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CRT 2021: Registry data finds BASILICA has a low coronary artery obstruction rate

Data from an international registry of patients undergoing a procedure known as BASILICA, which ...

Cardiovascular News’ top 10 most popular stories of February 2021

Our top 10 stories of February 2021, including: the relationship between TAVI volumes and outcomes; ...

Approval allows use of single access Impella procedure across Europe

Following consultation with its notified body, MEDCERT GmbH, Abiomed is introducing the single acces...

ControlRad Select imaging system gains FDA market clearance

ControlRad has announced US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance to market Contro...

Three-month DAPT after PCI with Synergy stent supported in EVOLVE Short DAPT trial

Favourable rates of ischaemic outcomes were observed among selected high bleeding risk patients ...

Societies collaborate to develop universal heart failure definition

A global collaboration between international heart failure bodies seeks to standardise the language ...

MedAlliance gains FDA breakthrough designation for sirolimus DEB treatment of de novo coronary lesions

MedAlliance has been awarded breakthrough status for Selution SLR, its sustained limus release drug-...

ICS announces first use of its Emblok system in Europe

Innovative Cardiovascular Solutions (ICS) has announced the success of its first European clinic...

FDA approval for Viola clampless proximal anastomosis device

Vascular Grafts Solutions has announced receipt of marketing clearance from the US Food and Drug Adm...

Two-year PARTNER 3 outcomes show convergence between TAVI and surgery on stroke and death

Two-year outcomes of the PARTNER 3 clinical trial, in which low surgical risk aortic stenosis pa...

CRT 2021: Analysis compares cangrelor favourably to glycoprotein IIB

An analysis of antiplatelet therapies used during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has c...

Analysis shows proportionality fails to account for divergent COAPT and Mitra-FR trials

A secondary analysis of the COAPT trial, which sought to account for differences in the findings...

Data support use of AI to accurately estimate lesion-specific ischemia

Elucid, a developer of AI software to enable cardiovascular disease detection, has announced the pub...

Inovise gains breakthrough designation for non-invasive heart failure management system

Inovise Medical has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted breakth...

Occlutech announces completion of enrolment in study of atrial flow regulator in heart failure patients

Occlutech has announced the completion of patient enrolment in its pilot study to assess safety and ...

CRT 2021: DISRUPT CAD III sub-study shows efficacy of IVL in patients with longer lesions

A sub-analysis of the DISRUPT CAD III clinical trial, investigating use of Shockwave intravascul...

IVL is a safe and predictable tool against coronary calcium

After Shockwave Medical announced that its intravascular lithotripsy (IVL) technology received pre-m...

Terumo reaches agreement to acquire predictive analytics specialist Health Outcomes Sciences

Terumo Corporation has signed a definitive agreement to acquire all assets of Health Outcomes Scienc...

ACC.21 switches to a virtual-only meeting

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has announced that its 70th annual scientific session, will...

Urgent action needed to address growing burden of heart failure

Urgent action is needed to address the growing burden of heart failure and the impact of COVID-1...

CRT 2021: Recre8 sub-analysis points to higher rate of clinically relevant bleeding in HBR patients during DAPT

A sub-analysis of the Recre8 trial, assessing patients at high bleeding risk (HBR) undergoing pe...

Study shows AI can “extend the reach” of echocardiographic assessment

Caption Health has announced the publication of a study in JAMA Cardiology assessing its artific...

OpSens gains CE mark for OptoWire III

OpSens has received CE mark approval for the OptoWire III, the latest generation of its flagship pro...

MRI study of COVID-19 patients with raised troponin levels reveals high rate of heart damage

Around 50% of patients who have been hospitalised with severe COVID-19 and have raised levels of...

What role will remote robotic procedures play in the future of PCI?

With the COVID-19 pandemic creating new barriers to the accessibility of healthcare, the success...

Teleflex completes enrolment in CTO-PCI IDE study

Teleflex has announced the completion of patient enrolment in a clinical study evaluating the perfor...

Shockwave IVL receives US FDA pre-market approval for severely calcified coronary artery disease

Shockwave Medical has announced that its intravascular lithotripsy (IVL) technology has received pre...

Ticagrelor monotherapy associated with a lower bleeding risk than standard DAPT after PCI

Dropping aspirin shortly after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is associated with lower...

Substantial reduction in tricuspid regurgitation reported in 30-day outcomes of CLASP TR study of Pascal device

A study detailing early experience of the Pascal transcatheter valve system (Edwards Lifescience...

Off-pump CABG “an effective option” for patients with reduced ejection fraction

Off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCABG) is a safe and effective option for the treatment o...

Global heart failure cases soar since 1990

The number of patients with heart failure worldwide nearly doubled from 33.5 million in 1990 to 64.3...

Robotic treatment starts with the heart

Robotic-assisted treatment is on the cusp of achieving its full potential, says J Aaron Grantham, co...

New recommendations issued on antithrombotic treatment of AF patients undergoing PCI

Updated recommendations on the optimal antithrombotic treatment of patients with atrial fibrillation...

Meta-analysis points to “inverse” relationship between TAVI centre volume and outcomes

The authors of a systematic review and meta-analysis, looking at the effect of institutional tra...

First patient enrolled in SUCCESS PTA post-market study of Selution drug-eluting balloon

MedAlliance has announced enrolment of the first patient in SUCCESS PTA, its large post-market study...

iVascular announces availability of Angiolite DES for longer lesions

iVascular has announced that its Angiolite drug-eluting stent (DES) is available 44mm and 49mm lengt...

Philips completes acquisition of cardiac diagnostics specialist BioTelemetry

Royal Philips has announced that it has completed the acquisition of BioTelemetry, a US provider of ...

Puzzle Medical receives breakthrough designation for its transcatheter pump device

Puzzle Medical has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the company ...

