May 5, 1997
CardioThoracic Systems, Inc. (CTS) (NASDAQ: CTSI) announced today the introduction of the ACCESS MV System, the next generation of its beating heart bypass system. The ACCESS MV System is designed so surgeons can use it to perform multiple vessel off-pump coronary artery by-pass surgery with greater ease on a beating heart. The announcement was made here at the American Association of Thoracic Surgeons Conference.
April 10, 1997
CardioThoracic Systems Inc. (CTS) (NASDAQ: CTSI) today reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 28, 1997. For the first quarter, CTS reported net revenues of $2.1 million, compared to no revenues for the same period last year. To date more than 1,400 CTS MIDCAB procedures have been
successfully performed using the CTS MIDCAB System. In the first quarter ended March 28, 1997, the CTS MIDCAB System was successfully used in more than 900 CTS MIDCAB procedures. The company currently has partnerships with Columbia/HCA, the largest hospital system in the United States, and Tenet Healthcare Corp. to train affiliated physicians and to supply CTS MIDCAB Systems as a preferred provider.
March 24, 1997
CardioThoracic Systems, Inc. (CTS) today announced the company recently initiated its CORsm Institute Training Program at Columbia Hospital at Medical City, Dallas providing Columbia/HCA's cardiac surgeons with a thorough understanding of how to perform minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass (MIDCAB) on a beating heart with the highest quality outcomes.