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Today's Issue of Medical Device Daily

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Today's Headlines

Stent Retrieval Device is Recommended: New stroke guidelines for use of stent retrieval devices seen as 'historic moment'

After reviewing a handful of studies published since 2013 the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (Dallas) has issued new guidelines for treating patients with clot-caused (ischemic) stroke. For the first time, the organization is recommending the use of a stent retrieval device to remove blood clots in select stroke patients who have clots obstructing the large arteries supplying blood to the brain. The new guidelines are published in the AHA journal Stroke.

Hot takes on the heat over HIT

Healthcare IT has generated a lot of press coverage lately, but to hear providers tell it, HIT does not generate enough coverage (or reimbursement) of the Medicare kind. It's fun to speculate that more reimbursement might lead to less media coverage because more jingle should fix the problem, but it hasn't worked out that way to date. (MDD Perspectives)

EuroPCR 2015: Safer, efficient TAVI challenges surgery as gold standard

PARIS — Citing clinical results they qualified as "fabulous," and "impressive," two key opinion leaders affiliated with Edwards Lifesciences (Irvine, California) are calling for an end to the dominance of open-chest surgery as the gold standard for treating patients with stenosis of the aortic valve.

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