FDA Releases New Guidance on Medical Devices Containing Nitinol
News | Cath Lab | April 18, 2019

April 18, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration published a draft guidance titled, “...

Videos | Cardiovascular Business | April 16, 2019

A discussion with Ruth Fisher, MBA, vice president of the...

Ebit and DiA Imaging Analysis Partner on AI-based Cardiac Ultrasound Analysis
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | April 16, 2019

April 16, 2019 — DiA Imaging Analysis has partnered with the Italian healthcare IT company Ebit (Esaote Group), to...

HonorHealth Research Institute Launches SynIVUS-DAPT Study
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | April 16, 2019

April 16, 2019 — HonorHealth Research Institute announced the first patients have been enrolled in the...

CardioFocus Announces European CE Mark Approval Of HeartLight X3 System
News | Ablation Systems | April 16, 2019

April 16, 2019 — CardioFocus Inc. announced the European CE Mark approval of the HeartLight X3 Endoscopic...

Angiography shows a stenotic lesion in the mid right coronary artery, undilatable by standard high-pressure balloon angioplasty (inset, arrowheads). (B) Optical coherence tomography (OCT) cross-sectional (top) and longitudinal (bottom) images acquired before IVL and coregistered to the OCT lens (arrow in A) demonstrate severe near-circumferential calcification in the area of the stenosis. (C) Angiography demonstrates improvement in the area of stenosis after IVL lithoplasty.

Figure 2: Angiography demonstrates a stenotic lesion in the mid right coronary artery, undilatable by standard high-pressure balloon angioplasty (inset, arrowheads). (B) Optical coherence tomography (OCT) cross-sectional (top) and longitudinal (bottom) images acquired before IVL and coregistered to the OCT lens (arrow in A) demonstrate severe near-circumferential calcification (double-headed arrow) in the area of the stenosis. (C) Angiography demonstrates improvement in the area of stenosis after IVL (inset; note the cavitation bubbles generated by IVL [black arrows]). (D) OCT cross-sectional (top) and longitudinal (bottom) images acquired post-IVL and coregistered to the OCT lens (white arrow in C) demonstrate multiple calcium fractures and large acute luminal gain. (E) Angiography demonstrates complete stent expansion with the semicompliant stent balloon (inset) without the need for high-pressure noncompliant balloon inflation. (F) OCT cross-sectional (top) and longitudinal (bottom) images acquired post-stenting and coregistered to the OCT lens (arrow in E) demonstrate further fracture displacement (arrow), with additional increase in the acute area gain (5.17 mm2), resulting in full stent expansion and minimal malapposition.

Feature | Cath Lab | April 15, 2019 | Dean Kereiakes, M.D., FACC, FSCAI, and Jonathan Hill, M.D., DISRUPT CAD III Co-Principal Investigators

Over the last 40 years, despite multiple advancements in percutaneous coronary interventions, calcified lesions...

New Best Practices Help Manage Heart Attack Patients Without Significant Signs
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | April 15, 2019

April 15, 2019 — For the first time in the United States, doctors with the American Heart Association (AHA) have...

Foreign-trained doctors now make up one-third of cardiologists in the United States and help make up for the U.S. overall shortage of physicians. Pictured here is co-author of this article Mandeep R. Mehra, MBBS, MSc, FRCP, who is an example of the contribution international physicians have made in the U.S. He is medical director of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Heart and Vascular Center.

Foreign-trained doctors now make up one-third of cardiologists in the United States and help make up for the overall shortage of physicians. Pictured here is co-author of this article Mandeep R. Mehra, MBBS, MSc, FRCP, who is an example of the contribution international physicians have made in the U.S. He is medical director of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Heart and Vascular Center, The William Harvey Distinguished Chair in Advanced Cardiovascular Medicine, and a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is past-president of both the Heart Failure Society of America and the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation. 

Feature | Cardiovascular Business | April 15, 2019 | William W. Pinsky, M.D., FAAP, FACC, and Mandeep R. Mehra, MBBS, MSc , FRCP

As we strive to process today’s successive news cycles involving negative reports about immigration, it is easy for...

Intact Vascular Inc. received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) market clearance for the Tack Endovascular System. This is a purpose-built dissection repair device implanted post-angioplasty in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD).
Technology | Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) | April 15, 2019

April 15, 2019 – Intact Vascular Inc. received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) market clearance for the Tack...

BIOTRONIK’s PK Papyrus covered coronary stent. The stent ius used in emergency coronary artery dissections to repair the vessel wall.
Technology | Cath Lab | April 15, 2019

April 15, 2019 — Biotronik began its U.S. commercial launch of the PK Papyrus covered coronary stent system for use...

Lack of Physician Guidance, Fear of Side Effects Influence Statin Compliance
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | April 15, 2019

April 15, 2019 — Despite national guidelines indicating...

A comparison of the first-ever image of a black hole released this week by the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration et al. and a cardiac nuclear imnaging exam. Left if the black hole, right, is a similar nuclear imaging exam of the heart showing a similar ischemic perfusion defect to the black hole.  Comparison of black hole photo to a cardiac exam.

A comparison of the first-ever image of a black hole released this week by the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration et al. and a cardiac nuclear imaging exam. Left is the black hole, and right is a similar nuclear imaging exam of the heart showing a similar ischemic perfusion defect to the black hole.  

Blog | Nuclear Imaging | April 12, 2019

This week, cardiologists learned for the first time they have been examining black holes for decades and did not...

This shows the TEE ultrasound imaging used to guide MitraClip procedures to treat functional mitral regurgitation.
360 Photos | 360 View Photos | April 12, 2019

This 360 degree view shows staff at the...

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