Bionics trial, Medinol, BioNIR stent, elastic polymer

Imaging of stent struts after expansion, showing the elastic polymer used on Medinol’s BioNIR stent does not crack or flake off, possibly leading to better patient outcomes. 

News | Stents | November 07, 2016

November 7, 2016 – The large multinational randomized BIONICS study found that a novel elastic polymer coated...

COLOR trial, TCT, NIRS, stenting vulnerable plaques, near infrared spectroscopy

An intravascular ultrasound image (IVUS) with co-registered NIRS showing yellow for the detection of lipid rich plaque in a coronary artery. 

News | Cath Lab | November 07, 2016

November 7, 2016 – Two-year results from the COLOR Trial, the first large-scale multicenter prospective study of its...

One of the most popular articles on October was a post-procedure MRI study of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) patients. It showed that showed 94 percent of patients have minor lesions in the brain due to procedural emboli. This has spurred additional interest in using embolic protection systems during TAVR procedures. 

Feature | November 04, 2016 | Dave Fornell

November 4, 2016 — Here is the list of the top 20 most popular pieces of content on the Diagnostic and...

RESPECT trial, Amplatzer PFO Occluder, St. Jude Medical, TCT 2016
News | Structural Heart Occluders | November 02, 2016

November 2, 2016 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the long-term data from RESPECT, a landmark trial, during a First...

Medtronic, Resolute Integrity DES, drug-eluting stent, BIO-RESORT study, TCT 2016
News | Stents Drug Eluting | November 02, 2016

November 2, 2016 — Investigators recently unveiled clinical data from the independent BIO-RESORT study, representing...

Medtronic, Harmony TPV, transcatheter pulmonary valve, clinical study results, TCT 2016
News | Heart Valve Technology | November 02, 2016

November 2, 2016 — Medtronic plc recently announced new clinical data for the...

St. Jude Medical, Amplatzer PFO Occluder, FDA approval, U.S. launch
Technology | Structural Heart Occluders | November 02, 2016

November 2, 2016 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced this week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval...

PET/CT, atherosclerotic plaque detection, Stanford University

Application of dual-modality optical and PET/CT activity-based probe in experimental carotid inflammation model. Coronal noninvasive PET/CT scans of (A) healthy and (B) diseased mice with and without ligated carotid arteries respectively. Inset images show optical ex vivo florescence imagining of (A) healthy and (B) diseased carotid arteries.  PET/CT and optical images courtesy of Xiaowei Ma, Toshinobu Saito and Nimali Withana.

News | PET-CT | November 01, 2016

November 1, 2016 — Researchers at Stanford University have demonstrated for the first time the use of a dual optical...

Medtronic, Drug-Filled Stent, DFS, RevElution trial, first clinical data, TCT 2016, Stephen Worthley
News | Stents Drug Eluting | November 01, 2016

November 1, 2016 — Medtronic plc unveiled the first clinical outcomes of its novel...

Edwards, Sapien transcatheter heart valve, PARTNER trial, five-year echo data, TCT 2016
News | Heart Valve Technology | November 01, 2016

November 1, 2016 — Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced new five-year hemodynamic data from the PARTNER Trial...

Medtronic, CoreValve Evolut R TAVR system, TCT 2016, FORWARD Study, STS/ACC TVT Registry
News | Heart Valve Technology | October 31, 2016

October 31, 2016 — Medtronic plc presented new positive data from two large registries aimed at evaluating 30-day...

News | Analytics Software | October 31, 2016

October 31, 2016 — In an effort to improve patient care, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's (CHOP) Information...

cybersecurity, healthcare industry, SecurityScorecard report, social engineering, cyberattacks
News | Information Technology | October 31, 2016

October 31, 2016 — SecurityScorecard, a security rating and continuous risk monitoring platform, released its 2016...

GE Healthcare, Revolution CT, Whisper Drive, RSNA 2016, cardiac imaging
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | October 31, 2016

October 31, 2016 — At the 2016 annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA 2016), GE...

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