Spectranetics’ EXCITE ISR Clinical Findings Published in Journal of the American College of Cardiology Cardiovascular Interventions

Medical journal posts findings from first randomized trial ever conducted for treatment peripheral in-stent restenosis; print edition to publish in January 2015
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Dec. 18, 2014) – The Spectranetics Corporation today announced that the Journal of the American College of Cardiology Cardiovascular Interventions (JACC CI) has published findings from Spectranetics’ EXCImer Laser Randomized Controlled Study for Treatment of FemoropopliTEal In-Stent Restenosis (EXCITE ISR).

Philips to Acquire Volcano Corporation

- Philips to acquire Volcano for USD 18.00 per share; total transaction value of USD 1.2 billion (approx. EUR 1 billion), inclusive of Volcano's cash and debt
- Agreement to acquire Volcano, a global leader in catheter-based imaging and measurement solutions for cardiovascular applications, advances Philips' focused strategy in image guided therapy
- Volcano provides proven clinical development and commercialization capabilities for Philips' next generation of imaging and measurement technologies

Study Published In The New England Journal Of Medicine Finds Intra-Arterial Treatment For Clot Removal Is More Effective At Treating Stroke Than Standard Medical Care

KALAMAZOO, Mich., Dec. 17, 2014 — Study results released today in The New England Journal of Medicine gave the world of stroke care more evidence that physicians are winning the battle against this debilitating disease, which affects as many as one in six people.

Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society Studies Find a Link Between Risk Factors for CVD and Cognitive Function in the Elderly

December 16, 2014 — The Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society (JINS) is published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the International Neuropsychological Society. This month the journal publishes two groundbreaking studies that find a significant link between risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as high cholesterol and high blood pressure, and cognitive function in the elderly.

Mechanical Engineer Invents Revolutionary Heart Valve Replacement Procedure that Does Not Disturb the Heart

Procedure is a result of looking at a medical problem through the eyes of an engineer.

SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After watching his father die from heart valve disease, a mechanical engineer used his expertise in fluid dynamics to develop a first-of-its-kind procedure to replace leaking or regurgitating heart valves without touching the heart.

Momentum Continues; Sixth and Seventh PA PCI Programs Achieve ACE Accreditation, Multiple PA Hospitals Partnering with ACE to Perform Elective PCI Without Onsite Surgery

Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) now partnered with more than half of PA facilities

"We chose ACE for the accreditation process because it is the premier provider of cath/PCI accreditation. Under the sponsorship of SCAI and ACCF, ACE sets the highest standards of quality in the provision of invasive cardiovascular care."

Albert Zoda, MD, FACC, Cardiologist
 Mount Nittany Physician Group
 Mount Nittany Medical Center

InspireMD Announces Clinical Data from MASTER and CARENET Trials

MASTER I and MASTER II Pooled Data Show Statistically Significant Mortality Benefit

CARENET 30 Day DW-MRI Data Demonstrates Significant Reduction in New Ischemic Ipsilateral Lesions

Faster, Coordinated Response Could Help More Patients Survive Heart Attacks in New York City, Across Nation

Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, Mount Sinai Roosevelt, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Beth Israel and Mount Sinai Queens Part of American Heart Association’s National Network Working to Improve Heart Attack Patient Care

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