Abbott, Absorb bioresorbable stent, dissolving, UAB, University of Alabama at Birmingham, first in state
News | Stents Bioresorbable | July 26, 2016
July 26, 2016 — On July 20, Massoud Leesar, M.D., of University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital implanted a patient...
CMS, Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating, national distribution, quailty of care
News | Business | July 26, 2016
July 25, 2016 — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it expects to launch its new...
Stryker Sustainability Solutions, Angiodynamics Soft Vu Omni Flush Angiographic Catheters, recall
News | Angiographic Catheter | July 25, 2016
July 25, 2016 — Stryker Sustainability Solutions (formerly Ascent Healthcare Solutions) is recalling Angiodynamics Soft...
Million Hearts Cardiovascular Disease Risk Reduction Model, CMS, reduce heart attacks and strokes, participants
News | Patient Engagement | July 22, 2016
July 22, 2016 — The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced 516 awardees in 47 states,...
heart failure, after first heart attack, cancer risk, JACC study
News | Cardiac Diagnostics | July 21, 2016
July 21, 2016 — People who develop heart failure after their first heart attack have a...
Absorb, bioresorbable stent, BVS

The Abbott Absorb stent gained FDA clearance in July 2016. It has metallic markers at each end so it can be visualized for proper positioning under angiographic X-ray imaging. 

Feature | Stents Bioresorbable | July 21, 2016 | Alphonse Ambrosia, D.O.
Some have labeled bioresorbable scaffolds (BRS), also known as bioresorbable stents, as the fourth evolution of...
Siemens Healthineers, Enterprise Services, ES, U.S. launch
Technology | Cardiac Imaging | July 19, 2016
July 19, 2016 — Siemens Healthineers recently introduced an expanded Services portfolio, known as Enterprise Services (...
Videos | Inventory Management | July 19, 2016
You have bigger priorities than managing inventory. Patient safety, quality care and clinician satisfaction top the...
Abbott Absorb bioresorbable stent, dissolving BVS, first West Coast implant, Good Samaritan Hospital Los Angeles
News | Stents Bioresorbable | July 19, 2016
July 19, 2016 — Good Samaritan Hospital, Los Angeles, is the first hospital on the West Coast to offer patients with...
Medtronic, In.Pact Admiral drug coated balloon, DCB, FDA approval, 150 mm length
Technology | Drug-Eluting Balloons | July 18, 2016
July 18, 2016 — Medtronic plc has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the IN.PACT Admiral...
Blog | Radial Access | July 15, 2016
There are many ways of doing things in medicine, but once in a while you find a new way that appears to be a no-brainer...
3-D OCT

A 3-D OCT rendering of a stented vessel segment created on St. Jude Medical's Ilumien Optis OCT system. 

Feature | Angiography | July 15, 2016 | Dave Fornell
While angiographic X-ray fluoroscopy systems are the workhorse for transcatheter cardiovascular interventional...
VentureMed Group, Flex Scoring Catheter, FDA approval, peripheral arterial disease, PAD, endovascular treatment
Technology | Catheters | July 13, 2016
July 13, 2016 — VentureMed Group Ltd., specializing in devices for the endovascular treatment of...
radial access, inserting stents, JACC Cardiovascular Interventions study
News | Radial Access | July 13, 2016
July 13, 2016 — A new study in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions supports access through the wrist, or...
Toshiba, Infinix, 4DCT, CT-Angio

Toshiba’s Infinix 4DCT combines an Infinix Elite angiography system an Aquilion One Vision edition CT system. It allows clinicians to plan, treat and verify in a single clinical setting. The CT system is capable of capturing an entire organ in one rotation with 640 slices and 16 cm of anatomical coverage. 

Feature | Angiography | July 12, 2016 | Dave Fornell
Angiographic imaging system vendors have developed new technologies to address emerging cath lab trends, including the...
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