Toshiba, Infinix 4-D CT, first U.S. install, Arkansas cancer center
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | May 26, 2016
May 26, 2016 — Cancer patients at the Carti Cancer Center, Conway, Ark., now have access to the latest innovation in...
cath lab, radiation exposure, glocoma
Feature | Radiation Dose Management | May 26, 2016 | Dave Fornell
May 27, 2016 — Radiation exposure to cath lab staff and physicians has seen growing concern in recent years, as the...
anticoagulants, U.S. market, Technavio, 2020, trends
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | May 25, 2016
May 25, 2016 — Technavio’s latest report on the U.S....
IVPA, intravascular photoacoustic imaging, fatty arteries, Purdue, Shanghai

IVPA/IVUS imaging of a perfused fresh human right coronary artery dissected from an explanted heart. (A) IVPA image. (B) IVUS image. (C) Merged IVPA/IVUS image. The 1 mm scale bar applies to all panels.

News | Intravascular Imaging | May 25, 2016
May 19, 2016 — A new imaging system known as...
News | Cath Lab | May 24, 2016
The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) 2016 Scientific Sessions took place May 4-7, 2016...
HeartFlow, FFR-CT, ruptured coronary plaques, EMERALD study, EuroPCR 2016
News | CT Angiography (CTA) | May 23, 2016
May 23, 2016 — First-in-human data presented at EuroPCR 2016 demonstrate that hemodynamic data from HeartFlow Inc. may...
PCI, OFDI, OCT, optical coherence tomography, optimal frequency domain imaging, EuroPCR 2016 study
News | Intravascular Imaging | May 20, 2016
May 20, 2016 — Using optimal frequency domain imaging (OFDI) to guide...
Watchman, left atrial appendage closure, LAA occluder, LAA. LAAO, laa occluder, left atrial appendage, Watchman

The Boston Scientific Watchman device is currently the only transcatheter LAA occluder cleared for use in the United States.

Feature | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | May 20, 2016 | Dave Fornell
Atrial fibrillation (AF) affects nearly 6 million Americans and the condition puts them at significantly greater risk...
St. Jude Medical, EuroPCR 2016 studies, FFR, LAAO, left atrial appendage occlusion, fractional flow reserve, Amplatzer
News | Cath Lab | May 19, 2016
May 19, 2016 — St. Jude Medical Inc. announced results from two cardiovascular clinical trials presented at EuroPCR...
clot, coronary thrombus, antiplatelet therapt, DAPT

An intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) image of a thrombus formed in a coronary artery.  While there are guidelines for antiplatelet therapy, there are still questions over the duration of such therapy. 

Feature | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | May 19, 2016 | Marianne Pop, Pharm.D., BCPS
There are many opinions on the duration of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT), highlighted at the 2016 American College...
bioabsorbable vascular graft, children, feasibility study, Bakoulev Center Moscow, AATS 2016 meeting

Image courtesy of Bakoulev Scientific Center for Cardiovascular Surgery

News | Stent Grafts | May 18, 2016
May 18, 2016 — Bioabsorbable heart valves or blood vessels are designed to harness the body’s innate healing process,...
Technology | Cardiac Imaging | May 18, 2016
May 18, 2016 — The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) recently announced its launch of the IAC QI Self-...
NeoChord, DS1000 System, FDA approval, U.S. pivotal trial
News | Heart Valve Technology | May 17, 2016
May 17, 2016 — NeoChord Inc. announced it has received Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) approval from the U.S....
Biotronik, Magmaris bioresorbable magnesium scaffold, BIOSOLVE-II Trial, 12-month results, EuroPCR 2016
News | Stents Bioresorbable | May 17, 2016
May 17, 2016 — Biotronik presented 12-month data from the BIOSOLVE-II trial during a Hotline Session at EuroPCR 2016....

A Medtronic CoreValve TAVR device being deployed under angiographic image guidance.

 

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | May 16, 2016
  May 16, 2016 — The largest observational study of percutaneous transfemoral transcatheter aortic valve replacement (...
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