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Transcatheter valve replacement, especially transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), took center stage at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2010 symposium this fall in...

A major issue in treating chronic total occlusions (CTOs) is the lack of angiographic visualization. The flow of blood and contrast is completely blocked, eliminating the ability to navigate the...

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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As intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) becomes a more common tool in cath labs to assess lesions and stent treatments, new innovations loom on the horizon. These tools include forward-looking IVUS and...

Intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) offers a clearer view of transcatheter devices and electrophysiology (EP) procedures from inside the heart.

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...

The incidence of cardiac arrhythmia is expected to increase significantly with an aging U.S. population and rising rates of obesity. In 2008, atrial fibrillation (AF), the most common complex...

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...