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).

Philips Introduces New 200mm and 150mm Stellarex 0.035-inch Low-dose Drug-coated Balloons
News | Drug-Eluting Balloons | October 15, 2019

October 15, 2019 — Royal Philips introduced two new balloons to its Stellarex 0.035-inch low-dose...

FDA Issues Final Guidances on Guidewires, Intravascular Catheters and Delivery Systems
News | Guidewires | October 11, 2019

October 11, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued two final guidances for the performance...

An independent analysis of Lutonix 035 drug-coated balloon (DCB) patient-level data showed no statistically significant mortality increase. This was one of the first major reviews of trial data for patients who were treated with a paclitaxel coated device used in peripheral vessels following a meta analysis study of paclitaxel device trials published in December 2018 that showed a mortality safety signal. This was a major discussion during the FDA townhall meeting at the #TCT2019.
News | Drug-Eluting Balloons | October 10, 2019

October 10, 2019 — An independent analysis of Lutonix 035 drug-coated balloon (DCB) patient-level data showed no...

TCT 2019 Late-breaking Presentations in the main arena. The top interventional cardiology studies of 2019. #TCT #TCT19 #TCT2019
Feature | TCT | October 11, 2019

October 10, 2019 — Here are the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) 12 late-breaking trials and 16 late-...

Canon Medical Launches Alphenix Encore Plus Program
News | Angiography | October 09, 2019

October 9, 2019 — In the complex and fast-paced world of healthcare, customers face the challenge of staying up-to-...

FDA Clears Abbott's High Sensitivity Troponin-I Blood Test
Technology | Blood Testing | October 09, 2019

October 9, 2019 — Abbott recently announced that its Architect Stat High Sensitivity Troponin-I blood test has...

FDA Grants Breakthrough Device Designation for Valiant Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Stent Graft
News | Stent Grafts | October 09, 2019

October 9, 2019 — Medtronic plc announced it has received Breakthrough Device designation from the U.S. Food and...

Medtronic is recalling the 6 French Sherpa NX Active Guide Catheter due to a risk of the outer material separating from the device resulting in detached fragments that could result in the underlying stainless-steel braid wires being exposed. These fragments could be left inside the patient’s bloodstream, and this or the attempts made to retrieve the fractured pieces, can cause other serious adverse health consequences such as continued blockage of blood vessels, injury to blood vessel walls, development of
News | October 09, 2019

October 9, 2019 — Medtronic is recalling the 6 French Sherpa NX Active Guide Catheter due to a risk of the outer...

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