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Articles, Cardiology, COVID-19 Industry Insights, Vascular Access

Over 2.7 million PICC line insertion procedures are performed each year in the United States

June 2, 2020
According to the latest vascular access device and accessories market analysis by iData Research, there are over 2.7 million peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) insertion procedures performed each year in the United States. The overall US vascular access market was valued at $4.8 billion by 2020 and is expected to reach $5.7 billion in 2026.......
Vascular Access Market Forecast
Articles, Cardiology, COVID-19 Industry Insights, Vascular Access

PICC, CVC, and PIVC insertion accessories are driving market growth in the United States

May 28, 2020
Register to receive a free Vascular Access Devices and Accessories Market Report Suite for U.S. 2020-2026 synopsis   According to the latest market analysis by iData Research, the US vascular access market was valued at $4.8 billion by 2020. The overall market is expected to grow by 2.7% and reach $5.7 billion by 2026. One of the......
Terumo Aortic gains FDA breakthrough status for new aortic repair device
Cardiac Surgery, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology

Terumo Aortic Gains FDA Breakthrough Status for Aortic Repair Device

May 6, 2020
Terumo Aortic, a company that focuses exclusively on producing devices regarding aorta, has developed the Thoraflex Hybrid to aid patients who have suffered from a thoracic aortic aneurysm, or a tear in the aortic vessel wall. These conditions are often fatal, and have low survival rates, even when patients receive prompt medical care. The device......
Lungpacer Medical gains FDA approval for diaphragm pacer therapy system
Cardiology, COVID-19, Respiratory Devices

Lungpacer Medical Gains FDA Approval for Diaphragm Pacer

May 5, 2020
Vancouver-based company Lungpacer Medical has developed a single-use multi-electrode stimulating catheter that is inserted into the left subclavicle vein. It is used to stimulate the left and right phrenic nerves, providing support to the functioning of the diaphragm in patients who have respiratory issues. The device is paired with an external, reusable control unit to......
CMS Recommends Reopening Healthcare in Areas of Low COVID-19 Cases
Cardiology, COVID-19, Dental, Endoscopy, Orthopedics

CMS Recommends Reopening Healthcare in Areas of Low COVID-19 Cases

April 21, 2020
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is reissuing new guidelines for states and regions seeing declining and stabilizing COVID-19 infection rates and recommending healthcare facilities in these areas to resume providing elective procedures to patients without COVID-19 symptoms. On March 18, 2020, the CMS announced they would postponing non-essential medical and surgical procedures......
Q&A with an Analyst: Vascular Access Market
Cardiology, COVID-19 Industry Insights, Vascular Access

Q&A with an Analyst: Vascular Access Market

April 16, 2020
Welcome to the analyst interview series where we take a closer look at specific markets and try to understand how they are being impacted by the COVID-19 virus. Through asking our market analysts a series of questions, we attempt to get an in-depth look at the current state of the market while uncovering critical market......
BardyDx Patch Monitors Coronavirus Patients Prescribed HCQ Experimentally
Cardiac Rhythm Management, Cardiology, COVID-19, Patient Monitoring

Bardy Dx Patch Monitors Coronavirus Patients Prescribed HCQ

April 1, 2020
Bardy Diagnostics‘ Carnation Ambulatory Monitor (CAM™) Patch is being used by Seattle health care workers to monitor heart beat and measure QT segments in coronavirus patients prescribed HCQ experimentally. HCQ was recently authorized to treat coronavirus patients by the FDA under the Emergency Use Authorization. HCQ is commonly used to treat malaria, lupus and rheumatoid......
ACE-I and ARBs Do Not Increase COVID-19 Mortality
Cardiology, COVID-19

ACE-I and ARBs Do Not Increase COVID-19 Mortality

March 25, 2020
CMS Postponing Non-Essential Medical, Surgical, and Dental Procedures The European Society of Cardiology (ESC), the American Heart Association (AHA), the Heart Failure Society of American (HFSA) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) have issued official statements clarifying that ACE-i and ARBs have not been found to increase COVID-19 mortality rates. Physicians are recommending coronavirus patients......
CMS Recommends Postponing Non-Essential Medical, Surgical, and Dental Procedures
Cardiology, COVID-19, Dental, Endoscopy, Industry News, Orthopedics

