Medtronic is recalling some of its implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT-D) devices because of an unexpected and rapid decrease in battery life. The company said this is due to a short circuit and will cause some devices to produce a “Recommended Replacement Time” (first warning that the battery is low) earlier than expected. Some devices may progress from “Recommended Replacement Time” to full battery depletion within as little as one day.
Feature | EP Lab | April 12, 2021
April 12, 2021 — Medtronic is recalling some of its implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) and cardiac...
The new generation Abbott TriClip G4 device has gained European and Canadian approvals for transcatheter tricuspid valve repair (TTVR).

The new generation Abbott TriClip G4 device has gained European and Canadian approvals for transcatheter tricuspid valve repair (TTVR). The device is an iteration of the successful MitraClip device used for transcatheter mitral valve repairs. 

News | Structural Heart | April 08, 2021
April 8, 2021 — Abbott today announced it has received European CE mark and Health Canada authorization this week for...
A reconstructed vessel segment from a cone-beam CT created table side in the cath lab with the Philips Azurion SmartCT software.

A reconstructed vessel segment from a cone-beam CT created table side in the cath lab with the Philips Azurion SmartCT software. 

News | Angiography | April 07, 2021
April 7, 2021 — Philips Healthcare announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its Philips...
The Stereotaxis Genesis Robotic Magnetic Navigation system.

The Stereotaxis Genesis Robotic Magnetic Navigation system.

News | EP Lab | April 07, 2021
April 7, 2021 — Stereotaxis announced that Broward Health Medical Center is establishing a robotic electrophysiology (...
Rapid Medical's TigerTrieve stent-retriever neuro thrombectomy system.

Rapid Medical's TigerTrieve stent-retriever neuro thrombectomy system.

News | Stroke | April 07, 2021
April 7, 2021 — Market research firm GlobalData's new report, Neurovascular Thrombectomy Devices (Neurology Devices),...
COVID-19 disrupted all aspects of science and medicine and unmasked striking disparities and opportunities for transformation. Coronavirus impact this past year is expected to result in a massive rise in new cases of chronic health conditions, including cardiolvascular disease and heart failure.
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 07, 2021
April 6, 2021 — A tsunami of chronic health conditions as a result of the COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic, especially...
Comparison showing platelet adhesion to the surface of various coronary artery drug-eluting stents (DES) in a preclinical study that used aspirin only. Abbott said the Xience stent's fluoropolymer is significantly more anti-thrombotic than other DES.[2] 

Comparison showing platelet adhesion to the surface of various coronary artery drug-eluting stents (DES) in a preclinical study that used aspirin only. Abbott said the Xience stent's fluoropolymer is significantly more anti-thrombotic than other DES.[2] 

News | Stents | April 06, 2021
April 6, 2021 — Abbott today announced its Xience stent has received CE mark in Europe for shorter duration of dual...
The Acutus Medical AcQBlate Force sensing ablation catheter.

The Acutus Medical AcQBlate Force sensing ablation catheter.

News | Ablation Systems | April 05, 2021
April 5, 2021 — Acutus Medical today announced initial U.S. enrollments in the company’s AcQForce Flutter...
The Transmedics Organ Care System (OCS) Heart, or “Heart in a Box,” enables transplant surgeons to travel to much farther destinations to procure transplant hearts by acting as a miniature intensive care unit that keeps the heart alive.

The Transmedics Organ Care System (OCS) Heart, or “Heart in a Box,” enables transplant surgeons to travel to much farther destinations to procure transplant hearts by acting as a miniature intensive care unit that keeps the heart alive.

News | Cardiovascular Surgery | April 05, 2021
April 5, 2021 — Smidt Heart Institute transplant surgeons Dominic Emerson, M.D., and Pedro Catarino, M.D. know how to...
The new ACC Electrophysiology (EP) Device Implant Registry, part of the National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) will include data on implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) procedures previously captured in the NCDR ICD Registry, as well as provide the flexibility to capture novel pacemaker procedures. The registry is aligned with the ACC’s Electrophysiology Accreditation program, fully supporting the program’s data requirements.

The new ACC Electrophysiology (EP) Device Implant Registry, part of the National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) will include data on implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) procedures previously captured in the NCDR ICD Registry, as well as provide the flexibility to capture novel pacemaker procedures. The registry is aligned with the ACC’s Electrophysiology Accreditation program, fully supporting the program’s data requirements.

News | EP Lab | April 02, 2021
April 2, 2021 — Today, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) launched the Electrophysiology (EP) Device Implant...
Videos | Cath Lab | April 02, 2021
Corindus, a Siemens Healthineers company and a developer of vascular robotics, recently launched a new set of automated...
Videos | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | April 01, 2021
Behnood Bikdeli M.D., a cardiologist at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, offers an...
Videos | Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) | April 01, 2021
Here are two quick clinical examples of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) lung imaging and cardiac imaging using a GE...
Polar maps demonstrating MBF, uptake, and retention along with their relationship to traditional relative MPI. 

Polar maps demonstrating MBF, uptake, and retention along with their relationship to traditional relative MPI. Read more.
 

News | Nuclear Imaging | April 01, 2021
April 1, 2021 – The ability to measure myocardial blood flow (MBF) as part of myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) is one...
Sponsored Content | Case Study | Cardiovascular Information Systems (CVIS) | April 01, 2021
Washington Health System (WHS) provides healthcare services at more than 40 offsite locations across three counties in...