Laser-based camera improves view of the carotid artery

Strokes and heart attacks often strike without warning. But, a unique application of a medical camera could one day help physicians know who is at risk for a cardiovascular event by providing a better view of potential problem areas.

AHA 2016: New LVAD Design Shows Promise

Improving LVAD pumps using magnets

Could magnets be the key to reducing blood clots in LVAD devices? New research compares a different design with the current favorite.

Heater-cooler devices and NTM infections

On October 13, 2016 a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Health Advisory and Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Safety Communication announced that the Stöckert 3T heater/cooler devices by LivaNova PLC (formerly the Sorin Group) may have been contaminated with Mycobacterium chimaera (M.Chimaera), a rare type nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM), during manufacturing.

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