EMA Puts Temporary Restrictions on Tofacitinib Due to PE Risk EMA Puts Temporary Restrictions on Tofacitinib Due to PE Risk
The EMA's safety committee advises physicians not to prescribe the 10-mg twice-daily dose of tofacitinib to patients who are at high risk for pulmonary embolism, pending results of an ongoing safety review.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 17, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rheumatology News Alert Source Type: news

Aidoc ’s AI Solution to ID Pulmonary Embolism Cleared
A newly FDA-cleared artificial intelligence solution could help give greater insight on patients that pulmonary embolisms (PE). New York-based Aidoc has developed the PE application that works with radiologists to flag and triage PE cases in chest CTs. Aidoc's solutions analyze medical images directly after the patient is scanned and notify the radiologists of cases with suspected findings to assist with prioritization of time-sensitive, and potentially life-threatening cases. Get up to speed on all things AI with this new guide from MD+DI.  In an email, Aidoc told MDDI that without its solution, â€&...
Source: MDDI - May 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

FDA approves first anticoagulant (blood thinner) for pediatric patients to treat potentially life-threatening blood clots
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Fragmin (dalteparin sodium) injection, for subcutaneous use, to reduce the recurrence of symptomatic venous thromboembolism (VTE) in pediatric patients one month of age and older. VTE can include deep vein thrombosis (blood clot in the deep veins of the leg) and pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lungs), which can lead to death. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - May 16, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured FDA Regulatory Affairs Source Type: news

FDA clears AI that detects ‘ticking time bomb’ in chest images
AIdoc's tool flags potential cases of pulmonary embolism to ensure prompt review and intervention. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 15, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Aidoc scores FDA clearance for pulmonary embolism AI
Israeli artificial intelligence (AI) software developer Aidoc has received...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Aidoc raises $27M in funding round Aidoc partners with Nuance on AI validation process Aidoc partners with SaferMD on AI for MIPS reporting Aidoc adds U.S., European sales directors Aidoc lands FDA clearance for AI software in head CT (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 15, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Patent Foramen Ovale Ups Ischemic Stroke in Those With PE
WEDNESDAY, May 8, 2019 -- For patients with symptomatic pulmonary embolism (PE), the frequency of recent ischemic stroke is higher in those with patent foramen ovale (PFO), according to a study published online May 7 in the Annals of Internal... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 8, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

PFO Tied to Quadruple Stroke Risk in Pulmonary Embolism PFO Tied to Quadruple Stroke Risk in Pulmonary Embolism
Screening PE patients for patent foramen ovale with the aim of identifying those at risk for ischemic stroke who may be eligible for indefinite anticoagulation could be justified, a new study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 7, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Why are doctors overriding CT guidelines for PE patients?
As much as 37% of CT pulmonary angiography exams for patients with a pulmonary...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Clinical rules reduce need for CTPA during pregnancy MRA tops CTA for pulmonary embolism evaluation French find no need for CT to rule out PE CT use for pulmonary embolism rises despite low yield Doctors who order fewer CTPA scans detect more PE (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 1, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

2 of Edwards & #039; Pediatric Catheters Face Class I Recall
Two of Edwards Lifesciences’ pediatric catheters are facing a Class I recall. The Irvine, CA-based company’s Miller Balloon Atrioseptostomy Catheter and Fogarty Dilation Atrioseptostomy Catheter are in a Class I recall because of the possibility of difficulty in balloon deflation after deployment. The balloon deflation could lead to balloon fragmentation or detachment upon attempted retrieval. Edwards said it has received reports of balloon fragmentation or detachment, which may cause serious adverse health consequences including: damage to the heart, the inferior vena cava, and/or the f...
Source: MDDI - April 30, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Cardiovascular Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

What Clinical Symptoms Can An Infant with Polycythemia Have?
Discussion 1. What are indications for an exchange transfusion? 2. What are potential risks of partial exchange or exchange transfusion? 3. What are causes of anemia in different age groups? Related Cases Disease: Polycythemia | Blood and Blood Disorders Symptom/Presentation: Abnormal Laboratory Test | Respiratory Distress Specialty: Hematology | Neonatology Age: Premature Newborn To Learn More To view pediatric review articles on this topic from the past year check PubMed. Evidence-based medicine information on this topic can be found at SearchingPediatrics.com and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Infor...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 29, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