First European patient treated with Diamondback 360 coronary orbital atherectomy system

Cardiovascular Systems has announced that the first patient in Europe has been treated with its ...

COVID-19 patients at greater risk of death after cardiac arrest

COVID-19 patients who suffer a cardiac arrest either in or out of hospital are far more likely to di...

Rate of target vessel failure “significantly lower” after IVUS-guided PCI

Drug-eluting stent implantation guided by intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) is associated with signifi...

Study documents “surprisingly benign” impact of COVID-19 among cardiac surgery patients

A study published in the Journal of Cardiac Surgery, detailing 18 out of a group of 19 patients who ...

Minimally invasive aortic valve surgery or TAVI: The need for randomised trials

Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement (miAVR) in select patients with severe aortic stenos...

Comparative study reports favourable outcomes for VasoStat haemostasis device

Forge Medical has announced the publication of results of an investigator-initiated randomised trial...

STS 2021: Risk of burnout “a growing concern” in cardiothoracic surgery

The risk of burnout among cardiothoracic surgeons has been heightened by the COVID-19 pandemic, ...

STS 2021: Sean C Grondin elected STS president

Cardiothoracic surgeon Sean C Grondin from the University of Calgary (Calgary, Canada) has been elec...

STS 2021: Five-year COMMENCE results favour Resilia tissue aortic valve

Five-year data from the COMMENCE clinical trial, presented at the 57th annual meeting of the Soc...

STS 2021: Study identifies significant gender disparities in CABG

Women are significantly less likely than men to undergo coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) using...

STS 2021: Cardiothoracic surgery suffers due to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a substantial decline in overall heart surgery volume in the US...

STS 2021: Study of Impella 5.5 reports 79% survival rate at explant

A study of 356 patients treated with Impella 5.5 with SmartAssist (Abiomed) at 16 US and German cent...

Analysis of ADAPT-DES registry grades risk of stent thrombosis after PCI

An analysis of data from the ADAPT-DES registry, published in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, in...

Ancora Heart enrols first patient in the CORCINCH-HF study

Ancora Heart has announced enrolment of the first patient in the CORCINCH-HF pivotal trial, whic...

EU patients enrolled in REVERSE-IT trial of bentracimab for reversal of antiplatelet effects of ticagrelor

PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals has expanded its pivotal phase 3 REVERSE-IT trial for bentracimab into the ...

Cardiovascular News 60 – February 2021: OUS Edition

In this issue: Long-term registry data show TAVI has overtaken surgical aortic valve replacemen...

Cardiovascular News 60 – February 2021: US Edition

In this issue: Long-term registry data show TAVI has overtaken surgical aortic valve replacemen...

SIS Medical announces publication of results of ISAR-CALC study for its high-pressure balloon catheter

SIS Medical has announced the publication of the ISAR-CALC—ComparIson of Strategies to PrepAre SeveR...

Scoring systems may overstate risk of minimally invasive aortic valve procedures

Current scoring systems used to assess the risk of mortality in minimally invasive aortic valve ...

NHS England mandates adoption of HeartFlow analysis for coronary heart disease

HeartFlow has announced that National Health Service England (NHSE) and NHS Improvement have man...

Study backs biopolymer used in Foldax’s Tria valve

Foldax has today announced publication of a research paper in Advanced NanoBiomed Research that ...

Alleviant Medical receives FDA breakthrough designation for transcatheter technology

Alleviant Medical has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted the compa...

Aktiia’s wrist-mounted blood pressure monitor gains CE mark

Aktiia has announced that its automated blood pressure monitoring system has received the CE mar...

Social determinants key in assessing coronary heart disease risk

A patient’s risk of coronary heart disease may be more accurately predicted by taking into accou...

Patients “fearful” of seeking cardiac care during pandemic

Analysis of data from English hospitals suggests that there was a sharp decline in the number of peo...

“A huge loss to the cardiology community”: Tributes paid to Prof David Foley

Tributes have been paid to David Foley, professor of Interventional Cardiology at Beaumont Hospital,...

Diamondback 360 atherectomy system gains CE mark

Cardiovascular Systems has received the CE mark for its Diamondback 360 coronary orbital atherec...

Elixir Medical announces treatment of first patient in BIOADAPTOR trial

Elixir Medical, a developer of innovative, drug-eluting cardiovascular devices, today announced that...

Abbott receives expanded Medicare reimbursement for MitraClip

Abbott has announced that the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has revised ...

Occlutech’s atrial flow regulator receives breakthrough designation for heart failure patients

Occlutech has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted a breakthrough de...

“This is the tip of the iceberg” warns BHF as cardiothoracic surgeries cancelled

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has warned of the potentially dire consequences caused by the mas...

iVascular announces 6mm maximum overexpansion capacity for Angiolite DES

iVascular has announced that its Angiolite drug-eluting stent (DES) offers a 6mm overexpansion capac...

Complete revascularisation achieved in one quarter of patients with acute MI complicated by cardiogenic shock

Complete revascularisation is rarely achieved in patients with multivessel coronary artery disea...

First remote robotic-assisted PCI completed in Europe using R-One platform

Robocath has announced the successful completion of the first remote robotic-assisted percutaneo...

The Foundry announces first-in-human procedure in study of Half Moon TMVR device

The Foundry today announced the completion of the first-in-human procedure with the Half Moon Medica...

Inari Medical’s FlowTriever receives FDA clearance for treatment of right atrial clot in transit

Inari Medical has announced US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance of the FlowTrieve...

Medtronic gets Health Canada approval for use of Evolut in low-risk aortic stenosis patients

Medtronic Canada has received a new expanded indication from Health Canada for its Evolut transc...

ACC.21 to offer remote COVID-19 screening

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) is partnering with BioIntelliSense, a continuous health mon...

CathWorks raises funds to support commercialisation of FFRangio system

CathWorks reported the completion of a US$30 million Series D financing round, proceeds from whi...

