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Radial Access Interventional Radiology Fibroids

Interventional radiologists have devised a way to access a woman's fibroids by ...

cath lab radial access SCAI

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) published a first-of-its-kind paper defining best practices for the use of the transradial approach for diagnosing and treating...

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clinical trial conducted exclusively in women suggests that an initial strategy of using the ...

Radial access cath lab merit medical radial assist rad board

Merit Medical Systems Inc. announced it has acquired the assets of Radial Assist, which include the Rad...

Radial access cath lab bethesda transradial artery

While 95 percent of cardiac catheterizations in the United States are done through the groin, physicians at Bethesda Heart Hospital are utilizing special training to offer patients a safer, more...

Terumo has introduced the GlideSheath Slender Hydrophilic Introducer Sheath, a 6 French sheath that has the outer diameter of a 5 French sheath. Its narrower profile makes it optimal for...

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Transradial coronary artery angiography was a major focus at the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography Interventions (SCAI) 2013 Scientific Sessions May 8-11 in Orlando, Fla. The meeting kicked-...

The U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey approved an agreement under which Vascular Solutions Inc. will cease further manufacture, sales and distribution of its R-Band Radial...

When cath labs begin performing radial access procedures, both the staff and the operators need to keep an open mind and recognize that it takes time for everyone in the lab to become...

Rad Board, Radial Assist, radial access

April 23, 2013 — Medical device developer Radial Assist LLC was recently awarded a U.S. patent for its Rad Board, a scatter radiation protective arm board used to facilitate upper extremity...

Maquet Cardiovascular LLC has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European CE mark approval for its new Air-Band Radial Compression Device....

Over the past decade in the United States, there has been growing interest in transradial artery percutaneous access as a way to significantly reduce bleeding rates and access site complications....

Terumo Medical Corp. announced it filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Vascular Solutions Inc. and Lepu Medical Technology (Beijing) Co. Ltd. in the U.S. District Court of New Jersey.

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Vascular Solutions, D-Stat Rad-Band, radial access

There has been much discussion about how use of transradial access may help reduce costs by cutting hospital admissions, length of stay and observation periods, while also reducing...

Top stories of 2012 in cardiology

To help identify trends and find out what DAIC readers are interested in, the magazine takes note of what they click on when visiting the website. Below are the top 25 stories from 2012, and the...

Radial access, arm board,

Radial access has been a standard for most patient cases for several years at both the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Medical Center and the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. The centers are...

November 6, 2012 — A study has found several benefits in using the radial artery in the arm as the entry point for angioplasty or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) compared to the femoral...

November 6, 2012 — Vascular Solutions launched the R-Band radial hemostasis compression device in the United...

The Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference showcases key advancements being made in interventional cardiology, focusing this year on the next generation of drug-eluting stents...

The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) announced the late-breaking trials and first report investigations that will be presented at next month's ...

radial approach transradial access radiation exposure

Recently, concerns have been raised that transradial (TR) cardiac catheterization significantly increases radiation exposure when compared with the conventional transfemoral (TF)...

In the United States, radial artery catheterization is performed in the minority of diagnostic angiograms and cardiac stenting procedures despite the benefits it offers to patients in terms of...

June 15, 2012 —Vascular Solutions Inc. today announced that it has acquired the radial artery access wrist positioning splint product assets of privately-held Accumed Systems Inc....

December 30, 2011 – The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) published a paper that examines the value, technique and best practices for performing angioplasty via the...

November 15, 2011 — A randomized clinical trial examining angioplasty approaches in patients with ST elevation acute coronary syndrome (STEACS) suggests the transradial approach should be the...

May 24, 2011 - Cordis announced it has obtained CE mark for its Empira and Empira NC RX percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) dilatation catheters for the treatment of coronary artery...
May 16, 2011 - Cordis announces the launch in Europe of Radial Solutions, a complete portfolio for transradial interventions. New to the portfolio is the Cordis Radialsource Transradial Access Kit....
May 6, 2011 – The report recommends training focused on three levels of competency based on the individual interventional cardiologist's level of experience with simple and complex cases, including...

April 8, 2011 — In the largest randomized trial to compare radial access and femoral access for coronary angiography and intervention, researchers found radial access reduced rates of vascular...

November 16, 2010 – An all-in-one micropuncture radial access kit is now available in the United States. The Glidesheath Nitinol Kit, by Terumo Interventional Systems, is for physicians who prefer...

September 29, 2010 – An agreement was reached between AccessClosure and Benrikal Services for distributing vascular closure devices in the United States. AccessClosure will be the exclusive...

September 28, 2010 – A guiding catheter specifically designed for right radial access to maximize transradial interventional procedures is released in the United States. Terumo Interventional...

September 16, 2010 – The features of the Infinix-i angiography systems that make the radial access approach more successful will be highlighted at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (...

September 10, 2010 – With new tax on medical devices beginning in 2013, a guidewire original equipment manufacturer (OEM) believes this may dampen future funding for research and development....

July, 29, 2010 – A second generation transradial compression bracelet is designed to obtain a stable compression of the radial artery. The Zoom 2010 Transradial Compression Bracelet device from...

St. Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta created a radial access recover room that replaces beds and the sterile institutional hospital look with a more patient-friendly design.

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions’ (SCAI) upcoming 33rd Annual Scientific Sessions promises the latest news in interventional cardiology from leading experts in the...

March 25, 2010 – The Transradial University Web site was launched this week to help expand the use of transradial access as an alternative vascular access site. As transradial adoption expands in...

March 11, 2010 – The FDA cleared a new family of introducers which offer features intended to minimize trauma to the artery and set the stage for closure using a closure device. The products also...

February 2, 2010 - A second-generation transradial compression bracelet, the Zoom 2010, is being released by Zoom Co Medic. This bracelet is designed to obtain a stable compression of the radial...

January 8, 2010 – Transradial angiography leads to reduced patient complications, faster recovery time and decreased hospital costs, according to cardiologists at the University of Illinois at...

January 4, 2010 – The new design of the D-Stat Rad-Band incorporates a quick-release feature and a larger release tab, making it easier to detach the translucent comfort pad without disrupting...

October 9, 2009 – Clarian Cardiovascular has established the Midwest’s only Transradial Center of Excellence in an effort to offer patients a catheterization procedure that significantly reduces...

March 19, 2009 – The 18th annual Interventional Cardiology Symposium will take place June 18-20 in Montreal, Canada.

January 19, 2009 – The radial access approach to minimally invasive procedures will mean less bleeding, less down time, lower costs and less risk overall, particularly for obese patients,...

December 30, 2008 - Merit Medical Systems Inc., a manufacturer of disposable devices used in cardiology and radiology procedures, today announced four developments regarding products and approvals...

December 2, 2008 - Terumo Interventional Systems’ new line of coronary diagnostic catheters, Optitorque, features the exclusive Tiger and Jacky tip shapes designed and cleared specifically for...

October 25, 2007 - Terumo Interventional Systems announced at TCT 2007 the launch of the TR Band, a radial artery compression device designed to safely and comfortably stop bleeding after...

July 25, 2007 - Merit Medical Systems Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of proprietary disposable devices used primarily in cardiology and radiology procedures, announced that it has received...