures, the technology is new to the treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD). Patrick Geraghty, MD, FACS, Washington University vascular surgeon at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, is the first in the regional area...


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