“Change in culture” needed to increase RCTs in cardiothoracic surgery

Specialists in congenital and adult cardiac and thoracic surgery have called for a cultural chan...

David J Cohen joins CRF as director of clinical and outcomes research

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) has announced today David J Cohen has joined the or...

Acute heart failure patients see mortality risk double with COVID-19

Patients with acute heart failure nearly double their risk of dying if they get COVID-19, accord...

Ultromics receives FDA clearance for EchoGo Pro

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the use of EchoGo Pro an aritificial intel...

CorWave secures €35 million investment

CorWave has rasied €35 million to fund the next stages of its development. The capital increase is s...

Heart failure specialist joins ALIVE Trial of Revivent transcatheter system

BioVentrix has announced that heart failure specialist Jerry Estep (Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland,...

VDYNE secures funding for studies of tricuspid valve replacement device

VDYNE has announced today that it has secured a US$21 million Series C financing, proceeds of which ...

ADVERTORIAL: What does SCOPE II tell us about TAVI device trials?

This advertorial is sponsored by Boston Scientific Results of the SCOPE II clinical trial wer...

Jian’an Wang named as editor of JACC: Asia

Jian’an Wang (Heart Center, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China) has been named the inaugural edito...

First US patient treated in trial of Harpoon mitral valve repair system

Edwards Lifesciences has announced that the first patient has been treated in the RESTORE clinic...

Sharing international insight to improve the cardiovascular treatment pathway

Michael Poon (Lenox Hill Hospital-Northwell Health, New York, USA) discusses the progress made in tr...

Sapien 3 valve approved for treatment of severe symptomatic aortic stenosis in Canada

Edwards Lifesciences has announced that Health Canada has approved the expanded use of the Edwar...

Abbott’s HeartMate 3 LVAD receives approval for paediatric use

Abbott has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved updated labelli...

Analysis of STEMI patients finds little difference between prasugrel and ticagrelor after PCI

A subgroup analysis of the ISAR REACT-5—Intracoronary Stenting and Antithrombotic Regimen: Rapid Ear...

New valvular heart disease guidelines recognise expanding role of TAVI

New joint clinical practice guidelines on the treatment of patients with valvular heart disease have...

MagicTouch SCB granted breakthrough designation for the treatment of small coronary artery lesions

Concept Medical has been granted "Breakthrough Device Designation" from the Center for Devices and R...

Optimising pharmacology after transcatheter aortic valve replacement: Lessons from the POPular TAVI trial

Writing for Cardiovascular News, Harold Dauerman, Rony Lahoud and Newton Phuong from the Univers...

Investigational device exemption granted for Tria biopolymer mitral valve

Foldax has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted investigational devi...

Paying patients less likely to develop complications after cardiac surgery

Paying patients are 20% less likely than NHS patients to die or develop major complications, suc...

Abiomed completes first stage in early feasibility study of ECP heart pump

Abiomed has announced that its Impella ECP heart pump has completed the first stage in its US Food a...

CardioFlux imaging system granted Breakthough Device Designation

Genetesis has announced that its flagship product, CardioFlux, has been granted Breakthrough Device ...

ACC partners with Amgen and Veradigm on TRANSFORM: ACS study

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) will collaborate with Amgen and Veradigm on a study to ...

Corindus announces global launch of technIQ procedural automation series for CorPath GRX system

Corindus has announced today global launch of a new set of automated robotic movements in the te...

European launch for Acutus Medical’s AcQCross transseptal crossing system

Acutus Medical has announced CE mark approval and the European launch of its integrated family of tr...

Leaders in cardiothoracic surgery to consider impact of COVID-19 on the field

Global leaders in the field of cardiothoracic surgery will debate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemi...

Abbott launches virtual reality training programme for cardiologists using OCT imaging technology

Abbott has announced the global release of its first virtual reality-based training programme design...

Enrolment in Dan-NICAD II study of non-invasive diagnostic testing system completed

Acarix has announces the enrolment of the final patient in the Dan-NICAD II study of non-invasiv...

Staged strategy may be associated with improved outcomes when treating mitral regurgitation post-TAVI

The first international registry of patients undergoing transcatheter mitral interventions after tra...

Pre-existing coronary arterial disease linked to higher rate of myocardial infarction in patients receiving MitraClip

Pre-existing coronary arterial disease (CAD) was associated with higher in‐hospital acute myocardial...

LivaNova reaches agreement to sell its heart valve business

LivaNova has entered into an agreement with investment firm Gyrus Captial whereby entities funde...

Cathy Gates named as ACC’s new CEO

Cathy Gates has been named as the new CEO of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), effective...

Cardiothoracic surgery “stifled” during COVID-19 pandemic

Reduced effectiveness of treatment and increased running costs are likely to have driven down the co...

VersaCross RF Transseptal device found to be efficient for TMVR procedures

Baylis Medical has announced the publication of data demonstrating procedural efficiency for Mit...

Scoring system stratifies “dual” risk in aortic stenosis patients

A study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) has detailed a scoring...

Women face a higher risk of heart failure after STEMI

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Women face a 20% increased risk of developing heart failure or dying within five years after their f...

Vectorius granted breakthrough designation for V-LAP left atrial pressure sensor

Vectorious Medical Technologies has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has gra...

Philips launches IntelliSpace Portal 12 with updated cardiology imaging

Philips has announced the next generation of its advanced visualisation workspace—IntelliSpace Porta...

Gore announces encouraging early results for its pulmonary valved conduit

Gore has announced encouraging clinical results from its early feasibility study evaluating the safe...

PCR Valves: CUTTING-EDGE registry provides first look at long-term data on surgical procedures after transcatheter valve failure

Long-term data on the outcomes of surgery after failed transcatheter edge-to-edge mitral valve r...

PCR Valves: MitraClip G4 shows positive results in EXPAND G4 study

Data from the EXPAND G4 study, evaluating the performance of the latest generation MitraClip (Ab...

