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Watchman, LAA occluder

Interventional thought leaders at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 2014 meeting shared their predictions about the cutting-edge technologies emerging today that will become commonplace in...

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation’s Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) 2013 offers many new insights about the latest cardiovascular technologies and treatment techniques. These...

intravascular imaging ffr ultrasound ivus optical coherence tomography oct cath

In an expert consensus document e-published in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions (CCI), the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (...

St. Jude Medical gained CE mark approval of its Ilumien Optis percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) optimization system to better visualize stent planning and navigation. The system integrates...

Avinger Ocelot OCT CTO catheter

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted market clearance for the Avinger Inc. Ocelot optical coherenace tomography (OCT) catheter to help cross...

There are many advantages to using optical coherence tomography (OCT) intravascular imaging. However, interventionalists should not rush to trade in their intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) systems,...
Imaging technology and diagnostic tools for interventional cardiologists have changed dramatically over the past few years with the introduction of optical coherence tomography (OCT), improvements in...

There have only been incremental improvements in intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) over the past decade. However, three new technologies introduced in 2010, and a few more expected to enter trials...

During a time when the U.S. healthcare reform is on the minds of many within the medical community, physicians and hospital administrators are continuously looking for ways to cut spending. One...

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