TCT 2016, TCT.16, main arena, late breaking trials, transcatheter cardiovascular therapeutics

There were several hot topics that came out of the 2016 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) annual meeting Oct. 29 - Nov. 2, which made this month's top 20 list, including several videos. Number 4 on the list of content was the result of the EXCEL Trial key TCT late-breaker, which showed stenting is equal in outcomes to surgery for the first time, when using one of the latest generation drug-eluting stents. 

Feature | December 05, 2016

December 5, 2016 — Here is the list of the top 20 most popular pieces of content on the Diagnostic and...

Boston Scientific, HeartLogic Heart Failure Diagnostic Service, MultiSENSE trial data, AHA Scientific Sessions 2016
News | Heart Failure | November 18, 2016

November 18, 2016 — Boston Scientific recently announced results from the first clinical trial evaluating the...

Medtronic, Claria MRI Quad CRT-D SureScan, FDA approval
Technology | Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices (CRT) | November 15, 2016

November 15, 2016 — Medtronic plc  has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Claria MRI ...

Videos | Heart Valve Technology | November 14, 2016

William Abraham, M.D., FACC, discusses advances in heart failure device treatment technologies at the Transcatheter...

Siemens, FDA clearance, Xprecia Stride Coagulation Analyzer, point-of-care testing
Technology | Point of Care Testing | November 10, 2016

November 10, 2016 — Siemens Healthineers announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for a...

genetic testing, sudden cardiac death of teen, Mayo Clinic Proceedings
News | Genetic Testing | November 09, 2016

November 9, 2016 — The recent, sudden death of a 13-year-old boy resulted in more than 20 relatives being...

transcatheter aortic valve replacement, pacemakers, implantation, post-TAVR implantation, worse outcomes, study
News | EP Lab | November 09, 2016

November 9, 2016 — Patients who undergo minimally invasive heart valve replacement, known as...

watchman LAA occluder, LAAO registry
Feature | Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Occluders | November 07, 2016

November 7, 2016 – Results from the U.S. real-world, post-FDA approval experience of the Watchman device found high...

RFID inventory control in the cath lab, inventory management, cardinal

An example of RFID cabinets in a cath lab. As items are pulled from the cabinet, the inventory control system automatically determines what items were take out and adds them to the patient case. The system can also help locate recalled or expired items, and automatically track on-hand inventory to avoid manual counts.

Feature | Inventory Management | October 28, 2016 | Jean-Claude Saghbini

The healthcare industry’s transition to value-based care leaves no room for waste, and yet we know that inefficiency...

Videos | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | October 28, 2016

It is critical to educate patients who are at risk of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), so Rahul Doshi, M.D., director of...

Sponsored Content | Videos | Inventory Management | October 28, 2016

With quality of care and cost efficiency at the top of your mind, there is no room in your hospital for waste from...

Acutus Medical, AcQMap High Resolution Imaging and Mapping System, atrial fibrillation, UNCOVER-AF trial, first procedure
News | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems | October 27, 2016

October 27, 2016 — Acutus Medical announced the completion of the first patient procedure in the “Utilizing Novel...

BioTrace Medical Tempo temporary pacing lead, TAVR
Technology | Heart Valve Technology | October 27, 2016

October 27, 2016 — BioTrace Medical Inc. said it received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance...

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