PCR Valves: Eight-year findings of NOTION I trial show comparable rates of mortality and stroke for TAVI and surgical valve replacement

Eight-year findings from the NOTION I trial—the first all-comers trial to randomise low-risk pat...

“Positive outlook” for transcatheter edge-to-edge treatment of mitral regurgitation

Emerging data supports transcatheter techniques to treat primary mitral regurgitation, according...

PCR Valves: “Encouraging” early results from DragonFly transseptal mitral valve presented

Details of an early feasibility study of transcatheter mitral edge-to-edge repair using the Drag...

PCR Valves: Valve-in-valve replacement should be standard of care for high-risk patients

Two-year outcomes from the MITRAL trial, presented at PCR Valves e-course (22-24 November, virtu...

PCR Valves: EXPAND registry reports favourable outcomes compared to COAPT

One-year findings from the EXPAND registry, evaluating real-world use of newer-generation MitraC...

PCR Valves: ACTIVATION trial finds no difference in one-year mortality or rehospitalisation from PCI prior to TAVI

The first randomised trial comparing a course of pre-procedure percutaneous coronary interventio...

Already the gold standard? PCR Valves panellists probe accumulating TAVI evidence

Discussion during the first day of the PCR Valves e-course (22–24 November, virtual) centred on ...

Tributes paid following death of esteemed UK cardiologist Anthony Gershlick

University of Leicester and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL), Leicester, UK have an...

3D-printed heart model could be used in preparation for surgical training

A study published in ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering details the development of a 3D-prin...

Corvia completes randomisation in REDUCE LAP-HF II trial

Corvia has announced completion of randomisation in its REDUCE LAP-HF II global, pivotal trial. ...

Boston Scientific discontinues Lotus Edge TAVI device

Boston Scientific has announced a global recall of all unused inventory of its Lotus Edge transc...

AHA 2020: Sinomed announces positive safety and efficacy data from PIONEER III study

Sinomed has announced the presentation of data from its inter-continental PIONEER III study comp...

TAVI overtakes surgical aortic valve replacement in the USA

The volume of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) procedures in the USA exceeded surg...

AHA 2020: AF detected more often in high risk patients recovering from cardiac surgery

Atrial fibrillation (AF) was detected up to 10 times more frequently in high risk patients recov...

AHA 2020: Patients taking statins experience similar side effects from placebos

Among patients who stopped taking statins due to side effects, researchers found the statin may ...

AHA 2020: One-month DAPT safe and feasible after stent placement

A one-month treatment of dual anti-platelet therapy (DAPT) is safe and as effective as a longer ...

AHA 2020: Ticagrelor not superior to clopidogrel in reducing severe complications after PCI

The use of ticagrelor was not superior to clopidogrel in the reduction of the rate of severe com...

AHA 2020: Rivaroxaban comparable to warfarin for patients with atrial fibrillation and prosthetic valves

The primary results from the RIVER Trial—Rivaroxaban for Valvular Heart disease and Atrial Fibri...

Transcatheter repair strategy for tricuspid regurgitation associated with improved outcomes

A pooled analysis of interventional studies assessing the feasibility, efficacy and clinical out...

Append Medical completes transcatheter implant-free LAA occlusion procedures

Append Medical, developer of the Appligator implant-free left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion d...

Michael Reardon

A pioneer in the field of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), Michael Reardon (professor...

Higher risk in heart valve procedures performed by early-career cardiothoracic surgeons

Heart valve procedures performed by cardiothoracic surgeons with 10 years of experience or less are ...

American Heart Association issues call for action on structural racism in cardiovascular care

Structural racism is a major cause of poor health and premature death from heart disease and stroke,...

Results from Onyx One Clear study published

Results of the Onyx One Clear study, evaluating the safety and effectiveness of one-month dual a...

First 1,000 patients treated with Impella 5.5 with SmartAssist

Abiomed has announced that the first 1,000 patients have been treated with the Impella 5.5 with Smar...

England’s first COVID-19 lockdown led to a significant drop in PCI procedures

A significant decline in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures was seen in England...

Study draws link between physician payments and device selection

Payments from device manufacturers to physicians are likely to have a bearing on device selection in...

AstraZeneca receives EU approval for heart failure drug Forxiga

AstraZeneca’s Forxiga (dapagliflozin)—known as Farxiga—has been approved in the European Union (EU) ...

Ticagrelor may not be superior to clopidogrel in ACS patients undergoing PCI

The use of ticagrelor in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) undergoing percutaneous coronar...

Recipients of MyoSeed research funding announced

MyoKardia has announced three awardees of the 2020 MyoSeeds research grant programme, who have been ...

The benefits of optical coherence tomography in the cath lab

Kevin Croce, director, Chronic Total Occlusion and Complex Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Pr...

Heart failure patients with COVID-19 at increased risk of death, JACC study finds

COVID-19 patients with a history of heart failure were associated with a longer duration of hospital...

Late-breaking science is alive and well despite the pandemic

Late-breaking science in interventional cardiology is alive and well despite the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

First patients treated with the Impella ECP heart pump

Abiomed has announced the treatment of the first two patients using the Impella ECP expandable percu...

Panel explores the unanswered questions around short duration DAPT

Mounting evidence over the safety and efficacy of shorter-term dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) ...

Foldax receives US FDA approval to expand clinical study of novel biopolymer aortic heart valve

Foldax has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval to expand t...

ESC events to continue digitally in 2021, society announces

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has announced that its full portfolio of congresses, teachi...

BioCardia shares early data from phase III CardiAMP cell therapy trial

BioCardia has announced the publication of data from the initial open-label roll-in cohort that serv...

Study assesses cardiac troponin elevation and presence of echocardiographic abnormalities in COVID-19 patients

A study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) has identified differe...

