Cardiology Digital Health Wearables

Look Out Apple! Fitbit Now Has Nod for ECG App

Released on September 14, 2020

Fitbit’s new electrocardiogram (ECG) app will put the firm’s wearable technology on a more level playing field with Apple’s smartwatch. The […]

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Which TAVR device is the best? It depends, researchers say

Released on September 10, 2020

  Researchers published a paper in the Journal of the American Medical Association citing insufficient evidence regarding the superiority of TAVR devices. […]

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Cardiology Diagnostics Patient Monitoring

Bardy Diagnostics names new CEO

Released on September 10, 2020

Bardy Diagnostics announced that it appointed Kevin Hykes as its new president, CEO and member of its board effective Aug. 31, 2020. […]

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Medtronic tricuspid valve replacement device wins FDA breakthrough status

Released on September 9, 2020

Dive Brief: Medtronic on Wednesday simultaneously announced FDA breakthrough device designation and kickoff of an early feasibility study for a transcatheter tricuspid […]

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Cardiology MedTech

Kardium Marks First Commercial Procedures of Globe® Mapping and Ablation System

Released on September 8, 2020

VANCOUVER, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kardium Inc. announced the first commercial procedures with the Globe Mapping and Ablation System. The Globe System is the most […]

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BioVentrix Resumes Pivotal Trial That Was Interrupted by COVID-19

Released on September 7, 2020

San Ramon, CA-based BioVentrix is developing a hybrid transcatheter device for left ventricular remodeling after a heart attack. The pivotal trial […]

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Cardiology MedTech

CMS rate cuts for Abiomed Impella not as bad as expected

Released on September 4, 2020

CMS will pay 11% less for the tiny Impella heart pump made by Abiomed (NSDQ:ABMD) during the upcoming federal fiscal year — but […]

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CryoLife buys Ascyrus Medical

Released on September 3, 2020

CryoLife (NYSE:CRY) announced today that it will acquire Ascyrus Medical and its Ascyrus Medical Dissection Stent. The financial terms of the deal were not […]

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Cardiology Implantables Robotics

7 technologies to make a ‘new Medtronic’ even more powerful

Released on August 27, 2020

It’s been four months since Geoff Martha took over the corner office at Medtronic (NYSE:MDT), and it’s becoming clear that he has […]

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FDA approves expanded use for Medtronic’s Evolut TAVR

Released on August 25, 2020

Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) announced last week that it received FDA approval for revised commercial labeling on its Evolut TAVR platform. Fridley, Minn.-based Medtronic […]

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Cardiology Digital Health Wearables

Fitbit releases new smartwatch with ECG app, stress management features, skin temperature sensor and more

Released on August 25, 2020

Fitbit announced today three new wearables – the Fitbit Sense, Fitbit Versa 3 and Fitbit Inspire 2 – to its product […]

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Cardiology Funding Vascular

CHF Solutions closes $14.4M offering

Released on August 24, 2020

CHF Solutions (NSDQ:CHFS) announced that it closed an underwritten public offering worth gross proceeds of approximately $14.4 million. Eden Prairie, Minn.-based CHF […]

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