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Study: St. Jude's FFR helps boost stenting over drug therapy alone

September 2, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Researchers report that St. Jude Medical's fractional flow reserve technology helps slash adverse events, especially urgent revascularizations, compared with medical therapy alone.

Study: St. Jude's FFR tech helps cut adverse events in half

Mixed results for nerve stim in heart failure for Boston Scientific, Cyberonics

September 2, 2014 by Brad Perriello

Vagus nerve stimulation for heart failure flunks a Boston Scientific clinical trial but passes a Cyberonics study, but the question is clouded by the more rigorous, sham-arm structure of the Boston Scientific trial.

Mixed results for nerve stim in heart failure for Boston Scientific, Cyberonics

Renal denervation isn't dead, despite Medtronic trial's failure

September 2, 2014 by Brad Perriello

The failure of Medtronic's Symplicity 3 trial doesn't mean the end of renal denervation in treated resistant hypertension, especially in Europe, but future studies face a high bar set by the Medtronic trial's sham control arm.

Renal denervation isn't dead, despite Medtronic trial's failure

Kona Medical launches hypertension trial for non-invasive RDN device

August 29, 2014 by Brad Perriello

Kona Medical announces the launch of a clinical trial for its non-invasive Surround Sound renal denervation device for treating hypertension.

Kona Medical launches hypertension trial for non-invasive RDN device

Kona Medical said this week that it's launched a clinical trial of the non-invasive renal denervation device for treating hypertension it calls Surround Sound.

Sequent launches U.S. clinical trial of brain aneurysm device

August 29, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

California's Sequent Medical begins enrolling patients in an IDE clinical trial of its Web aneurysm embolization system.

Sequent launches U.S. clinical trial of brain aneurysm device

Medtech company Sequent Medical enrolled the 1st 4 patients in a new U.S. clinical trial aimed at winning FDA approval for its Web aneurysm protection implant.

The Web implant is made of a Nitinol mesh that is delivered in a "stent-like" manner and deployed into the pouch formed by an aneurysm in order to prevent blood from flowing in. The device already has approve in the European Union.

Medtronic launches personalized heart rhythm therapy trial

August 27, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Medtech titan Medtronic enrolls the 1st patients in the AdaptResponse clinical trial to evaluate its adaptive cardiac rhythm management technology.

Medtronic launches personalized heart rhythm therapy trial

Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) touted the launch of its AdaptResponse trial, the largest study of its kind evaluating the company's AdaptivCRT algorithm for personalizing cardiac resynchronization therapy in treatment of heart failure.

Covidien's atherectomy study finally hits JACC

August 20, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Final results from Covidien's DEFINITIVE LE study, originally closed in 2012, finally appear in the Journal of American College of Cardiology, Cardiovascular Interventions.

Covidien's atherectomy study hits JAMA

It may have taken 2 years but final results from Covidien's (NYSE:COV) DEFINITIVE LE study finally appeared in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology's Cardiovascular Interventions issue.

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