Economics & Policy

For Boston Scientific, the acquisition will add new left heart access platforms to its electrophysiology and structural heart portfolios.

Picard Medical is a portfolio company of Hunniwell Lake Ventures, a California-based venture capital firm focused on healthcare technology. 

Recent research published in JAMA Cardiology caught the agency's attention.

Parts of the device can move or become loose during procedures, the FDA warned. 

Boston Scientific had already been a strategic investor in Devoro Medical since 2019, holding an equity stake in the company of approximately 16%.

“AFib remains a serious arrhythmia, and additional treatment options are needed,” one cardiologist said. 

The funding includes $8.5 billion in American Rescue Plan resources for providers who treat Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program and Medicare patients.

The physician and his practice also had to sign into a “multi-year integrity agreement” that includes specific training and reporting requirements.

Expanded FDA labeling for sacubitril/valsartan could make a massive impact on patient care in the next three years.

The American College of Cardiology has published a thorough analysis of the proposed 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, making many recommendations and comments related to the future of patient care. 

The company's latest hire has more than 20 years of leadership experience in the medical device industry. 

The American College of Cardiology and Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions are just two of the medical societies concerned about this proposal. 

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