Tag: Cardiac Surgery

Meril Myval Transcatheter Aortic Valve Cleared in Europe

Meril Life Sciences, a company based in India, has obtained the European CE mark of approval for its Myval transcatheter aortic heart valve. This marks the first such approval for an Indian company, highlighting how far the country’s medical device industry has advanced in the past few years. The Myval features a hybrid honey comb […]

Nexus Ultrasonic Surgical Platform from Misonix FDA Cleared

Mixonix, a Farmingdale, New York company that specializes in ultrasonic devices for surgical applications such as osteotomies and debridements, won FDA clearance for the new Nexus surgical platform. The Nexus combines the capabilities of Mixonix’s three existing products, namely BoneScalpel, SonicOne and Sonastar, into a single system that ca (Read more...)

Patches Made of Heart Tissue Going to Clinical Trials

Stem cell therapies to heal damaged hearts have proven to be lacking so far, probably because simply injecting new cells into afflicted regions isn’t enough. Researchers from Imperial College London have now created patches made of cardiac tissue to sew over damaged areas of the heart. These patches, which can beat on their own to […]

Philips Unveils IntraSight Multi-Modality Imaging Platform

For years, catheter-based minimally invasive procedures have depended on X-ray imaging to guide physicians toward the treatment site. New tools, including intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and fractional flow reserve (FFR), which measures blood pressure inside a vessel, are giving physicians additional perspectives. Using these modalities in a single (Read more...)

Impella CP with SmartAssist: A Newly FDA Approved Heart Pump with Optical Positioning Sensor

Abiomed, the maker of popular left ventricular assist devices, is releasing its newly FDA approved Impella CP with SmartAssist device. The pump features an optical sensor that physicians can use to position and reposition the device without relying on a cath lab, X-ray, or ultrasound imaging. The sensor can be used either during initial implantatio (Read more...)

FDA Approves More Accurate GORE TAG Conformable Thoracic Stent Graft with ACTIVE CONTROL System

Gore just announced winning FDA approval for its GORE TAG Conformable Thoracic Stent Graft with ACTIVE CONTROL System. The thoracic endovascular aortic repair system is based on the Conformable GORE TAG Device, but with a new, more robust control mechanism that helps to position the implant with greater accuracy and confidence. The implant its (Read more...)

VivaQuant RX-1 Wearable All-in-One Mobile Cardiac Telemetry Unit and Event Monitor FDA Cleared

VivaQuant, a company based in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, won FDA clearance for its RX-1 cardiac patient monitor. The device is unique in that it is able to operate as a Mobile Cardiac Telemetry unit or Event Monitor, all while transmitting its readings for remote analysis. The system gives cardiologists the ability to free up […]

Surgical Robot Autonomously Navigates Inside Heart

Transcatheter heart surgeries, particularly to repair failing valves, are now common in many high-end hospitals. Though the actual replacement procedure is not easy, navigating to the valve site through narrow vasculature and inside the heart is in itself a challenging task. Moreover, pushing guidewires and catheters through the vessels requires fl (Read more...)