US FDA approval for Abiomed’s Breethe OXY-1 system

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Abiomed a 510(k) clearance for an all-in-o...

Tricuspid annular dilatation predicts mortality in aortic stenosis patients undergoing TAVI

Tricuspid annular dilatation (TAD) is an independent predictor of all-cause mortality in patients wi...

ACC publishes consensus document on TAVI-related conduction disturbances

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has published an expert consensus decision pathway on the m...

Research programme to probe causes of unexplained cardiac arrest

A research programme into understanding the underlying causes of unexplained cardiac arrest has rece...

Meta-analysis supports use of all-cause mortality in PCI versus CABG trials

A meta-analysis of 23 randomised clinical trials comparing percutaneous coronary intervention (P...

Raising the bar for competency in high-risk coronary procedures

Rhian E Davies (University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, USA) discusses a recent paper ...

JACC journal series looks at impact of COVID-19 on cardiovascular health

The Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC) has issued a three-part focus seminar on CO...

OPTIMIZE IDE study of Svelte drug-eluting stent shared at TCT Connect 2020

Results of the OPTIMIZE IDE study, assessing the Svelte drug-eluting stent (DES) Integrated Delivery...

Biosensors gains CE mark approval for BioFreedom Ultra stent system

Biosensors has announced the award of a CE mark for BioFreedom Ultra drug-coated coronary stent syst...

TCT Connect 2020: CeloNova announces interim data from 14-day DAPT trial

CeloNova BioSciences has announced interim results from the randomised Trial of COBRA PzF Stenti...

TCT Connect 2020: Durable polymer DES non-inferior to biodegradable polymer stents in ACS patients

Results of the HOST-REDUCE-POLYTECH-ACS, presented at TCT Connect 2020 (14–18 October, virtual) ...

TCT Connect 2020: SOLVE-TAVI shows higher rate of stroke for balloon-expandable valve

One-year follow-up results of the randomised SOLVE-TAVI trial showed similar rates of all-cause deat...

TCT Connect 2020: Reduced mitral regurgitation achieved with next generation MitraClip

One-year clinical outcomes from the global EXPAND study, reporting on the use of the third generatio...

Cardiovascular News 59 – October 2020: US Edition

In this issue: POPular TAVI prompts call for aspirin-only antiplatelet strategy post-TAVI IV...

TCT Connect 2020: Disrupt CAD III meets safety and effectiveness endpoints

Shockwave Medical has announced that the coronary Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) study—Disru...

Cardiovascular News 59 – October 2020

In this issue: POPular TAVI prompts call for aspirin-only antiplatelet strategy post-TAVI IV...

TCT Connect 2020: Philips announces one-year results of DEFINE PCI

Royal Philips has announced one-year results of the DEFINE PCI study, presented at TCT Connect 2020 ...

TCT Connect 2020: XIENCE trials demonstrate non-inferiority of shorter-term DAPT regimens

Mehran TCT 2020
A shorter course of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after percutaneous coronary intervention (P...

TCT Connect 2020: MITHRAS trial finds interventional iASD closure non-superior to conservative therapy

Interventional closure of an iatrogenic atrial septal defect (iASD) driven by transcatheter mitral v...

TCT Connect 2020: REFLECT II trial assesses TriGuard 3 embolic protection device in TAVI patients

The REFLECT II randomised clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of a cerebral embolic pr...

TCT Connect 2020: Acurate neo fails to meet non-inferiority compared to Evolut in SCOPE II trial

Findings of the SCOPE II clinical trial, which were presented during a late breaking trial sessi...

TCT Connect 2020: Impella-supported high-risk PCI associated with improvement of LVEF

An interim analysis of the Restore EF Study, presented at TCT Connect 2020 (14–18 October, virtu...

High-risk surgery patients vulnerable to cardiovascular diseases

One in five high-risk patients undergoing major non-cardiac surgery will develop one or more heart c...

TCT Connect 2020: Results demonstrate safety and procedural success of orbital atherectomy system

Cardiovascular Systems has announced the presentation of results from a large retrospective obse...

TCT Connect 2020: Primary PCI is preferable in COVID-19 positive patients with ST-Elevation

Initial findings from the North American COVID-19 ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (NA...

Medtronic agrees to invest in TMVr device development

Medtronic has today announced a partnership with The Foundry—a medical device company incubator—to i...

TCT Connect 2020: PCI of non-flow-limiting vulnerable plaques is safe and enlarges follow-up lumen area

A pilot randomised trial of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) of non-flow-limiting vulnerable...

Medtronic announces plans for head-to-head TAVI device study

Medtronic has today announced plans to launch a randomised, head-to-head study comparing two tra...

TCT Connect 2020: NuVera announces results from first-in-human study of ICE catheter

NuVera Medical has announced positive results from its first-in-human feasibility study, assessi...

Perceval sutureless valve data presented at EACTS 2020

LivaNova has announced new data from the Perceval Sutureless Implant Versus Standard-Aortic Valve Re...

More randomised trials needed in cardiothoracic surgery, says EACTS president

The president of the European Association For Cardiothoracic Surgeons (EACTS) has called upon ca...

EACTS 2020: surgeons told to be wary of “creeping” rise of TAVI

“We now live in a world of wires,” commented Tom C Nguyen (chief of cardiac surgery, McGovern Me...

ACC announces collaboration on trial of Butterfly ultrasound system

Butterfly Network and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) have announced a collaboration on a c...

Robotics and advanced imaging provide protection and precision in PCI

This article, part of an educational supplement sponsored by Siemens Healthineers, details the use...

Development of AF after CABG linked to higher risk of cerebrovascular accidents at 10 years

Patients with postoperative atrial fibrillation (AF) after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) s...

First patient implanted with next-generation AngelMed Guardian system

AngelMed has announced the first implant of the next-generation AngelMed Guardian system as part of ...

ESC and EACTS to review left main coronary artery stenosis evidence

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery...

