Just starting to learn about all of the medical devices out there for treating cardiovascular diseases? The U.S. FDA has a good, basic roundup on its website of the most common types of cardiovascular devices it regulates. Go to our sister site Medical Design & Outsourcing to read the list, along with the FDA’s descriptions.
As we celebrate more women becoming medtech leaders and paving the way for innovation, it’s important to remember the many accomplishments women have already made when it comes to the advancement of health and medicine. X-rays on the battlefield, the American Red Cross, leprosy treatment and more — these advances happened because of women. As […]
Recent months have seen a host of important cardiology research breakthroughs related to new cardio devices and diagnostics, tissue engineering and the overall understanding of heart disease and its treatment. For example, a customizable robotic heart sleeve – developed at Harvard University and Boston Children’s Hospital – has demonstrated advantages over other heart assist devices […]
A wireless, battery-free pacemaker has shown success in powering the heart in pig models, according to researchers from Rice University and Texas Heart Institute. The pacemaker, designed by lead researcher Aydin Babakhani, gets its energy wirelessly from radio frequency radiation that gets transmitted wirelessly from an external battery pack from a few centimeters away. Get […]
We could soon be using spinach to grow human hearts, thanks to new research from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Arkansas State University. One of the problems that researchers have faced is how to create a vascular system that can deliver blood deep into developing tissues. There hasn’t been much success […]
Cardiology breakthroughs couldn’t come soon enough because heart disease is the No. 1 killer of men and women in the U.S. About 610,000 Americans die of heart disease per year, and an additional 735,000 Americans suffer from a heart attack. The statistics terrify. About 610,000 Americans die of heart disease per year, and an additional […]
Royal Philips has announced the launch of its next generation image-guided therapy platform, deemed Azurion. Philips designed the platform to allow clinicians to easily perform a variety of routine and complex procedures. Meant for use in interventional labs, Azurion is but another example of medical device products with a strong value-based sales pitch around controlling costs and […]