AAFP Endorses Guidelines on Venous Thromboembolism Dx
The AAFP recently endorsed guidelines on the diagnosis of venous thromboembolism (VTE) that were developed by the American Society of Hematology. The guidelines evaluated diagnostic strategies for pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis of the lower and upper extremities, and recurrent VTE. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - April 24, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Clinical rules reduce need for CTPA during pregnancy
Using a set of clinical rules, researchers from the Netherlands and France...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Which test is best for excluding PE during pregnancy? MRA tops CTA for pulmonary embolism evaluation French find no need for CT to rule out PE CT use for pulmonary embolism rises despite low yield Doctors who order fewer CTPA scans detect more PE (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 29, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Echocardiography in a Patient With Suspected Acute PE Echocardiography in a Patient With Suspected Acute PE
This case highlights the role that echocardiography can play in accurately diagnosing pulmonary embolism in critically ill ICU patients who are under sedation and on mechanical ventilation.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Pregnancy - Adapted Algorithm Avoids Diagnostic Imaging for PE
Suspected pulmonary embolism safely ruled out in some pregnant women with diagnostic algorithm (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - March 21, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Oncology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Pregnancy-Adapted Algorithm Avoids Diagnostic Imaging for PE
WEDNESDAY, March 20, 2019 -- A pregnancy-adapted algorithm can safely avoid diagnostic imaging in a proportion of pregnant women with suspected pulmonary embolism, according to a study published in the March 21 issue of the New England Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 20, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lung ultrasound beats chest x-ray for heart failure detection
Point-of-care lung ultrasound has a higher sensitivity than chest x-ray for...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Lung ultrasound a practical tool for disease diagnosis Ultrasound finds more pneumonia than x-ray Ultrasound elevates diagnosis of pulmonary embolism AIUM: Lung US can handle diagnosis of pediatric pneumonia (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Doing Shoulder Surgery in Denver (or La Paz)? Read This
(MedPage Today) -- 40-fold (!) increase in 30-day pulmonary embolism risk with procedures performed at high altitude (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - March 15, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Cochrane in Everyday Life - Compression stockings for preventing deep vein thrombosis in airline passengers
Conclusions:High ‐quality evidence shows that airline passengers similar to those in the trials in this review can expect a substantial reduction in their risk of a symptomless deep vein thrombosis (DVT) if they wear compression stockings. Wearing stockings might reduce the incidence of this outcome from a few ten s per thousand passengers, to two or three per thousand. There is moderate‐quality evidence that superficial vein thrombosis may be reduced if passengers wear compression stockings. Low‐quality evidence shows that passengers who wear stockings will also experience less oedema in their legs. Howe ver, this r...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 14, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

FDA: Pulmonary Embolism Risk Up With Tofacitinib 10 mg for RA
THURSDAY, Feb. 28, 2019 -- A safety clinical trial has revealed that tofacitinib (Xeljanz, Xeljanz XR) 10 mg twice daily is associated with an increased risk for pulmonary embolism (PE) and death among patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 28, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hypercoagulation After Cardiac Arrest
Optimal intra- and post-arrest care for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) requires careful management of the complex interaction between clot formation (i.e., coagulation) and its natural resolution (i.e., fibrinolysis).1 In greater than 70% of cases, OHCA is caused by a clot blocking either a coronary artery, pulmonary artery, acute coronary syndrome (ACS), or pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE).2 When OHCA occurs, lack of pulsatile blood flow facilitates rapid clot formation in larger blood vessels and structures demonstrated by abnormally high levels of clotting byproducts, such as d-dimer.3 CPR mechanically disrupts fu...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 27, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Michael C. Kurz, MD, MS-HES, FACEP Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Top Story Exclusive Articles Patient Care Heart of America Source Type: news

Extracorporeal Pulmonary Resuscitation (ECPR) of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
For decades, extracorporeal life support (commonly referred to as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO) was used in the operating room (OR) and ICU to treat refractory shock, typically after surgery. More recently, ECMO has been used to treat refractory cardiac arrest; in this indication, it takes the name “ECPR.” Today, ECPR is used in many places. Although there are published case reports, series and after/before studies, there have been no randomized controlled trials to illustrate its effectiveness in the resuscitation of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients. However, ECPR is now recommend...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 27, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Lionel Lamhaut, MD, PhD Tags: Cardiac & Resuscitation Top Story Exclusive Articles Patient Care Heart of America Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What can cause back pain while breathing?
Back pain when breathing can indicate an underlying health condition, such as infection, inflammation, or spinal curvature. The symptom can also signal a medical emergency, such as a heart attack or pulmonary embolism. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Back Pain Source Type: news

FDA Warns of Risk for PE, Death With Higher Dose Xeljanz FDA Warns of Risk for PE, Death With Higher Dose Xeljanz
The FDA is warning of an increased risk for pulmonary embolism and death in patients with rheumatoid arthritis who received tofacitinib (Xeljanz, Xeljanz XR) 10 mg twice daily in a postmarketing study.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Alert Source Type: news

