This New Technology Simply Saved My Legs

This New Technology Simply Saved My Legs

Ahmed Habib, MD is a board certified cardiologist and a member of the medical staff at Moberly Regional Medical Center, and on faculty at the University Hospital in Columbia. He has been practicing in Moberly since 1995. Lately, Dr. Habib has been using an innovative new device for patients who have 100 percent blocked arteries in their legs.

Cardiac “Jackhammer” Destroys Arterial Plaque

 
LAKEWOOD RANCH, March 30, 2009 — Lakewood Ranch Medical Center is the first acute care center in the area to offer a new high-tech procedure that can take the place of bypass surgery for some patients.

A vibrating catheter blasts its way through stoney plaque deposits the same way a jackhammer cuts through concrete, says Dr. Erick E. Calderon, of Lakewood Cardiovascular Consultants, one of the first doctors in Florida trained to use the new device.

FlowCardia launches peripheral CROSSER catheters in the US

FlowCardia, Inc., a medical device company developing a portfolio of endovascular devices for the treatment of coronary and peripheral chronic total occlusions (CTOs), announced FDA 510(k) clearance and immediate U.S. launch of the CROSSER 14P, CROSSER 14S and CROSSER 18 CTO Recanalization Catheters.

FlowCardia today announced it has raised $30 million in Series C financing

FlowCardia, Inc., a medical device company developing endovascular devices for coronary and peripheral chronic total occlusion (CTO) recanalization, today announced it has raised $30 million in Series C financing. Gilde Healthcare Partners led the financing, joined by new investors Life Sciences Partners, Hambrecht & Quist Capital Management LLC and New Science Ventures and existing investors Frazier Healthcare Ventures, JP Morgan Partners and Pappas Ventures. Rockport Venture Partners and Gold Hill Capital also participated in this round.