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Hielscher, Columbia, PAD, OCT, diabetes, optical tomographic imaging, peripheral

Approximately 8 to 12 million people in the United States alone are suffering from peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a common vascular problem that is also one of the most serious complications...

Boston Scientific, Jetstream, CBSET, atherectomy, PAD

CBSET, a not-for-profit preclinical research institute, announced that its scientists have defined the optimal tissue debulking protocol for treating in-stent restenosis (ISR) with ...

In.PACT Admiral, PAD, Medicare, pass-through payment, Medtronic, balloon cath

Medtronic announced that the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved a transitional pass-through payment for the company’s IN.PACT Admiral drug-coated balloon (DCB)...

Lutonix, drug eluting balloon, drug coated balloon

Drug-eluting balloons (DEBs) have been one of the long-awaited new transcatheter technologies to help reduce high restenosis rates in peripheral artery disease (PAD). The U.S. Food and Drug...

peripheral arterial disease, Atherectomy devices, ISET

Ensuring that patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) get tested and treated with minimally invasive endovascular therapy saves legs and lives suggests a study in which amputation rates...

Medtronic, In.Pact Admiral DCB, PAD, U.S. launch, drug-coated balloon

United States hospitals began using a new medical device from Medtronic plc  called the In.Pact Admiral drug-coated balloon (DCB) to treat patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in...

drug-eluting balloons, DEB, ECRI, report, peripheral artery disease, PAD, cath

ECRI Institute has created a report that offers an overview of drug-eluting balloon (DEB) technology, “Health Technology Forecast report, "Drug-eluting Angioplasty Balloons for...

Clinical trial, MRI system, Peripheral Artery Disease, Renal Artery Stenosis

Non-contrast enhanced MR angiography (MRA) techniques have attracted interest in the medical community for diagnosing renal artery stenosis, as it eliminates the need for contrast agents used with...

Balloon catheters, cath lab, peripheral artery disease (PAD), Lithoplasty

Lithoplasty is a balloon-based technology that utilizes integrated lithotripsy to disrupt both superficial and deep calcium and normalize vessel wall compliance prior to low-pressure balloon...

Covidien announced it has received CE Mark approval for its Stellarex drug-coated angioplasty balloon (DCB). 

Medtronic, In.Pact, Admiral drug-coated balloon, DCB, drug-eluting balloon

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Medtronic’s In.Pact Admiral drug-coated balloon (DCB) for the interventional treatment of peripheral artery disease (PAD) for the...

Catheters, Peripheral artery disease, CenterCross Peripheral Catheter

Roxwood Medical Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for the U.S. commercialization of its CenterCross Catheter for use in the coronary and peripheral vasculature...

Advanced Vascular Dynamics, RadAR vascular compression device

Advanced Vascular Dynamics (AVD) announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance and CE mark for the RadAR vascular compression devices for post-procedure hemostasis of tibiopedal...

ReFlow Medical Inc., SpeX shapeable support catheter, FDA

ReFlow Medical Inc. announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for commercialization of their SpeX shapeable support catheter in the United States for use in the peripheral...

Oxford clinical study, American Heart Association, abdominal aortic aneurism

Oxford University researchers presented data that reveal the extent to which smoking causes silent but deadly damage to health at the annual scientific meeting of the American Heart Association (...

VIVA Physicians, a not-for-profit organization in the field of vascular medicine and intervention, announced late-breaking clinical trial results VIVA 14, an annual multidisciplinary...

Covidien releases 12-month results of the DEFINITIVE AR study, the first randomized study designed to identify the clinical benefits of plaque removal using directional atherectomy ...

VIVA, VIVA Physicians, Peripheral, Carotid Artery Device, clinical trial results

Viva Physicians, a not-for-profit organization in the field of vascular medicine and intervention, announce clinical trial results and other new happenings at Viva '14, hosted in Las Vegas,...

Shockwave, lithoplasty, lithotripsy

Shockwave Medical announced positive clinical results from Disrupt PAD, a single-arm multicenter study evaluating the safety and utility of Lithoplasty balloon catheters for the treatment of...

For the treatment of peripheral artery disease in leg arteries above the knee, the IN.PACT Admiral ...