MRA is cost-effective for kidney disease-related aneurysms
Optimizing costs with beneficial patient outcomes is a constant goal in healthcare....Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D MRA enables presurgical survey of prostate arteries MRA tops CTA for pulmonary embolism evaluation MRA reveals atherosclerosis in many low-risk patients FDA: Brain coils may cause artifacts on MRA images 7T MRA delves deeper into intracranial aneurysms (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Pneumatic Compression Adds Little to DVT Prevention in ICU
(MedPage Today) -- Large trial also compared mortality, pulmonary embolism against prophylactic meds alone (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - February 19, 2019 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

PET/CT imaging agent shows promise for better diagnosis of acute venous thromboembolism
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) Researchers report that a new nuclear medicine tracer may allow better diagnosis of acute venous thromboembolism (VTE). Acute VTE is a disease that includes deep-vein thrombosis and its complication, pulmonary embolism, which can be fatal. The research is featured in the February issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

VTE Risk High in Spine Disease
(MedPage Today) -- More deep venous thrombosis than pulmonary embolism seen in ankylosing spondylitis (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - February 14, 2019 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about a blood clot behind the knee
A blood clot can form behind the knee due to injuries, surgery, or poor blood flow. A clot forming in a leg vein is a serious condition that can lead to potentially life-threatening complications, such as a pulmonary embolism. Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Source Type: news

After the Product-Centric Medical Industry – What’s Next?
For decades, the medical device industry has reaped rewards by providing new technologies and solutions that improve healthcare delivery. Now, more than 8000 new medical devices enter the U.S. market each year1 as the industry faces sweeping changes that will not only impact the life cycle of many existing products, but also future innovations. New payment models, patients replacing physicians as stewards of their care, a changing regulatory framework, and data as a central solution to implement these strategies are all converging trends requiring medical device makers to prepare their organizations to adapt to...
Source: MDDI - January 25, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: David Hahn Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

What Are Potential Complications of Large for Gestational Birthweight?
Discussion Infant size at birth is determined mainly by genetics, but also pregnancy and environmental factors. Large for gestational age (LGA) is defined as a mean weight> 2 standard deviations above the weight for gestational age or above the 90th percentile on growth charts (or ~4000 g on WHO growth charts). Macrosomia is a term used for a term infant who is> 4000g. Risk factors for LGA infants includes: Male infant Maternal Genetic disposition Hispanic ethnicity Diabetic Multiparity or grand parity Obesity History of previous LGA infant Prenatal ultrasound is very helpful for antenatal management. First tri...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 14, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Characteristics of mortalities related to pulmonary embolism following multiple trauma; a brief report - Najari F, Mostafazadeh B, Akbari A, Baradaran Kaya I, Najari D.
This study aimed to describe the characteristics of mortalities due to trauma related PE in cases referred to... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

IVC Filters May Increase Mortality Risk in Patients With PE IVC Filters May Increase Mortality Risk in Patients With PE
Use of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters was associated with a slightly increased risk for death in older adults with acute pulmonary embolism (PE), a retrospective study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

NOAC Prevents VTE During Chemotherapy
(MedPage Today) -- AVERT trial shows significant reduction driven by less pulmonary embolism (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - December 7, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Clinical Decision Support System Ups Outpatient PE Management
MONDAY, Nov. 26, 2018 -- The use of a clinical decision support system (CDSS) in the emergency department can improve outpatient management for patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE), according to a study published online Nov. 13 in the Annals... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Boston Sci Puts up $4B for BTG
Boston Scientific is back on the M&A trail. This time the Marlborough, MA-based company is offering $4 billion to acquire BTG in a deal set to close in the first half of 2019. London-based BTG has three key businesses, the largest of which is its Interventional Medicine portfolio which encompasses several peripheral interventional product lines. The interventional oncology franchise includes the TheraSphere Y-90 radiotherapy microspheres and the GALIL cryoablation system, used to treat patients with liver, kidney and other cancers. BTG’s Interventional Medicine business also has a highly-differentiate...
Source: MDDI - November 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Boston Scientific offers $4B for BTG
Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) said today that it agreed to offer roughly $4.24 billion to acquire British medical device maker BTG (LON:BTG). The £8.40-per-share offer, worth about £3.3 billion, is a 36.6% premium over BTG’s closing price yesterday and a 51.0% premium over the stock’s 90-day volume-weighted average price, the London-based company said. BTG’s largest division makes devices for oncology and vascular conditions; the company also makes overdose and antivenin drugs for snakebite. “The acquisition of BTG and its rapidly growing peripheral interventional port...
Source: Mass Device - November 20, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Featured Mergers & Acquisitions Oncology Vascular Wall Street Beat Boston Scientific BTG Source Type: news

