Penumbra System, ACE68 Reperfusion Catheter, thrombectomy device, SNIS 2016, acute ischemic stroke patients
Technology | Thrombectomy Devices | July 27, 2016
July 27, 2016 — Penumbra Inc. announced U.S. commercial availability of its latest...
Edwards, Sapien 3 transcatheter heart valve, Canada, approval
News | Heart Valve Technology | July 27, 2016
July 27, 2016 — Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced that Health Canada has approved the Edwards Sapien 3...
PCI outcomes, public reporting, high-risk patients, JAMA Cardiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center study
News | Cath Lab | July 27, 2016
July 27, 2016 — A number of states mandate public reporting of mortality outcomes following certain cardiac procedures...
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...
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