Press Releases

REDWOOD CITY, CA / November 15, 2018 / Avinger, Inc. (AVGR), a commercial-stage medical device company that designs and develops the first-ever image-guided, catheter-based system that diagnoses and treats patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD), today announced the successful treatment of…
DUBLIN - November 13, 2018 - Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) today announced it has received CE Mark approval for the Valiant Navion(TM) thoracic stent graft system for the minimally invasive repair of all lesions of the descending thoracic aorta, including thoracic aortic aneurysms (TAA), blunt…
CHICAGO, Nov. 11, 2018 — Developing novel approaches to understand cardiovascular health and pre-disease is the cornerstone strategy of One Brave Idea™, a research initiative led by Dr. Calum MacRae, vice chair for Scientific Innovation in the department of Medicine at Brigham and Women's…
DUBLIN — November 8, 2018 — Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to begin a clinical trial to evaluate the Symplicity Spyral(TM) renal denervation system in patients with high blood pressure (hypertension) who are already prescribed anti-…
DUBLIN and LAS VEGAS — November 6, 2018 — Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) data presented today reinforce the durability, safety, and effectiveness of the IN.PACT(TM) Admiral(TM) drug-coated balloon (DCB) in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD) in the superficial femoral (SFA) and popliteal…
MARLBOROUGH, Mass. (November 6, 2018) — Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) today announced clinical outcomes from the IMPERIAL Long Lesion Sub-study demonstrating that the Eluvia™ Drug-Eluting Vascular Stent System is safe and effective in treating patients with long, complex, calcified lesions…
INDIANAPOLIS, November 5, 2018 – Trulicity® (dulaglutide) significantly reduced major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE), a composite endpoint of cardiovascular (CV) death, non-fatal myocardial infarction (heart attack) or non-fatal stroke, meeting the primary efficacy objective in the…
Ridgefield, Conn. and Indianapolis, November 5, 2018 — Initial results from the real-world EMPagliflozin compaRative effectIveness and SafEty (EMPRISE) study showed Jardiance® was associated with a 44 percent relative risk reduction in hospitalization for heart failure (HHF) compared with…
DANVERS, Mass., Nov. 01, 2018 — Abiomed, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABMD), a leading provider of breakthrough heart recovery and support technologies, today reported second quarter fiscal 2019 revenue of $181.8 million, an increase of 37% compared to revenue of $132.8 million for the same period of fiscal…
Redwood City, Calif. — October 29, 2018 — Today, on World Stroke Day, iSchemaView, the worldwide leader in advanced imaging for stroke, announced that adoption of its RAPID advanced imaging platform has grown more than 100 percent year-to-date. Over 700 stroke centers around the world have now…
Berkeley, CA, Oct. 25, 2018 — Eko, creators of a heart and lung monitoring platform that combines non-invasive cardiac sensors with machine learning, has announced a collaboration with Mayo Clinic to develop a data-driven technology — using machine learning and a smart digital stethoscope — to…
DUBLIN — October 23, 2018 — Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) today announced it has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Valiant Navion(TM) thoracic stent graft system for the minimally invasive repair of all lesions of the descending thoracic aorta, including thoracic…
DUBLIN — October 21, 2018 — Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) announced today that its co-founder, Earl E. Bakken, passed away peacefully on October 21, 2018 at his home on Kiholo Bay on the Big Island of Hawaii. He was 94 years old. "Today we are saddened by the passing of Earl Bakken, but we also…
MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 10, 2018 – Cardialen, Inc., a medical device company developing a low-energy implantable defibrillation therapy designed to more gently restore normal heart rhythm, announced today the closing of a $17 million Series B investment led by RiverVest Venture Partners, along with…
IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 8, 2018 — Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW), the global leader in patient-focused innovations for structural heart disease and critical care monitoring, today announced that it has commenced the U.S. pivotal trial that will study its self-expanding CENTERA…
RIDGEFIELD, Conn. and INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 4, 2018 — Boehringer Ingelheim and Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) announced today that empagliflozin met the primary efficacy endpoint, defined as a change from baseline in A1C versus placebo after 26 weeks of treatment, for all doses investigated (2.5…
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 2, 2018 — Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARNA) today announced positive data from a planned interim analysis of the ongoing open-label extension of the Phase 2 trial of its investigational drug candidate ralinepag, a next-generation, oral, selective and potent prostacyclin…
IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 26, 2018 — Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW), the global leader in patient-focused innovations for structural heart disease and critical care monitoring, announced at a 60th anniversary educational event that the Every Heartbeat Matters initiative has exceeded the…
SAN DIEGO, Sept. 25, 2018 — Shimadzu Medical Systems USA and Change Healthcare, have entered a partnership through which Shimadzu will offer Change Healthcare Cardiology™ Hemo, along with its Trinias line of angiography systems. The announcement was made today at the annual Transcatheter…
DUBLIN — September 18, 2018 — Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an investigational device exemption (IDE) to initiate a single-arm study to evaluate the CoreValve Evolut(TM)TAVR system in patients with bicuspid aortic valves…
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (SEPTEMBER 17, 2018) — W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. (Gore) today announced the first European patient implant of the GORE® EXCLUDER® Conformable AAA Endoprosthesis with ACTIVE CONTROL System. This next-generation endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) device is indicated to…