Recurrent Pulmonary Embolism in a Compost Plant Worker
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

'New mums need to be given better health education'
George Roach's wife Michelle died from a pulmonary embolism six weeks after giving birth. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Web Tool Identifies Which PE Patients Can Be Treated at Home Web Tool Identifies Which PE Patients Can Be Treated at Home
Using a Web-based clinical decision support tool, physicians accurately identified which patients with pulmonary embolism could be safely discharged for home care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Pulmonary Embolism: Web Tool IDs Cases Safe for Home Management
(MedPage Today) -- At-home treatment did not hurt outcomes in study (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - November 12, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

BTG Rides High on 2-Year Sentry Data at VIVA
Two-year results from BTG’s SENTRY trial paint a positive picture of the company’s bioconvertible inferior vena cava (IVC) filter. The London-based company unveiled the data at the Vascular Intervention Advances conference in Las Vegas. The prospective, multicenter trial of the BTG Sentry, found that in addition to providing protection against pulmonary embolism (PE) during the transient risk period, the device also had zero instances of tilt, perforation, migration and embolization through two years of imaging-intensive follow-up. In the long-term data, 85 patients were followed for 24 ...
Source: MDDI - November 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Pulmonary artery embolism by a metal fragment after a booby trap explosion in a combat patient injured in the armed conflict in East Ukraine: a case report and review  of the literature - Khomenko I, Tsema I, Shklyarevych P, Kravchenko K, Holinko V, Nikolaienko S, Shypilov S, Gerasimenko O, Dinets A, Mishalov V.
We report a clinical ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Sickle Cell Trait Linked to Venous, Renal Complications Sickle Cell Trait Linked to Venous, Renal Complications
People who carry sickle cell trait (SCT) are at increased risk of pulmonary embolism (PE) and chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to the first-ever systematic review to look at clinical outcomes associated with the trait.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - November 1, 2018 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Multistep Diagnostic Strategy Safely Rules Out PE in Pregnant Women Multistep Diagnostic Strategy Safely Rules Out PE in Pregnant Women
A multistep diagnostic strategy can be used to rule out pulmonary embolism with minimal radiation exposure during pregnancy, according to results from the CT-PE-Pregnancy Group.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Algorithm Validated for Pulmonary Embolism Diagnosis in Pregnancy (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Standardized approach appeared safe in prospective study (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 24, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Embolism Recommendations Not Followed by Many Hospitals Embolism Recommendations Not Followed by Many Hospitals
Several Veteran's Administration Hospitals are not abiding by guidelines for patients with suspected pulmonary embolism, new research warns.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Residual Vein Obstruction Down With Compression After DVT
RVO less likely for those receiving compression within 24 hours of diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 4, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Are You Tall? Better Watch Out For Varicose Veins
(CNN) — In what researchers are calling “the largest genetic study ever performed” on varicose vein disease, a Stanford University School of Medicine study found a person’s height to be a significant risk factor for developing varicose veins. “We not only found an association between height and varicose veins, but the genetic studies we did showed a causal link,” said cardiologist and study author Dr. Nicholas Leeper, an associate professor of surgery and cardiovascular medicine at Stanford. “That suggests that the genes and pathways that drive human height are also likely to be ca...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV Varicose Veins Source Type: news

BTG Intensifies Focus on Pulmonary Embolism Through Acquisition
BTG is busy on the M&A trail today. The London-based company has acquired Novate Medical, a firm focused on the prevention of pulmonary embolism (PE) in patients at high risk of venous thromboembolic events, for $20 million in cash with an additional $130 million in milestones. Novate Medical has developed Sentry, a bioconvertible inferior vena cava (IVC) filter, which has recently been granted 510(k) regulatory clearance. Sentry’s 12-month clinical trial data demonstrated no new symptomatic PE and no evidence of device migration, tilt, fracture, perforation or embolization, complications which have b...
Source: MDDI - September 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

BTG to pay up to $150M for Irish IVC filter startup
BTG (LSE: BTG) has expanded its pulmonary embolism (PE) business by acquiring Novate Medical Ltd., a startup focused on the prevention of PE in patients at high risk of venous thromboembolic events. Founded in 2006, Novate (Galway, Ireland) develops inferior vena cava (IVC) filters to reduce the likelihood of pulmonary embolism in high-risk clinical situations. Its Sentry device is the first bioconvertible IVC filter and recently won 510(k) clearance from the FDA. Sentry’s 12-month clinical trial data demonstrated no new symptomatic PE and no evidence of device migration, tilt, fracture, perforation or embo...
Source: Mass Device - September 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Vascular BTG Novate Medical Source Type: news