5 latest FDA approvals

Here are the five latest drugs, medical devices or mobile applications approved by the Food and Drug Administration this week.

  1. The Sapien 3 artificial heart valve may now be used to replace failing heart valves previously implanted in high risk patients.

  1. The Sentinel Cerebral Protection System helps prevent strokes during transcatheter aortic valve replacements by capturing and removing debris dislodged in the blood before it reaches the brain.

  1. Clindamycin injection in saline offers physicians an alternative for patients who cannot receive the typical clindamycin injection in dextrose.

  1. An FDA labeling change now designates Hologic's Genius 3-D Mammography as a more effective diagnostic test for women with dense breasts than 2-D mammograms.

  1. The Dexcom G5 mobile app for Androids allows patients to view and monitor glucose levels on their cell phones in real time.

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