FDA Clears Zilver Vena Venous Self-Expanding Stent
News | Venous Therapies | February 22, 2021
February 22, 2021 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently cleared the Cook Medical Zilver Vena Venous...
ACC Abandons In-person Meeting and Goes Entirely Virtual for 2021 Due to COVID
Feature | ACC | February 22, 2021
February 22, 2021 — The American College of Cardiology (ACC) moved its meeting from March to May 2021 in hopes that...
The FDA says scientific evidence does not support COVID (coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2) transmission via food or packaging. Getty Images #COVID #COVID19 #SARSCoV2

The FDA says scientific evidence does not support COVID transmission via food or packaging. Getty Images

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | February 19, 2021
February 19, 2020 — After more than a year since the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak was declared a global...
News | Cardiovascular Information Systems (CVIS) | February 18, 2021
February 18, 2021 – Enterprise imaging systems provider Intelerad Medical Systems announced it has acquired Lumedx, a...
A comparison showing angiography and optical coherence tomography (OCT) views of an undilated mid right coronary artery calcified lesion, post dilation with the Shockwave intravascular lithotripsy system, and the final result after stenting. The technology allows calcified lesions to be broken up without the need for vessel trauma caused by high pressure balloons or atherectomy. 

A comparison showing angiography and optical coherence tomography (OCT) views of an undilated mid right coronary artery calcified lesion, post dilation with the Shockwave intravascular lithotripsy system, and the final result after stenting. The technology allows calcified lesions to be broken up without the need for vessel trauma caused by high pressure balloons or atherectomy.

Feature | Balloon Catheter | February 17, 2021
February 17, 2021 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Shockwave Medical's Intravascular...
Videos | ECMO Systems | February 16, 2021
An emotional reunion with COVID-19 patient Crystal Gutierrez and the clinicians and cardiologist who saved her life at ...
News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | February 16, 2021
February 16, 2021 — Crystal Gutierrez, a young mother who earlier in 2020 fell seriously ill from the effects of COVID-...

SpectraWave is developing a a new intravascular imaging system that combines two currently available modalities. This likely includes optical coherence tomography (OCT), left, which can define structures within the vessel and vessel wall.  Near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), right, enables a spectral chemical analysis of the vessel walls to show areas of high lipid content, and specifically can identify lipid-core plaques that are associated with heart attack-causing plaque ruptures.

News | Cath Lab | February 16, 2021
February 16, 2021 – SpectraWave Inc. announced a $13.2 million series A-2 financing to support completion of product...
The QT Medical PCA 500 12-lead ECG system uses a unique wearable wrap that contains all the leads and eliminated the need to connect separate wire electrodes to the patient. The simplicfication of lead placement enables the system to be used by patients at home.

The QT Medical PCA 500 12-lead ECG system uses a unique wearable wrap that contains all the leads and eliminated the need to connect separate wire electrodes to the patient. The simplicfication of lead placement enables the system to be used by patients at home.

News | ECG | February 16, 2021
February 16, 2021 — QT Medical recently announced the launch of Xpress ECG service, the world’s first 12-lead ECG home...
News | Congenital Heart | February 16, 2021
February 16, 2021 – In recognition of World Congenital Heart Defects (CHD) Awareness week, HD Medical Inc. announced it...
product comparison charts for cardiology and health IT systems
Feature | February 12, 2021
Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) magazine maintains more than 50 comparison charts of product...
Two examples of hand-held, point-of-care-ultrasound (POCUS) being used to get immediate medical imaging information from patients in underserved areas. Left, a Butterfly Network system using an probe and an app turns a smartphone into an ultrasound system to image a patient at a remote African clinic. Right, a GE vScan being used to image patients in a rural community in Indian as part of an American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) outreach program.

Two examples of hand-held, point-of-care-ultrasound (POCUS) being used to get immediate medical imaging information from patients in underserved areas. Left, a Butterfly Network system using a probe and an app turns a smartphone into an ultrasound system to image a patient at a remote African clinic. Right, a GE vScan being used to image patients in a rural community in Indian as part of an American Society of Echocardiography (ASE) outreach program.

Feature | February 11, 2021 | By Dave Fornell, Editor
There is a lot of talk about health disparities between the insured vs. uninsured, low-income vs. higher-income, rural...
The Carmat artificial heart
News | Artificial Heart | February 10, 2021
February 10, 2021 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted artificial heart developer Carmat approval...
InspireMD's MicroNet embolic protection mesh on stents is designed to prevent emboli during carotid stenting.

InspireMD's MicroNet embolic protection mesh on stents is designed to prevent emboli during carotid stenting.

News | Embolic Protection Devices | February 09, 2021
February 9, 2021 — InspireMD Inc., developer of the CGuard Embolic Prevention System (EPS) for the prevention of stroke...
The EndoWays disposable robotic system for cath lab procedural navigation. EndoWays, developer of a disposable robotic system for the cath lab, announced the completion of an acquisition of a majority of its shares by Ascendum

The EndoWays disposable robotic system for cath lab procedural navigation.

News | Robotic Systems | February 09, 2021
February 9, 2021 — EndoWays, developer of a disposable robotic system for the cath lab, announced the completion of an...