Assessing non-obstructive coronary disease in the cath lab: A tailored approach to treat anginal symptoms

Javier Escaned (Hospital Universitario Clínico San Carlos, Madrid, Spain) discusses the increased in...

EXCEL analysis supports protocol definition of procedural myocardial infarction

An analysis of the rates and clinical implications of alternative definitions of procedural myocardi...

Medtronic’s Resolute Onyx approved for one-month DAPT labelling by US FDA

Medtronic has announced that it has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for ...

Study finds over 2,000 excess cardiovascular deaths in England and Wales during pandemic

Research has identified 2,085 excess deaths in England and Wales linked to cardiovascular disease du...

Cardiac Dimensions secures US$17.5 million series C financing

Cardiac Dimensions has closed a US$17.5 million series C financing round which will be used to a...

Boston Scientific launches Acurate neo2 aortic valve system in Europe

Boston Scientific has today announced it has initiated a controlled launch of the Acurate neo2 a...

InnovHeart announces first-in-human use of its Saturn mitral valve

InnovHeart has announced the successful first-in-human implantation of its proprietary Saturn transc...

Review looks at TAVI device selection and concludes head-to-head studies needed

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) device selection should be guided by patient, ana...

The challenges of the modern cath lab

Over the last decade, the cath lab has transformed. Interventional cardiologists are now not only tr...

V-Wave closes US$98 million financing round

V-Wave has closed a Series C financing extension of up to US$98 million, assuring capital to complet...

Breakthrough status for Medtronic’s Tyrx for use with ventricular assist devices

Medtronic has received Breakthrough Device Designation status from the US Food and Drug Administrati...

Recurrent heart attacks declining, but overall rate remains high

After surviving a heart attack, the proportion of patients who experience a repeat attack within...

Abbott receives CE mark for the next-generation Mitraclip

Abbott has today announced it has received CE mark approval for its fourth-generation MitraClip tran...

IVUS linked to favourable PCI outcomes, but uptake is low

A study of US Medicare patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has found th...

TCT Connect 2020 to feature late-breaking interventional cardiology studies

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) has announced that over 30 late-breaking trial and scie...

J Dawn Abbott

J Dawn Abbott is the director of interventional cardiology and an associate professor of medicine in...

Aspirin-free monotherapy after coronary artery stenting is feasible and safe

Aspirin-free prasugrel monotherapy following successful everolimus-eluting stent implantation demons...

VitalConnect begins TELESTAR-TAVR remote monitoring study

VitalConnect has announced the commencement of the TELESTAR-TAVR clinical study—Deployment of Te...

AHA calls for awareness of medication-induced arrhythmias

Healthcare professionals should become more familiar with medications that cause arrhythmias, ac...

Cardiac MRI effective at identifying myocarditis in athletes

Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is effective in identifying inflammation of the heart m...

Older patients “unaware” of heart valve disease risks

Survey results published to mark Heart Valve Disease Awareness Week show that older Europeans are un...

A variety of tools are now available for physiological assessment

Multiple studies have shown that fractional flow reserve (FFR) is a valuable modality for assessing ...

TIDES-ACS confirms performance of Hexacath’s titanium-nitride-oxide coated stent

Results of the TIDES-ACS randomised controlled trial, confirming the superior safety and sustain...

Medtronic begins early feasibility study of the Intrepid transcatheter valve system

Medtronic has announced  US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of an early feasibility stud...

Patient-specific, 3D printed aortic valve model used in preparation for TAVR procedure

Researchers from the University of Minnesota, with support from Medtronic, have developed a process ...

Cardiac Dimensions receives Australian regulatory approval for its Carillon mitral contour system

Cardiac Dimensions has announced that Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has approve...

Fujifilm Sonosite receives FDA clearance for COVID-19 use of its cardiac ultrasound systems

Fujifilm Sonosite has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for...

Japan and the USA see an increase in PCI procedures

Japan and the USA have seen an increase in percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures, whic...

First patient enrolled in TRANSFORM-1 study of MagicTouch DCB

Concept Medical has announced the enrolment of the first patient in the TRANSFORM-1 RCT (TReAtmeNt o...

CryoLife acquires Ascyrus Medical

CryoLife has announced the acquisition of Ascyrus Medical, developer of the Ascyrus Medical Dissecti...

ACC announces revised dates for ACC.21

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has announced that its 70th Annual Scientific Session, ACC....

BioVentrix resumes ALIVE trial after COVID-19 pause

BioVentrix has announced the resumption of cases in the pivotal ALIVE Trial studying Less Invasive V...

ESC 2020 Congress: ISCHEMIA trial suggests invasive approach benefits high risk patients

An invasive approach involving either percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or coronary arter...

ESC 2020 Congress: No discernible effect on saphenous vein graft patency from adding ticagrelor to aspirin after CABG

According to findings of the POPular CABG trial, the addition of ticagrelor to aspirin after cor...

Philips launches latest version of its Azurion imaging platform

Royal Philips has announced the next-generation of its Azurion image-guided therapy platform, de...

Miracor secures financing to support PiCSO clinical study

Miracor Medical has announced the closing of a €24 million series-E round of financing. The roun...

ESC 2020 Congress: AF associated with long-term mortality in primary PCI patients regardless of LV function

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with long-term mortality in patients undergoing primary p...

ESC 2020 Congress: POPular TAVI findings point to aspirin-only antiplatelet strategy

The POPular TAVI trial has challenged current recommendations on antiplatelet treatment after tr...

ESC Congress 2020: Mavacamten improves heart function in HCM patients

Mavacamten (MyoKardia) improves heart function and symptoms in patients with obstructive hypertr...

ESC 2020 Congress: TMVR with Tendyne results in favourable LV remodelling

Transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) with the Tendyne device (Abbott) results in favourable...

ESC Congress 2020: Society publishes new guidelines on congenital heart disease, non-ST-segment elevation ACS

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) has issued new guidelines, published online today in the Eu...

