News | Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) | August 22, 2016
August 22, 2016 — Avinger Inc. recently announced the closing of its previously announced public offering of 9,857,800...
DMC Heart Hospital, Detroit Medical Center, complex percutaneous intervention education course, PCI, cath lab training
News | Cath Lab | August 22, 2016
August 22, 2016 — The Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Heart Hospital recently completed a Complex Percutaneous...
atomic bombs, radiation exposure, long-term health effects, Bertrand Jordan, study
News | Radiation Dose Management | August 19, 2016
August 19, 2016 — The detonation of atomic bombs over the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945...
TAILOR-PCI study, antiplatelet medication, genotype, NHLBI grant
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | August 18, 2016
August 18, 2016 — Researchers at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, Toronto, and at Mayo Clinic are leading the Tailored...
Covidien, Medtronic, TurboHawk, Atherectomy system

The Medtronic TurboHawk atherectomy system. 

Feature | Atherectomy Devices | August 18, 2016 | Dave Fornell
Due to poor outcomes from percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) ballooning of vessels alone, or of stenting in...
Sapien III, Sapien 3, PARTNER III, FDA approval, expanded indication, intermediate risk patients

The Sapien 3 valve has a skirt of fabric at its base that has significantly reduced issues of paravalvular leak, which was an issue with the first generation Sapien device. 

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | August 18, 2016 | Dave Fornell
August 18, 2016 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the indications for both the Edwards...
GE Healthcare, OEC Elite MiniView mini C-arm
Technology | Mobile C-Arms | August 17, 2016
August 17, 2016 — GE Healthcare announced the release of the OEC Elite MiniView C-arm, a new imaging system designed to...
Corindus Corpath, Acist Medical RXi and CVi, Fairview Southdale Hospital, Minnesota, cath lab
News | Cath Lab | August 17, 2016
August 17, 2016 — Corindus Vascular Robotics Inc. and Acist Medical Systems Inc. are providing Fairview Southdale...
Cardiovascular Systems Inc., LIBERTY 360 study, Amputation Prevention Symposium, PAD, peripheral artery disease, atherectomy
News | Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) | August 16, 2016
August 16, 2016 — Cardiovascular Systems Inc. (CSI) released procedural and 30-day results from its LIBERTY 360° study...
Absorb, bioresorbable stent, BVS, on OCT

An optical coherence tomography (OCT) image of an Absorb bioresorbable stent. The stent struts are clear, allowing light to pass through, and in some cases magnifying the light that passes through under each strut. Image courtesy of St. Jude Medical.

Blog | Stents Bioresorbable | August 16, 2016
There was an explosion of interest in bioresorbable stents immediately following the July 5, 2016 announcement that the...
Videos | Inventory Management | August 15, 2016
Pacemakers, stents and bandages — keeping tracking of what is on hand and accurately capturing charges can be a...
Mercator, Bullfrog Micro-infusion Device, below-the-knee, critical limb ischemia, CLI, LIMBO-ATX trial, first patients enrolled
News | Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) | August 10, 2016
August 10, 2016 — Mercator MedSystems Inc. announced the enrollment of the first critical limb ischemia (CLI) patients...
Access Scientific, PowerWand XL midline catheter
Technology | Vascular Access | August 10, 2016
August 10, 2016 — Access Scientific introduced the PowerWand XL, a companion to the PowerWand All-in-One, in July. The...
Cath lab radiation dose, dose reduction, cath lab staff radiation dose
Feature | Radiation Dose Management | August 09, 2016 | Dave Fornell
In the past few years, concern has skyrocketed from interventional cardiologists and cath lab staff over radiation dose...
PFO closure, patent foramen ovale, AAN recommendation, American Academy of Neurology, stroke patients
News | Structural Heart Occluders | August 08, 2016
August 8, 2016 — Updated recommendations from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) states that catheter-based...
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