CMS Postponing Non-Essential Medical, Surgical, and Dental Procedures

March 24, 2020
CMS Postponing Non-Essential Medical, Surgical, and Dental ProceduresAt the White House Task Force Press Briefing last week, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that all non-essential medical, surgical and dental procedures would be postponed until further notice in order to shift priorities to treating those affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The decision......
Cardiac Rhythm Management, Cardiology, Patient Monitoring

AI Predicts Heart Failure Hospitalization up to 10 Days in Advance

March 4, 2020
AI Predicts Heart Failure Hospitalization up to 10 Days in Advance PhysIQ and U.S. Veteran’s Affairs have published successful clinical trial results showing how artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to predict heart failure hospitalization up to 10 days in advance. The study, published in Circulation: Heart Failure, assesses PhysIQ’s pinpointIQ™ continuous data collection and......
Artificial Tissue Patches Mimic Heart Tissue to Heal Heart Damage
Cardiac Surgery, Cardiology

Artificial Tissue Patches Help Heal Heart Damage

February 26, 2020
Bioengineers at Trinity College Dublin have engineered artificial tissue patches that imitate the natural electrical conductivity of heart tissue while being structurally designed to withstand the movement of a beating heart. In addition to improving electrical signalling throughout the heart, the patches promote new cell growth and development to help heal damaged heart cells. The......
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Articles, Cardiology

NICE Draft Guidelines To Disrupt The Fenestrated Stent Graft Market

February 19, 2020
Overview Over the past decade, endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) has become the dominant technique for treatment, composing over 77% of aortic repairs in 2019. Developed in 1990, this procedure has undergone drastic changes in efficacy over the past decade due to advancements in graft technology and manufacturing techniques. The employment of computerized tomography (CT) scans......
FDA authorizes use of Caption Health’s AI software to capture heart images via ultrasound
Cardiology, Medical Imaging, Ultrasound Imaging

FDA Approves AI Software to Capture Heart Images Via Ultrasound

February 12, 2020
The FDA has announced approval and authorization of Caption Health‘s AI software, Caption Guidance, to analyze and assist with cardiac ultrasounds (echocardiography). Heart disease kills approximately one out of every four Americans each year according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Electrocardiograms (ECGs), Holter monitors and echocardiograms are most commonly used to identify......
World's First Transcatheter Mitral Valve Approved in Europe
Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology

World’s First Transcatheter Mitral Valve Approved in Europe

February 5, 2020
World’s First Transcatheter Mitral Valve Approved in Europe Abbott‘s Tendyne system is the world’s first transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) technology to receive commercial clearance, obtaining the European CE mark earlier this week. The Abbott Tendyne TMVR system works in conjunction with Abbott’s MitraClip and offers an alternative, minimally invasive technique to correct mitral regurgitation......
Proposed Home Infusion for Medicare Patients by 2021
Cardiology

Proposed Home Infusion for Medicare Patients by 2021

January 29, 2020
The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed a permanent home infusion benefit available to Medicare patients as earlier as 2021. The home infusion benefit lies within the health payment rule which was finalized in November. Treatments such as chemotherapy, immune-deficient, and anti-infective treatments will all be covered by Medicare and accessible from......
Cardiac Surgery, Cardiology

FDA Approves Less Invasive Surgical Approach for Abbott’s Heart Pump

January 8, 2020
This week Abbott announced that the U.S. FDA has given approval of a new alternative surgical technique for their HeartMate 3 heart pump. The procedure is designed to allow more advanced heart failure patients to avoid open heart surgery. The new, less invasive approach is designed to provide surgeons a choice in surgical method for......
Vascular Graft Solutions Logo, Courtesy of Vascular Graft Solutions
Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Mergers & Acquisitions

Vascular Graft Solutions Acquires Patent Property by Kips Bay Medical Inc.

