2013 “Innovations in Cardiovascular Interventions” Top Prize goes to Medical Device Start-up for PleuraFlow Clear Catheter Systems, Inc., announced today it has won the 2013 Innovations in Cardiovascular Interventions (ICI) Best Start-Up Innovation Award for its medical device, PleuraFlow®, a novel system that optimally evacuates blood and fluid after surgery to speed recovery and improve patient outcomes in the ICU during the initial critical hours after heart surgery.
Zürs, Austria – Edward M. Boyle, MD, the inventor of PleuraFlow and founder and CEO of Clear Catheter Systems spoke at the 31st annual Cardiovascular Surgical Symposium in Zürs, Austria, on March 8th. This is a premier gathering of many of Europe’s top heart surgeons in an interactive setting to promote exchange of ideas and updates on the use and development of new technologies.
January 25, 2013 Bend, OR – Clear Catheter Systems announces the launch of PROACT ™ (Prevent Retained-blood Outcomes with Active Clearance Technology), a continuous quality improvement (CQI) initiative for hospitals that aims to reduce costly complications and readmissions after heart surgery. PROACT targets complications caused by fluid retained in the chest (effusions) after heart surgery, which is a leading cause of readmissions nationally.