Nancy Crotti

This Gadget Can Monitor Your Heart Better, From Home

Posted in by Nancy Crotti on June 9, 2017
Developer seeks to combine device with machine-learning algorithms to automatically alert patients and physicians of worsening heart failure.Nancy CrottiThe company that introduced one of the first smart stethoscopes just landed FDA clearance for a combined digital stethoscope and electrocardiogram ... Continue

Challenge Accepted: French Company Takes On Radiosensitivity

Posted in by Nancy Crotti on June 7, 2017
Neolys Diagnostics says its kit and lab-based test can detect sensitivity to radiation therapy for cancer patients.Nancy CrottiGuillaume Vogin, MD, PhD, of the Institut de Cancérologie de Lorraine in Nancy, France, presented study results supporting Neolys Diagnostics' technology at ESTRO 2017 in V... Continue

Edwards' Competitive Edge in TAVR Gets Even Sharper

Posted in by Nancy Crotti on June 7, 2017
Editor's Note: This story has been updated to clarify that Medtronic was first to recieve FDA approval for aortic valve-in-valve replacement procedures in 2015, while Edwards is now first to recieve the valve-in-valve indication for mitral valve replacement procedures. The valve-in-valve replac... Continue

Abbott Recalls Thousands of LVAD Controllers After 26 Deaths

Posted in by Nancy Crotti on May 24, 2017
Heart failure patients who died had tried to switch the controllers on their own, FDA says.Nancy Crotti Abbott has received 70 reports of incidents in which the HeartMate II's pocket system controller malfunctioned after an exchange. The company provides the backup controller to the patient in ... Continue

Abbott Issues a Massive Catheter Recall

Posted by Nancy Crotti on May 22, 2017
One patient has died and 19 were injured by coronary dilation catheters, FDA said.Nancy Crotti p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #323333; -webkit-text-stroke: #323333} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} Abbott's NC Trek RX Coronary Dilatation Catheter is amo... Continue

Can Magnets Help Infants With Esophageal Defect 'Flourish'?

Posted in by Nancy Crotti on May 15, 2017
Cook Medical’s Flourish device uses magnets to pull the upper and lower esophagus together, allowing food to reach the stomach.Nancy Crotti Cook Medical's Flourish pediatric esophageal atresia device is used to non-surgically repair the esophagus in infants who were born with their upper esop... Continue

How Abbott is Putting St. Jude Tech to Work

Posted in by Nancy Crotti on May 11, 2017
The company integrated St. Jude’s EnSite Precision cardiac mapping system into its new contact force ablation catheter for atrial fibrillation.Nancy CrottiAbbott's latest innovation to treat atrial fibrillation, the TactiCath contact force ablation catheter, is integrated with St. Jude's EnSite Pr... Continue

Ex-CEO Guilty in Stealing Trade Secrets

Posted in by Nancy Crotti on May 10, 2017
Christopher Barry admitted to pinching proprietary information from one company and taking it to another.Nancy Crotti A former medtech executive has pleaded guilty to stealing trade secrets and giving them to his new employer.Christopher Barry, 46, of Medina, Minn., entered the guilty plea in U... Continue

Is Boston Scientific Making Smarter Heart Rhythm Devices?

Posted in by Nancy Crotti on May 9, 2017
Boston Scientific said its SmartCRT technology can help physicians optimize where, when, and how to pace the lower chambers of the heart. Nancy CrottiFDA approved Boston Scientific's Resonate family of implantable cardioverter defibrillator and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator sy... Continue

LivaNova Sews Up a Deal in the Heart Valve Space

Posted in by Nancy Crotti on May 4, 2017
The acquisition of Caisson Interventional deposits the British company into the fray of competitors racing to develop transcatheter mitral valves.Nancy Crotti LivaNova has completed its acquisition of transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) company Caisson Interventional.Based in Maple Gr... Continue