Case Study | Cardiovascular Ultrasound

As part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018, pass-through payment status for LUMASON® (sulfur hexafluoride ...

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News | Robotic Systems

Corindus Vascular Robotics Inc. announced its CorPath GRX System was successfully used to perform a live complex robotic-assisted percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) at the EuroPCR 2019 Conference, May 21-24 in Paris, France.

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News | CT Angiography (CTA)

New data demonstrated that use of the investigational HeartFlow Planner, a real-time, non-invasive interactive planning tool, led to a change in treatment strategy in 45 percent of patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) and reduced the need for invasive physiology. The data from the BOWIE (Benefits of Obtaining information for planning With noninvasive FFRCT prior to Invasive Evaluation) study were presented by Eric Van Belle, M.D., Ph.D., professor of cardiology, head of the Lille Heart & Lung Institute, and principal investigator for BOWIE, as a late-breaking trial at the EuroPCR Conference, May 21-24 in Paris, France. The results were also published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC).

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News | EP Mapping and Imaging Systems

Researchers have developed the first algorithm that can locate patient-specific ablation targets for atrial fibrillation (AFib) within the atria that does not require specialized catheters or 3-D electro-anatomic maps of the heart. The new algorithm – the iterative catheter navigation (ICAN) – is fundamentally different from existing approaches.

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A physician explaining an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) to a patient. Image courtesy of Biotronik.
Feature | Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) | Dave Fornell, Editor

This is a brief overview of updates on implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), including new technology ...

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News | Cardiac Diagnostics

People who skip breakfast and eat dinner near bedtime have worse outcomes after a heart attack, according to research published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology,1 a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). The study found that people with both eating habits had a four to five times higher likelihood of death, another heart attack or angina (chest pain) within 30 days after hospital discharge for heart attack.

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News | Renal Denervation

Investigators unveiled late-breaking clinical data from a first-of-its-kind physician sponsored clinical trial at the 2019 EuroPCR Annual Meeting, May 20-23 in Paris, France. The data indicate that renal denervation (RDN) with the Medtronic Symplicity renal denervation system was associated with reduced occurrence of subclinical atrial fibrillation (AF) in a small subset of high-risk patients with hypertensive heart disease over a median follow-up period of more than two years.

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Technology | Radiation Dose Management

ControlRad Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) clearance for its ControlRad Trace and the company has initiated its commercial launch. The ControlRad Trace is the only technology, according to the company, that can be integrated into existing mobile C-arms to reduce radiation in any fluoroscopic imaging procedure.

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Illustration showing the catheter steps for the LAMPOON procedure designed to prevent left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) obstruction . From Dr. Jaffar M. Khan and the Laboratory of Cardiovascular Intervention, led by Dr. Robert J. Lederman.
Feature | Heart Valve Technology

Researchers at the National, Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) ...

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News | Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD)

Abiomed announced that the Impella CP with SmartAssist will be commercially available beginning at the 2019 Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions (SCAI) Scientific Sessions, May 19-22 in Las Vegas, through a controlled launch process at select sites. The majority of Impella CP heart pumps in the U.S. will be transitioned to SmartAssist over the next fiscal year.

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News | Heart Valve Technology

Edwards Lifesciences Corp. announced strategic clinical and regulatory milestones for its Edwards Pascal transcatheter valve repair system at the EuroPCR annual course, May 20-23 in Paris, France. New 6-month data from the CLASP study of the Pascal system were presented by Konstantinos Spargias, M.D., from the Hygeia Hospital in Athens, Greece. In addition, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved CLASP IIF, a prospective, multicenter, randomized, controlled pivotal trial studying the PASCAL system.

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Technology | Guidewires

Medtronic plc announced its entrance into the guide extension catheter market with the global launch of the Telescope Guide Extension Catheter. The newly designed catheter is used to provide additional backup support and access to distal lesions. Guide extension catheters help deliver coronary stents, balloons and other interventional devices during angioplasty procedures that help to restore blood flow through the coronary and peripheral arteries.

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Technology | Stroke

Medical diagnostic artificial intelligence (AI) company MaxQ AI announced that Accipio Ax will begin shipping in August and will be available as the second part of the Accipio ICH Platform. Accipio Ax will provide new tools to support clinical assessment of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH). Radiology departments, emergency room and neuroradiology teams across the U.S. and the EU will soon be able to access a comprehensive solution for ICH triage through workflow prioritization and slice-level preview. Accipio Ax includes the exclusive Accipio Ax SliceMap, an integrated view which guides clinicians rapidly to computed tomography (CT) slices with suspected ICH without leaving their picture archiving and communication system (PACS) viewer.

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Videos | Medical 3-D Printing

This is a sample of the 3-D printed hearts and coronary anatomy models created from patient CT scans to enable ...

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