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Three companies made significant purchases and product introductions in May and June in efforts to gain a larger share of the interventional, cath lab device market.

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Atherosclerosis is the leading cause of cardiovascular disease (CAD), heart attacks and death in both men and women in the United States. However, advances in diagnosing and treating coronary...

Ruptured vulnerable plaque (VP) is blamed for the majority of acute myocardial infarctions and many strokes, but there is extensive debate over which modalities are best suited to detect these...

Metal stents are foreign objects that can irritate vessels and cause stent thrombosis, prevent vessel remodeling, prevent future surgical interventions, can fatique and suffer strut fractures, and...

While angiography is the gold standard for vascular imaging in the cath lab, new intravascular imaging modalities may offer innovative ways to get a better picture of stenosis, stent placement and...

There is considerable interest in being able to clearly identify vulnerable plaque (VP) and research efforts are intensifying. Several invasive imaging technologies claim to detect VP, and while...

The only safe assumption to make about today’s current gold standard imaging modality used to identify and evaluate atheromatous plaque in the peripheral arteries is that there is not one gold...