ESC 2020 Congress: EMPEROR-Reduced finds reduced mortality risk in HFrEF patients using empagliflozin

Empagliflozin reduces the risk of cardiovascular death or hospitalisation for heart failure in patie...

FDA approves revised labelling for Medtronic’s Evolut valve

Medtronic has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved revised comm...

Cardiovascular News 58 – August 2020

Meta analysis puts spotlight on optimal DAPT duration Cardiologists warn of long-term impact ...

Cardiovascular News 58 – August 2020: US Edition

Meta analysis puts spotlight on optimal DAPT duration Cardiologists warn of long-term impact ...

Make confident diagnostic decisions on coronary artery diseases – fast

In this educational supplement, sponsored by Siemens Healthineers, Cardiovascular News explores ...

Philips expands cardiovascular ultrasound portfolio with Affiniti CVx

Philips announced today the latest addition to its portfolio of dedicated cardiovascular ultrasound ...

AHA issues guidance on stroke prevention in heart surgery patients

Guidelines for reducing the risk of stroke in patients undergoing heart surgery have been detail...

Heart Rhythm Society publishes Cardiovascular Digital Health Journal

The Heart Rhythm Society has announced the publication of the inaugural issue of the Cardiovascular ...

Chinese study suggests STEMI patients had increased mortality risk during COVID-19 pandemic

The risk of in-hospital death and in-hospital heart failure increased for ST-elevation myocardial in...

Heart teams and interventional cardiologists often differ over recommendations for multivessel CAD

A study comparing recommendations from a heart team versus those of an interventional cardiologi...

Women “underrepresented” in heart failure studies

  Representation of women leading heart failure research remains limited, according to a...

Transcatheter tricuspid valve replacement “low risk” for complications

Transcatheter tricuspid valve replacement in the setting of trans-tricuspid pacemaker leads with...

Philips introduces Omniwire for coronary artery procedures

Royal Philips has announced the introduction of OmniWire, a solid core pressure wire for coronary ar...

ESC 2020 Congress: Digital platform takes congress to a wider audience

Ahead of the 2020 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress, taking place from 29 August–1 S...

Cardiovascular risk factors linked to COVID-19 complications and death

COVID-19 patients with cardiovascular comorbidities or risk factors are more likely to develop cardi...

10-year data on VIVO ISAR drug-eluting stent published in JACC

Translumina has announced the publication of 10-year follow-up data on its dual-drug polymer-fre...

Digital learning is becoming a part of the “new normal”

With whole sections of society migrating online during the COVID-19 pandemic, e-learning has ris...

Stress may have clinical implications for heart failure patients

Mental stress and anger may have clinical implications for patients with heart failure according to ...

Biosensors announces enrolment of first patient in REFORM pivotal trial

Biosensors announced today the enrolment of the first patient in REFORM—a prospective, randomised, n...

Survey reveals patient attitudes to heart valve procedures

A US survey released by patient advocacy group Heart-Valve-Surgery.com, with support by Medtronic, h...

InnovHeart secures US$24 million finance package

InnovHeart—developer of novel transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) systems for the treatmen...

JAHA retracts paper calling for end to cardiology diversity programmes

The Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA) has retracted a paper published in March 2020, ...

FORWARD PRO study of Evolut Pro valve meets safety and efficacy goals

Thirty-day clinical outcomes from the FORWARD PRO international study of the Evolut Pro (Medtron...

CardioMech secures financing for mitral valve repair study

CardioMech, developer of a transfemoral, transseptally delivered mitral valve repair technology, ann...

Meta-analysis advocates “personalised approach” to DAPT duration after PCI

A meta-analysis of 24 randomised controlled trials assessing dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) af...

Eko and AstraZeneca announce digital cardiovascular health partnership

Eko has announced a collaboration with AstraZeneca to accelerate the development of digital health t...

FDA issues EUA for left-sided Impella to provide left ventricular unloading

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an emergency use authorisation (EUA) for le...

Tailoring therapy and maximising TAVI programme efficiency

In this educational supplement, sponsored by Boston Scientific, Cardiovascular News explores the use...

Using remote learning to improve high-risk PCI outcomes

As interventional cardiology continues to grow with higher risk patients and more complex corona...

Frankfurt study finds high rate of cardiac complications in recovered COVID-19 patients

A German study of recently-recovered COVID-19 patients examined using magnetic resonance imaging (MR...

Japanese study finds high survival rates with use of Impella heart pump

A three-year, investigator-led, prospective study of Japanese patients who received an Impella h...

Low one-year rate of mortality found in mitral valve-in-valve replacement using Sapien 3

One-year outcomes of mitral valve-in-valve replacement using the Sapien 3 (Edwards Lifesciences)...

Keystone Heart announces first case using TriGUARD 3 CEP device

Keystone Heart has announced completion of the first worldwide commercial case using the TriGUAR...

NSAIDs increase bleeding risk after myocardial infarction, Korean study finds

Use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to treat first-time heart attack patients sign...

American College of Cardiology to launch JACC: Asia

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) is expanding its JACC family of peer-reviewed journals to i...

Abiomed gains approval for data streaming from the Impella console

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved one-way digital data streaming during pat...

TAVI or surgical valve replacement “similarly effective” in men and women

Aortic valve replacement, using either transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) or surgica...

Caption Health gains FDA approval for updates to its cardiac AI system

Caption Health, a developer of medical artificial intelligence (AI) technology, has received US ...

Mavacamten granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation

MyoKardia has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Ther...

Funding secured to further study of AI systems for cardiovascular health

Digital health and artificial intelligence (AI) company Eko has been awarded a US$2.7 million Small ...

Genetic testing could aid decision-making in cardiovascular healthcare

Genetic testing and counselling for inherited cardiovascular diseases may help patients and thei...

