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IVUS, CTOs

A new study found that intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)-guided intervention in patients with chronic total occlusion (CTO) could improve outcomes compared to a conventional angiography-guided...

Medtronic, Acist Agreement FFR-IVUS Technologies

Acist Medical Systems entered into a strategic agreement with Medtronic to co-promote the world’s first Rapid Exchange FFR (RXi) and high definition IVUS (HDi) technologies in the United States....

July 24, 2014 — Boston Scientific has initiated full commercial launch of its new Polaris imaging system. This system will support the Boston Scientific family of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS)...

Infraredx Inc. Prospect II Clinical Trial Intravascular Imaging System

Infraredx Inc. announced the first patient enrolled in PROSPECT II, a multi-center, prospective study designed to assess the ability of intravascular imaging to identify non-flow obstructing...

Volcano Corp. announced the commencement of its limited market release of its U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared and CE marked technology SyncVision, with cases being performed in the...

Infraredx Inc. TVC Imaging System Intravascular Ultrasound IVUS Clinical Study

MedStar Heart Institute of Washington, D.C., and Infraredx Inc. enrolled the first participant in the Lipid-Rich Plaque (LRP) Study. The LRP Study is a prospective,...

Infraredx Inc. TVC Imaging System Intravascular Coronary Artery Disease

Infraredx Inc.’s TVC Imaging System will be manufactured and distributed in Japan by Nipro Corp. Infraredx intends to commercialize the TVC Imaging System in Japan, China, Korea and other Asia...

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 (...

stents bioresorbable cath lab intravascular imaging clinical trial study abbott

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) and the Uppsala Clinical Research Center (UCR) of Uppsala, Sweden announced the initiation of the Providing Regional Observations to Study Predictors...

Infraredx TVC Imaging System, Infraredx, TVC Imaging System

MedStar Heart Institute of Washington, D.C. and Infraredx, Inc. announced the initiation of the Lipid-Rich Plaque (LRP) Study, a prospective, multi-center study designed to evaluate the...

Infraredx, TVC Imaging System, imaging, cardiac imaging

Philips and Infraredx Inc. announced a non-exclusive resale agreement for Infraredx’s TVC imaging system. Under the terms of the agreement, Philips will sell Infraredx’s TVC imaging...

OCT st. jude imaging systems cath lab advanced visualization ilumiens

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and launch of its Ilumien Optis PCI optimization system, a new technology designed to provide physicians with a...

Avinger Inc. has received CE Mark approval for Pantheris – a system that combines directional atherectomy capabilities with real-time intravascular visualization to remove plaque from blocked...

OptiCross Boston Scientific Cath Lab IVUS

The Boston Scientific Corporation has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance, CE mark and Japan PMDA approval for its OptiCross Coronary Imaging Catheter and has launched the...

InfraredX TVC Imaging System Clinical Study STEMI

Infraredx Inc. announced the publication of key data supporting the ability of its TVC imaging system to detect lipid core plaque in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI...

cath lab, SYNTAX, SCAI

The year 2013 has brought us several important clinical trials that have changed the way interventional cardiologists approach and treat patients with stable coronary artery disease. These trials...

AngioLight System Intravascular Imagine China Animal Study

AngioLight has successfully completed an initial animal study of the AngioLight System at Fu Wai Hospital, a leading cardiovascular center located in Beijing. The study paves the way for...

Angiotech Vena Cava Filter

One venous puncture, rather than two, is a safe and effective approach to intravascular ultrasound-guided inferior vena cava filter placement in critically-ill patients according to a new study...

RTI International Live Volumetric Imaging Intracardiac Echo

An RTI International-developed prototype catheter that can generate live, streaming 3-D ultrasound images from inside the heart received a Cardiovascular Innovation Award at the 2013...