Cath Lab

The catheterization lab channel includes content related to interventional technologies for coronary and peripheral artery disease (PAD). Other cath lab transcatheter device technologies covered on this page included percutaneous treatment for stroke, venous interventions, heart valves, hypertensionheart failure and percutenous coronary interventions (PCI).

First Balloon Pulmonary Angioplasty for Chronic Pulmonary Embolism Performed in Illinois
News | Pulmonary Embolism | October 23, 2018

October 23, 2018 — Daniel J. Schimmel, Jr., M.D., MS, a cardiologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, recently...

Shimadzu Medical Systems Teams With Change Healthcare Cardiology
News | Angiography | October 17, 2018

October 17, 2018 — Shimadzu Medical Systems USA and Change Healthcare have entered a partnership through which...

Rivaroxaban (Xeralto) is now cleared by the FDA with a new indication is for patients with chronic coronary artery disease (CAD) or peripheral artery disease (PAD).
Technology | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | October 17, 2018

October 17, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared an additional indication for rivaroxaban...

Abbott Receives CE Mark for High Sensitive Troponin-I Test
News | Blood Testing | October 16, 2018

October 16, 2018 — Abbott announced that its High Sensitive Troponin-I...

CT Offers Non-Invasive Alternative for Complex Coronary Disease Treatment Planning based on data from the SYNTAX III Trial. The use of FFR-CT in the trial showed better planning for interventional procedures.

CT cffers a non-invasive alternative for complex coronary disease treatment planning based on data from the SYNTAX III Trial. 

News | CT Angiography (CTA) | October 16, 2018

October 16, 2018 — A new study published in the...

The cardiovascular innovation cycle presented by TCT Course Director Martin Leon, M.D. at TCT 2018. #TCT2018 #TCT #TCT18

The cardiovascular innovation cycle, presented by TCT Course Director Martin Leon, M.D., at TCT 2018.

Blog | Cath Lab | October 16, 2018

There is a hype cycle surrounding new technologies in all industries, but medicine is unique because of its focus on...

An example of the new transesophageal echo (TEE) visualization technology called TrueVue was shown at TCT 2018 for the first time. Philips’ new photo-realistic rendering is designed to offer a surgical view of cardiac structures to aid transcatheter procedural navigation. The technology also allows the lighting source to be moved around and even behind the anatomy, as demonstrated here. This video, included as part of the most innovative technologies video at TCT 2018, went viral when posted on social media during TCT 2018, and was viewed more than 167,000 times.

Blog | TCT | October 15, 2018

From a cardiovascular device innovation standpoint, the 2018...

Bioresorbable stents (BRS) in development presented by Gregg Stone, M.D., during TCT 2017. Several of the players listed on the slider put their BRS development programs on hold after the negative data from the ABSORB III Trial, but a handful of smaller companies are still pushing the technology forward. #TCT #TCT2018

Bioresorbable stents (BRS) in development, presented by Gregg Stone, M.D., during TCT 2017. Several of the players listed on the slider put their BRS development programs on hold after the negative data from the ABSORB III Trial, but a handful of smaller companies are still pushing the technology forward.

Feature | Stents Bioresorbable | October 12, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor

Bioresorbable stent (BRS) technology is not dead, but the unbridled enthusiasm seen two years ago for the technology...

A comparison of target lesion failure (TLF) of the Reva bioresorbable stent to the Absorb and top performing metallic DES. #TCT #TCT2018 #TCT18 #BRS #bioresorbablestents #bioresorbablescaffolds

A comparison of target lesion failure (TLF) of the Reva bioresorbable stent to the Absorb and top performing metallic DES. 

News | Stents Bioresorbable | October 12, 2018

October 12, 2018 – Reva Medical presented four key data sets demonstrating the capabilities of the company’s Fantom...

Videos | October 11, 2018

A discussion with Professor Ian Meredith, MBBS, Ph.D., global chief medical officer and executive vice president,...

A hands-on-training session at TCT 2018 that instructed interventional cardiologists how to use an intra-cardiac echo (ICE) catheter to image the chambers inside the heart with a catheter based ultrasound imaging system.  The training area was sponsored by Siemens Healthineers

A Siemens-sponsored hands-on-training session at TCT 2018 that instructed interventional cardiologists how to use an intra-cardiac echo (ICE) catheter to image the chambers inside the heart with a catheter based ultrasound imaging system.  Regular training is needed to build customer satisfaction, especially in light of regular staff turnover.

Feature | Cardiovascular Business | October 10, 2018 | John Larson

Years ago, I owned a computer that ran a spreadsheet program called Lotus 1-2-3. After about a year, I needed to...

AMI READMITS Score Predicts Heart Attack Patients at High Readmission Risk
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | October 09, 2018

October 9, 2018 — Tracking just seven factors of...

An example of a comprehensive CVIS is the ScImage Picom 365 system, which includes several sub-speciality reporting modules to eliminate the need for several different, disparate reporting systems in the cardiology department. Also called cardiac PACS cardiovascular information and imaging systems.

An example of a comprehensive CVIS is the ScImage Picom 365 system, which includes several subspeciality reporting modules to eliminate the need for several different, disparate reporting systems in the cardiology department. 

Feature | Cardiac PACS | October 05, 2018 | Val Kapitula RT(R), PMP, CIIP

“I don’t trust anything that’s being portrayed in the marketing brochures and will believe it only when the solution...

Veryan Medical's BioMimics 3D Stent Receives PMA Approval
Technology | Stents Peripheral | October 05, 2018

October 5, 2018 — Veryan Medical Ltd has received Premarket Approval (PMA) for the BioMimics 3D Vascular Stent...

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