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Starts & Stops: ICS' Emblok Medtronic's Arctic Front, Abbott's Absorb, Boston Scientific's S-ICD

Starts & Stops is a regular feature highlighting Medtech Insight editors' picks of noteworthy medtech clinical trial initiations, completions and suspensions each month. Over the last month, 31 new trials started, 25 trial were completed, one trial was "reinitiated," and six trials were terminated or suspended, according to meddevicetracker.

Clinical Trials Research & Development

Medtronic StratMR Device Gets Class I Recall

Following a voluntary recall from Medtronic of its StratMR adjustable valves and shunts, US FDA has issued the highest level of recall for the devices, stating they could severely injure patients or cause death.

Recalls Safety

Clinical Data Double-Boost Supports Medtronic's HeartWare Investment

Results of the LATERAL trial presented at the recent ISHLT conference show Medtronic's HVAD can be implanted safely through a thoracotomy procedure instead of the standard sternotomy approach, which is far more invasive. At the same meeting, subset data from the ENDURANCE trial confirms that the sickest heart-failure patients treated with HVAD have similar outcomes as less sick patients, and results of the ENDURANCE Supplement show that blood pressure management minimizes the risk of stroke with HVAD.

Cardiology Cardiovascular

US Approvals Analysis: Biotronik Making Its Interventional Mark

The German-headquartered firm is making a play to enter the US vascular intervention market, with two stents approved by FDA under original PMAs in the first quarter of 2017. Cardiovascular devices, in general, have gained the most novel-device approvals so far this year, followed by IVDs. Check out more from a Q1 look at US FDA approvals and clearances monitored by Medtech Insight's Approvals Tracker.

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