AtriCure stock plunges on FDA clinical trial concerns

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AtriCure stock plunges on FDA clinical trial concerns

October 24, 2011 4:34 pm by | 1 Comments

Cardiac device maker AtriCure (NASDAQ:ATRC) saw its stock plunge Monday after an FDA report expressed “concerns” about a clinical trial for one of the company’s ablation devices. U.S. Food and…


Medtronic’s new direct aortic approach to TAVI wins European approval

Medtronic’s new direct aortic approach to TAVI wins European approval

November 7, 2011 4:15 pm by | 0 Comments

European regulators have approved the delivery of Medtronic‘s CoreValve System using a new direct aortic approach in patients with severe aortic stenosis. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a less-invasive…


St. Jude expands cardiac imaging offerings in India

St. Jude expands cardiac imaging offerings in India

October 19, 2011 1:55 pm by | 0 Comments

St. Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ) this week rolled out one of its heart imaging products in India: the C7-XR Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) Intravascular Imaging System with the C7 Dragonfly Imaging…



Medtronic hypertension device tops Cleveland Clinic medical innovations

Medtronic hypertension device tops Cleveland Clinic medical innovations

October 5, 2011 3:41 pm by | 0 Comments

A Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) device that treats chronic high blood pressure by delivering radio frequency to the kidney has topped Cleveland Clinic‘s list of the Top Medical Innovations for 2012. The…


Abbott Vascular executive talks about new mitral valve clip

Abbott Vascular executive talks about new mitral valve clip

October 5, 2011 7:19 am by | 0 Comments

Abbott Vascular’s Ferolyn Powell talks about the company’s MitraClip technology, which is used to treat a common heart valve condition called mitral regurgitation. The MitraClip device is designed to reduce…


Cardiac medical device shows promise in clinical trial

Cardiac medical device shows promise in clinical trial

October 3, 2011 5:37 pm by | 0 Comments

Sunshine Heart’s cardiac medical device, the C-Pulse, has shown promise in a clinical trial, and the company plans to apply for pre-market approval sometime in the fourth quarter. The C-Pulse…


EXCMR readies clinical pilot of MRI-compatible heart-test treadmill

EXCMR readies clinical pilot of MRI-compatible heart-test treadmill

October 3, 2011 10:23 am by | 0 Comments

Ohio State University spinoff EXCMR is preparing for a fourth-quarter launch of a four-site clinical test of its MRI-compatible treadmill for heart-stress testing. The clinical test’s chief goal is to…


Sunshine Heart’s balloon device shows promise in heart failure study

Sunshine Heart’s balloon device shows promise in heart failure study

September 23, 2011 9:32 am by | 0 Comments

A cardiac medical device from Sunshine Heart that uses a balloon to assist the heart in pumping blood has shown promise in a clinical trial led by Ohio State University…



MRI-safe cardiac devicemaker Imricor raising $3 million

MRI-safe cardiac devicemaker Imricor raising $3 million

September 20, 2011 9:11 pm by | 0 Comments

Imricor Medical Systems, which makes electrophysiology tools that can work with MRI machines, is raising $3 million, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Minnesota-based Imricor is…


AtriCure: FDA panel to review application for atrial fibrillation label

AtriCure: FDA panel to review application for atrial fibrillation label

September 19, 2011 2:02 pm by | 0 Comments

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel will review cardiac device maker AtriCure‘s (NASDAQ:ATRC) application for a label for the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation. On Oct. 26, the FDA’s…


Heart test company CardiOx closes $8M series C round

Heart test company CardiOx closes $8M series C round

August 30, 2011 5:55 pm by | 0 Comments

Heart test-maker CardiOx has closed an $8 million series C round of investment that the company plans to use to begin U.S. and European commercialization. The round was led by…


Medtronic’s heart valve catheter works well; still Edwards ahead in U.S.

Medtronic’s heart valve catheter works well; still Edwards ahead in U.S.

August 29, 2011 3:25 pm by | 0 Comments

Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) announced this week that its transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) system —  CoreValve — had positive clinical outcomes in the longest, post-market follow-up in a published study of…


Biomarker test firm Cleveland HeartLab closes $18.4M investment

Biomarker test firm Cleveland HeartLab closes $18.4M investment

August 22, 2011 1:19 pm by | 0 Comments

Biomarker test-maker Cleveland HeartLab has closed an $18.4 million series B round of funding, which was led by two Boston-area investors. The size of the round is a testament to…


Minnesota startup developing novel heart assist device

Minnesota startup developing novel heart assist device

August 19, 2011 6:26 pm by | 0 Comments

A Minnesota startup is hoping that its heart assist device will provide an alternative to congestive heart failure patients using traditional ventricular assist devices to help the heart pump blood…


Europe approves Medtronic’s largest transcatheter aortic valve

Europe approves Medtronic’s largest transcatheter aortic valve

August 18, 2011 2:02 pm by | 0 Comments

Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) announced Thursday that one of its new innovative medical devices — this time the world’s largest transcatheter aortic valve, part of its CoreValve line of heart valves —…


Athersys prepares for stroke, heart attack phase 2 clinical trials

Athersys prepares for stroke, heart attack phase 2 clinical trials

August 10, 2011 5:44 pm by | 0 Comments

Stem cell therapy developer Athersys (NASDAQ:ATHX) plans to begin phase 2 clinical trials of its MultiStem therapy for stroke and heart attack patients by the end of the year. Moving…