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Image: The CORolla device is inserted into a patient\'s heart to treat congestive HF (Photo courtesy of Piotr Flitr/ RHCC).

Novel Implant Combats Diastolic Heart Failure

A new implantable device can improve cardiac diastolic function by expanding the ventricle wall, helping the heart fill with blood. More...
21 Sep 2017
Image: The MasSpec Pen detects cancerous tissue during surgery (Photo courtesy of UT Austin).

Nondestructive Device Detects Cancer in Ten Seconds

A novel handheld mass spectrometry system can analyze tissues to detect cancerous tissue during surgery, claims a new study. More...
20 Sep 2017
Image: Novel planning software fits seamlessly into orthopedic surgical workflow (Photo courtesy of JointPoint).

Innovative Planning Software Advances Hip Surgery

A novel software platform provides non-invasive computer navigation, pre-surgical digital templating, case planning, and feedback during total hip replacement surgeries. More...
19 Sep 2017
An innovative drug coated balloon (DCB) catheter helps clear the stenotic lesions that form in dialysis arteriovenous (AV) fistulae placed in end stage renal disease (ESRD) dialysis patients.

DCB Catheter Maintains Patent AV Fistula

An innovative drug coated balloon (DCB) catheter helps clear the stenotic lesions that form in dialysis arteriovenous (AV) fistulae placed in end stage renal disease (ESRD) dialysis patients. More...
13 Sep 2017
Image: The Medtronic 53401 temporary single-chamber TVP (Photo courtesy of Medtronic).

TVP Complications Prove Common and Costly

A new study reveals that single- and dual-chamber transvenous pacemakers (TVPs) complications are quite common, affecting nearly one in six patients. More...
12 Sep 2017
Image: The ProxiSure suturing device aids laparoscopic suturing (Photo courtesy of Ethicon).

Suturing Device Improves Surgery Outcomes

A reusable laparoscopic suturing device features advanced endomechanical and curved needle technologies that establish a new standard of excellence in suturing. More...
06 Sep 2017
Image: Mated magnets soon after placement (A) and in the rectum one day before passage (B) (Photo courtesy of UCSF).

Paired Magnets Create Bowel Anastomosis

A new study describes how magnetic compression can be used to create an intestinal anastomosis without sutures or staples. More...
06 Sep 2017


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