Stents

October 8, 2014 — Abbott announced the start of the ABSORB IV clinical trial, which will test whether the Absorb bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) is more cost effective and offers a higher quality of life than a best-in-class, permanent,...

September 26, 2014 — In response to new science showing that complete revascularization of all significantly blocked arteries leads to better outcomes in some heart attack patients, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) has withdrawn its Choosi...

Abbott announced positive one-year clinical results from ABSORB II, the world's first prospective, randomized, controlled trial comparing the safety and effectiveness of the dissolving Absorb heart device to Abbott's market-leading metallic XIENCE...

bioresorbable stents, dissolving stents

A key prediction for interventional cardiology coming out of recent Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) and American College of Cardiology (ACC) meetings is that bioresorbable stents will eventually replace conventional metallic stents...

The use of stents has improved management and outcomes of coronary artery disease, and clinical trials are attempting to prove the same will be true for...
October 20, 2014 — Boston Scientific Corp. has initiated the PLATINUM Diversity trial to evaluate the clinical performance of the Promus Premier...
Stenting Safe Effective Long-term Stroke Prevention
Using stents to keep neck arteries open is just as effective as invasive neck surgery for long-term prevention of fatal and disabling strokes, reports an...
“Once patients have survived cancer, they don't die from cancer, they die from heart disease. Cardio-oncology is about making sure that doesn't happen," said...
MicroVention LVIS Stent FDA Clearance July 2014
MicroVention Inc.’s Low-Profile Visualized Intraluminal Support Device (LVIS and LVIS Jr.) is a stent and delivery system used to
Boston Scientific received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for the Rebel platinum chromium coronary stent system, the...
The Flash Ostial System Dual Balloon Angioplasty Catheter system is designed to help overcome the challenges of aorto-ostial stenting...

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October 8, 2014 — Abbott announced the start of the ABSORB IV clinical trial, which will test whether the Absorb bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) is...
Earlier this year, the Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis adopted the instant wave-Free Ratio (iFR) technology....
September 26, 2014 — In response to new science showing that complete revascularization of all significantly blocked arteries leads to better outcomes in some...
ABSORB II Study DES Xience Abbot Vascular
Abbott announced positive one-year clinical results from ABSORB II, the world's first prospective, randomized, controlled trial comparing the safety and...

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By Dave Fornell, editor of DAIC Magazine The key take away messages from the 26th annual...
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The Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT) annual meeting July 10-13 in San Diego...
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This webinar will discuss why contemporary adult cardiac interventions require significant ionizing radiation with potential health risks to both the patient...
This webinar explained the benefits of better access, productivity and revenue cycle efficiency in a modern cardiovascular information system (CVIS...
The webinar "PET/CT: A New Frontier" discusses potential benefits of digital relative to analog PET/CT. The session will discuss how digital PET can improve...