Former National Football League (NFL) player Ed White (left) needed a new aortic heart valve but decided to wait several months for the FDA to approve TACR for low-risk patients so he would not have to undergo open heart surgery. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders received two stents after he was hospitalized with chest pain was hospitalized with chest pain on Oct. 1 in Las Vegas. The event brought PCI to the forefront of national news in October.

Former National Football League (NFL) player Ed White (left) needed a new aortic heart valve, but decided to wait several months for the FDA to approve TAVR for low-risk patients so he would not have to undergo open heart surgery. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders received two stents after he was hospitalized with chest pain was hospitalized with chest pain on Oct. 1 in Las Vegas. The event brought PCI to the forefront of national news in October. 

Feature | November 01, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

November 1, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (...

The Optimizer Smart System delivers cardiac contractility modulation (CCM) therapy.
News | October 31, 2019

October 30, 2019 – Impulse Dynamics received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of a PMA supplement...

A comparison of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) vs. angiography found a significant mismatch and showed the benefits of IVUS in venous interventions.

A comparison of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) vs. angiography found a significant mismatch and showed the benefits of IVUS in venous interventions.

News | Venous Therapies | October 31, 2019

October 31, 2019 – In a large series of iliac vein stent cases, a blinded comparison found...

AliveCor's KardiaMobile six-lead ECG system that works on smartphone platforms. It was cleared in 2019 and includes artificial intelligence algorithms to help identify arrhythmias.

AliveCor's KardiaMobile six-lead ECG system that works on smartphone platforms. It was cleared in 2019 and includes artificial intelligence algorithms to help identify arrhythmias. 

News | Wearables | October 31, 2019

October 31, 2019 — AliveCor, a provider of smartphone based ECG technology and Huami Corp., a provider of biometric...

A comparison between the EPstar 2F and 6F catheters from Baylis. Electrophysiology catheters. EP lab

A comparison between the EPstar 2F and 6F catheters from Baylis.

News | EP Lab | October 31, 2019

October 31, 2019 — Baylis Medical announced the first North American use of its EPstar Fixed...

An example of workflow efficiencies in newer CVIS systems. This example from Philips IntelliSpace Cardiovascular, a cardiac PACS plus CVIS system, shows a patient timeline with icons to show various tests, exams or procedures in an easy to understand format. The cath lab cardiac diagram can be modified by the user with stents and degree of stenosis, which automatically flows text information into the report. #CVIS, Cardiac PACS, cardiology image and information system (CIIMS)

An example of workflow efficiencies in newer CVIS systems. This example from Philips IntelliSpace Cardiovascular, a cardiac PACS plus CVIS system, shows a patient timeline with icons to show various tests, exams or procedures in an easy to understand format. The cath lab cardiac diagram can be modified by the user with stents and degree of stenosis, which automatically flows text information into the report.

Feature | Cardiac PACS | October 30, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor

The latest generation of cardiovascular...

 Retired National Football League (NFL) star Ed White, the former Chargers guard and four-time Pro Bowler, waited until the FDA approved TAVR for low-risk patients like himself to avoid open-heart surgery.

Retired National Football League (NFL) star Ed White, the former Chargers guard and four-time Pro Bowler, waited until the FDA approved TAVR for low-risk patients like himself to avoid open-heart surgery.

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | October 29, 2019

October 29, 2019 — When Scripps cardiologists discovered early in 2019 that retired National Football League (NFL)...

Siemens Healthineers completed the acquisition of 100 percent of Corindus Vascular Robotics Inc., effective Oct. 29, 2019. Prior to the closing of the acquisition, Corindus held a shareholders’ meeting Oct. 25, at which 87.5 percent of their stockholders approved the acquisition. The relevant governmental authorities previously granted the approvals required to complete the acquisition.
News | Robotic Systems | October 29, 2019

October 29, 2019 — Siemens Healthineers completed the acquisition of 100 percent of Corindus Vascular Robotics Inc...

WEBINAR: Using Data Driven Healthcare to Drive Transformative Change with Philips Healthcare.
Webinar | Cardiac PACS | October 29, 2019

Today, health systems are continuously striving to improve performance, utilization, and workflow in order to drive...

The Alphenix Aero Package from Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. enables OBLs and ASCs to attain premium technology at a flexible price point by tailoring Canon Medical’s Alphenix systems to fit their facilities’ needs.

The Alphenix Aero Package from Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. enables OBLs and ASCs to attain premium technology at a flexible price point by tailoring Canon Medical’s Alphenix systems to fit their facilities’ needs.

Technology | Cath Lab | October 28, 2019

Office based labs (OBLs) and ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) require a fresh perspective from imaging vendors. The...

The Gore Cardioform ASD Occluder received European CE mark clearance in early October. The device offers a percutaneous, transcatheter closure option for the ostium secundum atrial septal defects (ASDs).
News | October 28, 2019

October 28, 2019 — The Gore Cardioform ASD Occluder received European CE mark clearance in early October. The device...

Marco Costa, M.D., Ph.D., MBA, president, UH Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute, performing a cath lab procedure.

Marco Costa, M.D., Ph.D., MBA, president, UH Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute, performing a cath lab procedure.

News | Cath Lab | October 28, 2019

October 28, 2019 — Leaders within University Hospitals and the Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute had a vision...

The new Impella clinical data is detailed in this chart was presented at an October 2019 meeting in Detroit for the management of patients in cardiogenic shock, led by the National Cardiogenic Shock Initiative (NCSI) Study principal investigators. Impella survival rates. Impella RP survival.

The new Impella clinical data is detailed in this chart was presented at an October 2019 meeting in Detroit for the management of patients in cardiogenic shock, led by the National Cardiogenic Shock Initiative (NCSI) Study principal investigators. 

 

News | Hemodynamic Support Devices | October 28, 2019

October 28, 2019 — Nearly two years of real-world outcomes data on Abiomed’s Impella RP heart pump shows that when...

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