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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.

Biotronik study: Remote heart monitoring helps save lives

August 19, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Researchers report that patients with heart failure that were monitored from afar via fared better than those that received traditional follow-up care.

Study: Remote defib monitoring helps save lives

Home-based heart monitoring could help save lives while reducing the cost of follow-up care for patients with heart failure, according to a new study.

PCORI dangles $90M in grants for comparative effectiveness research

August 18, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute hands out $90 million in grants to support clinical research to help doctors and patients make practical decisions.

PCORI dangles $90M in grants for comparative effectivness research

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute is looking to dole out $90 million in support for clinical research, the organization announced today.

Cook Medical launches China trial for Zilver PTX peripheral stent

August 15, 2014 by Brad Perriello

Cook Medical says it's begun enrollment in a clinical trial in China for its Zilver PTX peripheral stent.

Cook Medical launches China trail for Zilver PTX peripheral stent

Cook Medical said it enrolled the 1st patient in a 1st-of-its-kind clinical trial in China for its Zilver PTX drug-eluting peripheral stent as it looks to win approval for the device in the People's Republic.

Thoratec's new study, $30M buyback can't stave off Wall Street exodus after dismal Q2

August 7, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Thoratec's stock drops more than 26% in after-hours trading after the company lowers its full-year guidance on a dreary 2nd quarter.

New study, $30M buyback can't save Thoratec from Wall Street exodus after dismal Q2

Circulatory devices maker Thoratec (NSDQ:THOR) took a major hit yesterday as a bleak 2nd-quarter reports and a lowered outlook on the year sent its stock into a nosedive.

TAVI study: Sapien tops CoreValve in AR risk, but is CoreValve safer?

August 4, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

A registry study of early TAVI devices finds that patients with Medtronic's CoreValve were more likely to have aortic regurgitation, but patients with Edwards Lifesciences' Sapien fared worse if they had aortic regurgitation.

TAVI study: Sapien tops CoreValve in AR risk, but is CoreValve safer?

Report: Surgical robots may be moot in cystectomy

July 24, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Robot-assisted surgical devices maker Intuitive Surgical takes offense as doctors at a major U.S. cancer center warn that robot-assisted surgery may have little to offer patients undergoing surgical bladder removal.

Report: Surgical robots may be moot in cystectomy

The much-disputed field of robot-assisted surgery took another blow this week when doctors from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center warned that the high-tech procedure may be no better than traditional surgery for patients with invasive bladder cancer.

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