Interventional cardiology, cath lab technology, TCT, transcatheter cardiovascular therapeutics
Feature | Cath Lab | October 27, 2016 | Dave Fornell

The volume of information attendees receive at the annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT)...

BioTrace Medical Tempo temporary pacing lead, TAVR
Technology | Heart Valve Technology | October 27, 2016

October 27, 2016 — BioTrace Medical Inc. said it received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance...

Philips, TCT 2016, image guidance technologies, iFR, HeartNavigator
News | Cath Lab | October 26, 2016

October 26, 2016 — Philips recently announced its latest image guidance solutions to be featured at the 2016...

Syncardiac Freedom Driver, FDA
News | Artificial Heart | October 26, 2016

October 26, 2016 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provided an update and additional information...

Medtronic, CoreValve Evolut R, TAVR system, 34 mm valve, FDA approval, largest in the U.S.
Technology | Heart Valve Technology | October 26, 2016

October 26, 2016 — Medtronic plc announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and U.S. launch of...

Niobe remote magnetic navigation system, cardiac abltion, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Jersey, 500 procedures
News | Robotic Systems | October 25, 2016

October 25, 2016 — Stereotaxis Inc. and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) announced that Zyad Younan,...

UAB, University of Alabama at Birmingham study, stroke prevention, non-valvular atrial fibrillation, NVAF
News | Atrial Fibrillation | October 25, 2016

October 25, 2016 — A recent study from University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) researchers published in PLOS ONE ...

pediatric echocardiograms, cardiovascular ultrasound, therapy dog impact, animal-assisted therapy, Human Animal Bond Research Initiative, HABRI
News | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | October 25, 2016

October 25, 2016 — The Human Animal Bond Research Initiative (HABRI) announced it has awarded a $44,000 grant to...

SJM, st. Jude Medical, FDA recall, Battery depletion, Recalls ICDs and CRT-D
Feature | Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD) | October 25, 2016 | Dave Fornell

October 25, 2016 — St. Jude Medical is recalling 251,346 of its Fortify, Unify and Assura implantable cardioverter...

iSmartweaR, smart clothing, jIndustrial Technology Research Institute, ITRI, wearable heart monitoring

An example of an iSmartweaR shirt that can monitor patient vital signs without the need for electrode wires.

News | Wearable Sensors | October 24, 2016

October 24, 2016 — Conventional smart clothing uses conductive fibers or rubber as sensing electrodes, and cardiac...

medicare bundled cardiac payments, CMS cardiology payments
Feature | Business | October 24, 2016 | By John W. Meyer, MPH, FACHE

(Editor’s note: This is the second part of a two-part series on the proposed Medicare five-year demonstration for a...

HawkOne atherectomy system
Technology | Atherectomy Devices | October 24, 2016

October 24, 2016 — Medtronic received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the HawkOne ...

bioresorbable stents, bioabsorbable stents, visualizing the Absorb BVS, dissolving stent, disappearing stent on IVUS and OCT

A comparison of how the Abbott Absorb BVS appears with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) on the left, and optical coherence tomography (OCT) of the right. The stent is difficult to visualize and sizing is critical, so both modalities can help in bioresorbable stent measurements and to confirm stent apposition. Left image from the Volcano IVUS system and the right image from St. Jude Medical's OCT system

 

Feature | Stents Bioresorbable | October 20, 2016 | Dave Fornell

There has been a lot of interest in the interventional community regarding the Abbott Absorb Bioresorbable Vascular...

SentreHeart, Lariat Suture Delivery Device, financing round, aMAZE Trial
News | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | October 20, 2016

October 20, 2016 — SentreHeart Inc. announced in late September the closing of a $35 million Series D round of...

Avinger, Pantheris atherectomy catheter, OCT, Lumivascular technology, expanded FDA indication, diagnostic imaging device
News | Atherectomy Devices | October 20, 2016

October 20, 2016 — Avinger Inc. recently announced that the company has received expanded indications from the U.S....

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