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DaVita, Medtronic to study arrhythmia in dialysis patients

November 17, 2014 by Val Kennedy

Cardiac device-maker Medtronic and dialysis-provider DaVita Healthcare Partners plan to team up to identify and study cardiac arrhythmia in patients undergoing dialysis.

DaVita, Medtronic to study arrhythmia in dialysis patients

NxStage study highlights advantages of home hemodialysis

November 13, 2014 by Val Kennedy

Home hemodialysis device maker NxStage Medical touts a new study showing that kidney patients who underwent frequent home hemodialysis had a better quality of life and lower risk of death than those who underwent peritoneal dialysis.

NxStage study highlights advantages of home hemodialysis

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FDA nod triggers $30m milestone for Astute Medical

October 10, 2014 by Alexander Soule

Astute Medical is in line to receive up to $30 million from funding partner CRG to commercialize its recently approved NephroCheck kidney-injury test.

FDA nod triggers $30m milestone for Astute Medical

Astute Medical said it's in line to receive up to $30 million under a standing loan agreement from funding partner CRG to commercialize its recently approved NephroCheck kidney-injury test, and could receive an additional $10 million if it hits certain revenue milestones.

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TCT 2014: Another trial shows no benefit for renal denervation in hypertension

September 17, 2014 by Brad Perriello

Another trial of Medtronic's Symplicity renal denervation device in treating hypertension shows no benefit compared with a sham procedure.

TCT 2014: Another Medtronic trial shows no benefit for renal denervation in hypertension

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Study: CardioMEMs implanted heart monitor safe for renal failure patients

September 16, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

New data from CardioMEMs CHAMPION clinical trial shows that the company's implanted pulmonary artery pressure monitor helps reduce heart failure hospitalizations without compromising kidney function in patients with renal failure.

Study: CardioMEMS' implanted sensor safe for renal failure patients

St. Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ) subsidiary CardioMEMs touted new study results this week showing that its implanted heart monitor is safe and effective in patients with chronic kidney disease.

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TCT 2014: Is renal denervation dead or alive?

September 15, 2014 by Brad Perriello

Is renal denervation for hypertension dead or alive? Experts agree that more studies are needed.

TCT 2014: Is renal denervation dead or alive?

The efficacy of renal denervation is in doubt and should be confirmed or ruled out in treating resistant hypertension, according to an expert panel in a debate over the once high-flying technology at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics conference in Washington.

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Medtronic's renal denervation no better at 1 year, researchers say

September 5, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Medtronic's failed Symplicity HTN-3 renal denervation study doesn't look any better with 12 months of follow-up, according to new results presented at this year's European Society of Cardiology Congress.

Medtronic's renal denervation no better at 1 year, study finds

Renal denervation technologies took another blow this week as 1-year results from Medtronic's (NYSE:MDT) much-lamented Symplicity HTN-3 trial still turned out no signs that the treatment is effective against hypertension.

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