PFO closure, patent foramen ovale, AAN recommendation, American Academy of Neurology, stroke patients
News | Structural Heart Occluders | August 08, 2016

August 8, 2016 — Updated recommendations from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) states that catheter-based...

ClearFlow, PleuraFlow System, pediatric patients, cardiothoracic surgery
News | Cardiovascular Surgery | August 08, 2016

August 8, 2016 — ClearFlow Inc. announced in late July that its PleuraFlow Active Clearance Technology is now...

mitraclip, mitraclip reimbursement
News | Heart Valve Technology | August 05, 2016

August 5, 2016 — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has reassigned MitraClip transcatheter mitral...

DyeVer, Osprey, Ospray, contrast reduction system
News | Cath Lab | August 05, 2016

August 5, 2016 — Osprey Medical Inc. said it received commitments from investors for approximately $28 million...

Absorb, bioresorbable stent, FDA approval, FDA approves, FDA clears, most popular content, most popular stories, DAIC

The FDA clearance of the first bioresorbable stent, the Abbott Absorb, the first week of July has been the most popular story so far for all of 2016. It is the first fully dissolving stent approved for the U.S. market and many experts say this technology could be a paradigm shift in coronary and peripheral therapies in the coming years as the technology improves. 

Feature | August 05, 2016 | Dave Fornell


August 5, 2016 — Here are the top 20 most popular current content on the Diagnostic and Interventional...

CoreValve Evolut R, intermediate risk patients, european approval, CE mark
Feature | Heart Valve Technology | August 04, 2016

August 4, 2016 — Medtronic announced CE (Conformité Européenne) mark market clearnace for the self-expanding,...

Inventory management, cath lab inventory management, automated inventory management
Sponsored Content | Whitepapers | August 04, 2016

As more procedures move into the cath lab, growing complexity is fueling an increase in procedural volume and the...

Rex medical, Closer Vascular Sealing System, VSS, vascular closure, bioresorbable vascular closure device

A close up view of the Rex Medical Closer Vascular Sealing System components.

Technology | Vascular Closure Devices | August 03, 2016

August 3, 2016 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted market clearance to Rex Medical’s...

CT angiography, CTA, coronary CT, cardiac CT, SCCT, society of cardiovascular computed tomography, cardiac imaging
Feature | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 03, 2016 | Dave Fornell

The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) annual meeting offers an in-depth review of all aspects of...

Gore, Tigris stent, fluoropolymer nitinol stent, peripheral artery disease

The Gore Tigris is a dual-component stent with a unique fluoropolymer / nitinol design.

Technology | Stents Peripheral | August 02, 2016

August 2, 2016 —The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted market clearance for W. L. Gore & Associates...

CT angiography, CTA, Medicare population, Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute study, Neiman HPI
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | August 02, 2016

August 2, 2016 — According to a new study , the last 13 years have seen substantial growth in the ordering of...

Watchman, left atrial appendage closure, LAA occluder

An illustration of a Watchman transcatheter LAA occluder being implanted.

Feature | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | August 01, 2016 | Dave Fornell

Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF or Afib) are high risk for stroke due to the formation of thrombus emboli in...

Penumbra System, ACE68 Reperfusion Catheter, thrombectomy device, SNIS 2016, acute ischemic stroke patients
Technology | Thrombectomy Devices | July 27, 2016

July 27, 2016 — Penumbra Inc. announced U.S. commercial availability of its latest...

Edwards, Sapien 3 transcatheter heart valve, Canada, approval
News | Heart Valve Technology | July 27, 2016

July 27, 2016 — Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced that Health Canada has approved the Edwards Sapien 3...

PCI outcomes, public reporting, high-risk patients, JAMA Cardiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center study
News | Cath Lab | July 27, 2016

July 27, 2016 — A number of states mandate public reporting of mortality outcomes following certain cardiac...

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