January 7, 2020
Vascular Graft Solutions (VGS), an Israeli-based interventional cardiology company that specalizes in improving the outcomes of coronary and peripheral bypass surgeries, has announced the acquisition of several patent families from NEOGRAFT Technologies Inc. Included are patents that were previously developed and owned by Kips Bay Medical Inc., who pioneered in venous external stenting and vascular......
Vygon Group Company Logo - iData
Cardiology, Mergers & Acquisitions, Vascular Access

Vygon Group’s Acquisition of Pilot

December 11, 2019
In a recent development, France-based Vygon Group, has acquired Italy-based Pilot. The purpose of the transaction was to obtain Pilot’s ECG location and navigation technology from their Pilot TLS product. The device ensures a safe insertion of central venous catheters (CVC) through precision and accuracy. The end result is optimal positioning of the distal tip......
Medtronic IN.PACT™ AV DCB Product - iData
Cardiology, Peripheral Vascular

FDA Approval of Medtronic Drug-Coated Balloon

December 4, 2019
It reduces reinterventions, and maintains access for end-stage renal disease for patients that have to undergo dialysis. This is what the clinical information highlighted for Medtronic’s latest product in the drug-coated balloon market, the IN.PACT AV DCB. The IN.PACT AV DCB delivers a proven anti-proliferative drug paclitaxel. This delivery increases the flow of blood and......
Combo Plus Coronary Stent iData
Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology

Japan Approves OrbusNeich’s Coronary Stent

November 27, 2019
Tokyo-based OrbusNeich Medical K.K., has received Shonin approval by the Ministry of Health Labour, and Welfare (MHLW) for their COMBO Plus Coronary Stent. This new entrant into the coronary stent segment of the interventional cardiology market is designed to address risks correlated to delayed healing times found with conventional drug-eluting stents (DES). If left unresolved,......
Cardiac Surgery, Cardiology

Types of Heart Valve Replacements

November 8, 2019
One of the most common procedures performed in cardiac surgery is heart valve replacement, which makes up nearly a quarter of the total procedural volume. According to international market research and consulting firm, iData Research, over 182,000 heart valve replacements per year are performed in the United States. The primary method for treating heart valve......
EPstar 2F and 6F Catheters iData
Cardiac Rhythm Management, Cardiology

Baylis Medical Introduces 2F Electrophysiology Catheter

November 6, 2019
Register to receive a free Cardiac Rhythm Management Market Analysis, Size and Trends Report synopsis and brochure. Baylis Medical, a developer of innovative cardiological devices and therapies, recently announced the introduction of its EPstar Fixed Electrophysiology Catheters into the North American market. The newly introduced family of products includes the 2F catheter and the 6F......
PICC Excellence Company Logo iData
Cardiology, Vascular Access

New Vascular Access Protocols from PICC Excellence

October 30, 2019
Register to receive a free Vascular Access Devices Market Analysis, Size, and Trends Report synopsis and brochure. Georgia-based PICC Excellence has just released a new study in collaboration with Hartford Hospital. A new implementation of best practices for inserting peripheral intravenous catheters (PIVC) known as PIV5RIGHTS Bundle has been published. The results have yielded an......
HeartFlow Planner iData
Interventional Cardiology

HeartFlow Planner Approved by FDA

October 2, 2019
Register to receive a free Global Interventional Cardiology Market Analysis, Size and Trends Report synopsis and brochure. California-based HeartFlow has developed a real-time 3D modeling tool for interventional cardiology that recently passed clearance from the FDA. Known as the HeartFlow Planner, this tool will allow cardiologists to develop a treatment strategy for patients who require......
3D heart model iData
Cardiac Surgery, Cardiology

CorMatrix Cardiovascular CorPATCH FDA Cleared

September 18, 2019
Register to receive a free U.S. Cardiac Surgery Market Analysis, Size, Trends report synopsis and brochure In developing extracellular matrix technology (ECM), CorMatrix has produced a new product into the US cardiac surgery market. The Cor PATCH is a device that has been created to aid cardiac surgeons in certain regions of repair that demand......
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