Race and gender bias may impact the timing of treatment for heart failure patients

Findings of a US investigation of clinician race and gender bias in decision-making around heart...

Inspiron sirolimus eluting stent receives CE mark approval

Scitech has announced that the Inspiron coronary sirolimus eluting stent has received CE mark approv...

Next-generation Watchman LAAC device gains US FDA approval

Boston Scientific has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Watchman F...

LifeSignals receives US FDA clearance for the ECG Remote Monitoring Patch

LifeSignals Group has announced that it has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) cl...

LivaNova launches Perceval Plus sutureless heart valve in Europe

LivaNova has announced that the advanced Perceval Plus sutureless surgical aortic heart valve is now...

Women taking beta blockers for hypertension may have higher risk of heart failure with acute coronary syndrome

Women taking beta blockers for hypertension with no prior history of cardiovascular disease have a n...

Fall in hospitalisations for acute coronary syndrome seen during COVID-19

A rise in the number of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCAs) correlated with a fall in the number...

FDA approval for Edwards Lifesciences’ KONECT RESILIA aortic valved conduit

Edwards Lifesciences has announced approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for t...

AHA Scientific Sessions 2020 to be held virtually

The American Heart Association (AHA) has announced that its 2020 Scientific Sessions will be present...

Half of COVID-19 patients receiving echocardiograms show heart abnormalities

Around half of COVID-19 patients who received an echocardiogram in-hospital showed abnormalities in ...

FDA grants Breakthrough Device Designation for Doraya temporary catheter

Revamp Medical has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough...

ACIST Medical Systems announces launch of Navvus II Rapid Exchange FFR microcatheter

ACIST Medical Systems has announced the global launch of its ACIST Navvus II Rapid Exchange FFR Micr...

Venus Medtech and Pi-Cardia to bring Leaflex catheter to Chinese market

Venus Medtech has announced a collaboration to bring Pi-Cardia's Leaflex technology to China. ...

Carag Bioresorbable Septal Occluder approved for US IDE trial

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) approval has been g...

PCR e-Course 2020: Roll-in trial finds high device success rate for Amplatzer Amulet occlusion device

Left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) using the Amplatzer Amulet (Abbott) device has a high imp...

PCR e-Course 2020: Left atrial appendage occlusion improves clinical outcomes vs NOACs in high risk AF patients

Left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) improves clinical outcomes including ischaemic stroke, ma...

Smartphone app uses can identify lung congestion in heart failure patients

Voice analysis by a smartphone app can identify lung congestion in heart failure patients, allowing ...

Philips gains FDA clearance for the use of its ultrasound portfolio to manage COVID-19 cardiac complications

Royal Philips has announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Admi...

FDA approves update to cardiac imaging system to aid COVID-19 diagnostics

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expedited clearance of an update to software from ...

Boston Scientific announces positive PINNACLE FLX study results

Boston Scientific has announced positive 12-month results from the PINNACLE FLX clinical trial a...

LifeSignals receives CE mark for the ECG Remote Monitoring Patch

LifeSignals has received CE mark approval for the LifeSignals ECG Remote Monitoring Patch, a dis...

iRhythm offers home enrolment of Zio monitoring devices

iRhythm Technologies has announced a virtual platform to support patients and clinicians in the ...

US heart societies express concern over using hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin for COVID-19

Presidents of leading cardiac organisations, including the American Heart Association (AHA), the Ame...

Webinar: Cardiovascular specialists detail COVID-19 strategies

Cardiovascular specialists from across the globe shared current knowledge and key experience of ...

AHA issues oxygenation and ventilation guidance for healthcare providers

The American Heart Association (AHA), in conjunction with the American Association for Respirato...

Athena Poppas begins ACC presidency

Athena Poppas (Providence, USA) is the new president of the American College of Cardiology (ACC)...

Cardiologists share COVID-19 insights

Cardiologists from across Europe have shared their experience of having treated COVID-19 patients, i...

Virtual ACC: Mavacamten “promising” in treatment of non-obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Results from the phase 2 MAVERICK-HCM clinical trial, presented at the American College of Cardi...

Virtual ACC: Medtronic shares positive results of Onyx ONE Clear Study

Onyx One Clear Study
Medtronic today announced positive results of the Onyx ONE Clear Study that evaluated the Resolu...

Virtual ACC: High success rate for TAVI in bicuspid aortic stenosis patients

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) procedures had a high rate of success and low ris...

AHA commits US$2.5 million for fast-tracked COVID-19 heart and brain research

The American Heart Association (AHA) has committed US$2.5 million to research efforts to better unde...

Append Medical share clinical proof-of-concept results for internal sealing of LAA

Append Medical, developer of the Appligator, a novel left atrial appendage (LAA) closure device ...

VitalConnect adds arrhythmia detection to its remote monitoring software

VitalConnect has announced the introduction of arrhythmia detection to its remote monitoring por...

AI-guided cardiac imaging system given FDA authorisation

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorised marketing of software to assist in the acqu...

First patient enrolled in PREDICT-LAA clinical trial

FEops has announced that the first patient has been enrolled in the physician-initiated PREDICT-LAA ...

ACC makes senior staff appointments

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has announced several promotions and structural changes wit...

FDA grants Breakthrough designation for ECG-based algorithm

The US Food and Drug Administration has granted Breakthrough Device designation to the digital h...

European trial data ‘reinforce’ safety profile and efficacy of Lixiana

The results of the safety profile and efficacy of Lixiana study
Daiichi Sankyo Europe has announced outcomes from an observational study in mainly caucasian atrial ...

AHA 2019: Endotronix shares data from in-human trial of Cordella pulmonary artery pressure sensor

Endotronix has presented first-in-human data of the Cordella pulmonary artery pressure sensor Sy...

Left atrial appendage closure associated with a decreased stroke risk in AF patients

Left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) via implanted device was associated with a decreased risk o...