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Next-generation TAVR system receives CE mark

September 24, 2016

Boston Scientific announced its next-generation transcatheter aortic valve replacement system has received a CE mark and can now be used in Europe in patients with severe aortic stenosis at high risk for surgery.

The system (Lotus Edge, Boston Scientific) is more flexible and has a lower profile design compared to the previous iteration, according to a press release from the company.

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Many adequate access options for procedures on tibial arteries

September 23, 2016
LAS VEGAS — Many different access sites have been used successfully for endovascular procedures on tibial arteries in patients with critical limb ischemia, an…
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Adaptive servo-ventilation may reduce atrial arrhythmia burden in patients with HF, sleep-disordered breathing

September 23, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. — In a substudy of CAT-HF, patients with HF, sleep-disordered breathing and an implantable cardiac device assigned adaptive servo-ventilation plus…
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Simulated cardiac surgery improves expertise, may lower cost

September 23, 2016
Simulation-based cardiac surgery training could potentially decrease the number of adverse outcomes and improve responses, effectively lowering costs and leading to…
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Survey shows extensive support for nationwide precision medicine study

September 23, 2016
A majority of adults expressed support of and willingness to participate in the Precision Medicine Initiative’s national research effort, according to recent…
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Palliative care intervention improves quality of life in patients with HF

September 22, 2016
ORLANDO, Fla. — Patients with high degree of residual symptom burden and mortality who were successfully enrolled…
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VIDEO: Strategies to prevent HF rehospitalization must transcend focus on 30-day readmission rates

September 18, 2016
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VIDEO: Stent fractures do not affect clinical outcomes in ACT 1 population

September 21, 2016
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